We decided that I’m taking too long on my sketches, so we did some timed figured drawing tonight. It took me quite a few drawings to get in the swing of things. The first two pages are a minute each, and the bottom page is 2 minutes each. Getting myself to focus more on the form than the details is being a lot more helpful to me right now I think. Gotta get better at proportions, foreshortening, etc!
Just me messing around trying to learn how to work in FL Studio since DerpyCrash is making me for our new collab. I kinda like where this is going…
Nothing special (yet). Just messing around a bit in FL Studio this afternoon.
Alright, so here’s a shot I’ve been working on for my reel. I’ve just laid in the basic lip sync, but I haven’t really touched the brows or eyes of the characters a lot. I realize the girl has some timing/spacing issues, especially during the delivery of her line, which I want to speed up and make snappier. Her walk pops a bit and looks pretty stiff. I’ve spent most of my time on the guy. Any feedback anyone has would be greatly appreciated!
A version you can frame by frame through can be found here: www.joelfinney.com/stuff/animations/picnic/picnic_09.mov
Awriiiiiight, finally getting around to forming a regular sketching habit! I’ll be posting some sketching practice here with the hopes of seeing some kind of progression in the future. Really need to get better at this if I want to improve as an animator, as well as just a more rounded artist.
This guy right here, my animation bro and sketch buddy. If you see him, make sure and throw a blue shell at him too.
Bit of a backlog here as we’re getting our blogs setup. Sad poses. Angry poses! And hands (because I’m really, really bad at hands.
So, I finally decided to give in and get one of these Tumblr things. One of the main motivators in doing so is because I’m currently doing a “sketch challenge” with a buddy of mine. We both decided that we’re tired of sucking at drawing, and we’re going to do something about it! This will be a good way to keep each other on track and to have something to document our progress as we go along. At first at least, expect a lot of bad art.
I’m an animator and musician. I’ll also probably post up works in progress and finished pieces of animation and music respectively. If you’d like to check out my current animation demo reel, it’s over at www.joelfinney.com/
My current music project is LeafRunner, in which I’m doing instrumental brony music. I skip genres a lot, but you can check it out on my Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCW8YbxPPopFXYh-KzwVzQDg
Let the constant pursuit of improvement in all my arts begin here on Tumblr!