Posts Tagged ‘blank’

Cold Call

January 4, 2012

What better way to start the year than with a nice little bit of animation?!?

I am often asked by people ‘how long does it take to make/complete an animation?‘ And I find it slightly frustrating, not because I don’t have an answer but because the answer I usually give never seems quite adequate enough and I am often rewarded with a blank face still expecting an answer.

I will clarify it. How long is a piece of string? There are so many variables.

It comes down to three things; Time (as in time available vs looming deadline) Money/Man power and Technique/quality. These determine more or less how long an animation (or anything else for that matter) will take.

The more people producing images, backgrounds and or colouring, etc means things will be quicker as they can all work in tandem. The more detailed or complex the drawings are or fluid the animation is the longer it will take as each individual image has to be drawn.

This animation should have taken a week to complete but ended up being spread out over a month and taking a little longer. Which is odd since there isn’t a lot going on or even any colour. The rough animation was done fairly quickly, and it was the cleaning up that took the longest.


Getting into Oil Painting

December 7, 2009

I don’t know about you but when I go into an art shop I get all excited by the wide array of pens, pencils, paints and coloured paper clips. I’m like a kid in a sweet shop, all wild eyed and running around. I saw some canvases going cheap and thought it’d be cool to make some amazing, intricate wall ‘art’ so bought some.

I had no idea what to paint and sat around looking at these blank things for a month thinking ‘what’d be cool to paint?’ I even did a brainstorm! I’m still not sure what to paint on the big canvas I got, although i do want it to be epic.

Anyway, this is the end result, i want to do more because want to get better at doing paintings and using a brush. You just can’t get the same sort of quality from colouring in Photoshop.