How do I animated Persephone's Flight?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hello. It's been a while since August. What have I been doing since I left FatKat and came back to school? Well, I think it was a healthy dose of procrastinating and working on my short film that will cap off my 5 years (includes art fundamentals) at Sheridan.

So, some proof that I haven't been completely dead this whole time - a couple of production shots from PF.

A background with a pose from my story reel

Here's a full scene. This is my first time animating traditionally in Flash, and I'm having a pretty good time with it so far. I believe it's faster than going the pencil and paper route, since I avoid paper, pencils, line testing, and worst of all - scanning. The only drawbacks I've noted is that you can't really get faint guide lines with Flash, the brush size doesn't stay constant when you zoom in, and I'm not doing this on a Cintiq :P

So there it is. I probably won't be back with another worthy post until I start colouring stuff.


Adam said...

Great stuff! It doesn't look like Flash at all- very fluid. And aren't the birds just the most adorable things you've ever seen?

Philip Rodrigues said...

Look good Ewen can't wait to see all done

Ewen Nguyen said...

Thanks for les comments

and yep I did aim for a cutesy look with the birds. So simple, yet I still suck at keeping em on model.

good thing i'm nearly done animatin' since I think I'm nearly drained...of whatever it is I use to animate new scenes.

Wynne Chen said...

cute animation:)

Emera said...

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