Mishmash


Here's a whole bunch of doodle-pips and playin' around sketches and animations from August, which was a bit of a rollercoaster for me. There's some fanart (Animaniacs, Skottie Young's Oz characters, Up etc) some warm-up sketches, and a handful of distraction drawings/animations (you know the type - the things you do when you want to just take your mind off things). Hope all of you lovely people had a great August, and are as excited as I am to be saying hello to September. :)













Kerplunk!

I've spent the past few days finishing off this little animation project. The brief called for a person in a boat to rise with a wave, then crash back into the sea, with optional arm flailing and hat loss. It's quite short - one hundred frames, which just about hits the four-second mark - and I decided to keep it really very simple. I wanted it to look as if it were animated by hand, despite creating it in Adobe Flash (CS6 this time!), so there isn't any colour in it. I ended up drawing almost everything in every frame individually anyway, using Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V wherever I could, so it made sense to keep it looking that way. I've named my little sailor Captain Tangerine (because I used an orange circle in his stead while I was working out the timing and spacing), and I took the liberty of naming his mighty ship 'Kerplunk.' Just because I could.