Jungle Spit-Paint

Jungle ink

This is a style I was playing with inspired by Japanese ink paintings. I don’t think I quite matched the technique, but I did get an interesting result that I think does look nice. I have also been playing with animation lately. And I had an idea for a cool story, which takes place in the jungle.

Here’s one of my more popular animation tests:Punch anim test

All of these were made in Sketchbook Pro.

-Josh

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Cintiq 13HD for Christmas! (Animation)

(Let image load, or just click on it to speed up the process)Anim Face test (small) 2This is a project I decided to do to get a little more comfortable with my new Wacom Cintiq 13HD, which I was fortunate enough to receive from my grandparents for Christmas (THANK YOU!!!) I really enjoy the ability to draw on a surface. It significantly naturalizes my drawing style when doing digital work, letting me stay loose for sketches and precise for inking and other tasks. Not to mention the admantages of having two screens. I’m really thankful.

This animation took me all day of straight working, and was done solely in Sketchbook Pro. Here is the animation timing and layout sketch I did using the flip book feature.face animation layout

The finished was not as smooth, unfortunately. I have a lot to learn about animation. But I do love it when the pen goes in his mouth, Looks better than I imagined.

Here’s the face concept sketch.

face sketch

Special thanks to all my family and friends who allow me to do all this stuff through buying me equipment and encouragement. I can’t say how much I appreciate you guys.

As many of you have noted, it has been a while since I have last posted. The reason for this is that I have been receiving a constant stream of jobs lately, and don’t really have the time and energy to dedicate to a decent post. I would post some of my jobs, but the content attached to some of them may not be ready to be released upon the works finish. However, I have been doing a lot of random sketches and such in my sketch books lately, with a good ‘ol pencil and paper. Nothing good enough for me to comfortably post though. I’m basically saying that I have not forgotten, and there is much I will be posting in the  future.

Now, excuse me while I get sick on corn chips.

Jumping Monkey

 

Clown Character

Clown Character

I usually don’t post on Sunday, but I had this sketch from an unfinished project. There’s a good chance I won’t make the daily post tomorrow. So, yeah. This is just a character sheet for an animation I was going to do, but I changed the story and had no use for him anymore. I like the character, so I might use him in a future project. Maybe.

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Day 54- There’s Always a Bigger Fish (Animation)

I did like six characters for this post and took almost the whole day to create them, animate and add music and sound effects. The characters were done in in Adobe Illustrator and I animated everything in Blender.

For more Daily Characters click here or you can just check out the rest of my site here.

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Day 52- Attack bunny! (GIF)

Attack bunny!

Just a quick little idea I had for a funny post. Since I have Sketchbook Pro now, I can do flip book animations more easily. I will be posting a more involved character later today.

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Day 48- Happy/Sad Dude (Gif Animation)

happy/sad

I was told that my characters were starting to fall into a pattern of unibrow, frowns and droopy posture. So I animated this face, which starts off with a twitching wide-eyed “happy” face, then drops to my usual “bored” face. (I noticed some pixilation, so you can just click on the image to get a more HD view.)

I drew the frames as layers in Adobe Illustrator and then exported each into Gimp, which could then be exported as a GIF image.

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Day 47- Mosquito Time-lapse (Animation in Blender)

masquito

This is late, I know. It was just supposed to be a simple time-lapse of me, creating, rigging and animating a character, but each step took like half an hour. And I had to animate the mosquito twice, because blender crashed the first time and I hadn’t saved the animation. The second time, I saved every other second (exaggeration), but every time I tried to render the animation, Blender would crash. So, yeah. It was quite an adventure. You can go to the end to see the result.
Anyway, hope you like the time-lapse.
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Day 27- Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Portrait-01

I created a portrait of Martin Luther King via Adobe Illustrator by applying a filter to a photo of King, tracing and adjusting the lines with the pencil tool and filling the shapes with darker and darker shades of grey.

I then exported each layer into an image, imported them back into blender as separate planes, animated the camera and planes, composited some particles with defocus and motion blur and, of course, exported the result into Vimeo.

There were a few mistakes that I might have avoided, such as, you may notice as the particles move by, they might blink slightly. That is a result of the defocus filter, and the threshold setting, which is probably too low. And there is also the part when the camera comes close to the images, there is a weird blur that happens around the image. This is caused also because of the defocus filter, since the images are on planes which I have made the rest transparent, the defocus filter still registers the transparent part of the plane and defocuses it as well. Thus blurring everything behind it. Oh well.

Day 22- The Brick


I had this idea in my mind for a while. Recently, my Adobe flash trial expired, so I could only animate with iMovie. I know, it sounds weird. And it isn’t really “animated”, but I got around to making it and decided to post The Brick as a daily post today.

Disclaimer: There was no foul language associated with this post. The beep sound was merely a indication of technical difficulty.