Saturday, 11 August 2012

Occasionally, I'll draw a really nicely structured frame. Then I'll remember no one's going to notice it against all the other mediocre frames surrounding it.

Here is that one such frame's time in the sun.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

This is just turning into a place where I post funny frames.

Monday, 30 July 2012

I enjoy the inverted pink crazyness ToonBoom always has.

Monday, 16 July 2012

More reflection:

I've always considered myself an okay character designer - I thought I was really happy with Fire Tiger and Acid Panther's designs. They both looked perfectly cat like, Acid was slinky, Fire was bulky, and most importantly, the designs were appealing.

I'm finding, though, as I animate with no lines, that the designs just aren't up to scratch. I had never factored in readability in such an implicit style, and it's coming back to haunt me.

Not much I can do about it at this stage, but I'm glad to learn of my mistake so I can do better on the next film.

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Some frames. Spoilers everywhere! Not that there's really that much to spoil.

Thursday, 12 July 2012


If there's one major thing I'm learning while doing this film, it's that I need to make my backgrounds less 'dioramic'. There are a few bgs that have open-feeling compositions, and imply a world beyond the screen edges, but mostly they feel like I'm stuffed jungle into a cardboard box and filmed it.

This, like so many other things, could be helped with just a little bit more planning. I thought I had it all planed out pretty good, but I'm finding problems that I never knew would exist.

Plan more lighting on the next film!

It's good to know I'm practicing all this, so next time, I should be pretty under control and make something that I feel best represents the extent of my abilities.


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Colour variations for a scene involving an explosion.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Because stopping work to take screenshots so you can show everyone how much work you're doing totally counts as work.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Guess I'll post stills from each scene as a way to update.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Hellz yeah. Shots from scenes I've so far animated. I don't mind sharing these, as they're my best backgrounds against animation I've had time to play with.

Also, this one:

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Another background. Yippe! It's kind of depressing to see my first, better background against my rushed, half-assed background, but at lease the quality isn't diminishing toooo much. That BG is mostly obscured by Fire's fire anyway.

Also working out some poses for the first scene I'm going to animate. In my head, it's very subtle, so I'm really working hard to make sure the poses work.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

I think these rank among the worst I've done so far. May have wasted a night. May have to redo them. Damn. This should be warning to me that if I'm not in the mood, drawing backgrounds will not work.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Friday, 27 April 2012

Didn't think I'd have time for a bg tonight, but this one was so quick and unspectacular, I'd have had time to do ten of them.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Lol, this was so big blogspot wouldn't accept it, and I had to resize it down. It was originally about 9600 x 5400 First pan. Woop.

Sunday, 22 April 2012