Monday, 23 December 2013

Working Progress: Death is getting old

Over this holiday I decided to do a personal project just something to test how much I can, this is a 10 second preview which I hope to be a 2 minute short called "Death is getting old"
I still yet to record the voices but it just end when the speaking part is about to begin.
I hope you like what u see

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Final Flash Animation

I finished my flash animation yesterday and this is my final video, although if our deadline is pushed to the beginning of January I'll make improvements over the Christmas holiday

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Flash project progression

I got some more animation down in flash and it's starting to take shape nicely. At this pace I should have to finished my tomorrow night.


I thought I might also use this time to upload the full body pose of the character since he moves very quick in the animation

Monday, 9 December 2013

Starting Flash

Last week I spent my time learning how to use flash to point where I can start making descent quality animation and although I'm still struggling I am making progress. One of my fears is that I wont make my hand in which is Friday but it might be pushes till the new (here's hoping it is).

So I drew my storyboards for the animation skit I'm going to do and I had to change some scenes because I couldn't do the animation in the flash but here's a screen shot of my progress thus far along
side a rendered video of what I've animated


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Finishing Illustrator background

I think I'm pretty much done here with this background, I can add the jagged line for teeth to the statues but other then that this is pretty much what I can do at my current level and experience with illustrator.
Generally I think it's okay and using the illustrator program wasn't as difficult as I used to remember it from years ago. Here's a screencap of my final image for you to see.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Background and Illustrator

I started doing to second park of my project which is using Illustrator to create a background of our own choice. Below is the background I drew of what my Illustrator background should look like, I kept it simple because this is the first time I've touched Illustrator and I don't want to get in over my head.

Following this image as a guide this is what I've done so far but I still got alot of shading to do aswell as lighting. But I think I've got the objects added although I think I could add more detail to the house (such as windows and doors).

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Last years life drawing animals

I have already got these uploaded onto my DA account but I also want to create to show them once more.
These are some of my favorite life drawings of animals that I did last year.

Project update from day to night

In my background colour project I've finished adding the shadows and lighting, so from what I can see the day time version of the background is complete

I continued on to building the night time filters which I can switch on and off with a click so the background can change from day to night a second. I had a lot trouble with since for some reason I couldn't get the masks to work and after an hour of looking through my slides and channels for any mistakes and watching tutorials encase I missed something I just suddenly worked. I don't know why or how I didn't nothing different but when I tried for what seemed to be 10th time I just worked.

So here is my night time background, the only things I need to do is add mist a texture to overlap the entire thing to make it look like a painting and add the spirals to the tree's

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Showing my own art pieces

So I thought I'd create a blog to promote my own personal stuff as well give a link to where I upload it to.
Other then show everything I'm just going to put up my three personal favorites and I hope you like what see and tell me what you think along side any creative criticism. Some of the styles might change because I wanted to try something different and I'll do another post like this with my three more of my favorites but all my work can found in the link below.
My DeviantArt Account


Update on brief AA2S01 CW1

I finished the initial colouring of the background I was given and tomorrow I should be shown a tutorial to how to shadow and light my background as well being shown how to create night filter to turn my background into a night time setting.

Below is a screen shot of my progress.

I don't think it looks to bad so far and when I learn how to shade tomorrow I should be finished later on that night.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Starting Brief AA2S01 CW1

The class was given they're new brief today which included a tutorial on how to use certain features Photoshop (such using channels and organizing your layers correctly).

Our brief is to recreated the background below but keeping all the different layers separate so they can be changed as well as layers to create a night time theme.

At this moment I have gotten as far as cleaning the line work, colouring the line and half way through adding the primary colours of the image.

I'll keep update every major threshold I cross.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Final out come of project AA2S02CW3

I never found my memory stick in the end, but I did have the best majority of worked back up on my home PC but I did have to rescan my final piece back into flip.
This isn't the same file I handed in but it's very very close.

My class will be given our next project tomorrow unless we get an e-mail telling us other wise and I should be frequent with my updates on my project's progress

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Animating the last project

 Sorry about the infrequency of my posts but I've only had my internet switched on a few days ago so it's has been difficult to update this blog. But with net now activated I should be able to keep more on top of things.

The last project I had was completing the animatic I made form my last project so below is the video of the unfinished project and later on I'll upload the final video soon as I can get a hold my memory with the my final work on.

On the final video I have animated the small creature which he is talking to on the chair and added the detail, missing face and other touch ups.

With any luck I can show you it very soon.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Minor Project – Character Performance (Lip Syn and Animatic)

After doing my character designs I broke down the audio of my sound and filmed a live action reference so I can create my lip syn and start my animatic thumbnails.
Below is the lip sync for my character

When I finished my thumbnails I went straight onto my animatic using my live action reference but there are certain poses and movments which I cannot do but my character can as shown in the videos below.

Minor Project – Character Performance (Character Designs)

After studying the character and the audio clip I was given I did a number of characters designs trying to stretch what I could do with the design I was given but most of the time I went to far away from the original design because I was focusing to much on the audio clips.
Below are the characters I designed with some of my thoughts.

Starting Minor Project – Character Performance

Sorry I havn't updated for a while but my internet has still not been activated in my house.
This project was given out two weeks on the 8th of October.

I've been given by the brief "Minor Project – Character Performance" which I have been assisgned a character drawn by students from St Gwladys junior school and a 12 second sound clip called "worthy of Attention" and working from this image and sound clip I have to design a character which can't devate to much away from the drawings design.

Below is the drawing I was allocated along with the audio clip


Friday, 4 October 2013

Starting my Second Year

I'm now starting my Second Year of university and my first assignment is to create storyboards on a trailer of our choice and seen from a ninja turtles episode with a different script giving to every person.

So far I have finished drawing the individual images and only have to put them together in a more professional way below are some of drawings I have done of the ninja turtles script I have been given.

I might add the rest but probably not out of fear of someone stealing them before I get the chance to hand the work in.

Friday, 17 May 2013

And so it begins...

Hey people of the world my name is Jason Evans and I'm a soon to be second year Animation student studying at the Atrium in Cardiff.

I'm not going to post my life story just the need to know stuff, the reason I haven't created a blog till now was mostly because I didn't think I've have much to post about but recently I've felt I've got enough stuff to talk about (well we'll soon see)... and I was told for my second year I've got make one anyway so my hands are tied also :P

Okay with all that out of the way I'm going to start off by showing my end of the first year project. the first video link is walk, lip sink and trait. The lip sink is a first attempt and is not the final one I handed in but I didn't think there was much point in re-uploading it unless I really had to.

And this is the final performance

So that's pretty much it for my first year final project (and I don't want to go back and show you videos of all my previous projects).

Lacking back on my first year I would have to say it went really quick, it felt like only a week ago I was doing my bouncing ball animations. The course has been a lot of fun and stressful at some parts when you can't get certain animations to work (but that's to be expected out of any university course).
I would of liked to touched more into stop motion before I had to make final choice of which path to choose 2D or stop motion but if that's my only complaint it's a minor one.
From what I experienced so far out this course I would defiantly recommend it to someone who has a passion or talent for animation and wants to seek a career in it. That's pretty much all I got to say about the course thus far (and I don't really want to go in vast detail about every single project where have been given).

Anyway my class is now currently helping putting up the glammies 2013 award show and I'll let you know how that goes in a future post as well talk about my hobbies and interests.