Here's my two person dialogue shot I did for Animation Mentor. Still loads od small and also bigger issues to fix, but I just started my...
... in the theatre ;) Finally I feel happy enough with my latest shot that I dare uploading it here. I still see things that I would want t...
Here it is- my most recent AM assignment. It's the first acting shot and they asked for a character that is based on something you know,...
Next week I'm going to be at the fmx in Stuttgart, I'm sooo excited :)
Looking forward to your feedback as always...
Hey there, I can't believe it, half of my journey at Animation Mentor is over already. Term 3 ended a week ago and now it's time to ...
This term I got another amazing mentor. His name is T.Dan Hofstedt and he has tons of experience working for companies like Disney, Don Bluth and many more. I can't wait to learn from him more about the magical art called animation- even if that means that in another 12 weeks I can't look at the stuff I'm showing today without cringing ;D
Hi everybody, this is going to be a huge post. I have life drawings, a speedpainting, sketchbook pages and my most recent animation assignma...
this is going to be a huge post. I have life drawings, a speedpainting, sketchbook pages and my most recent animation assignmant to share. In this weeks life drawing class my tutor asked me to try and draw more loosely, thinking more in shapes than in lines and also to do some very quick and rough sketches. It's hard to leave the path you know, but it was fun and I hope somewhere down the line it will be rewarding as well ;) Right know I just see how much more I have to learn and practise to become really good at this. As always I'm looking forward to read your thoughts and opinions,
It's week five of this term at Animation Mentor and I finally finished the first part of my Astronaut theme. I still find something wron...
I have to hurry up now and start blocking as I have to travel to my family this weekend to help my sister find a wedding dress :D
Here we go- my blocking as well as the first pass of the splined version of my astronaut assignment. I'm afraid I lost his cocky attitud...
Let me know what you think, any suggestions of how to improve it?
He there, I hope you all had a nice, relaxed and joyful Christmas together with your most beloved ones. I definitely had. No animation, no s...
Through my last post I learned a very important lesson- if you ask for honest but gentle comments, you won't get any at all ;) So this time I only ask for honest and I really hope to get some feedback as it is your comments, views and insights that make me improve and keep me going.
This said, here is my final Tennis shot and my progress reel of term 2 at Animation Mentor.
Have a happy new year everybody and thank you for making 2009 as amazing as it was :)
....stays in Vegas! That's how the saying goes, so I can't really tell you anything about my trip there, can I?!? ;) Just as much: I...
I also did the blocking for my new assignment, but as I only had one day I could spend on it, I want to refine it a bit more before showing it here ;)
Thank you all for leaving comments and feedback, it's great to know that someone is actually looking at this.
See you soon, Claudi
Hello again, I haven't been posting for a while, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy. On the contrary ;) We've g...
I haven't been posting for a while, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy. On the contrary ;) We've got a new assignment for Animation Mentor and I decided to go for a mix of Parkour and ninja action. This was a huge bite to chew, but in the end I was quite happy with how my blocking turned out. Now, however, I'm panicking because I know that I have to start splining it next week :D
Other than that, I did some thumbnail silhouette sketches for a small mountain cabin. I explored different approaches and styles, some more urban some more rural. In the end I decided that I wanted to have a more rural design that shows that the person who has built it, wasn't very skilled. The whole thing is for I project that I've had in mind for quite some time now, but it's still too early to really talk about it *mysterious silence* lol
Again, please let me know what you think- feedback always helps to learn and improve,
have a great time,
PS: I also post the final version of my stairs assignment.
Hey all, this week I'm writing brimful of impressions of the last weekend. I attended a character design Seminar last Saturday and Sun...
this week I'm writing brimful of impressions of the last weekend. I attended a character design Seminar last Saturday and Sunday given by Harald Siepermann. Honestly, this guy is amazing! He did character designs for Disney (Tarzan, Mulan, Brother Baer, Treasure Planet,...), worked on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (the movie that played a huge part in me wanting to become an animator) and tons of other cool stuff.
Check out his blog and be prepared to see hundrets of great drawings! http://haraldsiepermann.blogspot.com/
I learned so much and I'm so inspired that I spend the whole evening drawing. Saturday he even went to a pub whith us and I'm afraid that I've annoyed him by I continuously asking him questions till about midnight ;D But I just couldn't let that chance go by to learn as much as I can from such a talented person.
The sketches I post here are a bit older, I want to refine the drawings that I'm doing right now a bit more before I upload them. I also want to show the blocking I did for last week's assignment (a person walking up a few stairs).
Please don't hesitate to give me any comment you can think of- I got reminded how much there is to learn!
Humbly, Claudia :)
PS: Some of the sketches below were inspired by the work of Chris Sanders, another more than amazing artist.
Hello again, last week was break week at Animation Mentor and I also took some days off at work so I slept for hours (had to catch up a bit...
Have a great time, Claudi
PS: I just updated my progress reel. It should have a better quality now (at least regarding image quality ;D )
Here it is- the blocking as well as the splined draft of this weeks Animation Mentor Assignment. There is some sound as well, so turn the sp...
Also some more zoo drawings I did on Tuesday. As I didn't have much time I spend all my time at the animals closest to the entrance which were strange chickens, bunnies and cows. What was great was a kid standing in front of the chicken incubator and said to her mom:" The eggs are being boiled in there and after that the baby chicken hatch ;D So sweet!!
Hey all, thanks a lot for all the encouraging comments! Highly appreciated they are. Last week I've been working on Tailor, another Ani...
This week I'm focusing on walk cycles and right now I'm studying reference material and trying to figure out the essence of a plain walk. I might share some of my research in one of the next posts.
I also want to show some sketches I did recently when I tried to analyze basic body shapes using magazines, books and Rockwell illustrations as reference. I'ld really love to spend more time sketching and oserving but the day has just too little hours (I think another 30 would be just fine ;) )
Take care everybody and don't hesitate to share your thoughts about my stuff, Claudi
Hey all, I thought as this blog is called clouanimation it is time to actually put some animation on it ;) Unfortunately, I'M not allo...
I thought as this blog is called clouanimation it is time to actually put some animation on it ;)
Unfortunately, I'M not allowed to show the stuff that I'm recently doing at work (which is mainly 2D hand-drawn and flash stuff), so I decided to start by uploading this week's assignment I had to do for Animation Mentor. The idea behind it (which you are hopefully able to notice when you whatch it) was overlapping action and I tried to also tell a little story.
In addition to that I want to show some life drawings I did recently. I really tried to get rid of the "outliny" style that I usually have and to focus on three dimensional shapes and depth, however I was told now that I started rendering the drawings too early and that I should focus on the linework firts. So I'm a bit confused right now ;)
As always- pleeeaaase, leve me feedback, it helps me grow :)