Thursday, January 31, 2008

Reservoir DOGS

Just for fun, I thought I would re-design the four main characters from the film 'Reservoir Dogs'. There was two things I wanted to achieve with this project and the first was: I didn't want to take four random dogs and dress them up in suits. Since these characters are based on real actors, the designs should resemble them. Secondly, (but more importantly) I wanted to create appealing designs.

Below are some of the roughs.

This was actually the first sheet I did. Just trying to figure out ways to contrast each character in thier most basic shapes. Note the differences in height, waist, shoulders and various head shapes. I also was looking though dog books at this time and figured out what breed of dogs each character should be.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Rat Creature Run Revised

This is a revised (albeit, rougher) Rat Creature run cycle from the previous video. I took the constructive criticism from Ryan Cole and strengthened the keys and changed the spacing. One problem supporting the timing problems I was having, is that I did not realise at the time the default Flash setting (on my home computer) is 12fps instead of 24fps. (The previous video is slower than it should be, but still needed some impovement anyway.)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rat Creature Run

BONE is a well drawn and well written epic graphic novel and I finally got the chance to read the whole story while I have some time off. I really liked Jeff Smith's (the creator of BONE) design of the Rat Creatures and wanted to give animating one of them a try. This is a quick run cycle I did with one of those characters.