This is just a quickie comic strip I drew. I figure I'll liven this place up once in a while with this little pervo. Nothing great, just for fun. I might try my hand at a couple of quick Flash shorts with him too. Though I'm not terribly adept at using Flash. (For those who don't know, click to enlarge).
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
So after my last lame attempt at animating a run cycle David Gemmill was kind enough to offer me some tips. I sat down last night and tried to apply his advice. I think it's a definite improvement over the last two tries but the overlapping action is screwed up and kind of stiff. Feel free to tell me what else is wrong with it. I threw in some Daffy heads I drew while watching "Riff Raffy Daffy" for the thousandth time. I love that long-billed Daffy from Davis' shorts.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Taking a cue from John K's latest lesson, I decided to try and copy one of the coolest walk cycles I've ever seen. It's from the Oswald short "Hells Heels", just released on the Woody Woodpecker set. As you'll see I screwed it up when the cycle starts to repeat. The first and last drawings ended up too far apart so there's a noticeable jump when the walk cycle repeats, effectively killing any rhythm that was taking place. Maybe I shouldn't have tried something as difficult as this. One character is hard enough for me so two at one time is out of my league. I think I'll go and give those Bosko cycles a try. I added the click track to my version. The walk is on a 12 beat, meaning 12 frames per beat which in this case would be each step. Timing to a beat is something I've spent a lot time studying ever since reading about it in Bill Hanna and Shamus Culhane's books. Here's the original walk cycle followed by my crappy imitation.