thanks all! And mykro there's a secret nibru on page 2 here :o not a good one tho
Sorry i cant update as much as i wanted but i have proof that i have been busy! Will also try very hard to do more studies in the future, but for now here are some 3D WIPs of a demo i'm making for a touch screen application Library Page turner
and also this is my first blog entry i did on my blog, instead of writing an introduction post i figured i'd draw it out. I basicly listened to a lot of your suggestions and try to combine them to come up with the style and kept it looking sketchy on purpose. I still need to improve my line quality but i'm a bit proud that i finally did something in ink (tho i first drew it in pencil, but still )
other updates are on my other hard drive so i'll post those later
One little crit I would give you on it is that the hand in page eight is a little weird. I can't exactly tell how it supposed to be connected, and if it were, that would make for a really weird pose for the character. But that hand is still drawn really well!!
I really like the touch screen demo, but I'd like to see a little more unity between the 3D elements and the animated background. I love the way the mechanical arm moves and delivers the book, I just wish it didn't cut and was instead one single smooth animation.
I'm nitpicking though, it really is impressive, well done!
I'm currently sick and at my parents place (because mommy's chicken soup and daddy's pills make lav go healthy again in no time!) so cant update atm untill i get back healthy and catch up on my work and get the other updates that i left at my place. So for the moment just a few thank yous
@sublimus, thanks and you're absolutely right about the hand, tho i did that on purpose. I wanted to move the left me more in the middle and still keep everything in that one shot and keep it very "readable". It may not have been the best option for it, i'll try to fix problems like that in the future. All in all the hand could have been more aggressive as well tho
@miycko, thanks, i was wondering if i should color it at first, because my blog itself doesnt have a lot of colors either, but i got the advice to keep it like that for now, i also really just wanted to finish it fast so i'd finally have that first entry ready, but i'll try experimenting with colours when i do new stuff like that
@nanoblack, thanks, it was the first time that i worked this much on expressions, i really enjoyed it but there's indeed a lot of room left for improvement thanks for the tip, i'll keep it in mind
@Exiledred, thanks for embedding it hehe, what i forgot to mentoin tho (and shame on me!) is that the project was a team assignment with another guy who also worked on the video (he for example did the open book and implemented my 3D arm in there). The background was something i also had to add the last day so it isn't as refined as i would have liked it to be. All in all, I think there was a fun idea behind the project but not enough time for it. Also the animation looked sooo much cooler from a side view than front view but i had to render it like that, a shame tho but it was fun animating in 3D again, i might be doing it more often in the future
oh btw about the comic thingy, someone pointed out to me that it's weird instead of wierd, i really thought i doublechecked it tho. Wonder if i should change it now or not because the blog will be rated by our teachers... i guess i should quickly fix it, or in the great words of bart simpson "i'll do it this afternooooooooooon"
wow you're fast
but no i didnt mean that the entire project was just one day's work (if that's what you think), just the background had to be done within 8 hours.
I wish almost for every project i've done that i would have had more time. I really need to start making that peition to add more hours in a day
K now enough yapping, i wont reply again unless i have i updates!
Heey Lav, get better soon, I like the blog post but I in most of them I miss the hands a lot. Like the first expressions are great because of the hands, but then you loose them. You can take a look at a picture of an expression with a face and hand and hide the hand/face. You will see the hand gives more information then the hand. If you find the time, read "Gesture drawing for animation" , really really great .
Thanks lyno, i used more hands this time, you were absolutely right about that. Think i'm gonna experiment a bit with color this time and see what works best.
I went to see the el greco exhibition and made some quick sketches of some of his portraits. I had my bad pencil with me tho
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The comics are as funny as ever Lav & those studies are nicely done, very different from your style too
interesting skeletor bunny, will watch your video i soon as i get the chance & i dig the mexican vector transformation of your friend
and yeah i tried to colour it up but i couldnt make anything work well so far
and the mexican friend vector drawing i just made quickly so i could fill a blog spot with some work i made myself, but glad you like it, i was worried everyone might find it very crappy
anyways, a crappy update for today, i was gonna use it for a project where a sci fi girl is dressed representing a building from rotterdam but teachers don't seem fond of the idea, too confusing apperantly. Just a wip so far but apperantly have to come up with something new before the clock strikes midnight!! Will i make it in time? find out in the next exciting episode *dun dun duuuunnn*
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Awesome stuff Lav,
Anatomy is looking good and the comic is really funny. I like the way you drew the character, anatomy wise the hands are a little wonky and the facial features tend to wabble around the face a bit too much, but the humor is great and I agree with your thoughts about blogs. I started one, but I really can't be bothered to update it. I'd rather talk to my friends about teh stuff I'm doing.
@janos, thanks, i'll try spend more time trying to do more studies in expressions and facial structure in general
@Lyno, hahaha i guess it does look like she's in cheese xD damn it, once you've seen her in cheese it can't be unseen! I was trying to make her look like this building but i guess i kind of failed also tried to give her some funky sci-fi asymmetrical glasses, that's prolly why they look off balance. It was still a work in progress but not gonna use it in my project anymore
@loviidovii, thanks for your kind words, i'm still very novice myself but it's cool to hear opinion from everyone, i always appreciate it
@donna, thanks, and thanks for not calling it cheese
@jellyswirl, thank you, i still need to improve a lot tho imo :p and yeah i guess the kubus/cheese girl isn't really cheerfull lol
anyways, just wanted to say the thank yous because i wont be able to update for a while, but i promise i'll make up for it!