Greetings! I'm exited to be here and to be a part of a creative community. :)
This will hopefully be a regular journey of development and study. My goal is to try and post at least once a week, and manage a variety of exercises.
Too keep myself honest, here's what I'm planning:
composition studies/shot lists from films
short animation tests
and at some point, working with tone and color. (scary.)
For now, I have some simple gesture drawings done with pen inside a palm sized notebook. I've even left in the unsuccessful doodles.
I have also included a ball bounce. One of the things I hope to do is to deepen my understanding of animation principles. Since it's been a long while since I've animated anything I figured it'd be best to start from the beginning.
EDIT: oh. it won't preview the .mov? alas. I'll have to get a youtube account. I will continue to attach a .mov, since that format allows for frame by frame whereas youtube and vimeo do not.
EDIT II: For those of you that drop by my sketchbook, if you would like to comment I would prefer a critique. The supportive comments are nice but that's not why I'm trying to be a part of this community. I may not agree with your critique (and keep in mind my background is in animation, so that will slant my work) but I DO want to hear it. ESPECIALLY if I have done something confusing or unclear. Draw overs are always welcome. Some of what I will be doing uses inventive anatomy - and I will screw it up. Heck, I even make fun of myself when I do that. ;) But you know, I learn what I don't know. So then I can go out and learn it.