Today Lionel gives fishing a whirl. I wanted to emphasize more on his posing in hopes that his body language was easily readable. I know I could have spent more time on his struggle reeling in and pulling on the line, but Lionel tests are purely experimental.
Well I was able to get Lionel to do another quick test for me today. He’s doin a more dynamic animation this time: throwing a baseball.
Put some pepper on it Lionel!
LOOKY HERE! It’s my first animation since I finished my senior film in May! I still got it!!
Here is my new minor character that I’ll be showcasing on here, Lionel Lineman.
I’m trying out a new animation program and I was just goofing around with it when I came up with this little animation test. I want to try and do at least a 3 second animation test once a week.
So without further ado, Lionel getting spooked in a typical character animation test.
Welcome to the MatTOONArt cast Lionel!
My first lip sync.
“And the truth shall set you free!”
-Jim Carrey Liar Liar
Buffalo Gil stumbles across a music box and decides to give it a whirl.
I always hated these things when I was a kid. Jack in the Box always freaked me out, even when I knew it was going to pop out. This pencil test is a little interpretation of the adrenaline that ran through my head before the Weasel went “POP”!.
The layout and animation sketches for this test can be found here if you wish to look at how I came up with the idea.
Emmitt (left) and Maanii (right) are two characters that I for one didn’t create on my own. (Emmitt was but long story). Rachael wanted to see her characters move and interact so I jumped at the opportunity to test out character animation and comedic timing.
I did the layout animation for this while my classmate and friend Jeff Yandura did the in-betweens for this pencil test. I couldn’t be happier with the result.
In this pencil test, I was to do the opposite. Here I animated the in-betweens from Jeff’s Layout animation. You can tell what ones are his by the colored pencil key drawings, which is something that I should have done with mine. Again, I am quite pleased with the result, and so was Jeff!
I couldn’t resist. Sometimes I think Conroy deserves it.
I was experimenting more with effects animation, and this time I was leaning more toward explosion effects.