Lionel Lineman: Scared

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!

Buffalo Music Box

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.

Maanii’s Mad at Emmitt

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.

Dynamic Globber Man and Boomer-Randy

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!

Xax Animation Test

I was experimenting more with effects animation, and this time I was leaning more toward explosion effects.

Xax here hears something around the corner, picks up an object and realizes that its a time bomb. He is able to throw it out of site in the nick of time.

Storyboard thumbnails

Sneak pencil test

and the heroic throw and leap


Here’s my first stop motion animation using paper cut outs. It star’s my alligator character Ajax, and how he retaliates against a rude golfer.
This is a rough paper cut out of the shapes I needed for the body.