165 Students: 1. For the last project, you are working on a simple walk with a background. (See previous post for project details) If you would like to work toward extra creditor just work on becoming a more experienced animator You can try having your character jump.The instructions for the jump are below. 2. The goal is to add a third scene to your animation showing your character walking onto the stage and stop a third of the way in, look at something on the ground, look at the audience, then jump over the object, land and walk off screen. 3. Next Tuesday is the last regular class and is your last chance to turn in projects.
Both 165 and 166 students, bring your sketchbooks to class so that I can look at your work and give you credit.
Also if I returned your comic to you please re-do and turn in on Tuesday.
1. On Tuesday Dec. 3, you are expected to come to class with the 4 drawings done.
2. On Tuesday Dec. 3, be ready to scan and ink the images then place into Flash.
3. The Walk Cycle is Due at the end of class on Thursday Dec. 5.
*Color is optional
*You must include a background that matches the style of your character.
*Include opening and closing credits.
*The goal is to have the character walk across the stage: begin by having the character start from off stage, walk onto the stage and all the way across and off the other side. Then have the character do the same thing from the opposite direction.
*Turn in as a swf. to me and upload to ACME as a .mov
Hey folks... I'm hanging out in my cave and this scholarship offer crossed my desk...and its only open to students that participate in the ACME Animation program. We will talk about it the next time we meet.
165 Students: In your sketchbook or on separate sheets of paper draw a 3-4 panel comic that uses the two characters that you designed for class this week. The comic should begin with the premise that "A character walks into a room and..." You can add more characters if you want, however all the characters and any backgrounds that you use must be in the minimalist style. As you work on your story keep in mind the basic format for story telling, Action, Reaction, Consequences. This is due Tuesday, please ink using two pen thicknesses.
165 Students: Work on fine tuning your minimalist drawings. If you did not do all 12 you need to complete the project. Some of you need to redraw from the start, you know who you are. Besides completing the last drawing project, You homework for Thursday is to draw another character in the same minimal style. The theme is to draw that childhood acquaintance that followed you around and looked up to you when you were little. Be prepared to tell us about the person. Please ink using two thicknesses of pens. Due At 7:00 when you walk in. Have fun.
Reminder... No Class on October 31st because of the field trip we took last Saturday to the Cartoon Art Museum.
If you missed the trip and would like to make up the time (if you are available), you can come by the DVC Halloween Party. Located in the courtyard between the Margret Lesher and Cafeteria buildings Wednesday the 30th from 10-2 for some caricature drawing. This is a great chance for you to practice your craft. I will be drawing, you can help me to turn your fellow students into monsters. You do not need to stay the entire time and they will feed you and provide the drawing materials all you need to do is draw.
Homework drawing project for the weekend:Draw yourself as a superhero of the opposite gender. Due Tuesday.
Thank you for asking your class to help me with this
project. Pet Food Express and our Animal Shelter, Contra Costa Animal Services
are working on a dog adoption store. They want me to draw a rough draft floor
plan. I have the ideals but can not draw. I can meet with the student and pay
them for their time.
If I can meet with them anytime this Wed. that would be
great. I can also meet in the evening.
165 Students: For Thursday, please bring your animation peg strip. We will be working on the sack drop so make sure your background is done before you come to class. 166 Students: For Thursday, be ready to show your storyboard animatics.
Everyone, I will return your drawings on Thursday...see you then!
*165 Students on Thursday, the weekend homework will be to draw caricatures of 12 well known people. For Thursday, please have photo's of the 12 people selected and in a folder. Be ready to show them. Here is the information about the drawing's themselves. The 12 heads are due on Tuesday.
*165 Students: you must also be ready to show a sketch of the back drop that you want to use for your sack drop. See earlier post on the sack drop project for the specifics.
*166 Students: Be ready to show thumbnail sketches for your animation project. I or your fellow students should be able to understand the movements and the action without any text added.
Great night tonight everyone... 165 Students: Draw yourself as a Disco Diva, put yourself into a dance pose and have fun with the costume... Yes it's me...
On Tuesday we will look at the drawings and work on animating your sack turns. 166 Students: On Tuesday we will look at your character turns. Also on Tuesday we will look at your thumbnail story boards. (These are the ones that are simple and with out details).
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT MONSTER DRAW ON FRIDAY OR APE OVER THE WEEKEND!
Homework 165 students: 1. Try a second draft of the anthropomorphizeproject. Really try to work in the unique facial characteristics that make up your face... such as glasses, shape of nose and so on. Due Tuesday
2. Draw your sack character page as shown in the earlier post. Make sure to draw a base line and a head line so that the scale of the character stays constant. For the action poses you can use the reference image below. This must be drawn on a singe sheet, in red or blue, add marker on top. Due Tuesday
3. In your sketchbook try drawing yourself as a UPA style character. Use your red or blue pencil, add marker on top. Due Tuesday
Homework 166 students: Work finalizing you character pages, Due at end of night on Tuesday. Thursday at the end of the night the character spins based on the character pages are due.