Sunday, June 28, 2009


I've been in a bit of a creative slump these past few weeks. I've lost my drive, & I haven't been animating at all. But after attending Bunny Hoest's ( of The Lockhorns & Howard Huge fame) annual "Bunny Bash", my creative juices began flowing again. I just needed a bit of a jump start from Bunny, Howard Beckerman, Stephen Silver & company to get me going again.

I sat down at my Cintiq & immediately started animating. In about an hour, I animated this little bit of my circus dog doing a surprised take & scrambling off-screen.
(Click on the Image to see him scramble!)

My first pass was in green, & my "tweak pass" was drawn over it in purple. If you watch closely, you can see what changes I made in the latter pass compared to the first.

I'm starting to get back into the groove again. & with Tom Sito's animation class coming up in a few weeks, I need as much practice as I can get. If I keep this energy up, I may finally be able to finish that troubled film of mine before the year's up! Here's hoping!


Squirrel said...

Best of luck and that scramble looks real nice, you have that style of animation down real well.


Really nice scramble-mation!
So, you've been chatting with Howard, eh? What's he upto?
I really wanna attend Tom Sito's workshop but can't afford it :(

Michael J. Ruocco said...

Thanks Kaukab! Howard's doin' fine, we were at Bunny Hoest's annual Bunny Bash for all the Berndt Toast Gang members. We chatted & conversed & had a good time.

It's a shame you can't go to the Tom Sito class. Maybe you can go next year.