Sunday, June 28, 2009

SCRAMBLE!!!

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!

3 comments:

Squirrel said...

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

KAUKAB BASHEER said...

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.