#Art #Animation #Drawing #DigitalArt
Sorry for the lag all the gifs might cause…
Anyways! Back story… If you follow me on Twitter you probably saw all that spam as I added a bunch of videos to my YouTube animation reference playlist. If you don’t follow me on the Tweets, well… I added a bunch of videos to my YouTube animation reference playlist.
I have discovered the Japanese style of animation called Sakuga animation. Now although I was already aware a little bit of how they animate, I have now seen new styles that blew my mind! In comparison… I became embarrassed by my own animation and its quality. ;(
So with my current animation I’m working on I decided to clean up ALL the frames and redraw them again. I know right?! It was a pain and annoying but it looks a bit smoother now. I also added color and detail so it is slowly moving closer to the final product. I also did a small style change to make it look more… unique. I turned off the vector layer with the black lines and saw that the base colors looked quite cool on their own and gave it an almost 3D rotoscope look, so this is the new style.
But… WHAT am I animating? What is this for? Well, my brother and I write stories together (which will soon become a very complex and long series of books…. I seriously want to be the next Tolkien or George R.R. Martin!) and this animation was a scene my brother and I were talking out and writing for our future book.
I thought it was cool so I decided to illustrate and animate the scene. It will be A LOT more than just running, this one scene isn’t even very important… I just wanted a fancy running animation…. just because… The entire thing will be about a minute or two long and… there WILL be a villain! Dun dun dun!!!! But I won’t ever show the baddie in any of these posts. Spoilers. 😉
When will it be finished? Uhhhh…. The end of the year or early next year…. depends how crazy I want to get with the combat scene… O____O;
The rest of the animation will be quite fancy and I can start working on the crazy scenes I have inside my head to make them come to life. Now that I have seen how the Sakuga animators do it, I am quite confident I can mimic their style of animating. Take a look at my brother’s illustration art that I used as a base concept and my animation below it.
(I wasn’t animating it in the style that he drew this in because it has too much detail and that would take years to finish!)
The evolution of my animation!