Hi Tuesday! CTN Expo is almost here. We are still getting ready for it. Here's a quick tip on getting your book ready. Also, when I say book, it doesn't limit to an actual printed portfolio; it can be on your ipad or online portfolio.
A quick tip on variety. Depending on your story point, adding a shape variety on similar characters can add a lot of personality. I like using basic square, triangle and circle.
Smile! It's Tuesday!
Today's tip is on teeth design. Yes, we have to design everything in CG animation. The first guide is a quick cheat sheet on human's teeth; the next one is an example of teeth turnaround.
Happy designing; xo :)
Hi day after Tuesday! Totally forgot to post yesterday. Whoops. CTN Expo is almost here. We are super excited to be there. We will be at table T-185. Here's a quick tip on making a business card.
Also, Normand has a panel on Friday 6:30pm-7:15pm, with Fawn Veerasunthorn, Jason Hand, Lissa Treiman; will talk about storyboarding at Disney.
Griz will be on a panel on Saturday with Mike Giamio and Olaf's costume design team. 5:15-6pm in theater 2. .
Hope to see you there!
Such a dream to be part of this wonderful team. I can't wait for you guys to see Olaf frozen adventure. I will be in a panel with Mike Giamio and our costume team next week at CTN on Saturday at 5:15-6 pm. Hope to see you there.
Happy Tuesday!!! It's always swimsuit season when you live in SoCal.
Thank you for support in Tuesday Tips, we are reprinting them for CTN and we are planning to do a second volume too. We are thinking of Kickstarter, we will talk about it more in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Back to the tips, for me turnaround is really exciting. It is really fun to see your character from different side. This is a very handy guide when you are working in animation, 2D and CG; making a comic book or illustrating a picture book.
I like to do FRONT, 3/4 FRONT, SIDE, 3/4 BACK, and BACK.
I use two color for the guide lines. The first one is for big landmark; such as top of the head, ear, chin, arms, legs. In my example, you can see my underdrawing that I will later on turn off. On the second row, I use another color for more detail; such as eyes, eyebrow, mouth, ... Swipe right to see more details of the drawings.
Tuesday Tips - Handling Objects --- To show a character handling an object, think of merging the hand and object into one simple shape. Think of how you would wrap your fingers around it and how you would use it. Function is key! Norm