Wednesday, 21 July 2010

New poster + an update!

Here is a brand new idea that I came up with for the Take Back Parliament campaign, so let me know what you think.

And here is an updated version of the poster that I was working on yesterday.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Here's something a little different

This post has nothing to do with my animation work, but I have just been working on a poster for a Take Back Parliament campaign to promote the Alternative Vote system in this country.

I have produced three versions for my poster idea; they all have the exact same words, but with different font faces and different backgrounds. Click on the images below to view each version of the poster full size.
Please let me know what if you think the poster looks better with a white background or a purple background. Also please let me know which poster you think has the best font face, and also if you think of any other fonts that might work with this.

If you can think of any improvements that I could make to the wording of this poster, please let me know by commenting on this blog post.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

146th place

I've just got back from Ireland and I've found that I finished 146th place out of a possible 158 for the 11 second club :/

The main criticism seemed to be that the poses were stiff and that I needed to push them further. This was a similar criticism that I got for the Character Animation, which was that my poses needed to have greater definition and detail to get it to industry standard.

I think my main focus now is to work on my Secondary Action and also Follow Throught/Overlapping Action, as I've looked at much of my character animation and I've found that I capture the essence of the pose but it looks too stiff as it lacks any secondary detail. I need to practice on this so my animation really feels more realistic and I will be able to make sure I don't let the computer decide how it turns out.

Another thing I need to make sure that I do is that I study the entire poses closely by acting it out, as I have found that I study facial expressions closely but that studying the entire poses had largely been neglected.

Friday, 2 July 2010


The voting for the 11 second club competition for June has begun, click here to vote.

You may have to vote for a few, before you get to mine. I have until Monday, until I find out how I did.