Sunday, 28 June 2015

New Designers: Character Turnarounds

Unfortunately only the Erlking got to be animated. It is a shame because I think it looks much more interesting even if it's only a subtle movement.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Art of the Erlking: Book

A little sneak-peek of the Erlking book! After a long fight it's finally done!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

New Designers: The Erlking ver.2

After recieving the feedback I sat down to apply it to the film. Unfortunately without having actual files for Father, Son and Horse animated scenes I could only work around them to make them feel a little bit more dynamic.

Few simple assets had been added to the scenes consisting of the Father character. I think they make it all more dynamic already. Few minor tweaks have been added throughout the film to improve the overall flow of the story.
Below is a comparison video of the previously submitted version and the newest one.
As always, any feedback is much appreciated. 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

New Designers Turnaround: The Erlking

The playblast below shows the subtle animation I decided to add to the turnaround of the Erlking. Small things but I think they enrich the model.

Daily Hour Drawing

I decided to follow Bobby Chiu's advice and find time for and hour of sketching every day. Below are last three days. I might start posting daily if it goes well.

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Business Card Designs #2

More variations but this time only of the back design. I find number 4 the most successful. Any feedback, as always, is very much appreciated : )

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Friday, 5 June 2015

Initial Business Card Designs

Few initial designs of the business cards. I want to keep them consistent with the blog design and my general branding. The directions I like are 1 and 4, although any feedback will be much appreciated. 

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Be Willing my Darling: Tweaking the Light

After feedback the scene below had to be edited in order to make it more dramatic. First thing was to stretch the geometry even more and then work with lighting. 
Below are different colours of the light that illuminates the Erlking's face when he is the angriest. It has also been suggested that the background lights should be dimmed down as the light on the Erlking's face becoming stronger. 


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Animation Update: Come With Me

The next scene to be fixed was the Son listening to the Erlking's fake promises. The previous version was not clear in terms of the action and the Son's behaviour, but after discussing it and adding more fog animation, the boy gained a completely new animation.

Because that scene consists of both the Son and the Erlking, the amount of frames is split between the two, which explains why the end of this animation sequence is underdeveloped.

Further tweaking:


Comparison of the old and the new animation: 

Animation Update: Father, do you not hear? .03

Tweaking the animation of both the Erlking and the Son.


After getting feedback the Son's movement has been tweaked a bit further.

Comparison of the old animation and the new one; added fog and a texture preview playblast.