Saturday, December 03, 2005

Finally! some time to write!

Ahhhh, finally a little time to write! Sometimes life can be all consuming unfortunately. It can be difficult to keep a good balance. especially when your an animator. It seems that there's always time to fix animation, but never time to do it right on the first try. I have been back at warner brothers working on this looney tunes christmas special thing. most of it is being animated in Korea, but we're keeping a few shots here for us to animate, and posing out some other scenes. It's funny, as a kid i never liked drawing the looney tunes. I always liked the disney stuff the best, and i still do i guess. But i can't tell you what i've learned from doing the warners stuff. Someone once accused those characters as being "easy" to draw. they obviously never has drawn them himself. Yeah, there are tougher characters, but you try it. Some of them are hard! Mainly Bugs, Daffy' s a little easier, but bugs is a booger. The thing that you learn when drawing and animating these characters is that emotion dictates the design. these characters are all about good design. They really teach you to loosen up and have fun with the design. Pushing it, pulling it, caricaturing it. And frankly, that's what animation is best at. Not that Prince of Eygpt live action crap. Yeah, some of it was beautifully animated, and well performed, but i don't think anyone liked drawing that stuff. It has very little, to NO appeal. these characters do. So anyway, here's some stuff i've been working on since i last wrote. later everyone!

3 comments:

SMacLeod said...

WOW! I can't wait to see it animated. Did you know Eric Goldberg was at CalArts teaching the 2nd years how to animate Bugs? He even did the voice for their dialogue test. Cool, huh?
I agree and I LOVE the old Looney Tunes designs. Very cool. Please post more of it!

Matt Williames said...

thanks buddy! I'll definately post more as i get more done. things have been awful fast and furious here. that's why there's been such a lack of posts lately. sorry! I'll post more soon!

Aaron said...

Matt,

I dig the old-school style stuff as well. It really seems more care and time went into them....