Thursday, February 16, 2006

COULD IT BE?



DISCLAIMER: OOOPS! i see that my comp did quite go as intended with the extra layer floating in the top right of the screen. Lemme fiddle with it and see if i can get you all a new render by tomorrow! it makes sense i promise
It's finally done! well, as done as it can be for now. I didn't get a chance to opaque the tail or correctly comp it (it's actually underneath him on accident, should be comp'd ontop of him). but i think overall it was a successful test for the character design. I've since been able to improve the design because of the work i did on this shot (longer legs etc...).
Ya know it's amazing what your shot looks like in color, even temp color like this. it REALLY brings out all the mistakes and makes your spacing clear as day. sometimes when things are just pencil drawings you can miss a lot if your not careful.
well, this week besides work i started boarding my film! it's been a blast visualizing this story that's been swimming in my head for about a year and a half now. it just needed the time to brew i guess.
Curious George did fairly well last weekend! Better than expected actually, i was pleasently surprised!
anyhow, gotta get ready to teach for tonight. take it easy everyone and have a great weekend!

20 comments:

Victor Ens said...

What a GREAT BLOG !
Is all of the animation stuff here done by you ? Amazing Work !!!!!

Matt Williames said...

awwwww shucks, yeah it's mine. thanks for the compliment-- and thanks for visiting the blog, doesn't hand drawn animation rule!?

Victor Ens said...

There's nothing like animating with Pencil and Paper !!!!!
I have never done 3-D animation, but I just can't imagine that it is so much Fun as 2-D.

Andrew Shek said...

very nice animation.....i had to watch it a few times cause the tail moved so nicely....the design is awesome too!

Cedric said...

This looks terrific!

Matt Williames said...

thanks for the nice words everyone! they are of encouragement to me! rock on!

Lee said...

Looks good.

Alessandro_PPG said...

Beautiful blogger! Bons traços e excelente técnica!

rthompson said...

Hey Man, Matt Nolte showed me your blog, I share an office with him. Awesome stuff, you got some serious animation chops. Hope to see you when you come up!

Matt Williames said...

Alessandro... thanks for the kind words! i don't know portugese though, my friend Steven MaCleod does though www.clockroom.blogspot.com
Hi Rob! Thanks for your kind words too-- let's just say i'm still learning!! I look forward to meeting you in a few weeksn here!

craig said...

Great blog very impressive animation I have to say I am a fan

Adriana said...

Gorgeous animation! Love it!

P.S.: how do you post video?

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

Nice animation! Very smooth. I like your feeling for timing and spacing.
Bravo!

Robin Hall said...

I just want to say I'm blown away by your animation here, and art on this blog. Thankyou so much for visiting!

I'll definitly be back!

Matt Williames said...

thanks everyone for such kind words! It's a little overwhelming actually... I can only redirect this praise to God who has given me a gift to use for Him.
adriana: You can post video at www.youtube.com, that's way i do it. They give you HTML text after you upload something so you can post the video on your blog.
gabriele: thanks for your kind words too! I have some friends at DreamWorks-- i've always admired the calbre of artistry that you guys have.
craig: thanks for stopping by and the kind thoughts!
robin: thank you too for your kind words! i am really liking your drawings on your blog, do you want to go into character design?

Aldo said...

Really great stuff Matt. I just love this monkey!

Q/Minkyu said...

Mr.Williames! This is Minkyu from your calarts animation class. This clip is jaw droppingly gorgeous! ahhh how do you do this! I never knew you had a blog. it's awesome! Chris told me about it.

Robin Hall said...

Hi Matt, about where I want to go after Sheridan... I'd like to keep my options open for whatever I do. Character Design would be nice but I'd love to animate as well :)

Aaron said...

Matt,

Looks really sharp. I echo everyone's sentiments.

Chris Wilson said...

Great work! I just went through a lot of your blog. It's very inspiring. See you in class!