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by Paul Mesken
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: First full animation project in AS...
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: First full animation project in AS...

With such a small team and in just two weeks this is an excellent result (I think the pacing could have been faster in places though). I like the characters a lot, they're really a nice mix of distinct figures. Good SFX and I like the voices too. Great work!
by Paul Mesken
Fri May 31, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Newmans: Crime Fighting Time!
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Newmans: Crime Fighting Time!

Nice video! Made me laugh. I like how it starts off with the last bit of a report about a surgery mishap and how dad drives a Volvo which basically disqualifies him from super hero business :D
by Paul Mesken
Tue May 28, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: smoothly front walking
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: smoothly front walking

The upper body is a bit stiff. If you look at his shirt, it doesn't change form at all. The side of the high shoulder should be straight, the side of the low shoulder should be bent. http://www.paulmesken.net/Muybridge.jpg In a walk, the upper body and head rocks from side to side to keep the weight...
by Paul Mesken
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Character concept
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Runfunky wrote: You're obviously a pro in the industry
I'm definitely a pro in the industry but that industry is not the animation industry. I'm just a serious amateur. I Wouldn't want to give people the wrong idea :wink:
by Paul Mesken
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Character concept
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Hi RunFunky, I would definitely make the colors of his suit lighter. You want crisp, strong shadows and you won't get that when the color is dark to begin with. I'd also would use 3 small buckles instead of four. You can make them bigger and they're more convenient to draw (just 1 through the middle...
by Paul Mesken
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Animation referencing
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Animation referencing

I use lots of references- and i use the little wooden doll thing that poses for well..poses... is it bad to reference so much rather than just...drawing it straight out of my head? Well, you won't be able to draw straight out of your head if you haven't made tons of drawings from reference. By the ...
by Paul Mesken
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: A Good Starter Program for Animation
Replies: 9
Views: 4237

question...you can use more than two layers right? (not quite clear on the 300 frames limit, 2 layers bit) it does seem like a good program to start with The version I use (Flipbook Lite) only has 2 layers and has the limit of 300 frames. For what I use it for, that's enough. But if you really want...
by Paul Mesken
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: A Good Starter Program for Animation
Replies: 9
Views: 4237

Re: A Good Starter Program for Animation

Well, something that stays very close to traditional animation is Digicel's Flipbook . It has an exposure sheet, which is very handy, but it is extremely basic as far as drawing tools go. I only use the cheapest version (300 frames limit, 2 layers) for things like rotoscoping and pencil tests (worki...
by Paul Mesken
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Lot of colours, one flag!
Replies: 5
Views: 614

neeters_guy wrote:The Asian kid is a bit stereotyped for my taste, but I understand the need for visual shorthand in a piece such as this.
Yeah, I agree with you, including the need for a visual shorthand. But when I saw it I did remember a stronger statement for diversity (there's an Italian in it too) :)
by Paul Mesken
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Lot of colours, one flag!
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Lot of colours, one flag!

It looks great. Nice characters, good music, fluent movements. It's a bit mushy for my taste though, I'm waiting for their heads to explode when they touch hands because of all the magic but that's just me :wink: Perhaps you should slip in the Colloseum in the background (it's about Italy, after all...
by Paul Mesken
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Warrior Scar and First Animated Comedy Images
Replies: 128
Views: 16410

I don't know whether the 1-minute-per-page thing goes for animation as well but in any case : make a storyboard first. http://www.paulmesken.net/images/small-sb020.jpg This is one of my (still to make) "Hiking Trail of Blood", a typical slasher-in-the-woods thing. These are very simple drawings (not...
by Paul Mesken
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Warrior Scar and First Animated Comedy Images
Replies: 128
Views: 16410

Don't know if I'm right but there could be something wrong... Cover the elbows with a pencil and it looks alright, the elbow section (actually, the upper arm) needs to be adjusted for the way the hands are turned. As for the character, I think it's some kind of samurai (or even ronin). I think a st...
by Paul Mesken
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: More character portraits
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: More character portraits

I've taken a break from learning backgrounds and have been practicing my character creation. I see what people mean by improving the drawing tools in AS. Blending shapes, BRIGHT soft spots, textured fills, and depth are hard to achieve. What do you think so far? Anyone have advice for a struggling ...
by Paul Mesken
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Question on Frame by Frame animation
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Techniques of Disney are well documented. Either in Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston's book "The Illusion of Life", there's also a special (multiple parts) or little clips Disney made to show the process, like the multiplane camera , or artists giving demonstrations . There's quite a lot out there. T...
by Paul Mesken
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: JammaFerro works
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: JammaFerro works

This is very good. Indeed he needs more attention.