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Project: "Mr Whippy" - WIP

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 6:28 am
by cheyne
Hey everyone,

It's been a long year and far too much procrastination and
general ill confidence to get to this point, but alas! I have made it.

I've written a short script for a joke my Dad has told me many
times in my life, and it really says it all about who I got my sense
of humour from.

I have most of my drafts completed, have storyboarded all the scenes
and I'm ready to jump into actual production - woohoo!

It's been a real eye opener to really PLAN out a project. I always jump
in, get upset because I lose motivation or focus and then my confidence
takes a slump and I hide from my drawing tablet and Anime Studio.

No more! *punches lazy in the face*

Here are some characters that'll be in my upcoming short - I am aiming
to complete within 2 weeks as of now. It's been about 4 full days of
pre-production and has been stretched out because of illness, so I
am foaming at the mouth to get stuck into it!

Righto - here's the images! Sorry about all the text, just telling
the story behind the story :-D

You'll notice all sketches are "bust" shots, I am avoiding walking cycles
for first project just so I can keep motion simple and concentrate
on getting it completed for now.

Main character

Main character - front perspective

"Extra 1"

"Extra 2"

Woman character


Thanks for looking!
I'll post script and other bits later on, for now I must go to work.

Peace out,

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 2:45 pm
by Fulkster
Cool! Anxious to see it!

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 2:56 pm
by cheyne
Thanks Fulkster 8)

I was really keen to bang this one out, but I pulled the reins on myself and made sure I enjoyed the whole experience, and learnt from it as well - rather than rushing through. Must say planning ahead has made my project visions become a whole lot clearer!

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 3:48 pm
by winknotes
I'm looking forward to seeing it also. I understand about taking your time and learning. I'm trying to do the same. Not just learning Anime Studio, but the whole process.

Again looking forward to it. I like your sketches very much.

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 3:54 pm
by cheyne
Thanks Mr Wink!

I'm glad you like my sketches - if my characters stink then my stories will have no appeal! Hehe :shock:

Going through the full process - idea, script, listing a full "actors and props" list including SFX and music, than planning it all out with storyboarding has made my world change, quite literally. I just never did it the "right way" before.

P.S. REALLY excited, I think I've found a retired animator nearby who might do some private lessons, but best of all - he is considering selling me his DVD set of Animators Survival Kit: Animated... *drool* That book changed my whole perspective on animation.

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:33 pm
by Mikdog
I look forward to seeing the completed result

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 6:24 pm
by neeters_guy
Go, cheyne, go! :)