Thursday, March 4, 2010

Busy

Thank you for the great comments everyone has been leaving lately.  There have been some questions about my materials I use to draw or software to animate.  So, I'd like to answer some of them.  I animate in Flash for 2D and Maya for 3D, with the exception of the occasional animation in After Effects or Nuke.  I almost always draw quick, people, observational sketches with a pen. I have a nice Faber Castell 'S' PITT pen.  If I'm drawing from my imagination, then I almost always use a medium-hard pencil  H's or F's.  If I like the drawing, I will sometimes refine it with a soft 4-6B pencil.  If I add color, I usually scan in my drawing, set the drawing layer (in Photoshop or Illustrator) to 'multiply' blend mode and add color on layers below that.

This is an illustration I made for an insurance company a few years ago.  I was going through some old files and stumbled on it. It seems to give the sense of busy, which is what I am right now.  It's an animated gif that I created in photoshop.  Basically you feed 5 or 6 versions of a drawing into photoshop and it loops them.

34 comments:

Aditi said...

that was quite a useful information that u gave. esp for budding animators like us. thanks :)

Jerry said...

That's a pretty cool gif. I have certainly had some days feeling like that lately!

So do you take requests? I have always wanted a cartoon character of myself but not the crazy over done ones like you get at a theme park or carnival.

Kumar said...

Hi Vince... nice articles i have read all ur articles.....
u r really a artist.

dimpal....

A Cuban In London said...

Many thanks for the explanation. It's always a pleasure to be introduced to the artistic process.

Greetings from London

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cool blog =)

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Morgan said...

Yeah, uhh that is exactly why im not an artist, i have no idea what you're talking about. but still thnx for the update!

Copyboy said...

Real cool. I tried Flash once. Definitely can do what you can. Great blog.

Jesse
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Copyboy said...

cool animations. I tried flash and mine doesn't look like that. Darn. Great blog!

DSL123 said...

the first animation was really top class.what do you use,,

MAYBELLINE said...

Interesting. I never knew Photoshop was capable of this. I must go play.

Do you enjoy sketching while people watching or do you prefer to sketch from memory?

Jimena Pinto-Kroujiline said...

What do you enjoy more 2d or 3d animation? Cool drawings by the way! I'm a children's illustrator and I want to share with you my new blog www.ameliaup2.blogspot.com
I would love to hear your comments!

Best Wishes,

Jimena Pinto-Kroujiline

Laraine Eddington said...

I love your work.

Savanna Rodriguez said...

You inspire me to doodle more! Thanks!

Sonia said...

You're an amazing artist. You're a great example for art projects for school. Love the animations. Keep It Up!

Dean Corso said...

Wish the best in your quest...there was a time I thought I'd do what you're doing now, well didn't happen.
Fingers crossed for you.

powachair said...

enjoy your blog and animations

Ali said...

Hi Mr. Vince. Your blog is great - are you a professional? can you please tell me how you make 2d animations?

Ali said...

Hi Mr.Vince, I greatly appreciate your work and your blog is great - Are you a professional? How do you make 2D animations?

Jmanning313 said...

Wow your animations must take alot of skill and time. i love art and all kinds of animations this it great to look at all of your works.

amy said...

Thank you for answering those questions! Its great to know what other people are creating and using.
Amy x.

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galangL said...

good work Vince...have you noticed, your bottom post Hand Gestures is now 1 year old? Now that's one year of good work! :D

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Pinkzombies said...

yay, thanks so much for this helpful info.

Jimmy Bishop said...

Thanks for the detail info. I am in a Digital Media course at present and can use all the help I can get! I still trying to get full use out of phtoshop and Illustrator and just learning to use Flash with Action Script, also trying to learm Dreamweaver also.

Shekhar Sahu said...

many things to learn, I just use flash, photoshop, and coral draw for simple designing :)

The Divine Sound said...

Ahhhhh! That's exactly how I feel! Looking forward to more awesome animations.

Kwaii Tifa said...

thats cool.

Joe Scott said...

Lovely stuff this, certainly does give the "sense of busy" and does it very concisely.

Jill said...

Ever used Anime Studio? Great 2d program... not just for anime style animation.

Roxi said...

Wow, I love your blog.

MOMster said...

The titles you use are as interesting as your art-work.

Distorteddogma said...

Learning on ToonBoom Animator Pro2 and just a pencil and a pad, or whatever I can find.
Be Well.