Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dance Thumbnails

I've been studying a lot of dances recently for additional game animations. Here are some thumbnails I drew while trying to figure one of the dances out.

12 comments:

Andrea said...

Do you have to actually do the dances yourself? LOL! Cool work! Good thing no one has to draw any of my dance moves - they would involve a lot of falling and flailing!

Brian Bedell said...

WOW!, Really cool Blog. My son is about to go to SCAD for sequential art. I wonder if this is something he could get into as well. Side project? I don't know. Anyhow, I stumbled on this while checking out blogs of note, and I just gotta tell you that it looks awesome! I am working on two blogs of my own, but nothing so cool. If you would like to check it out and throw me some feedback, you can find them at An Alternate Truth and Friendly Herb Gardening Help. I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, keep up the cool work!

Thanks,
Brian

And. said...

They're all very nice :D Keep up the good work!

Koran said...

Studying MC Hammer I see.

vita.brit said...

very cool :) i can never seem to get people right. well the body shapes and stuff like that, or putting a whole face together.

Michael Link...s "A Little Bit'a Art" said...

Nice study on movement:) Excellent

CGI Johnny said...

I lol'd at the MC Hammer moves. What are you thinking of using them for exactly?

CGI Johnny said...

I lol'd at the MC Hammer dance. What do you think you'll use it for exactly? I'm very curious about this game!

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earthprincess said...

Love your blog. Was looking for an animation blog and then I saw featured on blogger. You had a post with some books that were great for animators. Can't seem to remember which one though. I am going to study animation in July and was loooking for some good books on the subject.

Vince Gorman said...

Andrea: I do actually have to act out a lot of the dance moves before I can animate them accurately. Fortunately, I don't have to do it in front of anybody. It does help a lot to go through the motions before animating, especially the tricky moves.

earthprincess: A couple of books that any animator needs: "Animator's Survival Kit" and "The Illusion of Life". There a lots of other good books as well, but those are 2 good ones to start with and there is a lot of information in them.

Distorteddogma said...

What you are doing, to me has always been the hard part. The preliminary drawings and storyboards. I went and videotaped some of the ballet dancers near here and used them as models for my movement study.

It supposed to be part of a toon for next xmas, but because I'm only a hobbyist with a regular job and a family, I never know how long a project might take.

Great studies though.
Be Well.