Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Kathys project week 3

This week i have decided to concentrate on people. Ive just done some basic sketches with not much detail in, ive also added a couple more silloette pictures. Im still enjoying this project and drawring out pictures, its quite relaxing and its something nice to do to pass the time.



I rather like this picture, the whole picture i drew from was rather funny but i couldnt fit the secound kitten in. I think i could of Put more time into fur detail and shading, but i like the proporsion of everything and nothing looks out of line to much.



Here iv done a communication one which i dont like really, could of made the faces look more in proporsion but i like the body laungage and actions in the picture. I quite like the shocked one, although not everything is not proporsion, i like the over exaggerated exspression, although im quite happy with the proportion and the emotion of the upset picture.



Here i have drawn a couple of silloette pictures, you can see the communcation and body laungage in these, tell whats going on without seeing the faces or any detail. I like the proportion of the hugging picture.

In these pictures i have missed out on facial exspression on some, this is so show body launage and not facial emotion

Emotion change project..things so far

Ok, i think im getting the hang of movement in a walk now and getting to grips with things with a bit of help as well. So far i have the Depressed walk done and finding something, ive added a bit of anticipation before the bending down. All i got to do now is, bending down to pick up object, examing it and the happy walk and ill be done :D...ill have to try upload what ive done so far when i get to a pc with maya on.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Idea for emotion change and research

IDEA: My idea for this project is a character walking along, really depressed as if hes had a bad day and he then comes across a something on the ground, so he bends down to look at it, stands up and inspects this bit of paper, holding it up. He then relises its a £20 note and his emotion goes from depressed to happy, he then starts walking in a happy state. Im trying to work on the transition bewtween the two. I though maybe the character suddenly shocked as he finds out what this object is, puts it away then walks on but more happy.

I have researched into Images and videos to give me a better idea, i have also drawn what i thought it looks like then drawring something after i have researched into it. I have drawn the transitions from walking, bending down, getting back up, inspecting then walking on more happy



Idea for emotion change and research

IDEA: My idea for this project is a character walking along, really depressed as if hes had a bad day and he then comes across a something on the ground, so he bends down to look at it, stands up and inspects this bit of paper, holding it up. He then relises its a £20 note and his emotion goes from depressed to happy, he then starts walking in a happy state. Im trying to work on the transition bewtween the two. I though maybe the character suddenly shocked as he finds out what this object is, puts it away then walks on but more happy.

I have researched into Images and videos to give me a better idea, i have also drawn what i thought it looks like then drawring something after i have researched into it. I have drawn the transitions from walking, bending down, getting back up, inspecting then walking on more happy

( cant upload images at the moment, will try later)

Lifting a heavy object

video

I think i could of spent more time on this a bit more. Im quite happy with the weight being lifted, but i think the box moves a bit much and the character doesnt have a simple staight down bend and its all over the place.
I think i could of worked on the weight on the characters hips and legs as he moves over the box.
I need to have more anticipation before he lifts the box, he almost goes straight into the box lifting, he bends to far over the box and should attempt to lift the box eg tug at it, test it then pick it up.

If i was to do this again i think i would spend more time on Keeping the spine straight, lining up the box and the weight of the persons walk as well as anticipation.

Walk Cycle Year2

video

This is my first walk cycle after the summer holidays, Im not overally happy with it, i think it looks a bit robotic and not very life like. I think i could work on little exaggerations like the flick of the hands and feet, the rolling of the shoulders and hip movement But i think i over exaggerated on the leg movements, her strides are to wide.

I had struggeled with getting back into it, i had looked at walk cycles on youtube to help and through a book i had and pictures on the internet. I had to start over twice as things in the model werent working properly for example the model has a twitch, the moving of the hips didnt work with the walk and the shoulder movement wasnt moving with the body, i had tried fixing these but it got worse and worse and i was wasting time and had done it much quicker when i started over.

I feel like theres a movement that is missing from the middle bit after the highest point and also it looks to fast.

If i was to do this again, i would work more in the feet movement, arms + hands, hip movement and shoulder rolling, less exaggeration on the leg movement so strides arent so wide and work on it to look more life like and exagerate everything a little bit and frame rate + Timing

Monday, 19 October 2009

Kathys project

I am really enjoying drawing human and animal emotion at the moment, i understand the project and what has been asked of me. I have been trying to look at both a equal amount of human and animal emotions, going from small pictures to large ones.

I have used different material such as, water colors, Pastels and color pencil. 
The only thing i'm struggling with at the moment is keeping on top of the 7 drawings each week but i don't get to far behind and do catch up. 

In my next drawings i'm going to try look at the whole human body, quick sketches and whole animal body.

Kathys project week 1 and 2

In this project we have been asked to look at body language used in ever day things, like talking, interacting with children and animals, we have to look at both animal and human body language.
I started out looking at animal Body language, I looked at horse's ( something i know a little about) Dogs, cats and wild animals. 


On the Left is the pictures i drew of horse emotions, i havnt put loads of detail in, this is just a basic drawring.
The top left is ment to show the horse being alert and excited which i think i shown quite well but i think i could of moved the head up a bit more. 
Top right is showing the horse being afraid/angry, i think i could of tilted ears back more and stretched neck out more. The bottom left is showing the horse relaxed. I think the picture i drew made it look more bored then anything. Maybe could of worked on the eyes and lip more. 
On the right i have look at human emotions, going from relaxed, scared, arguing and happy.
Most these pictures i found on the internet and also random pictures i had taken when going out and also a game im playing at the moment called haunting ground, This shows human and animal emotion rather well but i havnt concentrated on it to much and look at real life more.



Here are another to pieces of work showing both animal and human emotions. My wolf drawing are showing basic dog emotions from happy/alert, relaxed, submissive and aggressive. I will eventually look at the whole body and dogs interacting.
My human body language are from photos from going out and life. The top left and bottom left is when i got together with my friends and we all sat doing different poses of communication etc.


Here i have looked at animal emotion in tigers, i looks a facial expression and to whole body. I have used pencil and pastels. Im not to happy bout the tiger face, looks out of proportion, This was my first attempt at using pastels and have learnt a bit for when i use them again.



In this picture i have decided to look at birds fighting an the body laungage used, it looks a bit messy, could of been neater. Here i have used water colour paints.

Things i struggled with on the walk cycle

 I really struggled with getting back into the walk cycle and working with maya, it took me a couple of hours to get any where and had to start over at one point.
I struggled with:

  • Getting started with the legs and the persitions but got past that quite quickly and looked up pictures and animations of walk cycles to help me.
  • The hip movements, wasn't quite sure where the hip went down to one side and when it didn't, i got rather frustrated with this and the rig kept twitching had to keep deleting frames etc, in the end i started over with the hips and got there.
  • Rolling of the shoulders, i had a go at moving the shoulders with the body but i didn't  tlook right at the end, i ended up starting again and leaving that out. ( something i need to work on in the future)

Summer pictures part 3

Here i drew a red panda and a lemur.  Im not to sure on the Red Panda drawing, it doesn't quite look like one, i'm not sure if its to do with size or shape. I think i could of taken more time over this, One eye looks bigger then the other and i think i could of worked on shading more.
With the Lemur picture i struggled a lot with the head shape and angle of the head, i ended up drawing round the picture i was drawing from and measuring it out, this picture took me longer then the others but i'm rather happy with the over all out come, i think i could of been lighter on the pencil though.

Here i decided to draw something more mythical than real, i struggled with the persitioning on the head and the eyes at first, but got there in the end, I think i could of worked on it a bit more and i think i need to work on my shading a bit more and the detail with out rushing it.

Summer drawring part 2

Second lot of pictures i drew over the summer. 

Here i tried to draw something new and again get out my comfort zone. I decided to draw a giraffe as one of my sisters favorite animals is a giraffe. Im not overly happy with the turn out of this picture, proportion looks ok but i think the eye looks a bit to big and could be moved forward a bit more. Could of worked on detail in fur a bit more and maybe done some research into other pictures of giraffes people have drawn and got a better idea. 
Im overly happy with the proportion of the body and persitioning of everything but i think i should of worked on eyes a lot more, shading and detail, it don't look that life like and looks rushed.

I have a love for horses so thought id have a go at drawing one, i'm overly happy with the out come of this picture, I think i could of taken more time on the detail of the fur as it looks to long and it should be shorter, shading looks ok round the neck and nose, could of worked on the shading on the face.
Im really happy with my lion face, everything seems in proportion, shading looks good and everything seems to be persitioned right. I think this is one of the pictures i spent a bit of time on although i think  rushed a bit when i got to the mane and could of taken slower.
These are some drawings i did during the summer holidays on days where everyone was at work and college and there was nothing to do. I enjoyed drawing them and i think i will try using more then just pencil next time and get a bit of variety going in my pictures.
I also think that i should try drawing people, this is my week spot, although i love animals and enjoy drawing them  think i need to get out my comfort zone and try something new.
I Think the kangaroo in the left turned out ok, i could of worked on the shading a bit more, worked on the eyes and the fur detail, it doesn't look right and could be improved and spent more time on, but i do like the proportion of the picture and everything is the right size and where it is meant to be.
The one on the right i copied off a DVD case called kangaroo jack, i'm not happy with this picture because, it looks rushed, eyes aren't in line or the same size, it didn't look much like the cover, could of spend again more time on the picture and the jacket detail. Im not very good at drawing pictures on angles so i may work on trying to improve that area in the future.

I Rather like the tiger picture, i do enjoy drawing big cats, especially leopards and tigers because of there patterns, i feel it gives more to the picture and you have more detail. With the tiger picture i feel like the tiger is on a slant, like everything is sliding to one size, eyes don't  look in line, I think i could of gone lighter on the picture and worked on the shading a bit more, what i do like is the detail of the strips and the eye detail.  
I love the leopard picture, they are beautiful animals, i'm fairly happy with the shading, could of worked on that more, one side looks bigger then the other though, I think i should start working on scale, proportion and making sure everything lines up.