Saturday, 30 January 2010

What!? Some Animation?

I'm really tired... 2am in the morning it is now, been up since 8am to hand in my dissertation early, after that I tried to get myself a light box, failed because they were out of stock, ordered one online thinking it was next day delivery, read the small print at 9pm realising that it was only next day delivery if ordered on Mon-Thurs, but today is Friday... stupid small print, and I've been working on my animatic since 12pm today hence why I am still up. But it is not the animatic that I have up to show you guys, it is a few line tests that I made to submit for my assessment which was a week ago, my grade wasn't bad mid 2-1 I'm hoping to really push that grade up to a high 2-1 not too fussed about a 1st would be great if I could get it, but I ain't gona throw a hissy fit if I don't get one. Anyway enough rambling, here is the line tests.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Nib Practice

Nibs as in pen nibs, not old man Nibs =D Anyway I bought some recently, and I've been having my fun with them. I was surprised to how well I adapted to them, I was actually expecting myself to create chicken scratch images, but hey I always scare myself like that. I do have another page of pictures where I tested out the difference between the nibs, my initial thought was, "I'm not gona be able to tell the difference between these nibs, cause I'm just dumb like that." But I was wrong, it is very easy to tell what the nib quality was and what different effects they have on your drawings. But alas I don't have the page scanned cause the ink that came with the Pental Brush Pen isn't drying, or more like the paper doesn't like the ink enough to soak it in, so it sits there on the page waiting to be evaporated. The three nibs I bought are G-nib, Saji nib and Maru nib, they're known as the three basic nibs for inking manga. I'm enjoying using these nibs and am falling in love with traditional inking again, so kinda expect more of these kinda drawings to come in the not so near future.

Thursday, 21 January 2010


I was just experimenting on how to get cleaner line art so I used Kash as my test subject, I first sketched with blue pencil and then inked it using pens, scanned and edited in Photoshop to get rid of the blue sketch lines and to darken the line work. Although I inked the image with sepia ink, it doesn't show because I desaturated it in order to get rid of the sketch lines. I thought the result was pretty alright despite it still not being very clean it will do for now.

I'm also considering in changing this character's name, it's starting to annoy me a bit. But I don't know, I'll see how I feel. *shrugs*

Friday, 15 January 2010

Fake Screen Cap

Another update guys, was working on this from 11am this morning, til about 7pm. Yer I'm slow... very slow, but anyway this is a fake screen cap of my to be animation, here you can see Tren falling, poor Tren, don't worry nothing bad happens to him. But yer it doesn't really look like a screen cap, hopefully one day I can make it look like one, but for the time being this will have to do.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

A Small Update?

I haven't been doing much lately, well I lie =P I've been doing like 1 sec animations a day, I will upload those up here once I have put them all together and ready for my hand in. But for the time being I have these "lovely" biro sketches for you to enjoy =D All done in the name of practice, although I have to still be careful-ish seeing as my wrist is kinda weak at the moment, stupid limp thing, I feel kinda better now that I've updated =D Thanks to Ong who kinda prompted by going, "You haven't updated recently have you?" Yes I haven't, but nows I has!

EDIT: I'm adding another image I don't see the point in making a new post when I only really have one extra image =D

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year


Happy New Year Everybody (albeit a bit late but yer =P)

Right a few changes have been made to my blog, I have created another blog for the updates of my dolls so as to keep my drawings and animation separate from my photography stuff. So as you may have noticed a few posts are missing but no worries I have moved them to the other place, so if you want to keep up to date with them here's the link:

But yush I hope the new year brings everyone more happiness and the likes =D