Thursday, March 1, 2007

Abe Lincoln!!?

Alright, so I guess I've kinda been keeping up with this pretty well, so uh... yeah! So I've been working on this little bit of animation recently that is me sneezing and Abe Lincoln coming out of my nose! Its pretty amazing... Well at least I think so. Anyway another interesting bit about this little nugget of animation is that I'm using a method I haven't really tried before, that being a combination of Flash and Traditional. An idea I stole from John K's blog, which I might add is an amazing read and I wish I could keep up with it better, but what I did for this (thus far) is I drew out all of the keys traditionally and then took them into flash and drew the in breakdowns directly with my wacom tablet. I've really been enjoying this method because the animation has the solidness of the traditional technique (something I've found to be very hard drawing straight into flash) but with the convenience of not having to stop and re-shoot pencil test after pencil test to make sure everything is still working, I've found a couple other advantages to it too but I'll talk about them later. So, without further adue here is where I'm at with this animation:
Yeah! I think its lookin pretty f#%kin rad too! Oh that Abraham Lincoln! That's all for now, I'll try to keep you updated on my progress on this little bit of animated love.