This video shows a sample of drawings that were drawn using mostly charcoal. Some drawings like the sunset were drawn on an Apple computer using Photoshop.
The Space scene was done in 3D using a program called MAYA. I really enjoyed drawing these pictures. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Preview of Art Gallery
"The Bouncing Puppy"
About this video
"The Bouncing Puppy" was my first attempt at 2D animation. It's very simple but still fun to watch. The tools I used were nothing more than paper and pencil, a camera and my Apple computer. The camera enabled me to take a picture of each drawing. Then I uploaded them into my Apple computer. Then I used Image Ready to compile the pictures into a Quicktime video. Voila, "The Bouncing Puppy".
"Spaceship Take Off"
About this video
"Spaceship Take Off" is a small video using a great 3D animation program called MAYA. All the things I learned about 2D animation became virtually useless after I started using MAYA. I really love this program. First of all there are several ways to actually draw per say using MAYA. Then making your drawing move, this is where things really change compared to 2D. You don't have to draw 24 pictures per second anymore.
The original version of this character was created years ago as my first 2D animation. I called it "The Bouncing Puppy". It was a simple animation with a simple meaning, a cute puppy jumping. Although it was no work of art, It seems that many people liked it and thought it was cute. So I decided to make a 3D version of "The Bouncing Puppy.
Maya v. 6, I decided to take the background a step further and create a moving ocean. Versions of Maya have a built in app that allows you to add an ocean or water to your animation. The version I have does not so I had to figure out a way to create it on my own. I think that it works for this animation even though it isn't totally realistic. On my first try, the ocean was running really fast and in the wrong direction. There were a few other things I had adjusted but I am happy with this final test.