Wednesday 10 April 2019

Power of Love

First time for everthing, and in this case, first time of adding some animation to my blog.

Hope you like it. The first is an "animatic" or timed storyboard of what I planned to animate. The requirements were that there had to be some sort of silent communication between the characters and at least one of them had to show a change in mood or attitude.  Also, there had to be a run, walk or leap in there somewhere to show one's ability to add previously created animation into a shot.

And here is the final animation.

It turned out pretty much as I planned. It's a bit hammy, but... well I think it communicates. I could have spent more time finessing the timing and facial expressions, and some motion, but overall, it's pretty good. I haven't done FX in a LOOONG time, nor do I have much experience doing them, so the explosion at the end was (obviously) "borrowed" footage.


  1. NICE! Wow, that's a TON of work -- and it's really great and fun.

    The borrowed explosion works really well and the vapour trailas he flies up is also great.

    It's funny, though. I actually like your storyboard a little more than the final thing. I can't get over how much life and personality you put into those simple squiggles!

    Illustrated Ghost

  2. Well, I am glad you like the animatic, though... that suggests... SNIF... that I shoudna bothered to animate it... WAAAAA!


    I like the weird expressiveness of your rough pencils because I see them as some kind of aesthetic miracle. How the heck do you make squiggles tell a story?!!

    But the final version is polished and perfect and tells it all better and in an even more fun way. The animatic is just cool from an addled mind's perspective.

    Addled Illustrated Ghost

  4. Addled mind... AAAADLED MIND!!! OOOOHHH, You Waskeley Wabbit!!


  5. Okay, it's now official - there are two addled minds at work here...


Thanks for your input!