Thursday, January 03, 2008

Crude Penguin Test





My first stab at a forward facing walk cycle. I used a different technique* (and a different reference for the walk cycle) and it only came out so-so. With a sideways walk cycle it's easier to see what's in the air and where the weight is falling. Next time I do a forward job I'll do a sideways version first, to get see what falls where.

*The technique, for those interested, was to use less body parts and more drawings, the latter being distorted for maximum use. This ended up mangling edges, dislocating joints, and making it hard to fine tune. Lesson learned: either break it up in pieces or draw the darn thing frame by frame.

4 comments:

Sally said...

Actually I think your drawings are fine, it's the timing that's a little off. And if you put in a cycled perspective background even that wouldn't be so apparent.

Namowal said...

Thanks for the input, Sally.
Working on a new one now...
:)

Linda said...

My brain is too tired to fathom what either of you are talking about. But if you want my 2 cents, this penguin simply needs a hat. Or an alligator purse.

Namowal said...

Hi Linda,
If I master the forward walk cycle, I'll redo him with the accessories you recommended.