Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Emperors New Groove - Rough Test

Here is one of my rough Emperors New Groove scenes where I have Kuzco waking up and realizes that he is still a Lama. He's licking his lips etc as the bad taste of grass is still in his mouth. Lama's don't eat the same meals as the royal kings do. It is production Sequence 12.8 , Scene 2 Most of my scenes on this production were Kuzco as a human. As those scenes were completed, we continued on animating the emperor as a four-legged.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Willy Pogany 2

Here are more Willy Pogany's beautifully drawn studies of Head structure and facial details.  Enjoy. { click images to view larger }

Posted directly below are some very informative notes worth reading:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mark's Notes - 8 - Breakdown of a scene - No. 2

Here is Video 2 of me breaking down another scene 
for my Story students at VANarts.

In this video I discuss the extra layer of believability that the 
animator James Baxter has created to add to the overall performance. 
Some thoughtful subtle acting decisions can add to the 
character being very much alive.

Summer 2012 - some sketches

Sorry for the lack of posts during the last couple of months.
Been busy doing summer things :-)
Here are some rough sketches while we were away. 
My wife and some others poolside.