Friday, January 30, 2009

Creature Feature

This is a project I did for a Special Effects class in 2008. At first glance it just looks like another creature I've colored in Photoshop but WAIT! ...What sets Creature Feature apart from the others is that it was actually constructed with the purpose of being animated in After Effects. It was drawn out in individual pieces so that once scanned, could be 'hinged' together with some 50 different joints to create a movable monster!

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All of the body parts were drawn out separately, scanned, colored and then pieced together.

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It took many hours to piece it all together but the end result was exactly what I was aiming for. I was able to import all the constructed pieces into After Effects and make a short clip of the monster swiveling his limbs and opening his mouth...Each finger could even be moved! I'll try and get that uploaded sometime. Meanwhile a full sized image can be viewed here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A jumping off point...

I've decided to attempt and use blogspot as a base of operations for my online portfolio as opposed to running my own site. I've browsed through a few other art related blogs and have seen some pretty cool applications for displaying artwork. Maybe I'll even do some writing on here - you know, to pay my dues to a free blogging service.

Hopefully I'll get started soon.