I initially planned to just do a speed-drawing of the Obelix character from the all so popular comic books. Also a personal favourite of my own alongside Spirou, Gaston, Calvin & Hobbes, Larsson and many more.
Then I thought why not try to make him move at the same time, just so I could have a little practice, I realized I could do it fairly easily with a head & body turn, only six frames needed and I had the whole weekend at my hands.
This is my recording of the process on You Tube, feel free to take a look if you feel like it.
I always liked how Disney put a lot of effort in having beautiful backgrounds in their animations. I wanted to try to paint one myself just to get a better idea of how time consuming it is for just one background. I put around 18 hours into this one and I think the outcome is ok but nothing near what Disney produced. I used Pencil2D with the standard brushes.
Well not any need for updates if there’s nothing going on 🙂 Ok, ther has been somthing going on. I’m still animating and cartooning for fun. I’m still impressed with open source software and I want to see if they can do the things I want, you see I’m proud to be that type of guy that thinks you don’t need Photoshop or Apple before you start to do your thing. It’s fun to push your limits with open source software.
This update is because I started to paint more again, who hasn’t been impressed with the Disney style backgrounds from the 30’s 40’s 50’s … now I want to see what it takes to replicate this with the MyPaint version of Pencil2D. This is how far I got a Friday evening. Cheers see you soon, or in a few years 😀
This is the final result, good enough for me. Learnt something too.
Here’s also another study, this was made im the original vanilla Pencil2D (not MyPaint brush-version). I wanted to see if I could do it with the standard tools available.
I got interested in testing Sketchbook Pro with a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and I must say I liked it a lot. Very nice overall feeling when drawing. The only thing I noticed “again” is that the Samsung gets all the colors a bit off compared to what it looks like on the computer screen. I wonder why, now I have to find out if there’s a way to adjust the color tone on the Samsung so it’s closer to what I get when I look at it at the PC.
Happy New Year. Learnt a few things this year as well, maybe this year I’ll buy a tablet computer to draw on, so I can draw digitally directly on screen. The MS Surface Pro 4 looks promising. I consider Wacom to bee too pricey at least at the moment. We’ll see. The main thing is whatever tool you use it comes down to commitment in the end, and I know it would be easier to be more productive with a Surface Pro 4 but it doesn’t mean I will have more time to put into this hobby and that I will be more productive, so. I look at my traditional tablet and I think: “-I’m ok with that one too.”
I’ve had time and inspiration to play around with the open source animation application – Pencil 2D. The usual way I do it is that I just start drawing sketch after sketch not giving many minutes to decide wether I press delete or keep. This one passed the delete button, so I decided to give it some coloring and a final touch.