Monday, 7 December 2015

Minor: Sally Uv'd

Minor: Sally Modelling Complete

The long image is the final of Sally. In the image above is the model fitting the proportions of the orthographics and I personally don't like it as her body was to long and her head too big, so I've readjusted it to more pleasing proportions.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Minor: Sally Body Modelling 1 - So Far...

This is Sallys body so far. I'm thinking that I will model the top half of the dungarees on top along with the buttons. I'm finding it difficult to make the shirt look like it has volume as the angular shapes get lost the more volume I add - whilst modelling this I started to become concerned with skinning and overlapping.... more to come

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Minor: Sally Head Model Complete?

Other than a few tweaks to the hair I think her head model is complete. I wanted the hair more 'light' and in sections but I will be putting joints into her hair so they can curl and spring up with different emotions. I've made the protruding fringe bit on the front of her hair smaller as she started to look like a rhino - I think the geometry here is incorrect but I'm not to sure what to do...
any feedback is welcome :)

Minor: Bog Goblin Model Complete

I still need to make the flap on the back of his costume but I'm not sure which way I'm going to do this yet.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015

Minor: Sally Head Block and Refine

I'm having some trouble with the placement of the eye but I'll continue and see where I can get with it.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Minor: Room Concepts - Bathroom and Kitchen

Unlike the bedroom which I'm claiming as 'Concept Art' here are two other rooms in the house, the bathroom and kitchen which I'd like to call Concept Sketches - this is only due to the short amount of time appearing in the animation. The Kitchen will be one shot for no more than 3 seconds and the Bathroom is more of snippets.

Maya Class: Animating Poses

I have had some trouble with this rig, the chest control I believe is errored and even keyframing wont stop it from wriggling about.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Minor: The Bog Goblin Story Book Concept Art/Front Cover UPDATED

My original thought for this idea were for it to be a childrens book (which hopefully I'll still get to do and present at New Designers) - it still is but I'm making an animation of it. Below is the Front Cover of the book, I think theres something not completely right but I cant put my finger on it so any feedback is welcome :)

Friday, 13 November 2015

Minor: Goblin Head Blocking

I Have used the horn as a marker as during the process of modeling my Orthographics seem to be off so I'm trying to find a happy medium. I attempted the lower horn but it didn't go to plan so I will be attempting that again after editing my orthographics.

Minor: Production Art and Concept Art of Sallys Bedroom

Bedroom Concept Art

Production Art 1
Production Art 2
After discovering the layout of the room and knowing what is included in there I have tried to get a nice blend of 'CG rooms' and 'illustrated rooms' in childrens books. But looking at the production art the room and furniture still seem stiff so I have edited them again in the concept art to make it more fun.

Minor: Floorplan Draft

To help me to understand what needs modeling I made a 'set' so I know where the camera is and what is included in each shot.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Minor: Orthographics for Sally and Snod (UPDATED)

For some of the parts of the body and clothing I have done 'reference' images just to help me on how to build it. For example what the back of the clothing looks like on the characters, how Sallys hair is formed and what is going on with Snods head.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Maya : Posing

Below are the five sets of poses. Including the start, inbetween and finish.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Minor: Bog Goblin Expression and Pose Sheet

I have also made a plan - more for myself when it comes to modelling him, where the horn-like ears are on his head as in my previous painting he looks rather flat faced. I want the horns to act like a dogs ears, so they can help convey an emotion as his features are simple its quite difficult to push an expression so I think these horns will help out alot if I can rig them properly

Minor: Girl Character - Expression and Pose Sheet

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Minor: Bog Goblin Rhyme

After working with Phil on what children actually like, whether boy or girl, scenarios and rhymes were made back and forth - here is the final rhyme... and I thought it was time that the Bog Goblin was introduced a little more :) I have also contacted Voice Over artists, just awaiting reply and I can start the animatic.

Beware the Bog Goblin! Beware him at night!
He likes to tickle your toes and gives Granny a fright!
He's under your bed and best friends with the dark
And when he smiles in the shadows, he smiles like a shark!

Beware the Bog Goblin! Shh! What is that noise?
He's crept into your toy box, he's eating your toys!
From your dolls hes made soup! From your bears he's made stew
Quick! Hide under your blankets before he eats you!

Beware the Bog Goblin! Phew! What is that pong
That smells of old socks and of cheese that's gone wrong?
Your mum and dad blame you, they think you're the one
But its not you making smells, its the Bog Goblin's bum!

Beware the Bog Goblin! Oh my what a muddle
Of the bathroom he's made. Look! The floors one big puddle!
He's been eating the soap! Drinking toothpaste's his thing
And flossing his gnashers using dog hair as string

Beware the Bog Goblin! Look! he's at it again!
Daubing this wall, now that one in crayon and pen!
He thinks hes an artist! He wants his face in a frame
But no matter what he thinks, you know you'll get the blame!

Beware the Bog Goblin! Now theres a surprise!
He's at the end of the garden, he's munching mud pies!
The legs pulled from fat spiders are a bog goblins treat,
But slugs are his favourite, he scoffs them like sweets

Beware the Bog Goblin! He's got a snotty wet nose
And right up it his tongue fits - as far as it goes
And from green goo and crusts he rolls big squishy bogies
And then taking his aim, he targets old fogies!

Beware the Bog Goblin! He;s big trouble for sure,
He breaks wind, and makes mess. Someone show him the door!
But isn't it true if the bog goblin departed
That you'd miss him a bit and be left feeling downhearted?

And isn't it true, that in spite of the noise
Of him wrecking the bathroom and chewing on toys,
That you love him a bit? He's a friend, (though bizarre).
So, the bog goblin's not perfect, but then which of us are?

Minor: Girl Character Colour Comps

I think (and hope!) I've got the girl character where I want her - at first too old then too young so I'm hoping with the addition of re'proportion and a little neck she hits the right age. I have also done some quick colour comps using overlay.

I know at the moment she looks a little plain - in the colour comps I've added freckles and whichever colour comp I take further I'll mess her up a bit with dirt specks and worn material but for now here are the local colours - I've been looking at pastel colours mostly. I like numbers 4 and 9 but I think some more colour play may be needed. All feedback is welcome :)

Maya Class: Posing a Charcter

We were asked to download a rig, I chose Bonnie from created by Josh Sobel

Here are the references I used and the screen caps of the rig

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Minor: Bog Goblin Final? Girl Character on the way...

So after my last tutorial it was suggested to go back to the girl and reconsider the proportions as she was looking a little too old, at first I was taking inspiration from old photos of my younger siblings but this time I've just focused on one of them - Lily who is 4 - though I'm unsure what age my character is she is 5 and under.

I looked at her face again, I originally like black eyes but children and animation in general are expressive, and through research characters for a younger audience have bigger eyes, so I want to make the girl as expressive as possible - which I don't believe can be done with black button eyes.

I like number 3 for the face

I also had another look at body proportions and dressed her up a bit, I like her in numbers 1, 3 and possibly 5.

I also adjusted the Bog Goblins colour and put him in his swimming costume :)

All feedback is welcome

Monday, 12 October 2015

Minor Project: Which Bog Goblin?

So I've done some sketches for his body and dressed him up a little and thought about colour palette too, I'm tying to not dive into details as it is unnecessary at the moment - I think the muted colours work well as I imagine the girl and the environment will hold most of the colour, plus he lives in a toilet and its not all rainbows in there....

One thing I am unsure of is which Bog Goblin to go for I really like both but I'm just not sure....

Some clothes for the Goblin! I like numbers 1, 2 and 4

I personally prefer colours 1 and 2

All feedback is welcome :)