Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Struggle...

That is what trying to animate my senior project digitally has been so far. I feel like I don't have nearly as much control drawing wise using a tablet. I've drawn thumbnails of exactly what I want in my sketchbook in a mater of minutes, while I spend hours trying to redraw the same thing in Mirage. It's really aggravating since I know what I want, I just cant seem to draw it unless I'm using the good old paper and pencil. I've asked for a cintiq for Christmas since I figured it would help me significantly, but it doesn't look like that will happen. I would really like to just animate traditionally, but I don't have a way to capture my work to see how things are going.

I'm really having a hard time with this. I'm hoping it'll get better if I keep trying to push forward. It's really upsetting though. I feel like I would be much farther along by now if I were animating traditionally or in 3d, but neither of those are options now. =(

1 comment:

Wes Riojas said...

Hi Jocelyn,

I'm a new AM student which is how I found your blog. I understand your struggle. I didn't have the money for a cintiq so I did what every responsible person should do, put it on a credit card. I didn't realize that it would replace my mouse. I hate using the mouse for anything, which has led me to wanting the portable version also. Unfortunately, my credit card is now full.