Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Now that the majority of the studio has finished with Hop and is no longer in crunch time, life drawing has started up again! I'm less happy with my one minute drawings that I am with the five minute ones though. I feel like they would have been better if we started with one minute poses and worked out way up, rather going from fives to ones. I was much faster at the start of the fives and slowed down towards the end of them. I think that messed me up on the first few pages of ones. It's amusing though to watch their progression as you go across and down the page.
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 9:22 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I've volunteered to work as an animator on a friend's senior project, Test Flight. I'm excited about learning how to animate a puppet in Flash and cant wait to get started. Her characters are super appealing and the story is cute. This is a drawing I did of one of the characters, Mabel Lawson. If you're interested in Test Flight, you can find more information about it on the Test Flight Production Blog.
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 3:21 AM
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I have a bunch of new life drawings to post. I went to the weekly model session at the Nucleus last night. It was fantastic to draw from a live model rather than photographs. I think I got some nice drawings out of the session and hope I can go again. I just wish traffic in LA wasn't so horrible. It's pretty impossible to get from work to the Nucleus by 7 if I leave at 6.
I also went to the zoo today and left with some bird drawings. I haven't spent much time drawing birds and really enjoyed doing so today. I made friends with the HUGE Andean Condor. He spent most of the time preening but at one point he came right up to the fence and watched me draw. He stayed there until some fool came by and made kissy noises at him. I'm always amused by the fools who show up at the zoo. While at the tortoise exhibit, some zoo keepers stopped by with a bucket of mulch. A guy who was watching the tortoises noticed them and blurted out "They eat dirt?!". That's really sad. >_>
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 8:09 PM
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Great news, the new Hop trailer was released today! This was a really fun film to work on despite the hectic schedule. The characters are adorable and I got to animate the awesome Pink Berets! In fact, the part in the trailer where they jump out of the bushes is the first section of my shot. =D
Anyway, I hope this film does well. I don't actually remember any animated or partially animated movies about the Easter bunny, so this might just be the very first. Congrats to everyone who worked on Hop. There are some really nice shots in this movie and you guys should be proud! =D
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 10:35 AM