Sunday, December 15, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Yay, the Smurfs 2 is out on dvd so I can post my work online! All of these shots are in order of appearance in the movie. The last two are from a Build-A-Bear commercial that I worked on after the majority of animation on the movie was finished.
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 10:59 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I have an announcement to make. I just signed my contract today which makes it official, in two weeks I'm heading up to Montreal to work on The Little Prince! I'm pretty excited since I have friends already working there and have heard good things about Mikros. =D Time to get packing!
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 10:07 PM
Monday, November 04, 2013
revisited this piece as part of the Magic Box masking assignment. I made some
adjustments to push the contrast, lightened up his ears and added fur to
the outsides. I also picked out some strands in his face. I wish I'd
done more studies though to get a better grasp of the anatomy of his
cheek and how it connects to his snout. I feel like that entire area is
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 6:53 PM
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I just finished the first part of the third Magic Box assignment. We were supposed to use the lasso tool to make random shapes, fill it in with black, make it a mask, and then turn the silhouette into a creature. He didn't want us to simply draw a creature since people tend to draw what they know, are familiar with, or some variation on something that can already draw well. Whereas this method would force us to come up with something new. It was really challenging to do this without drawing something first. Lol, I started over three times before settling on this shape. It was hard not to try to for the silhouette into something too early on. Part 2 will involve taking our exploration image and developing it into an actual character/creature. =D
I'm enjoying alternating between animating and painting. The question now is should I proceed to part 2 or pause to do some animation? Hmmmm...
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 9:59 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Ok, the back is looking much better. I changed the arc on the screen left front leg (and adjusted the back in relation), so the legs on both sides are different. I'll update the screen right side tomorrow. It's definitely getting there though. I wanted to make sure this worked from various angles so I could use this cycle in the future with minimal adjustments for whatever camera angle the shot happens to be. That and making sure the cycle works from each side is teaching me a lot about dog mechanics. =D
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 8:16 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I did some clean up on the legs, toned down the chest rot y, worked out the neck a bit and did some posing work from the front view. It still needs a lot of adjusting, so I didn't save any of the playblasts from that camera. If I'm able to work on this tomorrow, I'll have a front view ready to show. This exercise is really teaching me a lot about dog mechanics! =D
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 10:44 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013
During my unemployment I figured it would be nice to continue my animation education on my own. I love animals and thought it would be fun to do some quadruped tests. First up is a show trot of a well bred dog. According to dog show judged, the trot should appear effortless and indicates a dog that will be able to work efficiently for long periods of time. I used a basenji for reference. Here's a look at what I have so far. Everything's keyed on 1's since the trot is so fast and requires specific poses. I still have some clean up to do, but am happy with the direction this is going in. =D
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Thursday, August 01, 2013
I enrolled in Chris Oatley's Magic Box a couple of months ago and am currently working on my second assignment. We were supposed to combine a master renaissance work (that had atmospheric lighting and visible brush work) with a funny animal. I chose one of Rembrandt's self portraits and an aye aye, lol. Here's a look at my progress so far.
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 11:54 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
I had my last day at Sony a couple of weeks ago. I've sent out my reel and am waiting to hear back from studios. In the meantime, I plan on spending significantly more time drawing! I went to Dr. Sketchy's last night and it was amazing! Life drawing and burlesque should definitely mingle more often! Here are the drawings I did there:
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 11:28 PM
Friday, May 17, 2013
Today marks the end of my time on The Smurfs 2. I have a wonderful experience on the show and really enjoyed working on the project. Everyone around me at Sony was super nice and also quite funny. I've had a blast! I'm also very happy to say that I'll be rolling onto Cloudy 2 when I come back to work next week!
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 4:35 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I would like to complete one painting a day when I'm not on 12's at work. I'm starting off this challenge with an image of one of my cat's toys. I probably shouldn't have picked a translucent subject at this stage in the game, but I've always had a problem with over complicating my work so I can't say I'm surprised. XD Plus one crappy griffon drawing because I didn't want to go to bed, lol.
Posted by Jocelyn Cofer at 10:43 PM