Friday, 19 November 2010

London So Far

The back of peoples heads! on the buses so far...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

LAS Week 6- Snakes, Fishes, Birds and Sinisoidal Waves... Oh My!

Untitled from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

Untitled from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

This week at LAS our task was to complete an animation of a fish, bird or a snake. To help us create our animations we visited the aquarium to look at fish and sinusoidal waves! A sinisoidal wave passes down the horizontal plane of a fish and passes down from head to tail. The fish in the animation above is a Racoon Butterfly Fish

I also animated a snake, snakes tend to move in a wave like motion and follow a smooth path along the ground.
I think my snake moves more like a snake on a scalextric track so look out for a new one soon!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

LAS Week 5- Walkcycles

In Week 5 we had to complete a walk cycle using Flash, I decided to use a character I had designed to keep the character interesting.

Flash Walkcycle from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

Week 5- Walk Cycle Test from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

I also did a hand drawn version, I was happy with my early test above but when it came to tracing and placing my character on top of my original test unfortunately the animation did not move as well as I had anticipated!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

LAS Week 4 Weight

Week 4 was all about understanding weight and its importance in Animation. In animation weight defines character, personality and gravity in a scene. We had to choose between a push, pull or lift.

Untitled from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

LAS Life Drawing Week 4

Finally managed to bring my Digital Camera down to London so I can finally catchup with posting my life drawings!In this session it was all about gesture and capturing the mood and attitude of the figure. One important lesson I have learnt since being at LAS is rather than copying the model you can achieve far more by analysing the model and trying to achieve a sense of narrative in your drawings by asking yourself what is the model trying to portray through the pose or series of movements?