Friday, July 25, 2008

Attempt at George

I've been reading John K's blog for a couple of years now, as I'm sure a lot of people have, but this is the first time I've tried drawing one of his characters following his instructions.

I used Flash to ink the lines on seperate layers trying to pay attention to where the line needed to be thicker/thinner as depicted by the rough and also trying to pay attention to the construction. Below I've coloured the lines to show their different layers, like Katie Rice did with her image. But when I'm animating in Flash I like to put the head in it's own symbol to try minimise the features moving around the face, so I also broke the head up into it's own system of layers. Also the feet weren't drawn on the rough, so I gave him some socks :)

I also found a coloured version of George in the same get up on John's blog so I coloured him for fun.

For a first go I don't think I did too bad. But when I compared it to the one Katie Rice did I did see some errors :S If anyone wants to give feedback, please do!


Jeremy Brooks said...

Thanks Allyn. I struggled with that chair...and his feet. Hope it came out ok.

torba said...

you still amaze me. koko

Kali Fontecchio said...

Hey Allyn- haha, Katie is not inking for John- so I think you were looking at my inks on John's blog.

You're definitely making some lines way too thin. For animation, everything needs to hold together consistently. Plus by having all the thickest lines on top the weight is upside-down. Remember to keep things solid and well-constructed. Look at the examples again.

I hope that helped :)