I’ve so excited to have three little paintings in The Hive’s Secret Art of Animators 3‘s side dish show, Saturday Morning Cartoons! I grew up on Nickelodeon, and Rocko has largely contributed to the weirdo I am today. Yay! Come out this Saturday for the opening!
Realizing how incredible an animation tool TVPaint is, I wanted to share my method of quickly flipping through frames with a late-model Wacom tablet. Like working on paper, this allows you to see a good chunk of the surrounding frames play back quicker than real time, which helps a lot with spacing/arcs/motion/etc/etc/etc– and unlike real paper, you can view tons of drawings with a quick spin of the thumb… Plus, you won’t get papercuts!
So long as your tablet has a Touch Ring, you’ll be able to flip through your whole animation (pretty darn handy). I’m sure the Touch Strips work just as well.
Through paint motifs, a cat chases a mouse… a clever one at that.
Made in TVPaint during my last year at CalArts!
Also watchable on Vimeo.
This is how I’ve tackled my film this year– completely in TVPaint! First, I’ll animate my roughs, using different colors for general cleanup. Then, I’ll make a silhouette on another layer, and using that as a stencil, create another layer with an overall gradient and a final layer with paint and eyes. Eeeek! Less than one week left! At least these are all done for the most part!
Finished Once Upon a Line, my TVPaint warm-up-testing-getting-all-the-mistakes-out-of-the-way short!
TVPaint is a wonderful thing. Only took 3 weeks to convert me from paper to digital!
I think I’m going to hold back on uploading anything until the Open Show, so hang in there 😀
Basset Hound rock painting… Uniquely yours, only at Etsy!
Gnome and Turtle rock painting — get it on Etsy! This one-of-a-kind magical duo will be pleasant company at your desk.
Sharks rock painting only available on Etsy! All rock slate paintings are inspired by the designs of the rock veins and their imperfections.