I whipped up this very rough facial animation to start looking at Tronald’s mouth shapes. On reflection, I should probably have done his whole head but I was only really interested in his face. To make this, I drew 5 key frames that captured his head movement and key phonemes then inbetweened the rest. I […]
Decided to do some sketches of Tronald in preparation for my character performance piece. Jon suggested when I told him my idea for this that I created a character based on Dump instead of straight up drawing him. However, I think he’s too good a reference point to waste this opportunity. I took these sketches […]
This clip came to mind when thinking about a 2 character performance. I like how the lip sync for these two characters is far more bespoke than just a series of stuck on mouths. I’d like to experiment doing a facial animation with Tronald based on the original clip concentrating on how he forms his […]
This week I made up a bit for my slow progress. Because I was having trouble taking my ideas anywhere new, I decided to make a sculpey model of a Hermit Hog. I now have a solid idea about how the rubbish they live under stays on their backs (by growths that swell to grip […]
This week, I’d been struggling to take my idea for the hermit hogs to any new places. I was drawing the same thing over and over again without bringing anything new to it so I decided that it would be a good idea to try and model one. Here’s the development of a Super Sculpey […]
In doing a little research on the spiky fellow that inspired the Hermit Hogs, I found this gem of a video. It’s narrated by the un-ironic real live version of Matt Berry’s persona.
I took a drastic change of direction this week and I’ve begun work on an old idea I had from earlier in the year – Hermit Hogs. I’ve made some initial sketches based on the old ones and had a bit of a look at Hedgehogs too. I’m having a bit of a think about […]
As a little exercise, I drew this festive scene of some Hermit Hogs gathering round a traffic cone covered in glow worms.
Here’s a few sketches of my initial thinking behind the Hermit Hogs. You can see variations in chosen fast food packaging, what they look like without it, posing and a little example of their environment.