Wednesday, 31 August 2011
I took the above photograph depicting someone whose in prison. The "prison" is metaphoric though, symbolizing the various prisons we find ourselves caged into.
I'm done for the day. Time to go home now.
Friday, 26 August 2011
I took this photograph of Durban last night (26 August 11) from close to the shore. I've been dying to take this Photograph for ages :) now I have several of similar shots thanks to Ant and Dave!
Enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Thank you for barring with me, and visiting my blog. Totally2d.org is currently down but my Engineer is working on that (its tough for small websites like mine but he really does a great job) please be patient with us, and than you for all you support.
Now for some GOOD NEWS...
As an independent animator, you may realize that I have the room to make quick decisions on what to animate. What works, and what doesn't. This requires keeping your ear on the ground on whats happening in the industry. The above image is an extract from my new Work-in-Progress titled Hot Stuff: SEASON-ing 1.
Previously I mentioned a 2d animation software called Crazy Talk animator. Now that I have it, I plan to show the world how powerful it is. Watch my sample animation here, its just a test of how to animate in Hot Stuff: SEASON-ing 1. I'm SO EXCITED about this! Thank you Reallusion for all your invaluable support.
Monday, 22 August 2011
I've started working in Crazy Talk Animator, creating a musical video for Elsa Kamsoda. This Fairy above is one of the character designs I'll be using. She'll be playing a violin, so I was just doing some online research on violins online.
The musical video will probably be ready after I finish the current project "Sun of God" which will be an animation of Elsa's poem. If all goes to plan another project I have on the cards is Clouds of Love by Zayed :) So much work, so little time.
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Enjoy your day! Thank you for visiting my blog. Cheers..
Friday, 19 August 2011
I forgot to post something last Friday for my "Happy Friday" artwork. This Friday I have the above image, it was my entry for the uShaka Marine World body Art competition that will be happening on the 27th of August. It's going to be great! Unfortunately my design above wasn't chosen for the event, good luck to Ant (my classmate) who will be taking part. Enjoy your weekend guys!
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
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Don't be afraid to change something if you think that will make it better! I've made adjustments on my Springbok design, the client like it BUT.... the old design had blood on it and a tooth coming out! All that blood + the shape of its nose made it look like a WOLF to a lot of people. Springboks are a gentle more feminine animal (if you will). I'll continue juggling some options until the client is satisfied, so far this is what I have...
I'm in the middle of designing a logo for someone. The challenge with that is achieving simplicity. The above image is from Ndoto communication's presentation for "blue Mondays". I designed the Blue Mondays logo for the sometime ago. Its an event they plan to host at a coffee house (hence the U with steam coming out of it). I posted this just to share an old piece of work.
Below is another old piece of work.
I think every designer should go over their old stuff and see if their improving from that. It helps to compare what you did then, and what you are coming up with now.
Hope you have a lovely day! Cheers...
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
As I walk around I'm impressed by the number of people who are geared for the Rugby World Cup! Here in South Africa, the people around have started wearing Springbok jerseys to show their support, and I've designed the illustration above. Its an extract from a side project I was doing the past 2 or so weeks.
I really loved the knocked out tooth on this bok, but the final product doesn't have the tooth and all that blood. We concluded that it looked a lot like a blood thirsty wolf or something. Below is the original sketch I had done, and photographed. The two images look... different (I know)
In the sketch, the springbok is not all buff and rugby-ishy. I wasn't sure where the right leg should go, the sketch looks scared... worried, or something. The end result was done in my Toon Boom Studio animation package. All in all, I really enjoyed this project! Thank you for reading my blog, enjoy the rest of your day!
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Friday, 5 August 2011
I took this photographs in the room just across the corridor from where I'm blogging. A friend of mine asked me to take some photographs like these, I'm failing to attach them without getting errors and thought he might as well download them from my blog :) I can now just email him the link!
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Another random wallpaper I've designed, and titled mad cow :)
It was one of those just for fun designs I hope you have enjoyed. My 2d animation website will be having its 1st birthday on 23 August hahaha I must design something.. I guess.
Happy Friday! (I think I should post some random wallpapers every 'Happy friday')
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
So far I've been fighting several obstacles in the production of my animation mini series "Hooked Alive". Alas, I seem to have made some progress. Less than 15 days ago I stumbled upon Crazy Talk animator. Its a 2d animation software that you can try out for yourself, and from what I'm seeing its good features I could have only dreamt about!
I recommend any aspiring animators to Download Crazy Talk Animator trial now, and try it out. You might surprise yourself, soon my website will have some Crazy Talk Animator templates for you to try out including the one above; Martin, from my Hooked Alive cast. So now I have the script written out, and all the characters designed I just need to add the full version of Crazy Talk Animator.
Crazy Talk Animator has a function where you could just import an image (as shown above) and use that one image to start animating! You'll be impressed, I know I was. There also have several step by step Youtube videos on how their software package works watch it now!
I'm an animator, and I love it! However somedays you really struggle to push your productions, most days its hard, and during those rainy days. Can your software give you the tools that are effective, and powerful enough for you to pull through the millions of frames needed? Visit my website http://www.totally2d.org/ and see the full range of animation softwares that I trust and use! Crazy talk Animator is a product you might also want to try out, my favourite feature is the Body pupperteering where you animate by moving your mouse!
Their product has a wide a range of feature PLUS you tube videos, to make your life easier. Enjoy the accesories panel, and facial animation tools. This would be brilliant to use in my future productions!
Enjoy your day! Wish me luck, as a continue progressing in all my art, photography, and animation projects :) CHEERS!
Monday, 1 August 2011
Took this photograph last week for my class project. I'm looking forward to taking even more photos and designing the final poster. In this one Calyn looks almost as if she's floating in music, drowning or something. Its a bit somber, and I love it, but will be taking more photographs until we come up with the best we can later this week.