unfortunately the last week of animation has been pretty slow, though the start of these animations tend to be so i'm not too worried! just getting used to animating new characters in a new style
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the "rough animation" previews from now on are gonna be a lot cleaner than the ones shown for previous animations, since i'll be cleaning up the animation as i go in order to make the finalization of the animation easier for myself!
it may not look like much currently, but this is a very essential starting point for this project! i'm now working on a full animation for "stupid horse" by 100 gecs, meaning it'd be a 2 minute long animation!
i'm very excited for this one, since its pretty much a small-scale version of what i had planned for the "Reaganomics" animation a while back but a lot more feasible, with entirely unique character designs and more fleshed out backgrounds! and it's action-focused!!
my current plan is to continue boarding up until October 1st, which is when i'll kick back into my schedule of animating every day! theoretically it'd be possible to complete this animation by November, but realistically i figure it'd be done in December.
YUP! its already completely finished (somehow)! and it'll be coming out SATURDAY!!
the video im currently working on, which im hoping to release within this week or the next, is a funny little ad video for this patreon!
i just finished all these 12 seconds of animation today alone (boarding excluded) with the full thing being 30 seconds long, so i'm hoping this thing will be out pretty soon!
after this animation, i'm gonna try and dedicate a week to experimenting with stop motion + cardboard paper cutouts for potential use in the future. after that, i'd be digging straight into the full animation of "Stupid Horse" by 100 gecs, which i'm pretty excited about! it'd be my first full song animation since "Modify"! and i have some ambitious ideas for it..
if i do delve into stop motion, youd see the results of it here! if not, chances are i'm just gonna go right into animating "Stupid Horse"
the image is a concept art of how i want the colors to look in the animation!
im not really sure how long coloring would take, but ideally my schedule for the week would look something like this....
1-2 days coloring, 1-2 days on backgrounds, a day on the patron credits, then its DONE!!! either way, it looks like i'd be finishing + uploading the animation before the end of the week!!!!!!
whats next!!! --> lip sync, colors, backgrounds, then the patron credits!!!
YYAHHOOO!!!!! the schedule ended up working really well!! i've been able to consistently keep 2 seconds a day as well as often beyond that!!
doing the math, in total i did 21.3 seconds of animation this week, which averages out at 3 seconds a day!
I'm in total 89.7% done with the rough animation!!!! theres only less than 8 seconds left!!!!! if i stay on pace, it'll be done between September 1st and September 3rd!!
this leaves me likely to be finishing the entire animation before September 15th!
i have some plans im setting in motion to try and get my animation back on track!
generally, my goal when animating is to at least get an average of 2 seconds of animation done a day for a month, AKA 1 minute per month. i did that pretty well before, but you can tell ive struggled with getting that done since releasing "Modify"! (like how there was a 3 month gap between uploads earlier this year only to upload something 30 seconds long)
to remedy that ive decided to finally actually set a schedule for myself! it feels a bit no-brainer, especially since the reason I was able to maintain productivity with "Modify" is that i actually had a pseudo-schedule where I would board all day then animate 4 seconds of animation at 7PM. but hey, now it's official!
ideally, this would not only allow me to regularly get 2 seconds of animation done per day, but upwards of 4 seconds like i've been wanting for a while! that being said, i'm just gonna take it easy starting out with the 2 seconds a day thing. i now also have some personal goals that should help to motivate me as well, so we'll see how this pans out!!
i'm currently 60.8% done with the rough animation, having 813 out of the 1338 frames complete! if i can maintain 2 seconds of animation a day starting today, the rough animation would be finished on September 10th.
this week was a pretty slow week for animation, but for good reason!! I was recently commissioned for something Official Lemon Demon!!!!! the work is over now for the most part so this week is gonna be pretty normal. who would've thought my first proper freelance work would be for Lemon Demon!
also i wanna change the last cut in this video to make it more interesting.. namely making the rug animation more dynamic
it's been a while since i've given an exact breakdown of how far i am with my animation, so here it is!
right now i have roughly 612 of the 1338 frames completed for my current animation, meaning i'm currently 45.7% DONE with the rough animation!
my current plans for completing the animation as a whole is to finish the rough animation near the end of August (this month!), and release the animation itself on or before September 15TH!!
for what i want to do next, i want to animate at least a minute of "Stupid Horse" by 100 gecs, as funny as that sounds! i have a very specific idea for the animation and style of it that would differ a good amount from the stuff i've currently done, putting more thought into the design and look of it like i did for "Ladyflash" plus some, ultimately with the goal of having some fun nutsy looking animation that would fit the song!
the image attached is a bit of a perspective shot of the character from that animation.. this time i actually plan on following through with what song i want to do next, so look forward to that!!
heres what ive been working on this past week!! theres actually an animation error in the last gif, where the teeth on the head turn faster than the eyes and dont turn enough when the cat closes their eyes, which im probably gonna fix in the final animation
the first one is all-new! the second one is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEwMdk3V79s which is all of the previous animated footage but now there's lip sync!
this past week was mostly spent planning on paper, so there isnt too much to show GIF-wise, but thats not to say no progress was made! things should be picking up this week!
thats right!! the next animation is of "Soft Fuzzy Man" by Lemon Demon!!
the animation will cover this section of the song up to the very end, so itd be about 1 minute and 15 seconds long!
a thing i wanted to mess around with more was animated backgrounds, so something i wanna do for this animation (which you can see a bit of here) is have it all be in 1 continuous shot using animated backgrounds as transitions!
as for when this animation will be finished, i expect some time between August 15th and September 15th
so ive been itching to get back into longer-term animations, problem is that picking the right song has been a bit of a task!
the past 2 weeks ive just been all over the place trying to figure out a good song to animate, which has not been easy.. namely right now i want to avoid doing something "wholesome", as well as do something i find a lot more interesting and impactful on the art + animation side of things, which that in itself took a while to figure out! unfortunately though this means that the audio i mentioned before is off the table
there was a song i was really excited to animate, having a strong concept of what i wanted it to be, and it fit my wants perfectly, but i was uncomfortable animating it with the lyrics it had beyond the part i was gonna animate, so i scrapped it (which is what the gifs above are from)
this post isnt meant as "give me song recommendations!" because i straight up wouldnt be able to work under that, i just wanted to let you know whats been going on!! im really trying to get back into work on whatever the next animation may be of, so i want to end this process as soon as i can, hopefully within the next couple days or less
right now im in the process of sketching out an animation of this audio! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84v5R4aQ-4c which will be the full audio, meaning it'd be a 1 minute long animation! i'm not sure if i'd necessarily be finishing this animation within the month, but its what im working on nonetheless!
the video seen above is the current storyboards for what was going to be sort of an "ad video" for this patreon, that i aimed to finish within 2 weeks with subtitles in-video explaining it.. i decided to put it off for now, because i feel like it's a bit of an inappropriate time to release it, but i still hope to finish it one day because i find the execution funny
YAHHOO!!!! if all goes well, backgrounds should only take a day to finish!! which means the animation may be coming tomorrow or the day after!
the images seen above are some of the .pdn files i used to decide the colors + rough out the backgrounds for this animation!
now to start work on cleanup, colors, and then finally backgrounds!! theres a chance of me finishing it all this week, but i expect it to all be done some time next week ^_^
the rough animation for this project is very nearly complete!! only 4 seconds left to board and animate (which is the amount i get done on a good day!)
as for whats next, as always im not entirely sure, but i have a few ideas! one of which would be an animation of this audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84v5R4aQ-4c . i have a pretty solid idea of what i want it to be, the only problem comes with how itd be a minute long + a bit ambitious which i dont think im quite ready for yet..
my other idea is a completely original short! there isnt too much to say about it conceptually for now, other than i'd aim for it to be ~30 seconds as usual. i may end up doing this then following it up with the animation i mentioned before!! we will see........
generally my goal this summer is to try and stir up some stuff that's interesting to look at, putting more focus on the background + general design side of things!
progress was a bit slow this week, but things are picking back up again, the rough animation should be over 50% complete as of today!
the animation i plan releasing some time between June 15th and June 30th is of "Ladyflash" by The Go! Team! this is a bit more experimental than what i usually do, plus theres a few cuts shown in this clip that go unfinished for now since they need editing in post so it might look a bit strange for now, but i hope you like the end result!!
ive always wanted to try out stop motion, and i thought now would be as good a time as any to try it out!
whether or not id actually be using this for a full animation is yet to be determined.... but i might use it for a shot or two in the animation for June!
pictured is my closet, which i cleared room out to barely squeeze 1 desk in next to my dresser, as well as put a stool for me to sit on while i work! unfortunately the playstation eye camera haphazardly rubberbanded to the hanger pole didnt get to see any use, since i found out that you can use apps to turn any smart device into a webcam
the gif made here was made out of the pieces you see in the third picture, with the ears glued on the back of the head and the floating hearts shot seperately, all chroma keyed and assembled with editing software!
the "stand" for the camera is just 2 random boxes from my shelf stacked haphazardly using a Super Nintendo as the weight to prevent the top box from tipping over when i hang the camera off the edge of it.. super nintendos are a lot heavier than youd imagine
this video itself isnt all that secret (its in my public unlisted playlist) but here i can offer a bit of explanation!
i recently downloaded adobe premiere just to toy around with and see if theres anything interesting i would be able to do that could be handy/interesting to use in an animation, but also to see if i could achieve this effect...
more specifically, for a while ive had an idea for a short animation of "Switzerland" for a while now where at this section of the song i wanted there to be repeated thick outlines each being a different color of the rainbow expanding infinitely around the character, constantly shifting in hue.
i wasnt able to achieve this effect exactly how i planned to, as you can see in the video where its more like a repeated scaling of the image where you can see the thickness of the lines varies a lot, and gets blurrier as the scale increases, but it definitely serves as a proof of concept!
this isnt going to be the next animation (maybe id do it some time this summer though?) but i thought itd be interesting to share nonetheless!
oh yeah and, the animation used is just a trace of a gif of "Louie" dancing from a sega genesis bomberman game, with the help of @smorbee on twitter who looked through the sprites to see what they looked like without Bomberman riding on top....
as far as i know, this isnt even the complete amount of what sketches there are for Modify (i have another notebook thats full of random sketches instead of being a dedicated notebook for animation storyboards), theres a whole lot here!
ive been doing these for all of my animations since "Modify" in a single notebook! they are very rough sketches of storyboards i do just to get the idea down.. ive shown some of these before for Modify on twitter, but here's the complete scan for CAKE! i plan on uploading the scans for Haircut and Reaganomics soon today, as well as potentially Modify + some upcoming stuff!!!
from here you can see a bit of my workflow, where i usually dont start animations from the very beginning, generally doing what i have an idea for first
YAHHHOOO!!!! theres not much to say now, this next week will be spent doing lip sync, clean-up, colors, and the backgrounds!
all of these processes take the least amount of time, so its pretty much guaranteed that the animation will be released on the 15th!
progress is coming along a bit slowly but surely! the rough animation should be finishing up either this or next week, which would line me up for finishing by the 15th!
more specific numbers....
the full animation requires 507 frames to be finished
at the moment, 314 of these 507 frames (62%!) are boarded
and 216 of the total 507 frames (43%!) are finished!
no lip syncing on the cat character (yet!) since this is a shorter animation i just plan on doing it all in one go at some point, there's gonna be an intro to this animation Buuut i just decided to start here since this is where most of my ideas are for at the moment!
i think ultimately what this past month or so has shown me is that at the moment, i'm not ready to dive right back into doing longer 2+ minute ambitious animations, but thats okay!! i know i've been kinda jumping around from project to project lately, but i plan on finishing this one!
i still plan on finishing my animation of "Reaganomics" one day, and doing more ambitious videos, but for now i'm going to focus on shorter bits of audio.. the plus side for you, as the viewer, is that it means you'd be (hopefully) getting more frequent uploads! albeit shorter videos
the current animation i'm working on now, which you can catch a preview of the storyboards above, is a ~30 second cut of this audio: (WARNING: REAL EXPLICIT!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tVbVu9Mkg
my own cut of this audio can be heard in the attachments, which i chose to cut down a lot on the explicit-ness.. i still plan on coloring this animation and giving it backgrounds though! i don't think i can really give a good estimation of when it'll be finished, but i'm heavily aiming for before the end of April, with mid May being the absolute latest!
hey its been a while!! sorry about that!
generally i try to post something every week, though for the past few weeks ive been going through a bit of a rough burnout, so i've been taking a break from art and animation for a while, and have recently been making efforts to break out of it
that being said, i do i have a special little something something i'll be uploading to YouTube tomorrow!! it's a fairly simple little joke animation ive wanted to make for a while, so i hope you look forward to it!
a few days ago i decided, screw it!!! i've wanted to animate "Reaganomics" for such a long time and i didnt want to wait any longer, so from now on i'm working on REAGANOMICS by lemon demon!!! (specifically the 2012 version, which can be heard here!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjCyVfBiwpE)
this ones gonna be intense, its an entirely action-focused animation of the entirety of "reaganomics", which you can see a little bit of in storyboard form above! in terms of when it will be released, i'm currently estimating the rough animation to be done some time in either May or June, and for the finished thing to be finished in either July or August!
as for "haircut"...... i dont really know! at the moment im putting it on hold to work on reaganomics, though i'm not sure if id come back to it or not after this since i found it a bit boring to work on
i'm very determined to complete and finish this animation, however!!!! i hope you all enjoy the process because this is gonna be a crazy one!
personally i found myself stressing over them more than necessary and would rather avoid that + spend that energy on the animations.. that being said, thank you so much to everyone who's been part of it and i hope you enjoyed your sketches!!
the next animation i will be doing is one of the full endings of HAIRCUT! also technically by lemon demon! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUIu6_eTkjY)
this is the ending i plan to animate, if youd like to listen for yourself..... (not the exact audio i used, i spliced the parts together myself to have it be more seamless!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_amilyhNo8
the uninterrupted animation to be done for this song is 3402 frames, or 3 minutes and 9 seconds! personally i'm not entirely sure when this animation is going to be finished, but i hope to complete it within June of this year!
it will also be fully colored with proper backgrounds, as i'm hoping to do for all animations going onward!!
at the moment, im not really sure!
for a while i've wanted to animate "Party on the Moon" by Lemon Demon, though coming hot off the heels of "Modify" i feel like some other songs by him have caught my attention more that i'd be interested in animating... namely i want to make full animations for both "Knife Fight" and one of the full storylines of "Haircut"!
i still like my idea for Party on the Moon, plus it'd be shorter which would be nice as a cooldown from the goliath that was modify, so its still a potential option! i'm gonna be taking a break for about a week so in that time i'll make my decision..
thank you so much for your support!!!
YIPPY YIP YIPPEEE!!!! these next few days will be spent doing the backgrounds and some finalization such as the patron credits, i hope to finish the full animation and release it this week!
thats right!! modify's cleanup is 95% DONE which i'll probably be finishing today! this next week will be coloring, backgrounds, the final touches, then modify will be FINISHED!
i plan to try and finish the animation next week, but it may also be the next, something i can be sure of though is i'm finishing this animation before the end of the month!
afterwards, i'm going for "Party on the Moon" which is what both of these character designs are for! i hope to finish that one within 2 months, as i won't have to worry about cleanup anymore, YAHOO!
thats really all there is to say! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!! time to delve into the dark murky depths of cleanup.....
its been a hot minute since i've posted an update but i am still hard at work!!! progress has been a little slower than expected but thats ok!
at the moment i am 92.4% done with Modify's rough animation!!!! more specifically, i have 2326/2516 of the required frames completed, or 129.2/139.7 seconds!
depending on how things go, i should be finishing this rough animation within the next 2-3 days!! personally i do not plan on uploading the rough animation in its entirety to patreon, mostly to prevent any major leaks, but i'll still try to think of something interesting to show as cleanup/colors/backgrounds start to take place!
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