Last year I found this website, splinebomb.com, I sat down and red through some of the topics and found "51 Great Animation Exercises to Master." The list seemed really easy. I know, I say that but I didnt finish it. I'm going to give the exercises another go this year. I've already done the first seven. I think this is a good start and it seems easy, but I haven't got any feed back on any of it, so I don't know how bad it is. I also haven't done some of the more difficult exercises yet.
Here are the new set of seven exercises, done with-in the last couple of weeks.
You can also watch this through Vimeo if you prefer HERE
I don't really have a new year resolution, but I am going to try and follow through with the same one that I have every year. "Follow through with what ever I choose to start." I would also like to apply to at least 10 studios by the end of the year.
I've never made it into the animation industry but I hope to get there one day. I've been practicing more and more lately. Let's hope that something good comes out of it all. If a job isn't that something then hopefully a full portfolio and demo reel will be. I need to practice more on my dialogue scenes. It's hard for me to narrow down what type of character animations I want to do; do I want to do action, acting, feature film, game. I don't really know. What I do know is that it's all really fun to me. So I'm trying to make my self confident with broad body mechanics and acting scenes.
I've also been sketching more as well as animating. Drawing was my first passion so I can't let that go. I've haven't been doing my own characters or fan art, just photo studies. Here's a couple of the ones that I've done so far.
Right-Click the image and choose "view image" in order to see their original size
Here are a couple of links to go along with these sketches. 1st Pose: Vimeo Youtube