Oooo where to start. We'll start with the character stuff! I needed to get some more work done on the boy after he enters the forest - with his darker look. I have started doing that:
Next, a new character that has never been seen before!
Then a little bit of background work...these still aren't quite coming together - I can't decide on a style and I don't like what Ive done myself...
Last but not least. The animation of the day! Fast running boy. First the run itself:
Then the making of the run:
Then my commentary: This run is OK. It's very procedural though, nothing that great about it. It's not inventive in anyway. I don't mind it because it looks OK and it suits the piece...but there are a few other mistakes. There is too much head movement. The head needs to move in a tighter circle otherwise it all just looks a bit too much. I had to shoot this on 2's to slow it down so that you could actually make sense of it. But lesson learned and that is whats important!
Other than that, I think today has been a good progress day. Plenty of work done - just need to get cracking on the backgrounds and get a few more poses for the boy down. I've got to draft up the end of the piece, which I will do the same day I get the end of the poem. Then I need to go over everything, make sure it all makes sense, it all looks good. Go to an in depth final storyboard, make sure all the backgrounds are done then animate the it and find the right music. We're getting there slowly....but the deadline looms! DUM DUM DUMMMMM!