Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Morph rhymes with Worf

So I've been workin' on some newer things lately (newer for me at least), trying to get into a bit more of the classical character animation style. Going back through the Preston Blair book and all that stuff.

I think I was a bit too dismissive of this style back when I first saw it in school because I was really focussed on stuff that was new and not as derivative as this seemed at the time. I still think that a lot of animators fall into the trap of never breaking away from the "rules" (whether it be for character designs, writing, backgrounds, or the actual animation style), but animation is a fiendishly difficult and time consuming art form, so I can't hate on them too much.

Not that my stuff is so awesome and original anyways, haha.

I warmed up earlier this week with a little simple morph done in Flash featuring a magical tape dispenser that turns into an orange coffee mug whenever it wants to, which just happens to be right now. Hope you like it:

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