Patreon and my 100 Days of Illustrating and Animating Challenge

From January 1st to April 10th 2016 I pushed myself to create work outside of class to hone my skills. Hence my 100 Days of Animation and Illustration project came to be. It really benefited me with learning more about animation and I enjoyed experimenting. The work ranged from illustrations to storyboards to animations. Everyday I put these on my Patreon page while doing the project. For those that have not heard of Patreon it’s a site where art can be pledge money monthly from people, and the artist provides with them with art, photoshop documents, WIP videos or other things. I plan to keep giving myself projects like filling sketchbooks or artist challenges to keep me drawing in the future. To see my Patreon page click here.

 

Below is some samples of work I did for my 100 Day Project and to see all of it click here.

Illustration of a character from Transistor

Illustration of a character from Transistor

Style emulation. Drawing my friend's character in the style of this  artist

Style emulation. Drawing my friend's character in the style of this artist

Animating Practice

Animating Practice

Illustrating a friend's cat if they were more human (yes, they are a neckbeard).

Illustrating a friend's cat if they were more human (yes, they are a neckbeard).

Illustration of Courage

Illustration of Courage

Sonic in someone's style to practice my cartooning.

Sonic in someone's style to practice my cartooning.

I spent a couple of weeks creating a story with boards and did animatics of some of the parts for practicing storyboarding and animating.

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Dream Bash Project

A game I worked on with three other people (one other artist and two programmers). The game is a super smash brother’s style fighting game, but you use blocks as the means to fight instead of punching or kicking. The world is a fantasy world created in the minds of the children (the playable characters).

 

For this project I did all the animation work for the characters. I did about two- three passes overall for each animation, and the first pass I spent the most time ironing out the sketches and learning character movement.

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass One This pass I was learning walking animation movement

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass One
This pass I was learning walking animation movement

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass Two - Sketch

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass Two - Sketch

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass Two - Color

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass Two - Color

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass Two - Shading

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass Two - Shading

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass Three

Boy Character Walk Animation - Pass Three

Girl Character Walk Animation - Pass One

Girl Character Walk Animation - Pass One

Girl Character Walk Animation - Pass Two

Girl Character Walk Animation - Pass Two

Girl Character Walk Animation - Pass Three

Girl Character Walk Animation - Pass Three

For more of my animation work on the game click here.

I also did some graphic design work for the blog and business card to pass out at the booth when presenting the project. Also created the UI for the game.

Logo + UI Arrow Sketches

Logo + UI Arrow Sketches

Final Logo Sketches

Final Logo Sketches

Final Logo

Final Logo

Character Select First Mockup Animation

Character Select First Mockup Animation

Select Screen First Mockup Animation

Select Screen First Mockup Animation

Second Iterations for Select UI

Second Iterations for Select UI

Final Select UI: Detail Iterations

Final Select UI: Detail Iterations

First Concepts of the Business Card. Went with the simple look of the top left.   

First Concepts of the Business Card. Went with the simple look of the top left.

 

More Iteration: Playing with Contrast and Brightness.

More Iteration: Playing with Contrast and Brightness.

Messing around with another design still go with the one above.

Messing around with another design still go with the one above.

Business Card Final Design

Business Card Final Design

Poster Concepts for Our Booth

Poster Concepts for Our Booth

Iterations for Final Look. Went with #1.

Iterations for Final Look. Went with #1.

Our booth to present the game for people on campus to play. Including the business cards I designed as takeaways from the game.

Our booth to present the game for people on campus to play. Including the business cards I designed as takeaways from the game.