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Ginny

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on: March 22, 2012, 04:23:06 AM
 Hi Dennis,
                 Just wondering what's coming up next in watercolour lessons?  :P ;D :clap: :clap: :clap:   


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Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 04:35:50 AM
I will be announcing what's coming next  :whistle: sometime tomorrow.  :D
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Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 02:49:49 PM
Dennis, I've posted this question in another post but, I'll ask 'ya hear in case 'ya don't get to see it.
I was wondering if you know how they made the animated film 'The Snowman'? I think it was done in water colours but not entirely sure. I wonder if you've ever created anything similar? I'd love to know how to do this and create an animation.
Cheers  :)
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Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 06:27:06 PM
Will come back to you on this, Tony. First gotta look at The Snowman  ;)
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Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 07:01:46 PM
Looks like it was done in watercolours or more likely gouache (called Designer's Gouche).

Take a look at this. http://www.cartoonster.com/ Used the flip method when still at school (forgot when that happened  :heeha:)
Can also use a video camera taking 1-2 sec shots at a time of each drawing. Remember animation is very time consuming.  ::)

I tested mine in stick figures first to get the motion correct and then fleshed them out after that. A light box helps a lot as well (saves time and frustration)
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Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 11:20:12 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the info and the great link. I watched through it and learned much about animation that I'd never thought of before. The ways they add dynamics and exaggerated movement was very interesting.
I'd seen a clipping of people making 'The Snowman' some time ago and, it looked a painstaking long process. The end result matched with music was fantastic though.
I think I'd rather paint one image and write a text story to go along with it and use people's imagination to fill in the animated 'movement' in their minds eye!  :smart: :2funny:
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Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 06:56:22 PM
In the old days they used to draw and paint every single frame by hand and each frame could take hours to finish properly.

Nowadays we have very sophisticated computer software and graphics programs to do it - witness the 3D cartoons seen on the TV. (shrek, etc)
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Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 07:34:32 PM
Thank you Dennis. Yeah, I did wonder what they use these days and, especially the 3D movies like Shrek etc.
I may take a look to see if anyone has posted a Youtube video showing this modern way in action. Something like Disney/Pixar etc.
I've really enjoyed this subject Dennis. Thanks for taking the time to help.  :thankyou: O0
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Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 01:22:16 AM
Hi Dennis, just wanted to say that I really appreciated the grouping of the next set of classes with a discount for buying all at the same time.  I am looking forward to the mat class-appreciate the odd free class.  Loved the sketch book class that you gave-I have wanted to have a little sketch journal for years, you convinced me.  I bought a small, handy size and I am trying to discipline myself by using only ink-no erasing.  It makes me think before I draw, rather than using pencil and erasing endlessly.  I take it when I go out for the day and it is a nice visual record of how I change as I get more comfortable with ink and spontaneous sketching. I don't worry about how it looks-its just for me. Thanks again.