Mini Specialisation – Research Blog

For my mini specialization I wanted to do sometime more personal. I wanted to do 2D animation expressing feelings and emotions but through the art dance. Dance in itself is very expressive, through body language.

I got my inspiration from “Ryan Woodward’s” youtube animation *Thought of You* –

Another inspiration is *Duet* by a former Disney animator “Glen Keane” –

These two amazing animations are just breath taking, by telling a story about lovers.
Very stereotypical I know but it is like they say you only find that love once in your life, and you can’t help to express it. Because of these animations I want create a short animation of my personal experience of love, through the art of dance and 2D animation.

I have some idea’s for songs that mean something to me and my partner below –

“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
“Something Just Like This” – Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Magic” – Coldplay

What I want to get out off this

I want to sharpen my skills in anatomy and also learn about rotoscoping.
I did my own sketches of anatomy to try and get a feel for the kind of style I want.

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I’m aiming for a simple style, not much detail, not face and very box like.

I did some research and I will also use these images as references.

Rotoscope

Whats is it ?
Rotoscoping is an animation technique used by animators to trace over motion picture footage, frame by frame, when realistic action is required. It’s a tool used for visual effects in movies and can be used for 2D animators. Now rotoscoping in the digital world is often aided by motion tracking and onion-skinning software. Flash or Animate CC has made it easy to rotoscope as you can dim down the opacity of the footage and then trace over it.

Which is what I will be doing. An animation of a couple dancing to a song for about 30 seconds.

 

Links

7 Tutorials on How to Draw the Human Anatomy / Body / Figure | Drawn in Black. (2017). Drawninblack.com. Retrieved 30 March 2017, from http://www.drawninblack.com/2008/07/7-tutorials-on-how-to-draw-the-human-anatomy-body-figure/

Duet – Glen Keane HD (2014). (2017). YouTube. Retrieved 30 March 2017, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qnQqXr838E

Figure Drawing. (2017). Pinterest. Retrieved 30 March 2017, from https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/276689970834080104/

How To Draw Manga. (2017). Pinterest. Retrieved 30 March 2017, from https://au.pinterest.com/pin/338755203193162431/

How To Draw The Human Head. (2017). Pinterest. Retrieved 30 March 2017, from https://au.pinterest.com/pin/347480927471945517/

Human Anatomy Sketches. (2017). Wolflover1086.deviantart.com. Retrieved 29 March 2017, from http://wolflover1086.deviantart.com/art/Human-Anatomy-Sketches-571331775

NAKEDNESS. (2017). Wolflover1086.deviantart.com. Retrieved 30 March 2017, from http://wolflover1086.deviantart.com/art/NAKEDNESS-549432977

Thought of You – by Ryan Woodward. (2017). YouTube. Retrieved 30 March 2017, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBk3ynRbtsw

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