Friday, December 28, 2012

Lip Sync

My first lip sync in maya :) 'Twas a good learning experience.

"Feels Good to Win" from kevintheartist1 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Moar Sketches

Some cafe sketches:

I had a little art brawl with my friend where we sent each other shapes we made in Alchemy and had to turn them into characters. The shark man is my favorite:

And finally, some sketches of a character I was thinking of doing for the eleven second club. It's an old man fish:

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Digital Painting and Sit Stand Practice

A little painting of a clown girl and her pet clown bird:

A little animation exercise to practice for our sit stand project. I used the Norman rig, which can be found online:

sitpractice3 from kevintheartist1 on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Accidental Scooby

My first digital painting with my new intuous5 tablet. I decided to draw a puppy and something interesting happened. I gave him a blue collar because I thought it would best complement his brownish fur. I then gave him spots to take care of empty space on his fur and add interest to his design. Only then did I realize that it looked like a puppy Scooby Doo. Perhaps there was more thought put into his design than I thought.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

More School Stuff

My Primitive Theater for Computer Animation:

Primitive Theater from kevintheartist1 on Vimeo.

My Rodent Animatic for Concept:

ktemmer RodentsFinal from kevintheartist1 on Vimeo.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Art School Stuff

Here is a pantomime animation I did for Traditional Animation II:

ktemmer pantomine final from kevintheartist1 on Vimeo.

Here is an animatic I did for Concept I. We were given the story and had to design the characters and storyboard it:

Maimou and the Dolphin Animatic from kevintheartist1 on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Felt good to finally do a personal drawing again. Haven't had much time to do that.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pantomime Character Design

Character design for pantomime animation project:

Do you see?... Do you see what I did there?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Giant Sketch Dump

Some doodle n' sketches:

Some figure drawings from FEWS:

Some exploratory character sketches for Traditional Animation:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Maimou and the Dolphin

A storytelling image for Concept. We were given story about a monkey and a dolphin and had to create an image that conveyed an important part of the story.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monkeys n' Dolphins

Here are some character designs for my concept class:

Here are some exploratory sketches I did when I was trying to come up with the designs for the characters:

I wanted to think simple geometric shapes. Here I tried a square as the basic shape for the monkey's head.

I tried getting more complex, trying to see what I could get. Although I like this design, the monkey with the square head stood out more. I wanted my design to be interesting and catch the eye.

I tried drawing the monkey and the dolphin together to see if I could get two designs the juxtapose well. I soon decided it would be best to have the monkey's sharp, geometric shapes contrast with the smooth, flowing shapes of the dolphin. 

After a little more exploration, I tried using a triangle as the basic shape for the monkey's head. I found the monkey on the right to be my favorite, but I felt it needed a bit more adjustment.

Finally, I found the design that I liked. A strong triangle takes the from of his head, giving him a strange, but interesting appearance.