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Some old and new.

Now that all the Dr. Sketchy’s stuff is starting to roll forward, and the website is essentially up, I can finally get back to the stuff over here.  🙂

The first two sketches are at least a decade old – both were done while I was in college.

oil and pencil wash of fat lady

sketch of graveyard fields

The above is a sketch of a bunch of boulders at Graveyard Fields, a camping ground up on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC.   The forest there burned down at one point and moss grew over the stumps, making the thing look like a graveyard at some point in the past (though I don’t think it looks like that anymore.

Next is a bunch of sketches during a Godawful section meeting at work….the first is a diagram of a robot I’m currently building in Anim8or.

animation diagram of a robot

The next two are folks droning on about last quarter’s prediction median’s for next quarters analysis for the previous quarter’s predictions.

pencil sketch of a presenter

another pencil sketch of a presenter

And last, but not least, Mr. Big Nose.

Mr. Big Nose


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Fooling around with computer animation.

I’ve spent the last couple of days fooling around with computer animation….this post would have actually been up last week but there’s been a lot of annoying hindrances to embedding the video, so I’m just giving up and posting an image and a direct link to the animation on Photobucket.

Boing Boing posted an article last week a kid out in the midwest who taught himself at 16 how to do animation with a lot of free tools on the internet.  I had some spare time so I started fooling around with tools and tutorials he reccommended.  It’s not as difficult as you might think…

animation image¤t=birdmovie4.flv

If you notice, that’s an exterior shot of the bar I built in Sketchup.  Sometime this week I’m going to see if I can set up a few animated characters in the bar having a beer or two.

And yes, I know this doesn’t have a lot to do with sketching.

[shuffles feet] 

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