Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Bonnie Animation Test

Wow, its been a while since O posted anything. Oops sorry!

The last few days I have been kept busy working on an animation test for a new zealand animation studio. Fingers crossed I can pick up more work if all goes well.

The animation rig I used for the test is called "Bonnie" by Josh Sobel. She is quite nice to work with and is nicely designed. If you want to download her you can find her at the following address


The audio was supplied by the animation studio and the only direction I was given is that she should be animated in a mid shot.

Anyway this is what I came up with.

Animation Test from Geoff Ind on Vimeo.

The animation took me about 30 hours of work.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Quick Warm-up sketch.

This is generally how my drawings start out life, as a very quick and rough sketch. In these quick sketches I mainly concentrate on Gesture, Anatomy, Perspective and Silhouette.

I then draw over my sketches on a new layer refining the drawing and adding more detail in a more finished clean line style. Sometimes I feel that the first sketch that I do is often the one with the most life in it. This year I resolve to try and keep the looseness and vibrancy of these initial sketches in my work.

This one was completed in about 15 minutes or so while I was warming up this morning. I kind of like how it came out, hopefully I'll come back and do more of a finished version later.

Ruff warm up sketch "Victorious Boxer!"

I should probably put some feet sticking into frame of the vanquished boxer or something similar!


Thursday, 7 January 2016

Ray BB8 Sketch

Finally got to see the new Star Wars movie last week which I really enjoyed. I especially Loved Rey and BB8, so when I was sketching today that's what I started to draw.

I quite like how this sketch came out at the moment but I'll sit on it for a bit and come back to it with fresh eyes in a few days time. My intention with drawing this is to paint it up and make a finished piece that could possibly go in my folio.

Rey and BB8.
 Ta Geoff.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Goose and Gander Animation loops.

I have been busy this weekend working in Flash, making a couple of new animation loops based on our flock of Geese. The goal of this exercise was to create some new animation using Flash in a more realistic style with texture and colours being as close to the real geese as I could.

I started off by taking a few photographs of our geese. I used these images as reference when sketching the geese, mainly focusing on the posing and proportions of the birds. 

When I had a sketch I was happy with, I saved and imported it into Flash and used it as a template to build my characters. Again I used the photographs as reference for painting the textures and colour of the feathers for both male and female geese.

Sketch of a Goose made using photographs as reference. Colour swatches to the left of the sketch where taken from the photographs using the eyedropper tool for ease of colour picking and painting in Flash.
The most time consuming part of the process was building the character to start with and getting the colours and texture looking right, after which the animation was reasonably quick to complete.

It has been a fun little project and I'll be having another go with some more animation soon, refining the process further and making more good looking animation!

Ta Geoff.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Some more progress..

Making some more progress on my current scene.

As you can see I am starting to think about animation while designing the character and have been sketching out some basic movement poses. These will help out when it comes time to animate this character.

Slug band member.
Ta Geoff.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

More progress today...

Been working on some Flash animation today. 

This is going to be part of a much larger scene with more characters which I have yet to design and animate. I Couldn't resist getting some animation happening though so will tackle more of the scene in the coming days and weeks.

MonsterBand WIP from Geoff Ind on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

New Flash work..

I have something new on the go in Flash. Stay tuned for more to come...
Design ruff
Complete flash assets