Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Beat.. and begin.



Boy. Been a long time since I flexed my tiny little animation muscle. Just started sketching Rosie dancing and next thing I knew it was a set of key poses.

I just noticed something. With her bobble pigtails and little red shorts, Rosie looks uncannily and entirely unintentionally like a certain Mouse.
Looks like she needs a different colour for her shorts. Pity, red suits her.

Speaking of animation, anyone know anywhere where you can get an animation peghole-punch and/or pre-punched 13-15 field paper that DOESN'T cost a fortune??
I just about died when I saw an $800 pricetag on a hole-puncher O_o
And ebay is drawing a blank...

10 comments:

mayhem said...

NOICE amy...i can feel the arcs!

ZSL said...

adorable :>

Starline said...

Does this help?
http://www.lightfootltd.com/product_info.php/cPath/29/products_id/99

I can only seem to find $800 dollar ones too. :/

chris chua said...

awesome! So full of life:) they kinda remind me of Calvin and Hobbes!

David Nethery said...

Those drawings are super. So appealing .

David Nethery said...

Here's my thought on hole punches : All of us are used to the Acme standard pegs (one round, two oblong) , but if you're doing the film all by yourself then does it need to be Acme standard pegs ? Disney's , Warner's ,Lantz, MGM, almost everyone did fine for most of the 1930's (and into the 40's at Warner's) with two round peg holes as the standard peg configuration. Seems like two or three round holes from a standard office hole punch would work.

Note Ken Harris's two-hole peg bar on his Warner's animation desk circa 1942 in this photo:

Ken Harris animating

(on top pegs , yet ... the heretic !)

Otherwise I think it's the $800.00 punch or paying top-dollar for pre-punched Acme pegged paper.

Amy said...

David: Hey fellow Brother Bear artist! (I did Rutt & Tuke for BB2) No, I just want to be able to animate for my own pleasure, this isn't for any industry work. I have Acme pegs on my board, but I also have a 3-hole punch. So I ended up just buying a matching 3-hole peg. $5, problem solved.

I dunno how those guys animated on top pegs. The Studio Ghibli animators still DO.

If I ever needed an Acme punch, I could just ask the local universities. This is Portland, ONE of them must have an animation department ;)

David Nethery said...

"Hey fellow Brother Bear artist! (I did Rutt & Tuke for BB2)"

Hey, Amy, that's funny because I just recently had an email exchange with Richard Bailey where among other things I was telling him that it almost feels like we worked together because of all the shared characters over the years from Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, etc. I always respected the high quality of the work produced by the Australian Disney studio and it was a shame that they closed you down before you all had a chance to do more original content films (like the Mickey-Donald-Goofy "Three Musketeers" movie) instead of everything having a number 2 or 3 after the title.

doodlegirl said...

i just stumbled upon your site. I have one of those animation hole punchy boards. Never used. I bought it thinkin' I would. I'm sure it's still in my closet all shiney and new... contact me at shawn (at) doodlegirl.com and I can take a photo of it and see if it's what you want...

Chris Sobieniak said...

I dunno how those guys animated on top pegs. The Studio Ghibli animators still DO.

Technically most animators in Japan do anyway..

doodlegirl said...
i just stumbled upon your site. I have one of those animation hole punchy boards. Never used. I bought it thinkin' I would. I'm sure it's still in my closet all shiney and new... contact me at shawn (at) doodlegirl.com and I can take a photo of it and see if it's what you want...


If it was, I'm sad if I didn't get a chance to ask for it as well, I have some 1,250 unpunched cels accounted for myself I wanted to get punched anyway. :-(