Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ball Under Layer

My Path of Action
My Environment

Goodness, I am trying too hard... Simpler version coming soon.
Bouncing Ball #2 from Paul Kisling on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bouncing Ball Test #1

Ball Bounce Attempt #1 from Paul Kisling on Vimeo.

Test #1

We have been tasked to bounce a ball through an environment. And we have to use the ball to define the environment with a set camera point.

This one was my first test. The area is too big and complex to show successfully. There are a few spots that need just an extra frame or two (or 4 as the case for the end there) but I need to move on.

I'll post the path of action and environment I used soon.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Golf Swing Sequence (Retimed)

Swing Clean-up from Paul Kisling on Vimeo.

We drew a model the other day in class. She did an action for us that resembled a golf swing in 11 key poses. Doug then said that for extra credit we could go in and smooth up the swing. So here we go!

With the 11 poses we got I wasn't able to render an actual golf swing. I'd call this a practice swing myself.
Below are the 11 keyframes strung together.

EDIT: I cut out some keys! Haha! Looks much better now.

Golf Swing Key Framesだけ from Paul Kisling on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010



Pendulum Final from Paul Kisling on Vimeo.

Pendulum Assignment Test from Paul Kisling on Vimeo.

Tests for the Pendulum Assignment. Will post final here once it's drawn.

Both runs need some work. First one just appears to freak out at the end. Second one seems to speed up on it's 2nd time back to the left. Still working on it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Winstead's 2分で4回お絵描き

Here is an entry from my morgue book. I sat at Winstead's on Friday and drew the check-out station. 2 minutes with a drawing every 30 seconds.

Incremental Drawing with Model 9/13/10

Here we sat out on the lawn and drew our wonderful model doing 2 minute poses. She progressed across the '9' sculpture over 12 steps.

I could see how this is helpful when each pose is keyed onto it's own page but when it's a jumble like this all I get out of it is the path the head and shoulders take throughout the action. Although there is something magical about that in it's own right.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Just want to mention that the long holds are part of the assignment. If you just want to see the morphing part of the animation click here

KCAI ANIM: Metamorphosis from Paul Kisling on Vimeo.


This straight-ahead style project was a nice breather for me. Didn't have to plan anything out - just draw.
Nice to see my translation of timing from brain to paper is still working. The Helicopter creature and the hand portions were both all completely drawn before I ever tested them on the light box. (They're not perfect mind you but pretty good for guessing.)

The earlier fly-through assignments were not as fun. The bridge scene would have been fine with some in-betweens. But the Liberty Memorial was trying to be too much. I jumped around my areas a bit too much and wasn't able to achieve the 'through-my-eyes' view I was going for. I learned quite a bit about pacing from it though! Expect the next instance of a fly-through to be much smoother.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

KCAI ANIM: Hunting & Gathering Project, PART 1

'Draw me a scene from Kansas City that you find the most nostalgic...'
Dorm room as seen from my Bed.

I traveled Kansas City for a day looking for my favorite spot. It was hard I tell you. Not being a native here, (Oklahoma btw) I wasn't terribly aware of the cool calm spots in KC. I almost posted a scene from the Liberty Memorial but after I sat there for awhile I found that, even though I love the motif, the heat of the midday sun would soon overtake me. 

'So Dorm Room huh?' Yeah, Dorm Room! It's my most comfortable place within KCMO. 

EDIT - Liberty Memorial is actually my favorite place.

'Draw me a scene from your past.'
'Bridge over Route 17, Honjo, Saitama'

I went under this bridge on my host family's bike everyday on the way to and from school. I eventually went on top of it to take a rest one day and it instantly became my relaxation spot when I wanted to get away. It helped that Honjo was overcast quite a bit (My favorite type of weather). Along with the white noise of the cars below returning from Tokyo, I often fell asleep here (Luckily Japan is very safe, especially for large hairy gaijin).