Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Finally, 27 Second Full Color Anime Test.

Whew! Finally, this must have taken 40-50 hours, total. Ugh. However, that time frame in labor can be cut to more than half if:
1. Frames are drawn carefully, with skill, quickly, with sharp 6B pencil, no line breaks, no marks or mistakes to correct in photoshop. (real eraser is problematic) (frames drawn hastily with mistakes in 2B pencil)
2. Scanned at high 600 dpi for less line breaks (in theory, right now these are scanned at 300 dpi)
3. If frames are drawn carefully and there are no line breaks, then coloring is a breeze. The use of Bucket makes filling in blank spaces with color a lot easier.
4. However, that time left can be used for adding shadows.
5. Skill= Speed. The more skill and pratice, the faster it can be to make good frames.
6. Assistant. An assistant is needed to scan and digitally color frames would be nice.
7. Backgrounds should be painted with High Grade Gouache paint. Japan calls it "Poster Paint" and we Americans confuse Poster paint with Tempura. The above backgrounds are painted in Tempura. I will need to get some High Grade Gouache and thus the backgrounds will look so much better.
8. Perhaps using a lead pencil also causes line breaks because some parts will shine when the scanner scans it. If that is the case, then a matte black coloring pencil should be used, one that makes a heavy line so one doesn't have to apply pressure to the drawing.

Wow, Anime takes a long time to make, but with skill in drawing fast with no mistakes, and fast methods used, I can make a good hand-drawn anime. Right now, I am going to take a break from animating, to hone my drawing skills to increase my skill in drawing anime, illustrating the gaming cards, and make a better anime. I will train for 2 months of drawing and thus will make a better anime after training. All animators go through training when making a new anime to adjust to style change, etc.

Monday, October 1, 2012

4 second color test

takes forever coloring it. Since the first few second frames were drawn fast and sketch-like, they were difficult to color with the bucket tool, which colors between black lines that connect the dots. In order to color some frames here, I had to do it with the paint/pencil tool, which took freaking forever, like, an hour a frame. But the wizard frame, which was drawn well and connected the dots, a seconds worth of frames is finished in less than an hour. The final drawings of frames must be drawn carefully with a 6b pencil, sharp at all times, all lines connected, no marks, and scanned at 600 dpi to make sure the scanner doesnt create broken lines, and thus itll be easy to color them with the bucket tool in photoshop. It takes super-forever, an hour a frame is TOO LONG if you draw with sketch-like with a lot of broken lines, like I spent perhaps 10 hours on coloring 2 seconds in this anime, perhaps more..