Thursday, May 14, 2009

Don't sweat the details

I've had some free time of late so decided to do some sketching. Mainly was seeking out people and animals in motion.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Firefly Animation

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This is a animation that I just completed. As with the previous animations I learned a lot. For example one thing that I noticed when I first captured the animation is that it felt 'off'. After fiddling with it and getting some opinions from my friends we concluded that the timing was too even and kind of bland out the animation. So made some tweaks and got it looking a little better.

So how do I get better at my timing? Thankfully after watching Animation Mentor's Tips and Tricks I was like 'Oh, yeah I should probably start doing video reference and invest in a stop watch'. Duh!! I used to do it when I was in college, but got out of the good habit. I was getting too worried about the quality of the drawing that I forgot about the animation. Better not make that mistake again!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Old Animation

After graduating in 07 and moving to Atlanta I fortunately had the eye opening experience to relize that my work just wasn't good enough to get my dream job to be a 2d feature animator. That's like searching for a needle in a hay stack now a days. But, first I need to have the work to even consider pursuing it. So trying to kick myself in the butt and improve as a animator/artist.

This is animation I worked on almost a year ago. They are rough and have issues, but I thought it would be nice to put them online so the reader and myself can see the improvement in my work over time.


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Monday, May 4, 2009

what is TweetMOO?

  Simply put its my name,  Robin Holstein.  Robin's go Tweet, and Holstein's (black and white dairy cow)  go MOO.  It is a very silly name given to me during middle school.  No one really calls me by that name any more , but I thought it would be a fun name for a blog.  So, there you have it!
  
  I should also mention the goal of this blog is not really to write (type) my thoughts and opinions.  No, its true purpose is for me to have a place to update my art on the web.  So, I am going to get cracking on that and hopefully you will be seeing my work shortly.

Thank you and Enjoy!