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Where I keep progress of, and display my work. Personal projects, exercises, and doodles.

Laura Nisbet

Have some stupidly-cute animal characters heavily inspired by Animal Crossing.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#illustration  #cracter design  #cute  #animal crossing  #animals 

Remind me never to try for cute when I’m upset it gets kinda wierd

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#wip 

My stop-motion course with animationAteam.com finished about 3-or-so weeks ago, but I have some old technical notes from Chuck that I wish to record for posterity.

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— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#stopmotion diary  #set up  #set making  #set prep  #stop-motion technical difficulties  #technical difficulties 
a thing featuring one of my favourite outfits that I doodled for an ask yesterday, but with anatomical fixes and some colour tweaks.

a thing featuring one of my favourite outfits that I doodled for an ask yesterday, but with anatomical fixes and some colour tweaks.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#congratulations doctor the ear job and correctional breast surgery were a success!  #gpoy  #Illustration 

Stop Motion Diary  19/06/2014

Final and finished version of a Dialogue and walk assignment for the online stop-motion course at animationAteam.com. Audio sample from Welcome to Nightvale.

— 2 months ago with 5 notes
#animation  #stop motion  #stopmotion diary 

Stop Motion Diary  04/06/2014

Another partial progress update on my dialogue and walk segment. 7 seconds out of 10 now animated. Audio from Welcome to Nightvale.

This is a slightly revised version from the one I finished shooting a couple of days ago. Chuck suggested that the head turned away from the off-screen dialogue recipient a little too early in the original version, causing the dialogue to feel a little abrupt. I agreed, and am much happier with this second pass.

I was just lucky I had an easy to replicate break-point in the action, or I wouldn’t have been able to fix it!

you can compare this clip to the original version here if you like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7KOGB8fUy0

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#stopmotion diary  #stop motion  #wip  #animation 
ATTENTION ANIMATORS!

Do you enjoy twister? model making? the thrill of being certain that every move you make could be your last? do you also enjoy holding your breath and making weird huffing noises that could be misunderstood as sexytimes by the person next door?

Then I have the job for you: Join a stop motion studio today!

— 3 months ago with 4 notes
#animation  #stop motion 

Stop Motion Diary  16/05/2014

Partial Progress update for my dialogue and walk segment, 4 seconds out of 10. Audio from Welcome to Night Vale.

Had a couple false starts on this one. It’s pretty hard keeping track of all the moving parts and making them move smoothly through poses. As-is you can see I was still having trouble when I started this take, as the hips and torso jitter quite a bit when they first come into frame.

I’m debating wether the timing of the character’s lip-sync and actions feel just a fraction of a second ahead of the dialogue. Which is odd because i’m following my x-sheet and dialogue test to the letter. Either way I think I’ll stick it out to see what happens. (and if necessary bump-back the audio a smidge in post)

Edit: Chuck says progress is good so far, lots of energy, very expressive, good projection of character. He did warn me the hips were a little stiff, and that I should try and get a little more weight/shift sway in their arcs. Though he admits that with this armature it can be a little difficult.

— 3 months ago
#animation  #stop motion  #stopmotion diary 
remember that time I doodled the perfect shape for a pattern and swore I’d do something with it? Well, 4 months latter and I finally did.

remember that time I doodled the perfect shape for a pattern and swore I’d do something with it? Well, 4 months latter and I finally did.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#accidental serendipity  #pattern  #Illustration 

Came across a folder of sketchbook scans dating from 2009 and earlier.

I may never have had an anime phase, and never had a DA account, but that certainly didn’t save me.

Over-defined muscular anatomy and uncanny vein-cloth folds are universal and eternal.

— 4 months ago
Lovely drawing either way. I like the light suggestion of denim you created with the light, gradient brush strokes. It’s a really nice touch of texture. Lots of nice stuff with the weight and line quality too. Really nice.

Thanks. Made sure I had pressure sensitivity on for both flow and opacity to get that gradient.

The lines were actually a two-step thing. First pass with a relatively dead line-weight brush. Then I used a scratchier, but more pressure-sensitive ps brush to accent the upper body and draw the eye towards the head.

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#reply