Thursday, November 12, 2009

Anime Appreciation Characters Part 2

Here are some of the students' animations. Above is Nancy's "Levazul".

Although the animations are fairly basic, the students learned the fundamentals of animation and gained an appreciation for how much effort goes into making their favorite animated movies and television shows. Click the following links to see more examples:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anime Appreciation Characters Part 1

Here we see some of the students creations. Several students also endeavored to draw characters in Photoshop using the Wacom tablet, and some used Photoshop to animate them... Which we'll see in an upcoming blog post.

Design Your Own Pokemon-esque Character Project

This fall, students in the digital studio's Anime Appreciation class learned the basics of Adobe Illustrator by creating Pokemon-esque characters. We designed pre-made eyes, ears, noses, mouths and bodies, which the students copied and pasted together. Advanced students were encouraged to try their hand at editing the existing pieces and creating their own parts.

The following week, students were encouraged to import their characters into Photoshop and use its animation feature to create simple GIF animations. We will post some examples shortly.