Moe wrote:Your animations are really nice, makes me wanna do some too. What software are you using for your animations? Also, you have some pretty solid form and construction skills. I also see you draw a lot of boxes and cylinders. What resources did you use for learning perspective?
Sorry for a late reply to your post in my sketchbook, so I reply directly here.
I disappear from the internet from time to time due to time and other issues.
For the somewhat recent animations, they were done in CLIP Studio Paint.
However, I do not think the choice of software will matter without a dedicated workflow.
There just needs a controllable timeline, "onion skin", and the ability to put all the frames together.
Technically those are "unnecessary" too, but will save time and are good help always.
Other popular options: Krita, OpenToonz, Adobe Animate (used to be Flash), TVPaint, Photoshop
Rather than software, traditional has a lot of benefits as well because of inherent differences with digital.
In that case: Lighttable, pegbar, animation paper, pencil, eraser, and maybe a ruler.
Various makeshift solutions for a lighttable exist but I do not know of them since I bought one.
Although it is "unnecessary" in a similar way to the timeline/"onion skin".
A metal clip with printer paper can be a makeshift solution for the pegbar and animation paper.
These are the resources which I would consider had been the most helpful for me in learning perspective.
Though intuitive sense of perspective is worked and relied on heavily after the basics were understood:
Perspective Made Easy by Ernest Norling
Successful Drawing by Andrew Loomis
Perspective Refresher - https://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb. ... resher.pdf
handprint: elements of perspective - http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech10.html
I do think a lot about form but the idea of what construction is, has become a little unclear as a result.
And yes, I do draw lots of boxes and cylinders.
On the cylinder, I'm wondering if there's more to it so I've been drawing those for a while now.
As for the box, I've been drawing them for a fairly long time and figured about interesting things.
They have also influenced my general studying/learning methods to be directed experimentation (from life included).
I like to follow by Vilppu's "No rules, only tools!"
Which seems to have results for me, or at least I hope I'm not deluded in thinking so.
For this post, I drew various things to maybe demonstrate.
Understanding from boxes helped when drawing, particularly space I suppose.
Perhaps I might be complicating it and a box is just a box but I dunno.
Just personal experience mine that can be wrong.
Anyways, I hope things make enough sense while I'm very tired.