An old animation exercise - the Lift and Toss exercise is the first one we get in school that has a proper character we can animate (not a flour sack or ball and the like), and it also deals with weight - the way it is first carried and then disposed of.
At first i came up with a mean little girl, who picks up a present which isn't hers and tosses it away.
|first - getting ready to pick up|
|struggling with the lift|
|then the toss!|
I never got to finish it since i unfortunately left at the middle of the semester.. and this is the only file i managed to find of the animation: partial and requires a lot more work, but at least the beginning is somewhat to my liking -
Then when i came back in 2010, i wanted to go for a character that would be atypical and hard for me - a big, burly man. a caveman!
somehow they all turn out super-curvy at the end. i HAVE to tone it down with the crazy curves. but, for the character rotations, a deadline's a dealdine:
and the final animation:
Hope you enjoyed!
Now i have a fully functioning YouTube account with videos and everything! my other animation are uploaded there as well.
you're welcome to check it out here: