Monday, December 06, 2010

Thought of You

This is a really beautiful piece of animation by Ryan Woodward. It's also a great example of how to use live-action reference for good and not for evil!  Rather than copy his reference verbatim, Ryan has stylized not only the character design, but also the motion.  He plays with the timing to create emphasis and entertainment, and strips away unnecessary details to imbue a heightened sense of grace and fluidity. And of course he adds in various flourishes and effects that could only be achieved in animation.  Very inspiring!  More info on his web site, Conte Animated.