Felt like it would be a fun little project to make an animated version of that Maurice in the rain sketch I did the other day. Wanted to do the rain first, just to figure out how I was going to do it. I’ll do Maurice later on. Mr. Blue Faceless Individual is standing in for him right now.
Decided to try to do a simple talk test last night (or more like early this morning). I need to start practicing animation when I’m wide awake and alert instead of half asleep and sluggish, because I just end up rushing through it so I can get to bed. It’s very rough, and the lip movement is not great, but… it’s something *shrug*. Next time I do this I’ll put more effort into it.
Maurice will be voiced by me in more or less my regular speaking voice, because I like the idea of a cute cartoon animal having a naturalistic non-cutesy voice.
I couldn’t resist doing some Ron muthafuckin Swanson art. He’s not only my favorite Parks and Rec character, but one of my favorite tv characters of all time. I’ll have to do something much cooler than a blinking gif in the future.
I posted another video by Goldfish the other day, We Come Together, because the animation was so fun. I’ve since checked out some more of their stuff on youtube, and while the videos (all animated by a talented dude named Mike Scott) are still what I like most about this band, I also think the music is pretty fun as well. There was a heated argument on one of their videos (as per usual when it comes to Youtube) about what kinda of music this is or what it’s influenced by. I don’t get why people get angry about stuff like that, just enjoy the music, it’s extremely irrelevant how other people interpret the music. Listen to it and come to your own conclusions.
Here’s what wiki has to say about these fellas: Goldfish are an electronica and dance group hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, consisting of Dominic Peters and David Poole. They create dance music containing elements of jazz and African music, combining live instruments like double bass, saxophones, keyboards, flute, and vocals with samplers, effects and synths.