Saturday, June 30, 2007

New project

I am sure many people are wondering what I am doing now...( especially from friends from school) I am still animating and drawing everyday! I am actually interning at July Films, and I am very lucky enough that they asked me to work on one of their new projects as an animator. So... for the last few days, I have been doing some experimental animation for one of the characters! To me, it is my first experience just to see all the process from the concept art to story, character design, layout, and animation.... it's very inspiring to see other artists working together. There are some really talented artists, and everyday it's very inspiring to see all of their work. The problem is.....I get frustrated with myself.

Animation is so deep, it shows so much...when I get frustrated, Mike says that he can see my frustration through the animation. Before the test animation I am now working on, I was working on this test for a few weeks, and I had a very hard time animating it. I did the scene over and over and over and over.......and it still didn't have enough energy. I finally finished....and there are still many things that have to be improved, but for now, I think this is done.

I guess I realized that I need to enjoy every step I take as I grow and appreciate the struggle. Why is life is so hard sometimes......?


katzenjammer studios said...

hey Miyuki. The animation looks fantastic, don't beat yourself up, things aren't all doom in gloom when animating cute energetic characters. I think you nailed it yourself:
"I guess I realized that I need to enjoy every step I take as I grow and appreciate the struggle."

Your stuff looks good, but you're not going to level up your skills 100% in one scene. Take it a scene and a level at a time. You stuff looks good, enjoy the process, cause we enjoy looking at your work.

Have a great one.

Miyuki Kanno said...

Hey Mike, thank you for your comment and encouragement. It is true, every step is struggle for me and sometimes I forget that I should enjoy this time ;) As an artist, we never satisfy with our work! I miss you guys very much, and hope katzenjammer studio is going good!

Biocreep said...

Great work! I love it.

Miyuki Kanno said...

Thank you, Mike! It's good to hear from you ;)

kataplonk said...

What a wonderful animation ! To me the timing is perfect, and we feel very well the weight of the characters... I will have to animate some more years to hope reaching your level. And I love the way you animated the ducks too... Congratulations !

(Sorry for my poor english)