I noticed this animation the other day.  I thought it had an interesting look to it and what is even cooler is the artist has a How TO.

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Here is part 1.  I’m sure you can find the other 9.

Putting this all together do you think you can use this method to make your characters come to life.

 

I don’t have time.  Time is a precious commodity that is not always in great supply.   It takes Pixar 4 years from start to finish to make 1 animated feature film.  That is with 100s of people working on the project.   That is a daunting task.

Needless to say that is a great big hurdle.

But one that we can face and leap through with a little time management.

Girl who le pt through time.

 

The trick to overcoming the challenge of time in your animation process is conserving your time and not wasting it.  We all have the same amount of time, rich or poor.  Although money does buy time.  But there are other things that buy your time.

One day a few of my friends and I decided to calculate the amount of time we spent on certain non essential activities, IE watching TV, Video games, sports, browsing, etc.   We calculated 40+ hours almost on a given week doing all these things that quickly added up.

Here is a little research I found online.

In the US

5 hours per day watching TV

3 hours a day online

5-7 on video games

That is 140 hours a month, 1680 a year.   

1680×4 years = 9 full months of your life.  

Creating or consuming?  It is up to you.

Kind of gives you a reality check don’t it?  I find myself in this predicament all the time but if you want to make your anime you will have to spend that time creating.

 

 

 

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I loved Gurren Lagann and then when they announced Kill La Kill I was really excited.   I was not disappointed.  I loved this show.

I’m sure we all have our favorite shows and they inspire each of us to create something.  Watching these great shows is not enough.  If you are like me being a spectator is not enough.  You want to CREATE!

Now I know some of you happen to have this idea of moving to Japan and going to work for an anime company.  The chances of that are next to NIL!   Not impossible but very, very improbable.  I think you have a better bet creating something yourself than becoming a big time producer in the Japanese Anime market.

But…I want to MAKE ANIME.  I want to create ANIMATION.  I have stories to tell.

Well you don’t have to move to Japan to tell those stories.  You can start making anime today.

If you are reading this website the chances are you want to make anime.  Well I’m here to tell you that you can.   Here you’ll find tips, case studies, tutorials, words of wisdom and inspiration.  You will be able to watch the process from more established artists and be able to follow along as I create an animated series using many of these methods.

So stay tuned there is a lot coming down the pipe.

Redgold vs Purple

 

 

 

This is just an idea of what you can do with simple tools, a little time and ingenuity.  Kel-Chan will be featured on this site quite often.  Kel-Chan has been on the front page of Newgrounds.com several times with her various anime styled animations.   One thing I love about Kel-Chan is she uses what she can at her disposal, has learned the art of kit bashing and can turn out work very quickly with great quality.  Keep an eye out for Kel-Chan.