Saturday, March 19, 2011

Today's rough test


  1. Very cool, nice timing and texture. I'd expect nothing less of you.

    As far as your acting goes, he feels like a light-weight puppy dog. You see it in every animated film, when they want to create appeal in an animal character, they make it act like a dog. (who only really learned to act that way as a result of evolving along side man). The horse in tangled: Sniffs along the ground, sits on his haunches, wags his tail. One example.

    You are way more a talented 2D animator than I may ever be, and I'm twenty years old. The future of animation lies in the talent of the next generation(that would be you), but you have to retain your individual outlook, and express your own ideas and observations. You do the Disney style beautifully, but we all know there is a lot more you can bring to the table as an artist, you could be a game changer man, and you mustn't be afraid to break tradition in the name of how you see your art and the world.
    This is just my opinion, which you should be sure to take with a pinch of salt, but I hope it makes an impression on you.

    Keep up the amazing work!

  2. More please. Your stuff is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hey man, this looks great! Keep doing what you're doing and keep having fun with it, that's the best advice I can give.

    And yes, take Stuart's advice with a grain of salt, he's pulling a Good Will Hunting gimmick on you. Don't let other people's opinions get in the way of who you are, personal integrity is irreplaceable, changing the industry matters not one lick if you're not true to yourself.

    Animation HO!

  4. Recently found your blog and you are inspiring, keep it up~!

  5. Im blown away by your skill and your not even 20 yet???? Wow.

  6. Haha, yeah Dan is right, take what works, and what you're doing is definitely working for you. Hope to see an update soon!

  7. cant's wait to see more, i know you hate being hated, but i hate you soooooooooooooooooooooo much. keep it up!

  8. It's such a nice test but how do you think this reptile's reaction to certain situations are?

    To be honest, I had (how do I put this politely?) pretty much little or no reaction to your acting style.

  9. Actually, when you look at the animation frame-by frame, you will immediately notice the breakdown drawing between the two drawings on how the alligator turns his head around.

    That's all

  10. On my second post, I forgot to mention, are the drawings that made the antic of the alligator's head convincing.

    And another thing, have you ever heard of the John K. Stuff blog? It's got everything that an aspiring animator and cartoonist needs. It's got some swell animation lessons (actually there's one, sadly).

    there's just one more little thing:
    don't worry about imitating
    the Cal-Arts style
    I think you should just
    have fun with it
    and you oughta make it out
    in one piece
    You'll have fun with it because you're a cartoonist. You should be able to understand that style for what it is
    and to make fun of it
    in terms of the timings
    and spacings,
    even if I don't know how yet
    (but I could make fun of the
    stock designs in
    Cal-Arts films
    and show them to you someday).
    That way, you can adapt to many different styles.

    This is your new friend, Paulie speakin'
    so, have a good time!

  11. You have such incredible skills, esp for someone just out of high school. I also live Burbank, just south of Calarts currently doing freelance.

  12. Also, can't wait to see your finished jug band!

  13. Soooo amazing, Kyler! I found you through Pencil Test Depot. I wonder what animation software you are using to give you such a natural sketched look!

  14. You my friend are a very good animator!