Thursday, July 2, 2009

Received Permission to Animate Gogo (a Van Heist character)

Pre-S.: I am postponing more additions to my Avatar: the Last Airbender review until tomorrow night. I did not have much time tonight to get my thoughts straight. In other news...

Van Heist, one of Deviant Art's most original artists, has granted me permission to [attempt to] animate his most popular original character: Gogo Bomango.

I think this drawing says all you should need to know about her on a base level. Definitely mischievous.

What Van Heist does better than most artists I view on Deviant Art is create highly dynamic poses for all of his characters. Since Gogo is such an active troublemaker, she benefits most from Van's draftsmanship.

And now I have permission to [attempt to] animate her! This should be a fun and difficult learning experience, considering I only attempted an animation once (unsuccessfully) many months ago. Now, from all I've learned from John Kricfalusi, Michael Barrier, and Mark Mayerson, among others, I think I'm ready to try again. And, as a student, it's probably best I'm working from an established character of a very talented comic artist. Thanks again, Van.

This is the comic I want to work from since it is so simple (one continuous shot) and full of solid movement. It's pretty much an entire layout:

All drawings posted the property of Van Heist.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent! I can't wait to see the results. And thank you for the encouragement - it really is all about practicing and keeping at it.