Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fun Rough Animation

I recently found Yoni Goodman's blog, Dailymation and boy did I like it. Pretty often he posts new rough scenes he animates. They usually last about 5-12 secs and take him 1-3 hours to create. Sounds like a good idea I says to myself.

So, after not animating anything for a long time, or drawing much for that matter, I decided to try my hand at a scene. It took me about 2 hours, and it turned out much better than I thought it was when I was timing it out. (My process of timing scenes is a very awkward. Any thoughts on timing scenes would be much appreciated) Overall it's just nice to get back to animating, if I go too long without doing any animation then I feel like a slob-kabob, if you know what I mean.

Here it is, tell me what you think.

Daily 1 - Happy Bounce from Tyler Williams on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Well, I have finally had a little bit of time to draw since I've been out of the pen, hehe. All of these are from a Star, celebrity news magazine. Of course it's beach season, so everyone is mostly in bikinis and swimsuits. I mostly wanted to do a fold study on suits, because I watched this sweet animation called "Feelings from Mountain and Water" from the Shanghai Animation Film Studio and directed by Te Wei in 1988. It has some very expressive brushwork, but alas my religious reading of Star magazine only showed me a handful of suits and nothing but flesh and skimpy clothing, oh well.

Anyways, here are my devolutions, where I do a slow and steady realistic rendering, and slowly distort and caricature drawing by drawing.

Here is Selena Gomez

Here is Julianne Hough, not really sure who she is

Here are a couple of the sweet suit studies that I was talking about, dang doesn't this show, Torchwood, look awesome

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Well, these last 2 1/2 weeks were supposed to be my fun vacation, where I went to Michigan for the Electric Forest music festival and then to New York for Camp Bisco music festival, and then to Vermont and New Hampshire to visit friends, but it didn't happen like that. We only made it one state east, to North Dakota, when our car broke down. Then the police searched our car and we ended up staying two nights in jail in Cass County Jail, in Fargo, ND.

Lots of crazy things happened, and our car broke down three times altogether, so the vacation turned out to be an expensive failure. Braking down in North Dakota is the worst place to brake down in the world, it's flat, humid, ugly, lots of sketchy people, and not much for fun things to do. Anyway, I did some drawings while I was behind bars, so I thought I would post them. Not that they are that good, but I'm going to post them for the MEMORIES!

This first one is a fun layout for Bugs Bunny jumping around

I made this little comic strip once I knew I was going to be free, but I still had a couple of hours before I got released.

The top part says Moby-Dick, because that was the book that I was reading in Jail, only got through the first hundred pages. On the bottom is my recreation of and old T. S. Sullivant picture I saw.

And finally here is a sketch of the jail area, with the cells on the left and the tables in the middle. Man this one brings back memories.