@michemagius Yea, you're right, traditional 2D isn't completely dead yet. And thanks for the kind words on that video, really appreciate it. I think you're on to something with 2D in games. Cuphead shows there's a market for it for sure. I think I'm going to try to make a concerted effort over the next couple months to start learning either Unity or Unreal. Game dev. seems like the best future for me since it combines my love for animation and games with my CS degree which won't really matter in the animation field. I've put it off for too long
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RE: Ally-Made Art
RE: Ally-Made Art
I always loved Disney movies when I was little (and Kingdom Hearts 1 will always be my favorite game). I kinda fell out of that stuff a bit as I got older (drawing and watching animated movies) thanks to video games and basketball. Then, in senior year of highschool I saw Frozen a couple months after release and it really blew me away. The visuals/colors, the animation, the music and voiceovers, etc. really made me realize how much I've been missing. Since then I've become such a huge Disney Animation nerd. I really love the 90s musicals (especially the early ones) and, of course, the classics from the Golden Age. I guess it's pretty dorky, huh. It got me back into drawing, and the past couple years I've been animating a bit as well.
Mediums: I've never had any real drawing instruction or practice, and I'm not that good, but I have fun with it. So I draw a bit, either on paper or digital w/my tablet. I animate in 2D using TVPaint, and I know a bit of Maya for 3D stuff (mostly modeling, not too much experience animating).
Here's my final short for an intro 2D class I took 2 years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWtlhczh4Uk
Here's a little short animation I made last night:
I'm a CS major in my senior year s I'm not sure how much of a future I have in animation, but I have fun with it anyway. I wish I could decide whether I'd want to pursue 2D or 3D, though. The old-school Disney 2D is my favorite kind of animation, but that practice seems to be dead for the time being, so 3D seems more practical. I want to learn traditional 2D better, regardless, but there isn't enough time in the day.