*You may want to watch this full screen or on Vimeo HERE
, (which is far better quality anyway), otherwise you will have Blogger's grey bar blocking the top of the scene! I love how she lets the pressure of the jar against her cheek further open her mouth as she cuddles the jar... I actually took video reference of myself acting out this scene. It's pretty amazing.
So I've got scene six to the point that no inbetween is held for more than 4 frames. (Some are 2 and some are 3). Not all the drawings are entirely complete. But I've come a long way and feel pretty good about the scene at this point. I'm tempted to stop creating inbetweens... Which would mean that it's going to look a little chunky... but I don't know. It's daunting to think that about 6 months of free time has gone into this and I'm not done with it yet. I've got the rest of the film to do!
In other Pickled news, I purchased a copy of Toonboom Animate while it was on sale a couple weeks ago. I caved into the intelligent and well meaning suggestions of my friends to do some more of my film digitally. I blasted through the tutorials on character building and animation that came with the software. I've actually used Toonboom at jobs in the past but it's been a long time since I used it consistently so I'm just a little rusty. I never built a character from scratch, though I think I can manage just fine.
At this point I guess I will probably start cleaning up scene 6 and building character models in Toonboom. I will still be animating a lot of the film with drawings, but maybe some or all of that animation will just be digital instead of paper. It's weird.