February 22, 2011

Why Is Monkey Rag Taking So Long?

So, its been a while. Monkey Rag hangs over my head like the sword of Damocles. I refuse to accept the perpetual work-in-progress, but there's no denying its taking longer than I ever imagined. Finding the time has been a challenge with all the normal demands of work, home, and family. But its also that since its my own project, I want it to be a representation of my best work. So when I'm unsatisfied with some animation, I tend to rework it instead of moving on. For example, my Little Raccoon walk cycle. I did this three months ago:
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It was not what I wanted, but it was done. I have a couple days off this week, so I decided to Monkey Rag it up a bit, but I just couldn't stomach that old cycle. So yesterday I animated this:
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Its still not what I envisioned, but its a lot closer. I'm still struggling on whether the best approach is to rework until satisfied, or to steam roll ahead and get this puppy finished. We'll see.

2 comments:

Joshua Taback said...

So much better. Great work!

Joanna Davidovich said...

Thanks! Yay! I was afraid no one would be able to tell the difference.