Elsinore - Wooden Houses - Animated Music Video

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's Alive!

I present the pig, walking in place.

There have been some changes since I posted this fellow in November.As you can see, he has grown a fine mustache. People tell him it makes his nose look like it sits lower on his face and sticks out more. He also got a longer coat for Christmas. When he got it he said, "Oh boy! this will make my legs so much easier to animate!" He also got himself a new watch and a manicure. Over the holidays, though, he did some heavy drinking, and has developed a pinker hue to his skin. He claims he likes the color. It makes him feel closer to his piggy roots.

Anyway, I know the motion's not perfect yet. There's something not quite right in particular about the motion of his arms. I expect I will be doing a lot of pacing around my apartment and staring at my arms to help get this motion corrected.

From here I plan to start working on some backgrounds for the first few scenes. I'd like to get those put together so I can have something substantial to show and to set to music.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions or thoughts either about the character's movement or about the change in the character's design.



  1. Mr. Pig, the coolest moonwalker ever!

    I think that when I walk my arms swing more like a pendulum. But unlike a pendulum, they are slightly bent. Mr. Pig seems to be giving someone an elbow with each step as his arm goes from straight to slightly bent. And perhaps even with his great girth the steps are a bit violent, causing too much quick bounce or jerk. Smooth him out a bit.

  2. Well, you already know how I feel about the arms, but it's not something I can so eloquently transcribe like your father did. I guess my physical demonstration as I attempted to pace around the apartment will have to suffice. But that said, I do think you're on the right track and I can't wait to see him in his diggs. That's a slang word for house, right?

  3. I'm loving the pig a little bit-is that wrong? No seriously, I didn't mind the walk at all because some people walk funny, elbows and all. I was wondering why the facial hair is so thick? Other than that, kudos Donnie-really good work. I can't wait to see the house either!

  4. i'm with angela on this one, its quirky, a bit mopey, and fitting for mr. pig.