Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Guest Animator

My former roommate and current friend, Dan Savaria, has offered to make a guest entry to my animation blog and, well, I couldn't resist such an offer. So without further ado, I present:

Yet Another Shitty Animation Post!

by Dan Savaria

This time I'm tackling the jumping jack. Throughout the years, many artists have tried to properly capture and express the jumping jack through their art. For thousands of years it was thought to be completely impossible. There were simply too many intricacies to take into account. Artists thought that the positions, movement, and emotion that one experiences during jumping jacks were impossible to represent.

But then a break through occurred. It was by none other than Leonardo da Vinci. It wasn't perfect, but it was the closest humanity had ever seen. The Vitruvian Man which is Italian for literally "the jumper of jacks." After a jumping jacks dark ages that had lasted hundreds of years, da Vinci revived all the excitement with one drawing.

I've studied da Vinci and all the top artists who have studied him, and I think I finally came up with the perfect jumping jack animation.


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