Lion Walk – Cintiq + TVPaint Pencil Test

This is the second pass on a recent TVPaint “pencil test”. This version has several more “in between” frames than the previous pass and is starting to show more polish.

I did this study using TVPaint software on my Wacom 24″ HD Cintiq.

This is just the first shot in a full scene I will be animating over the next few weeks. What do you think the lion is looking at? Stay tuned!

Hope you enjoy it.

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About Aaron Blaise

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

5 thoughts on “Lion Walk – Cintiq + TVPaint Pencil Test

  1. Fantastic! It would be soooo great to see the individual drawings one day! Flipping them would be so instructive!

  2. Aaron, you are helping so many students in the animation field and educating those with interest who did not realize what it takes! KMZ

  3. Fun stuff! Love the, almost playful, resting pose and going into the “sitting up” pose. Can really feel the weight too as the stands and starts walking. Can’t wait to see the rest!

  4. Always love looking at your work!

  5. Gorgeous… making me “itchy” to try something like this!

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