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05-03-2005, 02:48 AM
Awesome timing sheep, just finished college and need to get some animating going and I have to enter a competition.

Anyway, I'm going to do the human canon ball. I just cant stop thinking of that Simpsons episode (Krusty's comeback) where side show Luke Perry is the canon ball man. hahaha awww.

thumbs to come

05-03-2005, 02:52 AM
reference is always good

oh and I found this cartoon from somewhere...haha funny

05-03-2005, 04:30 AM
Here is a few quick poses I did of the human cannonball character. Hopefully by these poses you can tell that this character has quite the ego, a real sought of Prince Charming character. When he is on stage, he is god. He really thinks that he is all that in a bag of chips.

there will also be an assisstant midget character. Don't worry, he will be getting his revenge, for all the years of foul treatment by the ever beautiful human cannonballer.

05-03-2005, 12:57 PM
Haha, looks really creative! :) good luck!

05-03-2005, 05:26 PM
Great skectches so far - cant wait to see the final.

05-05-2005, 04:19 PM
and boink..thumbs...its 2:17am...i cant be bothered to tell you whats going on..I shall tomorrow. My back hurts and I just want to sleep (9 hours of packing shelves isnt fun) behh..anyway if you can get through the crapness of my drawings and see whats actually happening then yay.

05-05-2005, 04:42 PM

That's great! :applause:

05-05-2005, 05:17 PM
That is way to funny...Almost got in trouble for laughing(i'm at work now, not supposed to be doing personal stuff)

Can't wait to see this one finished.

05-05-2005, 09:42 PM
Hey just got an idea. What if you used a rear-loading cannon :D... you know to kinda foreshadow on what's going to happen.

Just a thought.

05-05-2005, 11:18 PM
heh. Nice ending - you've nailed the expression on that poor beasts face, just right.

Just a thought but maybe the shock / pain expression could slowly melt into a doey-eyed half-grin (you know of satisfaction) and with eyes glazed over, a slight tilt of the head, and slow nod....blink, blink, blink etc...

05-06-2005, 03:12 AM
hahahahah i was thinking the exact same thing steve blake, i just don't know if the elephant rig has any facial stuff...might have to whip up a few blendshapes.

05-06-2005, 08:24 AM
:eek: :applause: Great final!

05-06-2005, 08:54 AM
I have to agree...your ending is great.....looking forward to seeing you complete this one.:buttrock:

05-06-2005, 02:21 PM
I shall try my hardest guys....I'm glad you all like the idea :D

05-06-2005, 04:06 PM
Not sure from the boards, does the assistant tilt the canon down in line with the elephant's butt. If not this could be a nice touch seeing and how he booted his assitant in the private.

Good stuff.


05-08-2005, 05:20 AM
the stage is set pretty much. Expect a pretty rough blocking very soon, maybe tomorrow.

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