Saturday, October 13, 2012

Aniket Natekar- Character Animation reel 2011

My new character animation reel (2D Traditional/Digital). It inludes peronsl and professional work from 2009-2011.
I cannot include the current work (from 2012) since it hasn't aired yet. I hope to share that work with you soon..
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

First 'steps' in 3D....

I started learning Maya.. teaching myself at home thanks to some amazing kind people who post tutorials online. The book 'How to Cheat in Maya' has been an enormous help. I hope to dedicate more time regularly towards this. Animation IS my passion and I wanna keep getting better and work on feature films.

So here's a walk cycle I animated using the Malcolm Rig(Malcolm character courtesy of

The animation here is far from perfect (pops and jitters in the joints are obvious)and I have done a lot more tests in the process of learning.
Just wanted to share a test with you all.. Please feel free to critique it..

Ah Yes! The beach

Doodles while at the airport

I came across this beautiful student film, 'In-Between'. I loved the animation and the overall look of the film. So while waiting for my flight... I just drew something inspired by the short.
Here's the link for the short, if you haven't seen it:
The second illustration, well, I was on my way to Greece for a vacation!

Bat-mania continues

I was doing some life drawing from 'The Drawing Script'. Great website by the way..Highly recommended for life drawing if you can't attend a live session and for motion poses that you can't get a live model to hold  for you. Anyways, one of the poses was so action-packed and dynamic.. I had to convert it to batman!
The rest is just an idea that sprung from how some cats are always grumpy.. just like Mr. Batman.. so Bat-cat!
Hope you like it.

Barbaric Hero!

Just a fun character illustration I did quite some time ago. Had fun with the pose and the attitude, so decided to clean it up and colour it.... lots to learn......