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Retouched Head Transformation by dirktiede Retouched Head Transformation by dirktiede
After completing the first head transformation animation back in 2002, I wanted to create a cleaner, more finished version since the original was more of a rough. Also, I came across some better morphing software which would run directly in After Effects, which I tested on the teeth schematics.

Copying 18 frames directly out of the original animation, I lightly printed out three template pages and drew over the original. Unfortunately, while I finished the drawings, which ended up serving as my "master" character design for the transformation, I didn't complete the animation at the time. Partly because the rendering times to output the morphs were just too long, but also because I wasn't entirely satisfied with the final sequence, either. I was worried I would need to redraw or composite some new keyframes together in Photoshop, and it was just taking too long.

However, upon launching "Werewolf Wednesdays" earlier this month, I returned to After Effects to prep some of video files, and revisited this work in progress. Thanks to two-generations of improved processing power, my newer workstation made short work of rendering the morphs, and I was finally able to complete the animation:


However, while the transformation itself looks nice and clean, the final beast design is a little out of date. So, as a bonus I updated the final two keyframes with a couple of new drawings, and rendered out a final sequence featuring the newer beast design:


While there a number of other unfinished test animations scattered on my hard drive, these are the last of this series of complete animations. I have enjoyed this brief return to playing with animation, and perhaps I'll return to it at some point in the future. However, I've got a new new book to start drawing soon, so this is it for now. I'll continue to post more "Werewolf Wednesdays" with other work from my sketchbooks, so stay tuned next week for more!
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luna131213 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Look what I made!…
I credited your art work.
SB64 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Akimune Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BS--Comics Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I bought the character development sketchbook at A-Kon last year! I didn't think this would be on DA lol
Goblinounours Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All your sketches are really interesting. Though something that's been bothering me since the beginning (and it took me a while to get what it was) is that she lacks lips. Not talking about lipstick, of course.

My point is that I think the lips of a girl are something important to add to her face, manga style or not.

In the page 80 of the Part 4, she look more like a girl than she ever did before, because she has lipstick. But if you look on the top of this sketch, she doesn't have lips.
So, in the first faces, she already look like a boy.
I guess you wanted Kate to be (as a character) a lot more boy-ish than girl-ish. If not, well, maybe you should give her lips with a white-grey color, barely noticable, but just enough so that you can see it.
anamericanwerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic! I watched your videos on YouTube --you should post them here (as Flash?) so folks can see and fav+ them!
Akira500 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing! :wow:

I've seen some of your werewolf art here and there, and now that I've seen your gallery....oh, wow, it's amazing! I love your sequence sheets, especially. I love seeing this sort of thing in action =D

Awesome work you have, I'll be coming back to check out more!
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
This version is really nice. I love the extra details and length of the TF. Great work!
Jhumperdink Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
extremely cool, looks more amazing every time I watch it!
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