Sunday, December 13, 2009

Unfortunately, fall semester is reaching it's final week of the semester. There's so much left to learn. Man, I feel like this is the hardest I've work to really understand whatever it is I'm doing. Though, every year I work sufficiently hard, this year feels like I've really worked my mind. Animation has been super rewarding with Ted Ty, I've gotten the hang of how to do a story under the Skellies (with a solid animatic to boot), and Masha has enriched all my skill sets with getting me to make animation outside of my norms in her enrichment class. To whomever is reading this blog, please take her class if you want to be a fantastic artist, she'll break your creative shell!

I'm super pumped for next semester and my film. My current animatic is around 5 minute 14 seconds, and I think a few more seconds will be tacked on by next week. I'm really looking forward to the film workshop going on for the 3rd and 4th years, so that we can simplify our class time to animate more :) and also be shown a lot of post-production stuff along the way, which is where I struggle the most. I'll need all the time I can get. I'm aiming to improve my acting skills and vitality in my animation for this film. So study and loads of practice.

Above is a pre-test for my animation assignment on after effects. The lighting and particles are similar to what I'm looking for in my assignment.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Second illustration in this Desert Series. It feels like a comic book illustration with all the bright colors, but it feels energetic which was my point. It's based on the Aries astrology symbol which encompasses youth, excitement, and a mountain climber. Time to get back to my film.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Spur of the moment drawings and paintings. I really like how some other students design their shapes and compositions, like Dylan, Kris, and Glen (Calartians will know :D). They keep things simple with few colors and stroke types, and in the end it's easy to get. I tend to throw extra colors, mess around with having extra people, and add intricate lil things with lighting. More than halfway through it: I get lost myself and forget to connect everything together, so things are not so easy to get. :/ I hope y'all enjoy!

I'm really diggin' the customizations you can do with your brushes on CS4. It's like you have 9 or so brushes in one!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Trying out a few things before getting to work on ma film :P I would like to start playing around with different brushes on photoshop and working them with textures.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fun sketching while listening to Tibet: The story of a tragedy on youtube. If there was a Tibetan basketball all star team, this fellow would definitely be kicking ass with them, and, they would also be using these colors for their uniform. Man, I really miss painting :D