Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Ballpoint Pen on paper, 11.5"x8", 20 minutes
Ballpoint Pen on paper, 8"x11.5", 2 minutes
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I've been drawing characters out of my head recently and started exploring digital painting more. Painter has so many features on it but I found brush I liked and its blending application is more comfortable than photoshop's. I used one of Rembrandt's palettes for this image. I wished I developed it more but I accidently saved incorrectly and lost a chunk load of pixels.
Also... check this animation out... It's hilarious and involves ninjas.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This is the sack pantomime project for my animation class. It turned out OK but I learned the most from this project about animation. There's an obvious volume change. I think it's because I was producing the animation as two seperate parts. Actually, now that I think about it, I did it in probably several different parts. I would 70 percent of it was straight foreward animation and then built upon. It kept me loose in drawing, fast, and spontaneous which is good but it also created flaws like a lack of a plan and that stupid volume change. So, I am going to practice animation more during my break and immerse myself in the scene too.
One more. Here's a video of Dustin Hoffman. The last question of the episode really motivated me when I first saw it almost two years ago. Just really inspirational, especially because I still wasn't completely sure with I was going to do with my life. Check out the whole episode as well.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I managed to finish one of my environments for the illustration project. I developed greatly and picked up all types of habits from Bunny, my instructor for the class, and gained some technique as well from constantly looking at N.C. Wyeth and Ivan Shishkin. Placing their masterpieces in front of me while I paint was one of the best habits I picked up. I know there are flaws and mistakes everywhere but I couldn't solve them in the painting. The next few rounds of environment design should be better. The class was also about process and I tried to follow it, especially using the black and white rendering as a guide and using the color comp we had chosen. Achieving a piece by going through the development process was the most important lesson to me.
Also, over the course of the semester, I delve more into the animation and film realm. One day I was flipping through one of my old sketchbooks and stubled upon an artist and director, Kazuto Nakazawa. He's worked on a few animation projects such as Samurai Champloo, Animatrix, and Kill Bill to name a few. I've been a big fan of his work, since I saw Samurai Champloo, and thought I'd share some of his work here... enjoy! (sorry for the lack of subtitles)
Friday, May 1, 2009
Graphite, Pen and Sharpie, 11"x8.5"
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Graphite on paper, (2)8.5"x11", 2 minutes
Graphite and Ballpoint pen on paper, (2)8.5"x11", 10 and 20 minutes
There are so many things I had to keep in mind in these drawings. I always find some trouble in retaining the gesture of the figures after constructing and placing in anatomy. Proportions were also an issue for me because I grew a habit of exagerrating poses which led me to relearning previous studies. Using the Vilppu and Walt Stanchfield techniques were very helpful and I'm currently trying to finish those up thoroughly so I can I apply those concepts and hopefully it'll remedy those problems. study study study.