Sunday, August 17, 2014

Illustration Friday: Journey

There is something about pirates that is just so fun. I'm a huge Howard Pyle fan, and so I just wanted to do a quick illustration inspired by him. Also, thought that a voyage at sea would be a great representation of journey; this weeks theme.

I like the storybook theme with bright colors and thick lines and thus the style I used. That and it is a fun style to do.

It's a nice break from the 3D work I've been focusing on.
Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Animation Stream..Personality walk

So after much debate and serious swaying of my preferences, I have decided that I should pursue the Animation stream at my school. Mainly because VFX holds no interest for me even if I can do it easily; and modeling is still in the love hate stage of our relationship. I love making things move, gain life, and uphold a personality. That and it falls under the sequential Art bit that I have been pursuing for quite some time.

Speaking of personality, here is my 2D personality walk:

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For class we had to record ourselves moving in a not so normal way and we got to choose how we walked. Many people chose to walk like zombies or drunks or plain crazy. I went to the chicken and kept with it. Yay Chickens! We recreated this walk in 2D and 3D. As part of our passport film to continue in our program. I'm only showing the 2D cause I don't know if this blog can support two videos. I did have fun making this one. It was difficult cause the walk was more of a hop but I figured out the timing and arcs okay.

So here I go full throttle into Animation. Wish me luck :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

First term at VFS

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So my first term at VFS was a roller coaster. Mainly with tests and exams, I had to rush everything at the end of the term in order to get to my brother's graduation but I was able to finish everything and get it all in on time.

There was a ton of work, I had to finish a still life for my lighting, surfacing, and modeling class. Within the still life there were over ten objects and many of them were pretty complicated to build. But despite my inabilities and the fact that I have very little history with maya (the program we use to model the assets) I did it. Not only did I have to build the objects but then I had to surface them and bump map them then compose and light them. And because of events taking place I had two less days to accomplish these projects.
Here is an example of what I did:


I'm sure at the end of the year I will look back and laugh at the easiness of each of these projects but right now I am stressed.... at least I was a week ago when I had to get it done.

Along with those projects we also had to finish a 3d and classical animation. Mine is the animation above. It is an expression of my love for basketball. Or a foretelling of my future, whatever, it was a fun animation to do.

This was only a little taste of what I did this past two months. I could say that I'll do better this next term but it is supposed to be the hardest term out of all of them. And so I don't know what I'll end up showing. if anything... just like my 30 minutes of drawing... oh well.

we'll see


Thursday, March 20, 2014

30 min a day of drawing

So I'm going to challenge myself to become better at drawing in photoshop, so what I've decided to do was a simple exercise where I draw a comic page for 30 minutes each day and see what will happen. I will only give myself 30 minutes cause this way I can't fiddle around with the tablet and keep second guessing a line. Also, I've been wanting to finish/start this comic for some time.

I did have one version started on real paper but it didn't get anywhere and I kinda abandoned the project; but I really would like to revisit it. So good subject matter and this way I'll actually get some work posted here.
I will try to do this for one month, cause I have the time now, as aposed to in a month so. here goes:

First, I estalished the look of the characters. At least their basic shape and form. I will probably play around with them a bit more but here they are:
You have your hero, the mentor/guide, and the trickster/rogue. Conflict is set in the story, basic man vs self. With the occasional man vs man and man vs nature.

These are rough cause I did them in 30 minutes and it is going to continue to be rough especially since I'm not hugely comfortable drawing with the tablet.

In any case, here I go.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

IF- Beginning

So I started this image on my new computer and I was super excited it cause it will be my first completed art piece on the new machine. Well, something wasn't calibrated right and after two hours of work the program (photoshop) crashed. Of course I didn't save my progress so all that work, gone. So of course I did the sensible thing and gave up. But I am not a quitter and so I tackled the project anew and finished it. Bwahaha I win! That and I figured out why the program crashed and fixed it, so turns out it was a good thing cause if I had started any of my other 'real' projects I would have done something not sensible like through my new computer across the room.

So things turned out for the best and here is the image for Illustration Friday:


Thursday, November 7, 2013

More from United RenderWorks

So great news, I received a 50% scholarship to the animation school and so I believe I am on my way. I'll be starting in  March, right after I get back from China.

Life is crazy but it is still fun and pushing forward, saying that I have a few more fun illustrations that I've done for the Rendering Group. I'll post my favorites:







Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Inktober and Illustration Friday- Entagled

So I thought I would hit two birds with one stone. I kept seeing these posts about inktober from a few of my friends and I thought it was a great idea, also I haven't participated with Illustration Friday in a while so I thought to do both at the same time.

With inktober, I have to create a new ink drawing daily during the month of October, a little late but it will be fun for at least the next week and a half. So here I go.