Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
With my 3D animation reel completed, my finals are finished and now I can concentrate on other personal art projects. Also, with the insight of many theater screenings and wise words form the animators I met during the CTN Expo, I have decided to finalize my focus to animation, but that's not just to 3D. Next semester I will undergo a more personalized activity to amp the flow of my animation juices by jumping back into 2D animation! I will also be working with Professor Chai on a commercial for Cinequest this winter. As for the 129B class, it was a lot of heavy practice and I'm still working on my craft in the medium. I am understanding the program better and better (can't sit in front of that computer too long though) and I will need to focus much more attention next semester to 129B to get where I want to be for BFA! 2011-2012 BABE!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
My sketches have slowly evolved since that year ago in Paris and I find that I now approach sketching towards graphical design elements and media experimentation versus just observational studies. I find it helpful to "just go with it" and to use already designed, colored paper.
Collaborated piece with Eunsoo. She did the left half and I did the right. We combined our stories together to create the final character fantasy illustration.
Walnut being Maya Animation. Currently in Raquel's class and re-learning the media in a completely different process from when I took it with Primo a couple years ago. Now the class has become heavily involved with story and not as just an animation test. The process we've been going through is much slower and careful (maybe it seems that way because the class is only once a week) but I want to do it just as we are being instructed this time and not try to push any boundaries... yet. As of now we are just learning how to do transitions, that is, breaking up the timing of all the secondary actions to give a nice fluid motion and liveliness to the character. Here is a simple test we completed to practice. Everyone did the same test but achieved the result differently, giving a different story to each test depending on the action.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Alaska wasn't that cold because I went during, the only practical time to go. The only way to get to Alaska is either by plane or by sea. My family took a cruise this summer to five different areas of Alaska (one being not Alaska, but Victoria, Canada). I think this is one destination that taking a cruise is a good idea. The towns of Alaska are so small that you can spend just a few hours at each city and still feel like you didn't really miss everything. However, the wilderness is inspiring. The air is 99.9% clean and if one looks up to the sky, it is not unlikely to see a couple of bald eagles!
This sketch was drawn during a dance hour where these two children were dancing to the entertainment of the audience. I showed the sketch to the parents of the little girl and they liked so much that they asked to buy it on the final day of the cruise. I literally ripped it out of my sketchbook since I had matted it down to a page, and gave it to them without charge... felt good!
My way of thinking was changed and so my way of drawing was changed. I came out of Paris with a new unique thouch to my drawings. Someone mentioned to me the other day, you've had this cool style since Paris, and I realized I've came to really respect my own art as well as appreciate everyone else's since that first day, seeing the Effiel Tower for the first time I knew the trip was going to be something to cherish.