Saturday, January 26, 2013

Photograms!

For Photo 1 our first project was photograms. It had to do with exposure and light. We had to bring in a bunch of objects and have a theme for our photos. My theme was tea, mustaches, and fancy-ness.
I brought a tea mug, tea bag, and these little mustache people that I made with paper and stickers. 
It was an enjoyable project overall. Something new and different. Plus, I was able in incorporate tea and mustaches into a class project so I can't complain.




Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Radioactive Model Sheets

For Animation 2 we have to choose a character that we want to animate for the whole semester. Model sheets were due this week and after receiving some critique today I made changes and ended up with this.

Character Breakdown & Height 

Character Turnaround

Dynamic Pose, Facial expressions, and Extras

I chose Knight because he is a fun character to draw. And a new(-ish) character so this gives me the opportunity to play around with his design and personality more. Plus the secondary motion that his armor will have could prove to be a fun challenge in future assignments.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Orange Rhymes With More Orange!

One day during break I realized that I really liked the outfit I was wearing. So instead of doing anything productive I drew myself wearing said outfit.




Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Character Breakdowns

On my first day of Animation 2 we did character breakdowns where we took images of animated characters and broke them down into their basic shapes. 
It was a really fun exercise.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Some Current Projects

Now that Christmas break is officially over its time to rev up those pencils and get back to work! 
YEAH!


So before classes start I'll show you the things I worked on over the break that either haven't been shared yet or are still a work in progress.
To start with, I have more sketches of the two radioactive characters. I'm happy with Knight's design now. I just need to work on Paperboy more. I'm not satisfied with the way I draw her yet, so her design will be worked on some more. I am thinking about changing her name too. Maybe to Newsie or something like that or maybe I'll change her into something totally different. I'll have to think about it.



In addition I started working on my own storyboard in my spare time so I can build a portfolio. 
This one is going to be about when Amadi goes into the forbidden/magical/evil forest by himself at night so he can win a bet/dare and hopefully get some respect from his peers. I really wanted to storyboard this part of the story so I could explore the forest more and show why no one wants to go there.
So far I have some thumbnails but I also went a head and drew a few panels because the scene was really vivid in my head I just wanted to draw it out.







And then I started a longer piece that would take more time and rendering to complete. In the past I noticed that I have trouble working on longer projects and taking my time on things. Which ends up in a lot of rushed stuff that looks messy and unprofessional. So I'm trying to work on that with this piece. I'm still not done but this is what I have so far.


Finally, I am thinking of remaking my blog banner. 


As much as I enjoy drawing myself with different headphones and sources of music, I feel that it doesn't really show what this blog is supposed to be about. 
I want to be able to animate parts of my banner as well. I've seen it be done on other blogs and it looks like something fun to do. It'd only be small parts of the image; a glow effect or a flame moving. I want to give it a try and see it as a entertaining challenge.

And that is all for now. Classes start tomorrow and I'll be posting homework up here again soon. I hoped that everyone had a great break and will have a fun new year!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Puppies!

I was really excited for the new Adventure Time episode. So I drew some corndog puppies.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Radiation Continued


I continued sketching for the radioactive knight characters. Trying to finalize designs and stuff.




I also started forming the idea of monsters that were born from the toxic waste from multiple nuclear explosions or a different nuclear related cause. I experimented with designs thinking of making the creatures either lizard or panther-like.





I tried to figure out size comparisons between the monsters and characters as well.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fun at The Zoo in Winter

Went to the Columbus Zoo yesterday with my friend, Emma to draw. The winter weather was kind of nice because few people were there so there was no crowd problem. But it was still pretty cold so we tried to stay mostly in the indoor exhibits.