Friday, September 28, 2012

Church of Animationology

I can't really sleep tonight. Nerves, you know?

This was one of the ideas we had for the group film. Ignore the cheesy font. It's about a pair of nordic ancient aliens who are not Tom Cruise and John Travolta artistically beaming patterns onto a suspiciously blue planet with their vaguely DC6 shaped spacecraft. Sure it's stupid, but it's a charming sort of stupid.

I also took my layout workbook and colored it a little. Since I was going to start doing dailies to bolster my portfolio, and this is as good of a place as any to start. 

Also life drawing dump.

30s and 1's

Monday, September 17, 2012

Forget About Freeman?

They released Black Mesa. In our lifetimes. Before this, there was about an equal likelihood of Black Mesa being released as there was of the world ending. In fact, many actually considered the release of Black Mesa to be one of the precursors to the rapturous ending of all. I'll be watching the news for incoming meteors and suspicious horsemen.

On the other hand, it's actually MORE likely for the world to end than for HL3 to be released. Perhaps the few survivors clinging to life in the charred husk of a landscape following the apocalypse will stave off radiation poisoning long enough to witness the release of HL3. 

This layout could have turned out better. Would've been nice to scan it or something, photographing line work really kills the line quality. I'm hoping a good post-sketch process will help work out the kinks here. 

Also, first week of extra life drawings. Really gotta work on the shorter poses.
Freddie Mercury min
2 min

1 min
3 min? This isn't even a good drawing, but it sort of reminds me of "Old Man With A Guitar"

5 min

5 min
5 min
5 min (Marker technique needs work, A LOT of work)

5 min
5 min

10 min

AND sketches. 

Also a self portrait. Technically the first homework assignment of the year. I included some ribald little jest about my desire to draw better in a hastier fashion this year, but in a far more direct manner.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Once More Unto the Breach


 There goes the summer.

A squid headed goddess of death
An avian god of art
A richly adorned, fox headed god of thieves

I made a bunch of pastel sketches based on a random text generator a while back. My final project for the summer was to develop them. Beyond redesigning them, the point of these was to wean myself off of an over-reliance on digital tools.

 The digital painting in this lineup is the thing that frustrated me enough to drop the digital angle. It is decidedly unfinished.

I also have some lore-like snippets written up for these characters. Those I'll have to proofread a little more. There's  A LOT of made up words.

Clouds by my window
This is basically the only study I did all summer. Since I had my laptop reanimated, I haven't been able to get the color settings right, so these could look like... anything, really.

5 min
15 min

10 min
 Last life drawings for the summer. 

This is the same model as the one from the first session of the summer. 


Stuff from the zoo.

 I caved and bought a membership on impulse, so now I have to go to the zoo more, if I ever want to recoup my losses. I'm always sort of hesitant to go to the zoo, since people there treat art students about the same as the animals.

I can't really read it either
Finally, this blasphemy of penmanship. I've been waking up at 3 in the morning and writing whatever comes to my head on this piece of newsprint the entire summer. Between this, a .txt file on my desktop and a few pages of Iphone notes are about 10 to 20 different ideas for the group film. Of these, only about 5 are worth anything, and of those five, only 3 have coherent plot beats.