Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Hello and Merry Christmas! I'm back home from Orlando and I've been hanging out with my family. Got to see my mom and dad and grandparents and little bro! Santa came and brought me a new Intuos 6x8 Wacom, so I've been playing with that! I started practicing with Corel Painter with a photo reference of some little Chip and Dale statues from Walt Disney World..
I decided to set some rules for the Wacom and myself. If I'm drawing from reference, No color picking! No tracing, too. I don't want to cheat myself out of learning this stuff! With the Chip and Dale drawing, I'm already seeing some things that need to be worked on. Obviously, proportions are an issue, and I've got to figure out how to make things look like there is depth. I mostly used the smudge tool, 2b pencil, and wet oily brush.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I went to MGM/Hollywood studios to draw and at 3:00 the Pixar Parade came by. It was very entertaining, with acrobatics and characters from (almost) every Pixar film (I didn't see Wall-E or any characters from UP).
And then--! I met the Bolt characters!
And then, one of them saw my sketchbook and took it right out of my hands to look at it! No joke, they looked through it for at least like eight minutes. When they saw animation notes, Bolt started jumping and pointed to himself, asking if I had animated him. I told him no, that I was still in school, but that I would love to work for Disney some day and they started making kissy noises. It was truly awkward.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
[I do love a Christmassy-Castle background-character-meet-and-greet]
[This man had a small girl growing out of his shoulders. Cool!]
The guitar playing barista! Someone remind me what his name is.. He was a super cool fella.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
**update** imbedded with Vimeo instead of Youtube. Better Quality
I finally uploaded the room I made in Maya last quarter at SCAD. There are lots of things that bother me about it now. I'm ready to learn more. Feed me, feed me!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Since I've been back in Orlando, I've been more intentional about drawing daily. I've been here for 3 weeks and usually I can get in a solid 4-5 hours of drawing every day. Other than that, I've been reading tons and catching up on movies that I missed out on along the way. It's been a very super great winter break from school, but I'm excited to get back to SCAD.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
I've made some storyboards for Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). If I had more time (or managed my time more wisely,) I would have made more transitional boards to put in between some confusing areas- but that would have probably been 20-25 boards and I didn't have that kind of time! I may do that over Christmas break if I can't find anything to do.
Each of the images has their own camera movements and effects listed in their storyboard template. I have an example here for the establishing shot (the one you see first- it sets the scene for the rest of the story)
Enjoy! (and critique please!)