Monday, October 27, 2008

Character Poses and Clouds

We're handing in our second assignment for character design class today. This was pretty fun to brainstorm and formulate a character. My big project that I'm finishing is for painting, we have to paint clouds. We have to use a technique similar to watercolour which I've never done before now so we'll see how the final one turns out. Besides that I put up two videos from our Digital Tools class today, so check those out. We recreated our bouncing ball and bowling ball on the computer.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hands and Feet

Yay it's reading week! That means we get the week off, of course off is a relative term because we have so much homework. So I'm going to be working all week, but still yay. I'll get to relax too.

I finished my animations today and uploaded them, so go check them out. The seaweed and the book page turn. I'm really, really pleased with them actually and I didn't have to tweak it too much from the original.

Here are the 24 hands and feet that we had to draw for Life Drawing on Friday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pelvis & Oliver Twist

Starting off with my assignment today. This is a drawing of a human male pelvis from six angles. The weird white marks are just where I moved them over a tad so it was a little straighter, but I drew them all on the same page, which I thought we were supposed to do but everyone else is doing them one per page and shrinking them in photoshop... just sounds like more work to me.

Anywhoo I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow because my first class was moved to the evening where we will be watching one of the early versions of 'Oliver Twist', most likely black and white. We've watched a few old films and it's really interesting to see the real pioneers of the film media. Almost everything we do today in film they had to invent first. Apparently in one of the first films ever made called "Arrival of a train at La Ciotat"(1895), the people had never seen anything like it. The movie was just like it was called, a train that was filmed pulling in to the station, but supposedly the people viewing the film thought it was so real that they jumped up screaming and ran out of the theatre to avoid being hit by the train. I wish I could see it that way.

There's a bit of a break for now in deadlines but that doesn't mean I can stop! There's a ton of them coming up in three weeks. My goal is to finish them incrementally instead of all at the last minute. Here's hoping that my work ethic can handle it!

EDIT: Apparently Oliver Twist was not when I thought it was, so I guess I will go see it at a later date, yet to be confirmed.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bouncing Ball Animations, Paintings and Kitty

So it's that time again! Is it really October already? Week five of animation... I've been super busy finishing off my animations, which I'm about to upload after I finish this. We also had to hand in four paintings today along with all the various ball animations (you can see the paintings below) and we have a quiz tomorrow. It's been very busy. In fact, I have to draw the pelvis from six different views tonight, and I really ought to draw at least three more hands to keep up.

Phew! But my animations are done so that's great. I'm not 100% impressed with them but deadlines come and well, you have to make due. So take a look and tell me what you think!

I know a few people e-mailed me about my website being temporarily down the other day. Turns out the host I'm using needs you to log in to their forums at least once every two weeks or they take down your site! (Who reads that fine print anyways!) So I'm on top of that and it won't be going down again.

Also check out our ridiculously cute kitty, Pumpkin.