Wednesday, December 10, 2008

That's all folks!

This be my final artwork post of first semester. It's been fun!

These paintings were done with a pre-thought colour selection. I think they could have been better. What I don't like is how the second one turned out. It's as bright as I wanted it to be, but I think I obscured the city part a bit too much... which sucks 'cause I spent quite a bit of time detailing the buildings only to block in the trees over almost all of the skyline, in which I was like "Oh fuck... I ruined it!"

Also, the colours don't vary as much as I would have liked. Which is not as much my fault as it was my subject matter. It couldn't be helped much without destroying the scene. Still, it would be better if the moods we were supposed to do were felt right away.

Oh well, painting wise they turned out kinda fine, so at least I'm learning something.

Also, some of you might have noticed that there is no layout design work up here... that's no accident I'll tell you 'cause my layouts aren't great.

But we did have this long 20 objects project to do over the entire semester for layout (we were assigned it the first week, but I did it the last! Haha!) We were to draw 20 props (that's objects that could be animated in a film) using perspective and techniques we were taught. Some we're half-assed but others turned out pretty good. So here are some of the "good" props I did for layout.

I just realized that I don't have any personal artwork up on here. :X

Hopefully over the break, I'll do some work on my own. So I'll post it when I do.

Stay tuned!

Time to hibernate till next semester.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I wanna live in a yellow submarine!!!

Here are the final vids for this semester.

First up is my digital animatic, and I must say this project was FUCKING AWESOME! It was fun, and allowed us to be genually creative.

It is based on a storyboarding excercise we did for the opening of Oliver Twist and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back earlier in the semester. We had to recreate the scenes digitally and process a moving animatic with the animation technology we've been taught.

Being the dork I am, I chose Star Wars... but made some very tasteful results!


Also, my hand-drawn ball and tail animation.

I really half-assed this one, due to time constraints. But it turned out well enough. With a little more time, it could have been better... maybe.

Thus ends my animations of first semester. Next semester, they'll be even better! ;)


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Crazy Bonez

Last bone drawings of the semester... tho' unfortunately not forever. Haha!... my wrists hurt. :X

Anyway, full pronated and supinated arm and shoulder bones, and full anterior and lateral leg and hip bones.

Funny how we artists will sacrifice the comfort of our own bones and joints on order to make pretty pictures of bones and joints. Equivalent exchange, bitch!

Also... REPOST!

As some of you (but probably not most of you) know I posted my vertebrae drawings a while back... these however were done in the wrong views. I said if i had time, I'd redo them... so i did.

So here the are... done correctly!

... One week till hibernation! :D

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"I Want Spider-man!"

Nothing to say here, really. Character expression sheet.

To me he kinda looks like a hybrid of J. Jonah Jameson and Mr. Spacely.


Hahaha! But anyway it's been a slow week. Our final projects have been presented and for the next couple weeks I'll be very busy finsihing everything.

Whoot! Soon the semester will end!

Then Hibernation!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Animal petting zoos, and dirty Graphite fingers

We took a trip to the Royal Winter Fair last Friday to draw animals!

I must say, we artists were quite the spectacle for the little children. Oddly enough, we where sometimes the center of attention rather than the cute little animals... kinda cool, if ya ask me! :)

Anyways, here is what I got out of the day... at least the good ones.

Frankly, I think they're all crap-tacular... but then again, I think the same for everything I do.

... Okay, back to my essay... Ugh!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

... I need some booze

So the semester is entering it's busy stage, and everything is being piled on together. I'm not even sure if I'm up to the challenge... the only thing that comforts me is that this is not as bad as I hear next year will be... oh shit, that's not comforting either! O_o;

Anyway, I do have some new stuff. First: a landscape painting!

Frankly, I think this is the single best painting I've ever done! It's far from perfect, but it is promising! :)

We also dabbled in After Effects this week and got some cool results!

Animal drawings will be up soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Why assemble a box by hand, when you can just draw it assembling itself?!... It's the future, people!

Finally, my Box Animation is complete! This was an interesting one to do. A little harder then the last projects because it required a little more eye-balling, which we're not really used to yet... but we will need to be for the next project! Woo!

Technically this is suppose to be three cycles, but it's too much for blogspot to handle... oh well. Imagine it's three cycles... or watch it three times! ;) Haha!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Not much to post today, I've been slacking all weekend. Done my last set of bones tho'... for now. Ta da! The Scapula!


English exam on Thursday, and two separate research papers to complete in three weeks... kill me.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Sign of the Apocalypse?!

Cool beans today, folks! In Digital Tools class we did this background, and if the technology we used to make it doesn't signify that computers will someday take over the world, I don't know what does!

Haha! But seriously, it's a Multi-plane background, meaning the elements, ie. foreground, middleground, and background, are layered and ultimately spaced apart to create depth. This was sooo cool when it came out! We fooled around with the camera, looking at a full 360 of the layers, and creating a 3D pan shot as seen here!

It's witchcraft, I tells ya!!!

... On a related note, I also managed to finally get my digital created Coloured Ball animation up here too. This project predates the Coloured Bowling Ball animation (see previous post) by a few weeks. Still, both turned out well!

We be 3D Animators!!!... almost!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Break Week?!... I think not!

Woo! I have a bunch of new goodies for y'all! So reading week has come and gone, and it wasn't much of a break... lots of work to do on my week off... awesome.

Anyway, here is most of what was accomplished during the break!

First off, the awesomeness that is character posing! FUN! FUN! FUN!

We also did these cloud paintings. They turned out okay, but could be better. Gouache continues to be a pain in my ass. :P Haha!

6 Mini Studies:

And the Final:

I've also drawn my third bone, 3 of the Vertebrae. These I enjoyed less than the Skull and Pelvis, and therefore, I slacked more on it. Oh well, Vertebrae are boring.

Oh, and I got one of my digital animations here too! Basically a reproduction of the Bowling ball assignment... only DIGITAL!

I have one of the rubber ball too, but blogspot is being a cock and won't upload it. If I get it to work I'll post it eventually.

Well, that's all for now, back to doing homework that I should have been doing all this time. Hahaha!

Friday, October 24, 2008

The S Curve is the Devil!

So our second animation project comes to a close, and all the toil and wrist pains were... somewhat worth it. Not a bad result, if I do say so myself.

Seaweed Animation

Page Turn Animation

These were actually pretty tough to do! Especially the book! :X But at least now I know how to do them now!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Never shall I feel the agony of de feet!... Bahaha, lame joke!

FINALLY! For our first anatomy-based project we had to draw 12 hands and 12 feet... yes, 24 drawings total! :S Phew! This was a hectic project, all be it a somewhat enjoyable one. Oh well, enjoy!

First ze hands!

And then ze feet!

... it's only the beginning of our many anatomy projects. But for now, I'm letting my joints rest!

... sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep...