Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Final projects

Finally got around to posting the semester's last assignments. Not that I did a particularly stunning job on any of them, but it's always nice to keep a record.

Digital Tools
Made a second multiplane pan.

We also made a demo reel, but I exported it incorrectly so the sound doesn't play. Oh well!

Ball & Tail, making use of what we've previously learned (Squash, stretch, S&C, anticipation, overlap action, etc.). My ball&tail moves way too fast though, because I didn't bother with slowing down some frames... ended up being 90 something pages, but it was a fun exercise because of the character acting.

Character Design
Artist profile; I did my presentation on Endling
Wasn't able to mimic his style very well at all; And I didn't realize how much it had changed over the years since what I remembered from him in 2007!

Colour mood landscapes. But I really need to learn how to use gouache opaquely.

Did a vertical pan this time. Portfolio was terrible because I didn't have enough time to redo my in-class drawings

Final project was to plan out before, and then draw our storyboard in class! Basic outline- char has a box, finds a larger box & sets aside original for it, struggles and eventually returns to the original box.
I had a lot of issues with crossing the stage line (camera). In comics it's permitted because viewers can set their own pace to study the panels, but in storyboarding for film, the viewer has to be led along since they can't choose how long to look at everything.

I pretty much used Ming & Grandpoops in all of my classes this semester.
But anyway, continue studying bones for the break !

Friday, 9 December 2011

Life Drawing class

Dumping all of this class' assignments in one post
Thurman is a good teacher. And I must say I was expecting to do worse in this class, but I'm getting consistent B's (in Sheridan's marking scheme) even though I personally think I haven't improved as much as the others; I haven't attended any extra life sessions either...

I really need to work on my gesture and volume, and a lot of other things. It always did feel like a test every session; so frustrating for me!

Life Drawing
12 minute 4-figure exercise (sep)

Portfolio 1 (sep-Nov)

Portfolio 2 (Nov-Dec)

Royal Winter Fair animal drawings (Nov. 10)
Probably by far my favourite part part of this class. I love drawing animals!
It was tougher than I expected, but I find it easier to see them in gesture/structure than humans.

Bone drawings
(Shamefully I powered through these in 9-12 hours...
and thus was more than frazzled when it came time to research and explain the parts. /terrible student)

Hands & Feet (reposting here too)