Friday, December 30, 2011
Final project for my stop-motion animation class, the assignment was to take a sound clip from a movie or TV show and build an animation around it. My sound clip is Rainn Wilson (Dwight) from The Office, all of the puppets, set, and animation were done by me. I wasn't really looking forward to this class before I started it, but I actually had a lot of fun doing stop-motion. The puppet and set-building isn't really my cup of tea, but I could definitely see myself animating this way in the future. I'm pretty pleased with the way this turned out, and despite my inexperience with building in 3D I like how the monkey (I've named him Charles) came out as well. Anyways, here it is, enjoy!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I was playing around with a different drawing style and got a character sketch that I really liked, so I decided to go all-out with it and turn it into a finalized character, who I've named Grace. The top left drawing is the initial sketch, and the others were just me getting to know her a little better before I got into a finalized design.
I explored a few different color possibilities. I had initially imagined her as a redhead with a blue outfit, but I tried a couple other combos as well just to see what happened. For a while I was really favoring the brown and purple designs, but in the end I decided that, while it was nice visually, it didn't really fit with the personality I had in mind for her, so I went back to my first choice of red and blue.
And the final turnaround:
My final three assignments for my Layout class: a 5 point perspective shot, medium interior shot, and a tilt. I really learned a lot in that class and I'm much more confident in my background-painting capabilities, buuuuut I still prefer doing characters over layouts. At least I'm not afraid of them anymore. :)
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Part of an assignment for my Layout & Production Design class, we'll be making a series of layouts pertaining to one story of our making. I'm doing a steampunk-themed story for mine, it's actually an idea I've been kicking around for a while but haven't had time to flesh out until now. This is one of two main characters, I've tentatively named her Amelia for the time being.
Monday, August 22, 2011
The first digital paintings I've done in a while, portraits of my original characters Miles (top) and Gabriel (bottom). Sketched on paper with Prismacolor col-erase pencils and painted in Photoshop.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Some recent sketches of one of my original characters, Julia, whose story is set in 1870s England. The colored one is one of my favorite drawings, I did it a few months ago and just added color today. Her face in the sketches doesn't quite match up with the first one because I just did those after a 2-month art block and I think it's gonna take a while to get warmed up again.
Finally got one of these blog things, I'll probably be posting mostly sketches and WIPs, possibly some finished work if I ever get around to it. For starters, here's some life drawing sketches from last semester, done with Prismacolor Col-erase pencils (they're pretty much the only thing I draw with now, I love them).