Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oh Yeah--Sometimes I Animate...

Here's an animation I did for school.
Assignment: animate a character putting on a rain coat and boots

This was a doodle in my sketchbook that inspired it.
So I ran with it:

p.s. the media compressor for Blogger sucks.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Skecthing

I guess you can call this a warm up for homework.

I started the bottom one first and the anatomy just kind of ran away from me, but there were some good things going on in it, so I used it as an under-drawing for the top one--that's why they're so similar.

I was inspired by some old drawings of mine. I've been very nostalgic lately and I was looking at a bunch of drawings from Jr. High and High School. Lots of juiced-up guys, creepy monsters, and, yes, girls with guns...

I was such a teenage boy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Johnny Apple Seed

(and actually gave the cast shadow some thought this time...)
3 down. 7 to go.

I didn't get much animating done today.....

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

So this guy was done with the colorpencil tools in Painter... Mostly all with the Oily ColorPencil because all of the other ones are broken and unusable. I did modify one of the pencils however, which I don't think I was supposed to do (I think my instructor wanted us to use the stock tools to get a feel for the program as a default) but the pencils are just... retarded.

Having the lamp-apple set up right next to me really does help.

This is also my second attempt at the apple with colorpencil (I didn't get very far on the first). And you know, when I walk in and out of my room real fast, and I see this painting out the corner of my eyes, it doesn't look half bad--the other one was that way too. So now I am thinking I should have a gallery showing. One with really narrow hall ways and very dim lighting. Yes. This is a good idea I am having...

2 apples down -- 8 to go
Anyways, time to get animating!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

How About Them Apples

So for my digital painting class we have to paint 10 apples in Corel Painter. 8 of them using single different medium per apple and 2 apples are mix media. This was my second attempt at an all Acrylic apple. My first attempt didn't go over so well....

UGH! I almost wanted to quit my career as an artist when I "painted" this. But realizing I suck at life found it best to give it another shot. I think it really helped that I was able to light the apple nicely in my room.

All things considered--that was quite the learning curve. Especially with having almost no painter experience. 1 down. 9 more to go. But I think the most important thing I learned from this, and it happens to be one of those lessons of life that I think everyone can learn and grow from, is



Friday, February 5, 2010

So Much to Do--So Little Time

Feeling a little (maybe alotta) like this at the moment.

As well as a little nervous and anxious for tomorrow. This is all too familiar territory for me... I just don't want to hear what I already know (or am afraid to hear it for that matter). Bright side is that tomorrow will end with a party at Joe's which is ALWAYS fun. And I don't work this weekend so I am actually just going to sit and draw all day for two days.

Honestly, I am looking forward to it. Mostly because it is a great change of pace from weekday routines which on some days has me away from the house for 13 hours at a time.

But before I can stumble into my bed--I have to run to kinko's!