Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ants in my Pants

It's crazy to think that what happens tomorrow may very well have a huge impact on what will happen to me for the next couple of years. I have always been impressed with the types of situations I have been able to talk my way into (I think the only real exception being my inability charm cute girls on the fly). I guess we'll have to wait and see--the suspense is killing me...

Last night was the last life drawing class with Joel at Nick and I had a lot of fun doing this very angular fashionesque quick sketches. Maybe I'll do more of it.

May is just a day and a half away.

And the rest of my life will follow three weeks after...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nothing Beats a Buck and a Duck

Ducks Don't Play Tennis from Calixto Ortiz on Vimeo.

Animation Project 3. After today's critique I now see some changes that should be made, otherwise it was pretty well received. I tried to get more cartoony with it and I think the class really responded to it (especially since no one really does too cartoony animations in class). I mean, I'm no John K. but I'm still learning.

I do feel like I put a lot more personality into the duck when compared to my other projects. And that's probably why it is working better.

My arm is feels so drained from drawing so much, but still we press on (only 1 month and 1 day left....)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday Woes

I'm burning out!
All I really want to do these days is draw my own stuff.
Occasionally I get the chance.

But there is only time for school work and side projects
(and honestly--there isn't really enough time for most of that!)

Oh well.
Just a few more weeks.

Sacrifices will be made.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nate's Drawings

I was in my room doing my homework (just how I spend all my weekends) and my nephew Nathaniel came in saying he was board so I set him up with a pencil and paper so he could draw along with me.

I tried to get him to draw from Preston Blair (secretly hoping he would fall in love with it and follow in his tio's footsteps) but several failed tracing attempts frustrated him. So I grabbed my light box and some SpongeBob model sheets I had from last semester storyboarding class and this is what turned out:

I love these!

There is something about them that I find so appealing. It's almost like SpongeBob and his friends are filled with Nate's child-like wonder. And his unapologetic line work is so fun and bold.

Even though they are tracings, I just feel like they are full of life.

Maybe it's just me though...