Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cat thumbnails

It seems that my teacher wants cats and horses for our next assignments. Did thumbnails in class for the cats...

Cats can hiccup and fart at the same time.

Observational + Cafe Sketches

Cafe and observational sketching is a lot of fun, and is very useful in understanding drawing both interpretively and technical - even in gestural form. It's something I do from time to time, but my sketchbook is mostly filled with rough sketches for bigger assignments. So, here are some of the ones I am proud of.

Some of my classmates:
 Takehiro Nishikawa (http://tn-portfolio.blogspot.com/)
Jason K
Jason Reicher (http://jasonreicher.blogspot.com/)
Hallie Willson (http://halliewilson.blogspot.com/)
Leon Alexander

Check these guys out.

On the upper right, you can see a huge tally. That represents the number of time my Contemporary Literature teacher says "RIGHT". In this count with a 1 hour lecture by him, it was 160 times. I shit you not.

So here you see again my literature teacher and my classmates:
Zach Nock
Taylor Price (http://taylor-price.blogspot.com/)
Jacob Streilein (http://jcstryline.blogspot.com/)

And so yeah... went down to the little area down the street and sat in Starbucks. Drew with Taylor. Ate Subway. Watch south park. What a way to spend a few days of thanks giving weekends.

Nicholas Marlet inspired monster's inc. design

So, one of our in class assignments was to draw our own monsters studying from Nicholas Marlet's model sheet. These are some of my studies.

Imaginary Friend (calvin and hobbes influenced) part 1


So, another assignment was to come up with a new version of Calvin and Hobbes... That's a harsh and impossible assignment since something already made so great can be so hard to turn into our own versions. Two of the drawings are missing, but I am waiting for them to return from the class.

Corpse Bride/Tim Burton inspired character designs

Assignment from Rik Maki's class. Draw ghouls in the corpse bride style; adults, children, and animals in a creepy ghoul way. I think I did okay... I guess.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Main character designs for first year film

In the original script, their names are "Jack" and "Christine" but I re looked at their origins in the character bones I wrote, where Jack came from an Italian Family and Christine came from a french family.

I changed their names later on to Milo and Miette.

More art will come of this concept.

Friday, November 26, 2010

November 2010 Life Drawings

Tried to mix in technical aspects and interpretive aspects of life drawing once again... I prefer to keep my short gestures loose and fluid - since I'm not trying to construct something solid in under a minute, and more about capturing the energy of things.

...Life drawing is so jokes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My 48 Hour Film for Calarts 2010 + Hints of future projects

The theme was coat hanger... At first, I was like "Hell no - this thing is stupid and super time consuming where I'm at now."

Here is my 48 hour film for calarts 2010
Bullies and Coat Hangers

I don't know how it evolved, but I soon spent most of the weekend finishing it. Crunch time... lovely.
I'm pretty happy that I did it because I got to see the technical issues I faced during its creation before I start production on my first year short film - which is currently under the project name:

"The Irreplaceable Milo" (aka Tale of the Illusionist)

I honestly cannot tell you what it will be about right now, since I am currently following a rule I made for myself, which is never give away a project unless I am sure of it's completion. All I can say is that this one is simply about Illusionists. The one I stated is what I am spending most of my attention to.

"Faisal" (aka Until the end, I stand resolute for you)
is a film idea I have that I would like to work on for my fourth year (this will propably change sometime), which is about a loyal dachshund, it's master and a wolf that walks beyond mirrors in a library.

There's of course the completion longing for "Jimmy" which I will color someday... and then there's an idea I recently conceived called "Behind Turquoise Eyes" which is about a bird that teaches a bird woman to fly. So many ideas, but so hard to choose the right one. It's just some ideas I like to express out

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A visit to the zoo...

Here are some sketches I did in the zoo with just a ballpoint pen and a pencil.
I need to literally re-understand structure.

Short drawings for each, since we had to move fast

I should have utilized with different mediums I brought with me...