Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ghost and the rose

Actually, the name of the blog title is from a game I love called "Secret of Mana". Besides that, these are just character designs I'm experimenting for an upcoming pitch. This year is so different because I am clueless in what I want to do for my final short.

I've also been playing around with a Selkie for a film idea too. It's just a thought, but I think girls are so hard to animate and portray, even if they are somewhat animalistic. Still thinking, wondering how my peers will find it when I propose some of these ideas I have in mind.

I can't draw animals to save my life.

And here's a bit of me... A cartoon version of myself for Phil Rynda's character design class. Yeah I don't really wear great clothes anymore since I bike uphill to school nowadays. Man, I need a car pretty badly.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

More studies

I have a few ideas I would like to do for a film. Right now I think I'll just experience with the visual aesthetics first so I can get a better grasp of what kind of story I want to tell. I have some, but I can't really say much about it.

...Because as of now, it sucks.

I've always wanted to play more with dramatic values.

Jesutaruuu + 11 Second club

I have been drawing a lot of gestures lately, and it feels great. I have to admit, my motivation of drawing kind of died down when I was in second year, but I think its been very meditating in a way, but still retaining the challenge of getting down what I see as quickly as possible.

The biggest challenge and goal I need to work on for this year is probably solidifying my drawings. It's either I lack the understanding of structuring things, or that I'm a lazy son of a bitch to even fix the drawings. Its good to hear people say I'm the lazy one... Kind of. But in all fairness, I really do need to treat my work a bit more academically- especially when it comes to traditional animating.

I forgot to mention I participated in the August 11 second club.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Unamed 3rd year film exploration

Honestly I can't say much
Since things are looking very floaty here.

...I had a lot of sausages just now, and I think someone here is going to destroy the toilet.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Figure Drawing

Back for another year in school! My official first class was actually Film Workshop, but I actually started work within my new figure drawing class. I really enjoy it so far because I think it will give me more time to really enjoy quick poses, at the same time focusing on form! As you can see, I'm very rusty with my life drawing right now, so I really need to teach myself to get back to it properly. I hope this year will be a better year!

Sketchbook aug-early september

Here are some pages from my sketchbook after I returned to LA from a lengthy stay in The Philippines and Indonesia during the summer! I've been using the pen more to become more bold and decisive on my strokes, since I tend to focus too much on tone when I use pencils.