Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Birthday Mosh! Gig Poster

More practice making gig posters/flyers. I tried to have some fun with this one. I have had this image of my friend hardcore dancing in my head since summer, trying to draw it right... I felt like this was the perfect time to finally nail it down. There are a handful of tiny things here and there I might do differently if this weren't for fun - but overall, I am happy with the way it turned out.

I am mostly happy with getting comfortable and more familiar with the process from paper to photoshop. Huzzah learning!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Gig Poster

Quick design I made up for my friend's holiday show coming up here after Christmas. I have been getting inspired lately to start touching base with something I've always wanted to do: make quick gig posters. I have been to lots of local shows in my time, and have seen lots of local band promotional pieces... they definitely don't stand out or grab my attention. I don't see how hard it'd be to change that! In the future, I'd love to do quick commissions for anyone who is interested.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Facebook Sketches

Being on break is fun. Drawing for fun is fun. Drawing for fun...?!?!?!
I clicked around Facebook and realized how great of a tool it can be for drawing.
Here's the best from what I did today:

Wondering if I should just post these (and many more to come!) on the blog from my Cafe Sketch class... ah, well. I plan on keeping up with this, drawing friend after friend. When I felt too weird just picking friends to draw... I would have some system, say, the first person that comes up on my newsfeed, I'd use one of their photos for reference, and then I'd click on a "like"or comment from there to find a new subject, and so on. 

I'd say the point of doing these would be to get better at capturing character, making caricatures - I've noticed that in my Cafe Sketch class, I wanted to add more personality to my life sketches. I figure this would be a good exercise to start digging up some of that personality!

Space Dog Can't Breathe Final; Animation II Project Reel

Here's what was due the last day of Animation II: the final rough of the acting/emoting project, and a demo reel/Animation II project/process smash-up. Stoked to make a 30 second short in Animation III!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Space Dog: Rough Pass Pt1

Here's what I've got so far as far as a start to roughs for this final assignment in Animation II. Much more on the way. We'll see how far it can get by the end of the day!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sketchbook Fun

For the second to last day of Illustration Concepts/Practices, we had our last sketchbook assignment due (1 thing from life + your choice). We had the entire class to take one of the sketchbook assignments from the year and pull it into photoshop to create a finished piece. I had a lot of fun with it and am inspired to do things like this more often. Here's my friend Andrea and a bunch of trippy monsters smashed together singing random lyrics from random songs I was listening to at the time:

The photoshop version essentially involved painting in three colors and throwing a water texture down.
My favorite its the salamander-looking guy standing in the middle.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Meet Petey (2D Puppet/Rig)

Today has been a love and hate battle with this beast! I worked on this for about 5.5 hours, and had an unfortunate time losing all the progress I had made! Though I was furious, it might have been for the best: when I returned to this a few hours later, I was able to apply everything I had learned about Toon Boom's network system, keyframes, and puppeting capabilities. This project is a quick intro to the idea of a puppet/rig, and all we have to do is create a simple rig and execute a simple action. I chose to have Petey SQUAWK! And I hope to make a sound effect myself, if need be. Shh.