Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Bat Face Party!

Here's my friend Victor the Vampire Bat that I have been working with this semester. The assignment was to take five different expressions and express them in five different ways. Here's glad, sad, mad, egad!, and - here's my bad attempt to create a confused/questioning synonym that rhymes - "was it that bad?"

Monday, October 28, 2013

Life Drawing Week 10: Various

Drawings from Interactive Design class
and from hanging out with my friend Betsy when she cut my hair.

 Sketch of my friend Connor sketching in the ID senior studios, and Ian sleeping.

Interactive Design class doodles.

Critique Group sketches from Noah's critique night.

Sketches from the Joe Fyfe artist talk in Canzani.

Doodles from Ethical/Social Controversies class.

Sketches from the Posemaniacs Random Pose drawing app.

Doodles from Portfolio class.

More from the Random Pose app.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Selfie Sunday: Rafiki and Friends

The past week went really well. I am working on my thesis, learning ZBrush, threading through Processing and getting new projects to animate on. This next week is going to be stellar by means of what I hope to accomplish.

This weekend was the big Halloween-celebration weekend. I got to dress up as Rafiki (complete with three layers of pants that included some leggings with a hole cut in them). Simba and I got to meet lots of people such as Bob Ross, Spock, Bat Dad, Crash Bandicoot and Aku Aku, Jack and Wendy Torrance. Hence the excited baboon-y selfie I have created for the week.

The Halloween festivities will reach their peak on Thursday when I get the chance to attend a student-only conversation with The Brothers Quay at the Wexner Center!

This week I learned about three new awesome resources. Buffer and Hoot Suite are cool ways to help organize messy social media madness. Patreon is a creative solution/reaction to Kickstarter (Rad Fortress is in the process of setting up a cool page). Check them out!

I am in the process of tightening up my website and demo reel for the CTN Animation Expo. Part of this experience means I get to take a silly drawing such as this little doggie on my right into a fun lively little guy to greet visitors to my page. I am also going to be sculpting him in ZBrush!

This doggie will also end up being slightly interactive. Thank goodness for how helpful is. What is a helpful resources that you recommend?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Life Drawing Week 9/This week in Doodle-Sketches

This week I had the chance to listen to Larry Groupe talk, so I scribbled his face as well as chicken-scratched some of his words. The discussion was awesome and it left me reminded to get feet about soundtrack design for my short.

For portfolio class, I wrote a blog about how my affinities, abilities, and opportunities line up. The post really got my gears going in a good direction... and had me starting some emails. In class, I made some doodles/sketches with a pilot pen and "Salad" (yes, I buy Copic markers solely based on their names).

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Blog Glob

Today marks an epiphany of a day. I just realized you can merge blogs together. I had a feeling it was possible, and here we are! I just mashed my Cafe Sketch Fall 2012 blog and my current Character Design Fall 2013 blog into THIS blog, to make a super-blog.

So yes, just to clarify: there might be some slight unnecessary moments of "I am doing this on my other blog" in some of my previous posts that will still be there that I may or may not get around to cleaning up. In the meantime, I am so happy I figured this out! Now, to getting the hang of tagging posts appropriately.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Baby Board: "Fishing With Nessie"

This Week In Ketchup

This Week In Ketchup: a weekly recap of life. By weekly, I mean, I did a similar thing last week.

This week was full of paper-writing, finishing a sketchbook, visiting with family, and signing up for my final college courses. Craziness.

I drew lots of hands for Character Design class, where I discovered the amazing Nightmares Fear Factory Flickr. Just in time for Halloween!

I had my Hardcow featured in the first of many iterations of Rad Fortress Showcase. I also got to show the piece to a bunch of prospective-student parents, which I hope didn't upset them too much.

I also made a fun little gif and animated a bit for the next Rad Fortress cartoon.

 What else? Well, I made thumbnailed, quick storyboards for Portfolio class (new post soon). I realized what my final project in interactive design is going to be, and I started doodling/drawing my Youtube friend, Jarrod Alonge. More finished stuff in the works, I do promise!