Saturday, November 30, 2013

Skinny Chickens in Costumes

I'm really trying to crank out the homework this weekend for the sake of my sanity during these upcoming weeks. Here's our next assignment for Character Design: take the character from our character-swap project and shove him/her through different time periods and costumes. Here's what we have! Viewer discretion advised, there's some posers in there.

I think it's fun I ended up stuck with a wizard on this project - I like to think that he would zip through time to get different things done in a quest-like fashion. It makes perfect wizard-sense!

This is another exercise that I suggest anyone trying out. Give it a shot!

Life Drawing Week 14: Critique Group and Ethics Pardy

Ethics teacher started class by explaining what an owl bear was.

 I then proceeded to draw such owl-bear all over my notes.

Fine art critique night with Brynna Ferguson

Sam is pretty.

Many Kali

 Other Sam, more Brynna, more Kali, a dash of Theresa

Best of friends Brynna and Sam


Portfolio class notes and fun.

And lastly, we're back to Ethics class.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Rad Fortress: Crust Bangin' Out

This post is especially aimed toward those who loves pizza, hummus, and demented clown costumes.

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of working on the second episode of Rad Fortress's Crust Bangers. I animated the opening sequence and teamed up with Patrick and Tara to do some lip-syncing. Catch the second half of the episode next week!

~ Smearful Draftsmanship ~

Space Puppy Lineweight Fun Party

One of my few remaining assignments in the beloved Character Design class is this one regarding line weight. We had to take an existing character and draw him/her using 5 different line styles. I chose to experiment with Space Puppy, considering I will be drawing lots of him over the next few months, and also because I am curious as to how exactly he will end up in the final render of my thesis project.

This is definitely an exercise I think everyone should give a shot. The biggest thing you get for it is a better understanding of why line weight is important and appreciated. Also, it instantly forces you to push and pull your line style - something that isn't always at the forefront of our minds!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Skinny Chicken

The next assignment in character design was a quick fun one where we had to interpret a description of a character given to us by a partner. Thanks Scott!

 Original sketches/chicken scratches:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Life Drawing Week 13: CTN!

Aaron Bhenk's Critique night.

 More of Aaron and Co.

Doodles of Headless Studio guys @ CTN in Burbank, CA.


Chicken scratching

Waiting on restaurants hurts my capabilities

Andrea Rawson and I doodled many crabs in anticipation.

And then we feasted.
Thanks cool guy also waiting. Old ladies are cool to talk about.

Character Design: Ammit (Group Project)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sculpt Adventure

Yesterday was a landmark day - I made my first finished/realized sculpt... ever! I played around in ZBrush a few weeks ago, but opted to start with Sculptris this time around.

Here's a screencap of what I managed to create in Sculptris, which I definitely reccommend for anyone antsy to give sculpting a try (as well as anyone who has ever felt that ZBrush was a little too over their head).

My friend Ben Irmen helped me pull the sculpt into ZBrush for a Z-Makeover. He helped me make a Z-Collar, eyes that didn't look like Z-Breasts, and give me some fancy Z-Lights so I could provide my blog with a fancy Z-Image.

Soon this fat puppy alien dog will be a little toy for me to hold and befriend in real life, thanks to one of our school's newest edition: a 3D printer. Here's me holding one of the first prints that it made - a piece by one of our professor, Mark Fitzpatrick. While I'm at it, I'll show you a picture of my first creation from my first time in Z-Brush: Booty Bug.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Life Drawing Week 12: Doodles, Gestures, Turkeys

Interactive design doodles.

Ethics and turkeys.

Portfolio doodlenotes.

Chris Oatley and co.

Animation/Illustration Collective gesture night.

Explanations are sometimes arbitrary.