Friday, October 31, 2008

Nupastels Are Neat

We did colouring in life drawing class today. It was quite cool. The technique the teach taught us works really well.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our Film: Electropolis

The main focus of 3rd Year is a group film project. Last week we had to put together this here Pitch Package and present our story to the rest of our year. It went well, we recieved some constructive criticism, and almost everyone seemed to get the concept (which I was afraid might go over some people's heads). So, uh, yeah, this is my group's film: Electropolis. It is about a walking signal that wants to be a dancer.

I did not do all of the artwork in this, everyone in our group is credited under the specific drawings that they did.

My group members include: Myself, the vociferous Hank Choi, the tranquil Allison Neil, the humble Dimas Mohamad, the composed Jason Walmsly, the reserved Ki Eun Suh, the casanova Giorgio Mavrigianakis, the elusive Debbie Yu, the bearded Adam Trout, the charismatic Amanda Stocker, the uncanny Dawnson Chen, the instigator Dan Seddon and the rational Kevin McCullough.

Friday, October 17, 2008

3D Walk Cycles

My first (actually, it took about about four failed attempts to get it to this) 3D walk cycle. I like doing 3D Animation a lot more than I thought I would. Modeling was a little boring and I seriously doubt rigging will be my thing, but animation is....well...animation. It's really not that different from 2D animation. There is a bit of a learning curve and it takes a little while to learn the buttons and controls and how to use the graph editor, but after that it's all the same as hand drawn. I think so anyway.

I have a bad habit of always doing generic walk cycles, so I did another one, this time with more character to it. He was supposed to look like he has to go to the bathroom really badly, but it turned out looking more like he has a stomach ache. It'll have to suffice.

Both of these were modeled and rigged by Mike Watters.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Naked People

A whole whack of life drawings. Some really rough, but hopefully expressive gestures, some normal ones, and some with shading.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Action Analysis Rough Design Pack

So, third year is off and running. It was a pretty slow start but it's getting busier now. All this junk is from my Action Analysis Rough Design Pack. The Action Analysis is a big assignment that spans this semester that will eventually consist of a 30 second working reel, part storyboard, part finished coloured animation with effects. My story is about a hotdog vendor who gets his hat stolen by a racoon. This is partway through the design process. Some of these drawings are pretty bad and will definitely be replaced for the Finished Design Pack which will come a little later.

In other news, the group film is going swimmingly. A little to well, actually, we haven't had any major fights yet, so I guess we're due for one soon...

I'll post some stuff related to the film later...