Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Thumb is Numb

So this weekend, I've been sleeping at 3am every night because of some huge assignments that are due this week.
Mainly, a complicated animation and a silhouette project.
This silhouette project was extremely grueling. But what kept me going was knowing that it was going to look really cool in the end.
I just finished it today, as I have been cutting away at this thing today for almost 10 hours straight with a #11 x-acto knife :P
And while I was doing so, my thumb and index went numb. My thumb and index finger kept asking me why I was torturing them and what they did to deserve this punishment.
I told them... because I am a student at CalArts and this is just what happens.
After I finished, I put the x-acto knife in a place where I can't see it because I'm kind of traumatized.

At least my silhouette project turned out the way I wanted it to!
It is 5 pieces of 9" x 12" black paper put together which makes it 9" x 60"

I'm glad all this silhouette hullabaloo is over because I need to focus on my character designs for the guest lecture workshop held by Shannon Tindle and Shane Prigmore!
This week's workshop was cancelled. It's sad.. but also a good thing because now I have more time to work on my character designs without the silhouette and crazy animation waiting in line.
(I will post this crazy animation next time)
Speaking of the guest lecturers... I had Shannon and Shane sign my sketchbook.
They're the nicest guys ever and they gave a great lecture. I'm super nervous to have them critique my character designs but it's going to be a great opportunity.
My character designs are kind of weak, so I hope to get some good feedback from them.
Don't know if they will come back this week, but we'll see.

Also, I had Mark Andrews sign my sketchbook as well!
He's also super nice and I'm so glad that he gave us that lecture about story.
I don't even remember when his lecture happened... everything's happening so fast ;__;
His lecture made me realize that I have a lot to learn and to be patient.
And I agree that story can be hell...

I'm still doing Chinese painting as well. It's kind of tough balancing the Chinese painting and school stuff but I'm managing. I had to cancel class this weekend though :(
I wanted to post my recent paintings of some koi.
They look much better now! I remember posting my first painting of a koi and it looked like some kind of flying lizard...
I'm also posting a painting of a lucky bok choy!

I can't believe it's November already!
I'm barely catching up with posting on this blog -____-
Next time, I will definitely post the box fold animation that kept me up until 2am on Friday!