For this week's assignment, Nate Wragg wanted us to design a character advertising a product.
It was really fun, but I think I focused too much on the overall look instead of the character :/
I ended up doing 2 because I liked both ideas and I couldn't decide.
I had the sketches done early so I was able finish!
They're not quite character designs but thats ok :P
Here are my film characters!
And they are all zombies. Because I love zombies and I've always wanted to do a film about them.
I dressed them up in fancy menswear from the 1920s because they are going to attend a tea party.
So I basically put all the things that I love together for my last film at CalArts.
Zombies, menswear and afternoon tea.
It's only my first pass, so I still have some revisions to do!
(their feet are all the same size... oops...)
I'm also thinking I should give them names at some point.
That could be fun.
The drawing above is for Nate Wragg's character design class.
His class is amazing and I'm learning a ton from him!
I have forgotten about my blog for a while!
School has already started at full force, but it feels good to be back.
It's my last year at CalArts so I'm going to make it a good one!
I hope to start posting some film sketches and character designs soon.
But until then, I am mourning the end of one of my favorite shows.
So sad, and so happy.
For my third year film this year, I decided that I want just sound effects and no music.
That may have been a mistake because it didn't work out so well :/
So I collaborated with the talented Michael Paul Kennedy and asked him to come up with something for my film.
I think my film does work better with the music and it's not so awkwardly silent anymore.
Which is good!
I have replaced my old film with the new version on Vimeo so hopefully other people can watch it with fresh eyes... and ears I suppose.
Also, a Sherdian intern that I work with was sad about the ending of my film.
So to show that there are no hard feelings, I did this quick little drawing:
We are all friends!
(sorry the scan is a but fuzzy..)
This blog has been quiet for a while!
I haven't updated much because summer is my time to catch up on life and do things that I couldn't do during school.
But also, I've been doing a part time internship at Titmouse working on JJ Villard's show King Star King.
I am having such a great time working for him and I can't wait to see it air on Adult Swim next year!
I'm still drawing here and there. So maybe I can post those later.
For now, I only have a boobie animation that I did for Titmouse's Boobie Project.
I recently did an art swap with a fellow character animator and friend, Jacob Streilein.
I provided him with a tiny canvas and this is what he painted me:
It's from his third year film and it's so beautiful!
This is what I will be sending him when he's back from vacation:
The canvases are about 2 x 2.75". So they're very small. Mine was done with acrylic and I haven't touched acrylics since first year! I was really scared so I kept it simple.
I definitely want to buy more tiny canvases and do this over the summer because it turned out to be so much fun.
I forgot to add some yellow highlights on some of the rocks so I'll do that before I send it off to Jacob.
I hope he likes it, cause I'm not as skilled of a painter as he is :P
I finally added the yellow highlights!
I definitely think it looks a little better and not as flat.
It's that time of the year again!
Film time is finally over and summer vacation is just around the corner.
This year, I chose to do a CG film and I actually managed to finish it.
It was a tough beast to tackle but I learned so much in the process.
I really wanted to focus on animation this year, but I didn't quite get to do that because of modeling, rigging and just getting Maya to cooperate.
I almost handed it off to someone else to do it but in the end, I'm really glad that I did it myself.
With a ton of help of course :P
Many many thanks to my family, friends and CalArts staff who helped me during the process.
There's no way I could've done it without all of their help.
It's been one crazy third year but I finally finished my film!
Also, another exciting thing that happened this weekend was the CalArts annual print fair.
I didn't even know it existed until a fellow graphic designer friend who was running the fair this year invited Kari, Melanie and I to attend.
It was so much fun and I'm super glad I got to be a part of it.
I just wanted to post a picture of our table and some of the prints that I was selling.
I drew myself in the picture because I was the one taking the picture.
I wish all three of us were in there.
Here are the prints that I was selling:
(this one might be upside down... )
The rest are original watercolor pieces that I was also selling:
And lastly, here is a still from my third year film this year:
I'll be posting my film after the Open Show this upcoming Saturday. I'm super excited to finally see everyone's film!
I'm hoping I can become an animator in the near future, but my blog barely has any animation on it!
So I'm going to try to get over my fear of posting my animations and post the demo reel that I will be showing at this year's portfolio day at CalArts.
I'm hoping to update it when I finish my third year film.
I'm having some issues rendering in Maya, so the shots of my film in the reel don't look very nice right now :P
Here it is!
Just a few screenshots of my film character.
You can see the reference drawing in the background.
I'm still working on it but it's almost there! I don't want to show the face because it's ugly right now :/
Huge thanks to Theresa Latzko for guiding me through the modeling.