Sunday, December 7, 2014

it'll be okay






DFA final. A bit disappointed with the results, but even though it looked nice as a thumbnail, it just didn't seem to be working even in its early stages so I never really found a way to turn it around. 

I've been feeling kind of down lately, since I feel like I didn't really make much progress this semester in terms of improvement. I mean I've made some little steps, but on the whole I don't think I'm any better of an artist than I was before.

This semester as a whole has been one of the toughest I've gone through though, mostly for some emotional reasons. I've been finding it really difficult to find any motivation to work, and as a result I've been questioning myself on what I REALLY want to do. And honestly, I don't really know. I want to do a little bit of everything, y'know? It's really hard to commit yourself to just one thing.

Anyway, look out for some more artwork this winter break.

Monday, November 10, 2014

the behemoth



Drawing for Animators value assignment final, woohoo! What a mouth full. I had a lot of fun on this one. I'm still not 100% happy with it, but I think this is as far as I'll be able to take it with my current skill level. I'm just happy that I'm improving. :)

I consider this to be a spiritual successor/redraw of this older piece I did for Dipsy during my freshman year. It's still got a place in my heart, so it was fun being able to take the atmosphere of it and really flesh it out. 

First Flight

Big Hero 6 came out last weekend! It was a lot of fun! Here's a little fanart I drew for it a while back: 


I wasn't planning to upload it to this blog, but apparently it made it to the little pop-up gallery show, I THINK at Walt Disney Animation Studios? Which is really exciting! Though I think all the artwork submitted to the official tumblr was featured there. It's exciting seeing it printed so large and featured in its own section, though!

 

Here's a bonus little doodle I did for my friend (she likes these two together) last night while waiting on ncloth playblasts... I tried to emulate the look of a lot of storyboard artists that I like. I'm not quite there yet, though... Someday!



Happy Late Halloween??

Actually, I did this drawing LONG before Halloween as a children's coloring book page and I was going to upload it on Halloween, but I forgot. So.. here it is now. I don't digitally ink often and I find it to be a weakness of mine, so I thought this came out kinda nice despite that.


 I also made it into a poster for the Hallowed Halls event!


Anyway, I promise I've got some more relevant work to post. I'll be making a few other posts tonight! :D

 



Friday, October 24, 2014

DFA Stuff

DFA (short for Drawing for Animators) is pretty much like a visdev class for us. By far my favorite class :)

Here's our most recent assignment, which was a self-caricature:


(Not sure why it's gray-looking. I know blogger has a weird issue with not preserving the colors of uploaded images... bummer.)

Here are some explorations of my self-caricature...




 I wanted my self-caricature to look like a video game avatar since we're bringing these designs into 3D next semester and I wanted to do something more stylized in Maya. So, I had to sacrifice some of my likeness to achieve this affect, but this was still a lot of fun!

We also had to do a celebrity caricature. Here's mine. Guess who?


I did some other drawings, but this one was my favorite out of all of them. 

Here's also the first assignment this year, which was the design lab. We had to generate characters out of abstract silhouettes, doodles, textures, and random prompts.


I've never done such hardcore and realistic rendering before, so this was a lot of fun! I will probably try to do more realistic shading in the future as good practice and to be more applicable to 3D, since I tend to stylize my paintings in a way that makes the forms go flat.

That's all I've got for now. I have some fanart and personal art I might upload later, too. :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

reunion


Oh no, not more fanart....
I promise one of these days I'll work on my actual portfolio....

On the flip side, this was supposed to be a study in stylizing facial profiles and also in lighting/color, so I guess this was still productive in the sense that I learned a lot! I just can't put it in my portfolio.... (can you tell I'm already panicking about internships?)

Here's a little process GIF, too! These are super fun to make.


I've got some stuff from school to upload too, so be on the lookout for that in the next few days...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

sketcharoos

Yesterday I finally got around to scanning my sketchbook, so here are some of my favorite pages!

These were from dinner...



I did these at the figure drawing nights at the society of illustrators :D






I drew my dragons from this farmville-esque How To Train Your Dragon facebook game I've been addicted to! These were kinda old and I have a ton more dragons now, so I might add them in when I have the time...


Some random character designs...





And this is a doodle page from when I was at my internship! I might have mentioned it in an earlier post, but I worked on a commercial for Play-Doh, so I'd doodle the characters from time to time to get into the mood.