Sunday, October 30, 2011

Brick Drop Animation!

This animation stuff is actually becoming fun!

This has two frames less:


It's one of those weekends, where I just can't get started on homework.  So, I drew a picture of this situation:

Playlist: "A Very She & Him Christmas"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sleeping Flash Horse and VFD

I saw Pascal Campion present today!  The highlight was when he did a demo on Adobe Flash.  He's so made illustrating look so easy.  He doesn't use much (if any) reference, his perspective is simple and yet works, and he's fast!   I thought I could draw something cool in Flash, too--but you can see that I need some more practice:

I was feeling (and am feeling) tired--it's been a long week.
I wanted to draw an animal, so I drew a horse.  I couldn't figure out how to control the transparency of the drool, so that's really interacting with the orangey brown of the horse and also makes the horse look a bit rabid...

 I'm going to try to draw things like this more often-- Pascal makes a Sketch a Day.  I would like to do that, too!  I know practice and using my imagination regularly is important!  I don't know if can post a drawing every day, but I will certainly draw more now.  Maybe I'll build up to it, and get fast enough to make something interesting quickly!

In other news, yesterday I met Daniel Handler!  He wrote "A Series of Unfortunate Events"--fantastic reads.  His writing has very dry humor, and he himself is quick with jokes.  I laughed pretty much the whole presentation.  Plus, what other author really poses for all the pictures he takes?

Daniel Handler (left) and me (right) contemplating Madame Bovary and other  minutia.
We are being Very* Fine Detectives.
Photo by Not-me (a roommate).
*very very very very very very very very very very very very...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Painting with Light!

Sammi taught me how to light paint!  T'was fun:
A dog

Another try of a dog

LIGHTNING (Harry Potter!)

A bat

A Jack O' Lantern

My First Hand-Drawn Animations

I've made flipbooks of stick men doing jumping jacks or the disco, and have used Maya before, too, but I consider these my first OFFICIAL animations.  Hooray!  Special thanks to my sister for helping time the "live" models (a bouncy ball and pseudo-tennis ball*).

Bouncy Ball Bounce:

Pseudo-Tennis Ball Bounce:

*Looks like a tennis ball but it's a dog chew toy.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Class Notes

Had a music lecture today.  Here is a section of my notes:

Clearly I am a great student.

Also, cool new Pottermore artwork for Harry Potter fans here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


This took very long.  Color would have taken even longer, though.  Wow, just minutes till midnight, too..

Playlist: Feist, Beck, Priscilla Ahn

Sunday, October 9, 2011

WOW #3 (Minuscule): 4 Value Studies

Our WOW (Word of the Week) was "Minuscule," so naturally I drew a large-headed guy in a hat store.  Had to do 4 value studies of our WOWs.  Here are mine:
4 value studies

9 Shaded Cubes

We had to draw 9 cubes and include a light source.  Which means there were shadows.  

Monday, October 3, 2011

WOW-Dangerous, Location Studies, and Cake

We had to do six location studies this week (3 interior, 3 exterior).  This time, though, we did NOT need to spend an hour in each location!  I like these drawings better than the hour-long ones.