Monday, November 29, 2010

Character Expressions

Another assignment for Character Design (my fav class in case ya didn't notice!) I had fun with this one. I've had this character for a good long time and I figured he'd be good for this project. Squishy fat faces are the best to give expressions to haha.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Royal Winter Fair Life Drawing Portfolio

For life drawing our whole class took a trip to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. A few friends and I got together and hopped onto the Go Train and it took around 30 minutes to get there. In New England where I come from we have something similar called the Big E, but the Big E doesn't have as many animals and has more fair attractions as well as being outdoors. The Royal Winter Fair was huge and I've never seen so many farm animals haha. People from all over the world come to show their animals, and I saw the biggest horses I've ever seen. Apparently they were draft horses. But man, they were monsters! It was really fun, I had an awesome Buffalo burger and bought a cool dragon belt buckle (I collect them xD) And the picture in my title page is a true story. I was trying to draw this llama, and all of a sudden a bunch of kids come running over and start banging on the cage, where my sketchbook was leaning on. Not only that, but they screamed "LLAMA! LLAMA! LLAMA! HEY LLAMA!"....for 5 minutes straight. Or more. It got wicked irritating. Pro-tip: Parents, do not let your kid's scream in a llama's face. Shut them up. They shouldn't behave like that in public, I don't care how excited they are! xD

S & C Curve Animation Assignments

The S and C curve is called that because, well, it's made up of S's and C's! xD
We had to do a marine animal and a book page turn, and we were given the choice to clean up one or the other, so I cleaned up my Eel animation, and the book page turn is  slightly sketchy. We also had to do exposure sheets (dope sheets) for our cleaned animation, which contains directions for the camera movement such as pans, and repeated frames, and other directions for the camera person. The Eel consisted of 18 frames in the cycle and my background was 3 sheets of animation paper and I scanned it in and put it all together for a panned background.