Monday, December 14, 2009

Finals Week

I'm feeling the pressure.

Monday, December 7, 2009

walk cycle

my final walk cycle for Intro to 2D animation.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Finally finished my "journey begins" project. I'm pretty proud of it; I can't say I have done a whole lot of big Photoshop projects, and this turned out well.

Also working on this character on the side. He doesn't really have a story or any purpose right now, but I guess I can get to that sometime too.
I found out the other day that I will be doing another 3rd level review, except now it's at my 5th level. I am unsure how I feel about this. On one hand, it was great practice, I like receiving input on my work, and I feel like I did a great job last time. On the other hand, it was a shit ton of work, I did it less than 2 quarters ago already, and I signed up for the class not knowing ahead of time that I would have to do another review.
These days my focus has been on school, and I think it's showing. I struggled a lot last quarter trying to balance work and school. This quarter I have done very well in my animation class and my character design class. It could just be because I feel much more passionately about these subjects than others I have taken, but I think having a break from work is nice. Plus I wasn't really making money. Which sucked, and it still sucks.
I need an internship. And some coffee.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Work in Progress: my digital painting for character & object design

Friday, October 30, 2009


My character, Kai that I designed for character & object design.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Some of my sketches so far this month.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Done with the Quarter

I am almost officially done with my summer quarter of school! (finally! Just got one more paper to go but that doesn't matter a whole lot) It was a lot of work, but I'm glad it's over and I'm ready for what's next!

Next Quarter:

Mon/Wed: Introduction to 2D animation & Art History

Tues/Thurs: Audio Production & Character and Object Design

I plan on continuing to airbrush as much as possible throughout the winter. I am keeping this as my only job, even though it will be rough. School is my main focus, and I know I can't fall behind.

Other Plans?

Um... not really. However, I've set up a hefty wishlist of stuff I really would like to buy sometime in the future.

  • A drafting table- there is a sweet one at IKEA with a lightbox and everything! :)
  • Desktop computer- this is not high priority; I just would like something that can handle 3DS Max so it doesn't take 30 minutes just to render a single pass.
  • Bicycle- my silly pink bike, I learned, is pretty much a piece of crap. It's slow, out of style (as far as buying parts), and I learned it's from the 80's. She's an antique!
  • Digital Camera- Of all the things I miss from high school, I miss photography. I hope someday to buy a nice camera, not just a recreational one, so I can get back into photography.

I look at that list and realize I will probably have to sell my kidney. O_o

Monday, September 14, 2009

My 3rd level review- the big sha-bang presentation to my teachers and administrators- was today, and I think it went pretty darn good. :) I'm glad it was over, and I'm proud of what I was able to accomplish. The animation academic advisor, I think, was trying to veer me away from wanting to work for Pixar. He said there are fewer Pixar animators/storyboarders than there are NFL quarterbacks, but I still don't care. It's gonna happen someday, and that's that. It's been my dream for as long as I have been able to draw- it's what made me draw- and I don't think I'll ever give up on it. But enough of my ranting. :D

Here's some models- in progress of course- from my Digital imaging class. I think a good portion of my drawings have been up here at some point.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I have been working on this 5 styles project for way too long now and I THINK MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE. On the bright side, it's made me about 100 times better at drawing people.
Anyway, signed my lease at Oak Grove and I'm pumped to move in and away from this shithole they call the Marc. Plus I want a guinea pig. :)
I've also worked twice now at the airbrush stand in MOA and I really like it. I just wish I could start airbrush training soon because it looks so fun!
. . . And tonight I'm going to go see Taking Back Sunday for a second time.... hopefully I won't near-die again.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Grafitti Heart

So I saw this random heart painted on a wall by the light rail stop and decided to take a picture. Then I decided I liked the picture and messed around a bit in Photoshop. And now I am going to enjoy dinosaurs in my oatmeal thank you very much.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Poster 2

final poster for my short.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Poster 1

Poster art for my story, Pink and Fluffy
I don't really like this one, so I'm re-doing it again.

Model Sheet- Dewey

Model Sheet for the main character, Dewey.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009