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.