Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Straight DUMPIN'

Hey all, It's the busy season, so I'll probably be posting more frequently, and to start things off, here is a bit of a dump of recent work, as well as an "exclusive sneak peak" at my character Design Final project

First is a rejected character that I was initially going to finish for the final. Never let it be said that I don't acknowledge my failures:

Then some hand sketches:

A sidekick to the time-traveling Lars, and color variations for her as well:

And finally, the new character I'm using for my final, Gavin the Gallant:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Character Design: Quantum Leapin'

The Product of two assignments in Character design: First was a "MadLibs" style construction of a character, wherein the descriptors given to me were "Short, Bulky, Triangular Construction, and Ditzy Personality".

From there we had to come up with attire suitable for 9 different time periods.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Character Design: Eliza

For character design, we continued our focus on the fairer sex.

Eliza was a character I made for a story I was writing in high school. The story was pretty terrible, as are most written by high school students, but I feel like most of the characters are salvageable, and I wanted to try my hand at redesigning her.

She's a graffiti artist, as well as an urban explorer. An all around punk and street-urchin.

For the assignment we had to include 3 varying costumes as well as the characters attitude in said costumes. I think I went a little far with these, but I really wanted to draw a pirate and a luchador...so that's that.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

This Week in Sketches: Ladies Night

we were focused on drawing ladies in character design this week, including drawing from models and trying to "Ariel-ize" them.

plus I threw in two sketches of Captain Hook for good measure

Design For Media Project Duncan, Week 00: Final Proposal

attached is my proposal document:


As well as a final Cast line-up sketch, in case you've forgotten who's in it:

I kinda like the fact that this poor man's entire life is subject to the whims of people who are smaller than he is.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rough Stuff: Acting and Timing in Animation

a first rough pass at my latest assignment, a pantomime scene about someone getting an important letter of some kind, and what their reaction is

hopefully everything reads clearly here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Design For Media Ron Saks Project, Week 04: FINAL

I managed to finish on schedule!

Included in this post is the storyboard/animatic in both PDF and Video form. Unfortunately, Vimeo won't allow me to post anything above 500mb, so I had to turn to Youtube, as I don't have the means to compress the video before this is due. I'll go back this weekend and upload to Vimeo for better quality

Untill then, here is the Youtube version:

and here is the PDF, for your viewing pleasure:


and lastly, here is the original version, again, from last year if you'd like a better idea of how it was improved, or maybe not improved:

There are aspects of both that I like, but I feel this new on is the superior version