Tuesday, January 31, 2012

And the Highwayman Came Riding

For an moving image assignment for thesis exploration. I added some minor animation to the image in After Effects.

Friday, January 27, 2012

More Bouncing Balls

Now we are working on animating different types of bouncing balls. I just threw my three different balls in the same file so they aren't starting at the same height or falling at the same rate as they should be! I'll fix that later and change the sizes of the balls as well. From left to right they are a beach ball, a bowling ball and a pingpong ball.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Character Designs: Veronica Street II

I decided to take pictures of these on a high quality downshooter. Wish I could get a large scan because this causes the images to appear yellow and they lose the blue of my pencil.
First up is Billy and Tyler again. Tyler has correction lines on him from Will Weston.

Next is Veronica, the girl Billy is madly in love with. She was fun to design. I looked at Silver's art for inspiration.

This girl is briefly in the storyboards to delude the audience. She was designed for the story I was originally going to board, but I couldn't pull the plot together. But her design was used in Veronica Street.

This guy isn't in Veronica Street, but for the other story I mentioned before. I didn't like his design much...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Brittney Lee Inspired

For Pre-thesis class, an assignment was to make an image in the style of an artist who inspires you. I chose Brittney Lee. I love her paper craft but didn't have time to find the paper at a store.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bounce Bounce

This semester we're learning how to animate in Maya. (Last semester was an introduction to modeling and things like constraints.) And of course we started with a bouncing ball.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sketches in Class

Some sketches I did in my classes that weren't too bad.

I have started my senior project blog over here. I will be posting inspirations, research, and story/art progress there.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Some fanart: Newer and Old

Trying to get back into drawing martial arts poses. I was looking at an image from Street Fighter, but changed the pose slightly. Somehow my drawing became girl Ranma. Ranma 1/2 is one of my favorite animes, though I wish it would have had a stronger theme of acknowledging being strong as a woman. Lots of the girls seem to lose their ferocity in it....But it's still really funny.

I found this sketch on my computer. It's like high school old, but I kind of still like some parts of it. I guess I like the idea/mood still. The little girl looks awkward though. I was looking at a Norman Rockwell piece when I drew it. I love him. I got a big book on his art and plan to do some studies from it.