Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cloud Painting

This is my final cloud painting for my painting class, in its best form...and by that I mean, before an additional half inch was added to each side so that it would conform to the size requirement. I guess it would have been smart to go on the school computers and read the requirements before, and not after, I did the painting. I just went along with what a classmate had said about the size. It's tricky adding the additional inch...getting the colors to match and whatnot. In the "new" version, you can kind of tell that it doesn't match up perfectly because of an underlying pencil line...but it's alright.
I quite like the color palette, it was inspired by a particular photograph I saw. :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Character Poses

An assignment for Character Design class. I like the character overall but not so much the poses I came up with. Especially the 3/4 back view...looks weird. But it was a required viewpoint so eh well. With practice I'll get better at posing, though more specifically, drawing out the pose that I imagine in my head. Also, I'm still not satisfied with my ability to draw feet/shoes/boots...I'll work on that. As hard as I am on myself I don't despise this piece by any means, I just tend to pick out the flaws instead of focusing on the positives!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


This is a book page turn, done for an animation assignment. I got really confused when planning it out...lines galore. It came out alright, though.

The next animation is something random I did today just as an experiment of sorts. I've never animated a character so I figured I'd spend an hour at making that attempt. I used the character I'm using for a character design assignment. There are of course a number of issues with this, but it was just for fun so I don't care!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Todd White

So, Todd White came to speak at Sheridan today from 11 to 12 something. I had English class from 9 to 12 where we had to write a midterm essay, but I wanted to go to the lecture so I might have sacrificed the quality of that essay by rushing and leaving early...oh well, I know it wasn't bad enough to get me a failing grade. Anyway, Todd was a lead character designer for Spongebob Squarepants for the first 5 or so years of its production, he also worked on the Angry Beavers (nostalgia!) and some other shows. Nowadays he isn't so much into the animation industry, rather, he focuses on painting. He was the official artist for the Grammys in 2007, and he recently worked on a project for Coca-Cola (his artwork will be produced as a limited edition on their bottles). Anyway, he's gotten to be pretty well known, so it was pretty cool to be able to see him speak/meet him!

What made me want to go see him the most was the fact that he worked on Spongebob as the lead character designer. He said that he didn't design the main characters (Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, etc) because the creator (Stephen Hillenburg) had already had in mind how they were going to look. However he designed heeeaps of characters for the show. Hey, animated shows need extras too! Supposedly he actually designed *all* the characters that appear that aren't the main ones. My interest in Spongebob has certainly waned over the years, but I still enjoy it. I meant to bring my Spongebob Squarepants Movie DVD for him to sign but I didn't even think I'd be able to make it anyway because of my English class, plus I simply forgot to bring it. Oh well, a signed piece of paper is better than nothing!

So just to repeat myself, I was really fascinated that he had been such a large part of Spongebob. I'd say the peak of my Spongebob obsession was in 5th and 6th grade...check out my room back then... O_o

So yep, that's about it! The other thing that completely made my day was going to the book thingymajig that was being held at Sheridan and buying an Art of Mulan book. It's out of print, and I've been looking to get my hands on one for quite some time because I love the movie, so I'm excited to have finally gotten it! I also got an art of Brother Bear book, as well as a Lilo and Stitch book that contains stories from the film's creators. So yes, good day. :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hands & Feet

Here are 12 hands and 12 feet drawings done for my Life Drawing class. :) They aren't even due until Thursday; yay for not procrastinating! I actually started on 'em weeks ago, and each week did just a few, instead of doing them all at once. +1 for time management!
Overall, I enjoyed doing the hands...not so much the feet! I don't know why, probably just because I find hands a lot easier and more fun to draw.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010