Friday, February 10, 2012

Cuba Sketches

Here are some sketches I did while in the airport and during my time in Cuba over the Holidays!
It's always fun when someone notices you rapidly glancing back and forth between your sketchbook and their face.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Load of Stress Lifted

So I'm finished my 2012 Sheridan Portfolio. Sort of.

It's ready to send in, but I have the next two weeks to tweak some of the weaker bits. One thing I'm really pleased with are the improvements in this years layout work, largely thanks to Amanda's help. The score system is out of 4. The majority of my portfolio of last year pulled in 3's and 4's. My layout section pulled in 1's and 2's.

So I'm feeling confident!
Anyway here are 2 layout drawings from each year. I'd hope you can figure out which is the newer work.

Still Thinking of The Old Days

In light of my recent post showcasing some dreadful animation, I've been thinking about my progression over the years. That statement gives me chills, haha. I find it ridiculous that I've been trying (I say trying for a reason) to be an animator since I was 15! Hell that's 3 years of animation before I've even gone to college for it.

The crazy part is that I've improved drastically. I mean, my schooling has been books, blogs, trial and error, and iAnimate (the last one is much more substantial of course). But in my opinion it just shows that hard work gives you things that blindly going to school for won't.
Of course I say this in a much more reflective way than a self promoting way. I know I have so much left to learn, and I'm quite excited for it. Right now I'm under Ken Fountains tutelage in iA. I feel as though he really knows how to dig deep inside a character and understand the all important "why" behind the acting choices one has to make. Since his class started I've put so much more thought into my characters acting. Not just looking for "what looks cool" but instead searching for a believable, and relatable performance.

Anyway, I really don't know why I made this post. Probably because its late and I want an excuse to keep listening to some killer songs before crashing.

And so I don't just leave with a wall of text, here's a drawing that will probably be in my portfolio.

Good night my faithful readers. (I'm going to pretend I have faithful readers)

p.s. I was accepted into Art Fundamentals at Sheridan! So now my back up is set. AKA I'm off to Sheridan for sure this year :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Working on my Portfolio

Here's the character I've designed for the character design section (go figure) of my Sheridan portfolio. I'm trying as hard as I can to keep this blog updated!!