Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I took a trip to Sheridan

So, I had my orientation/program tour of Sheridans Animation program over the weekend. It definitely got me excited for next year. The people are great, the teachers seem great, and holy crap can people draw there.
I am very confident in my skills as an animator, I have so much to learn, but I also know that I know what I'm doing. I think.
Anyhow, I'm certain I'll at the very least be one of the more advanced first year animators. However, I'm surely going to be swallowed in an ocean of brilliant draftsmen. The animation wing walls are lined with art, and it's pretty damned intimidating. I think I can hold my own in animation, but how I'll compete when it comes to pure drawing baffles me.

I think I'm in for a very humbling experience.

Also, I was lucky enough to get a Pete Emslie caricature!!! He's a second year character design teacher at Sheridan, and man can he draw. I found out about him a few years back, and ever since I saw his caricatures I've been yearning for one of my own. I can very happily say that I finally got one!


Check out that nose! You could land a plane on it, poke an eye out with it, and many other hilarious nose jokes as well, I imagine.

8 comments:

.::Tuttie::. said...

mabrook!

Michelle Soong said...

LOL nose jokes. I should have gotten a caricature there too, but I was a little intimidated, haha.

We were in the same tour guide group! I was the asian with the brown/orangey hair.

Omar said...

Oh that's too bad! I wish we could have talked.

MikeTyson said...

Awesome pics. Great size. Look thick. Solid. Tight. Keep us all posted on your continued progress with any new progress pics or vid clips. Show us what you got man. Wanna see how freakin' huge, solid, thick and tight you can get. Thanks for the motivation.

Chris Thompson said...

Congrats with the acceptance into Sheridan's animation program. On that note, get yourself well versed with ToonBoom and Flash on your own time. You'll be even further ahead of the game (in comparison to your classmates), and have a much easier time finding work post 4th year.

Omar said...

Thanks! I gotta say I'm pretty close minded in my dislike for flash cutout style animation. It'll be a hassle trying to give it a chance, lol.

Melissa said...

WHOA I totally remember seeing him draw you!! :D Ahh I feel like such a creep (you have an amazing blog by the way) but this is so cool~ Hope you're liking Sheridan so far!

Omar said...

Thanks! And yes, I am :)