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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Layout - The Great Stagecoach

Final project this year! Layout! Sir Bielicki doesn't let us off easy. But now, I can probably draw a stagecoach from memory, in my sleep, with my teeth.

At least drawing the horses was fun. Seems that some things, you can't forget. All the horses in these layouts were done from memory - using no reference.

The task - using a provided Western themed script, draw 5 full layouts. One had to be a pan, one an establishing shot, and three of them had to be consecutive.

If you wish to check out the original prop design for the stagecoach, it's right here:
Layout - Stagecoach - Prop Design

I give you, my blood sweat and tears, of the Wild West.

Shot 1 : Establishing Shot

Shot 2 : Diagonal Pan

Shot 2 : Diagonal Pan with Field Guides

Shot 3

Shot 4

Shot 5

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Painting - The Ant and the Dove

Finished my final Digital Painting assignment for Sheridan. I didn't have much energy left to create something new - so I decided to revisit an old layout sketch I did for a First Year Storyboard assignment, called "The Ant and the Dove".

You can check out the original project here:
The Ant and the Dove - Character

So here it is! Photoshop:

I originally wanted it to be a truck in, so here it is in full:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Animation - My Money - Part 2 (Animal Lip Sync)

And here is part 2 of my animal lip sync! I finished my beak sync - the pigeon character - which was just roughed in my first pass. This was my first fully animated close up done traditionally - so at first it was super daunting, but then I had a lot of fun with it!

I wish I could finish the walk cycle of the pigeon at the end - but that will have to wait for summer. Maybe I'll update it later!

Here is a link to my work in progress:
My Money - Part 1

And here is my Animal Sync Assignment! :D Yay!

And of course, some favorite stills! :)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Life Drawing - Final Portfolio

Choosing my portfolio for life drawing. Wish the pictures were better - taken with an iphone, in low light, not ideal.

Have to choose 10! Decisions, decisions.



and Beast

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pinups - Courtney

More pinup fun! Here is the lovely Courtney - who wanted a flirty pinup in pink lingerie. She was such fun to do - she looks like a pinup in real life, so this was super easy!

Love sexy pinups! This was so much fun!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Painting - Color Keys for Poochy Pouches

In digital Painting we were asked to choose 4 of our storyboard pannels to create color keys. So here are my color keys for Poochy Pouches:

Storyboard - Poochy Pouches Commercial

I'm going to post our final assignment for Storyboard - it was a commercial for dog food called "Poochy Pouches".

We had to stick to predetermined characters and script. We also had to have the action take place in 2 locations - kitchen and dinning room. We did have one area in which we had creative liscence - we were told that we can make "Ralph" (the dog) act like an actor - any actor - we chose. I decided to have my Ralph act like Sean Connery... and then a mini James Bond theme developed. So in the end, I had fun with this board! I also had fun pitching it - I got to do some fun accents.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Studies in Creativity - Creativity and Education

I was so busy with other things, that I forgot to post my little Studies in Creativity Log sketch. I actually liked this one, and the Ted Talk that inspired it was a lot of fun to listen to. It's Ken Robinson's : How School Kills Creativity. You can listen to it here:

The part of the talk that inspired me most was when Ken Robinson describes a now famous Broadway choreographer, who kept getting in trouble at school. The principal calls in her mother for a meeting at the office. After a short talk, he leaves the little girl, telling her that he has to speak to her mother in private. Before he leaves, he turns on the radio. The principal then turns to the mother, and asks her to watch. As soon as the adults leave, the little girl was on her feet, moving to the music. The principal then says: "Your child isn't sick. She's a dancer"

What is happening to all the dancers in our society now? Who instead of being allowed to move, and be creative, are fed Ritalin and told to sit still?

So here is my little Log sketch. Great Ted Talk!