Sunday, 30 September 2012

Character in a Partial Environment

And another set of layouts, this time from Komza's class. Oddly enough I like the original floorplan better than the render. I'm glad I scanned it before I flushed it with markers.

Psst, other than the obvious shadows/lighting, there are two objects that are new or have changed in the render. What are they? 

Answer: the character (obvious), and the position of a tree in the background.

Layout Gradient Tones

Continuing from the layout flat tones, here are the achromatic/monochromatic gradient thumbnails (Photoshop CS6) and their respective paintings (gouache).

You can tell I had fun with the last one. It was a struggle choosing between the colours, but the red appealed to me. (The dying fish was an impulse add and though I hope Florian won't lower his evaluation, it'll still be worth it.)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Good Morning

The "Good Morning!" storyboard for Maury's class. If there's anything I'd like to fix with this, it's that the scenes feel rather bland and typical. I'll definitely try to spice things up on my next storyboard.

As a side note, I really love working with markers and gel-pens. Mmm, white gel-pens.

And for fun, a doodle of me falling asleep on the GO Bus - because I do that, lots.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Layout Flat Tones

Continuing from the layout thumbnails, the flat tone thumbnails, done with Copic Markers, and the final flat painting in gouache.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Third Week

Art college is like a double-edged sword. The assignments are challenging and your peers inspire you to become that much better. At the same time you find yourself frustrated with your lesser skills. If you’re lucky, the frustration will be a drive for you to practice even harder. If you’re not, then it’ll cause more stress for you than you ever anticipated.

Still, practice hard because it’s not about them. It’s about you and how you grow as an artist and a creative mind. If you think you’re not good enough, it just means that you’ve broken out of your stagnancy. Instead of repeating the same techniques over and over again, you now have clear goals to aspire to. And even if you’ll never be “as good” as them, you’ll be growing and that’s just awesome.

Trying to remember what we learned over the past week. Bouncing ball, bowling ball, balloon, figure drawing, short hand skeleton, fore/mid/background, time management, whee.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Layout Thumbnails

Some design thumbnails for Florian Jacot's class. Layouts are a pretty new concept to me - I'm as guilty as charged of neglecting backgrounds in my artwork. These were quite fun though and I was surprised that I could actually draw landscapes. Most of these ideas came from scribbles and absent drawing - like the purple scribbles at the bottom of this post.

Rough thumbnails are the best; there's no need to worry about performance or the like - you can just spew your ideas onto the page!

Pokémon Craze

We first years decided that it'd be a fabulous idea if we designed ourselves as one of the 151 Pokémon. (I love my peers, they're hilarious.) Lo' and behold, this is what came out of it.

Pokémon: Magneton 

This picture is slightly outdated because of a recent haircut, but it endears me still.

Animation Portfolio 2012

This is the portfolio I applied with for the Sheridan College Animation program. It’s a black itoya, 11”x17” in size. I received a friendly query about how I went about the portfolio process, so here it is.

In total I received a mark of 3.26 which “Meets the Standard." I'll be working hard this year to step up my artwork!