Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Break

This past week was spring break so I ended up getting the chance to draw a lot of stuff.

"J Alphabet Stop Motion"
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My Experimental Animation Class is doing a class project where each student in the class animates two different letters. My first letter was J, so I decided to animate using jelly, to make a jellyfish swimming through an underwater atmosphere.

"X Alphabet Stop Motion"
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My Experimental Animation Class is doing a class project where each student in the class animates two different letters. My second letter was X, so I decided to animate the word xenophobic. It was a bit difficult to figure out what I was going to do for it, so I decided to create my own little storyline using playdough.

"Banner Concepts"
These are just some sketches I did of myself so I could try and make a new banner for my blog, website, etc.

"Ricco Concept"
Ricco is an ex-police officer who looks for excitement. He was once on Snuvy's side until he fell in love with Pixy and decided to join her and the rest of the liars in their quest for the Land of the Liars.

"Cheato[e] Erif Concept"
He is a dog who has a very slang personality due to his life in the city. He enjoys singing even if he isn't all that great at it. He is very carefree and doesn't really have much common sense. Cheato[e] has always been the clown of the liars, and is one of the least liked out of their group, although he does enjoy carrying Cimc on his back.

"Flak Drib Concept"
Flak is a bird that loves to steal. He has a strong bond with his cousin Pixy whom he has been living with ever since he was young. He is very good at being sneaky, which comes very handy. Flak is also very lucky, as things usually go his way.

"Pixy Liat Concept"
Pixy is a very stuck up and manipulative creature who is obsessed with herself. She is usually cold to just about everyone besides Cimc, who she is in love with. Pixy enjoys tormenting her enemies and loves to see them suffer. She is very attached to Cimc, and will do almost anything for him, even though she tries to act cool on the outside. She does not enjoy dealing with anyone but Cimc.

"Cimc Suhc Concept"
He is a creature that lies all the time. He makes lying so natural but also he will try to cheat and lie about things that are obviously false to everyone. He thinks very highly of himself and feels that he is never supposed to lose so always makes fun of people if they're beating him and will often just say that he's winning even if he is not. Cimc can often annoy many people, but he is the leader of the liars.

"Jessie Concept"
Jessie is a girl who is not very talkative, but she follows her group wherever they go. She does not talk out that much unless she is screaming something as a group with her friends. She has strong feelings for Ben, and will follow him wherever he goes.

"Karma Tail Concept"
Karma is a dog that is the strongest member of The Tinies. She is very determined to become strong, which is why she is trained by the ninjas in Tag World. Karma longs to be the strongest person in Biggert City, wanting to challenge and defeat Lupita one day. She is a very determined little dog and is not fazed very much by pain.

"BunBun Concept"
Bunbun is a playful creature who has great confidence in herself. She loves playing video games and is always talking about her friend Bunny. She works best when she is in a forest, and enjoys jumping around on trees.

"Me Alium Concept"
Me is a large alien who is very cautious of his surroundings. He is informative to his cousin Myself as well. He will help his cousin on his quest to drink Juice Man no matter what. Me is a very kindhearted individual who would never hurt anyone.

"Lisha Houston Concept"
Lisha is a very unintelligent young girl who longs to not be stupid. She recognizes her stupidity, even though she somehow is obsessed with herself. Appointing Larry as her rival, she feels that she will beat him in whatever she challenges him to. Lisha wants to someday find a genie so that she can wish to no longer be stupid, because she feels that she will be the best person in the world if that happens.

"Daily Gestures"
Just some more of my daily gesture practices.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Small Update

Not too much art this week... Since it was the last week before break, I didn't do too much.

"Looking in Your Eyes"
This is a commission that I did of Abby Sciuto from NCIS and Harry Potter from Harry Potter. I haven't done a commission in quite awhile, so it was exciting to do another one. I had a lot of fun with the clothing, especially on Harry.

"Gestures Sketchbook 03"
And yet some more gesture warm-ups.

"Gestures Sketchbook 02"
More warm-up sketches.

"Gestures Sketchbook 01"
Some quick warm up gesture drawings that I did. I decided that I'm going to try and do these as much as I can from now on. Probably once a day if I can find the time to, preferably earlier so I can get into the drawing mood.

"Smooth Rendering Figure"
This was a smooth rendering we did during Drawing class. We only had about two classes to work on this, and I chose to concentrate more on the folds in the cloth for this composition.

"Personalized Characters Sketches"
These are some sketches I did outside one night. Basically I was just trying to give my characters more personality when drawing them. So on this page, I just drew Gojo, Marron, Ralphie, Grenna, Uther Animal, and Scott. Some other random practices in the top portion of the page before I did anything, too.

"Experimental Animation Alphabet Notes"
Some basic notes I took down about what I wanted my stop motion animation to be in experimental animation.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Slowly Getting Back to Digital Art

"When the City Sleeps"
This was my first time doing an actual drawing straight in Flash, not for an animation. Since I had seen a bunch of my friends using Flash to draw, I figured I'd try it out... and to my surprise... I actually thought it was pretty fun to use. Especially for the background. I decided to try and re-design Scott a bit, mostly changing his hairstyle. Also, I was trying to draw in a more cartoony semi-realistic style to try and get out of the habit of drawing anime styled. I got a lot of inspiration from my friend Hillary's style. And as for the background... I got a lot of inspiration from the backgrounds in Hey Arnold

"Bloods Ragger Re-Design"
So I decided to do a quick drawing of Bloods. This was also one of my first times doing a drawing directly in Flash. I didn't really like how Bloods' overall shape came out, so I might still need to do some tweaking on him. I wasn't sure if the background in this was too distracting or not, but I wanted to keep it simple.

"Looking in Your Eyes Sketch"
This is the first sketch for a commission that I am working on.

"Snull Lenso Refs"
This may not be the final concept for Snull, but this is what I have so far. Snull is a very outgoing young demon who stays by Ralphie's side and calls him "Rafie." Her past is very unknown, but from how she acts, it is quite apparent that she did not like her life back in the Demon World. Snull's unusual voice and her strong attraction to Ralphie causes Gair and JrTr to make fun of her often. So she will mostly stay by Ralphie's side, or talk to her new-founded friend, Abaw.

"Crosshatched Figure"
This was one of my first times doing a multiple day drawing this semester. I was dealing with a lot of crosshatching and line quality in this piece. I still feel like I could've worked on the proportions a bit more, as well as adding more contrast, but this was all the time that we were given to work on this piece.

"Gestures Sketchbook Practice"
Just some gesture drawings that I did while watching Soul Eater a couple of days ago.

"The Grandpa Who Talks Like This Concept"
The Grandpa Who Talks Like This, often known as The Grandpa, is always watching over his grandson, TGWTLT, and is very kind to his family. Although, when he is in a bad mood, he can cause storms to whole Worlds and cause very much destruction. He has never had a confrontation with The Nays themselves, but he knows almost everything about them because he watches them and hears from his son.

"Chuckie Concept"
Chuckie is a very happy young child that only appeared in the beginning of The Nays. He very insecure when left alone, so he will always be seen with his small group of friends. There are some spoilers about him that shall not be told yet though.
"Pidgebeetle Concept"
Pidgebeetle is one of the Bird-In-Trainings of Tag World. He watches over the M Nays when they visit Tag World, although they do not particularly like him. Pidgebeetle is usually very happy and likes to treat The Nays as if they are his own children who live in Tag World. He always thinks up games or events for The Nays to play, and some of them are usually not events that The Nays particularly want to do. Whenever he has a chance to, he will bring The Nays to Tag World, and keep them from going to their real homes. Pidgebeetle is usually very outgoing and happy.

"Kovu Concept"
Kovu is a very kindhearted bird that leads Tag World. In his years taken over by TGWTLT, he felt very powerless and was mad at himself for allowing such a being to control his World for such a long period of time. Once Kovu is back in control of his World, he takes away the strict rules of Tag World so that The Nays and citizens of his World can live there without fear of being attacked or captured by the Higher Up Birds.

"Doesa Concept"
Doesa is a bird who is the kindest of the Higher Up Birds. Although, he is easily tricked and very naive. Doesa is very strict on following orders and is usually not the one to speak out against them. Doesa is more of a follower, but once he is put in charge of the Higher Up Birds, he slowly obtains leadership abilities and gains more self-confidence as well. 

"Pheno Concept"
Pheno is a phoenix who usually follows rules very obediently unless he finds them unjust. Without knowledge that TGWTLT was actually in charge of Tag World, this Higher Up Bird would enforce Tag World's laws and always be the follower of Arctic. Pheno had always been known to be the nicer of the two, but Arctic was always in control because of his forceful attitude. After gaining the knowledge of TGWTLT's control over Tag World, Pheno started to rebel against Arctic and TGWTLT in order to win back the reign of his old kindhearted leader. Pheno will do just about anything to obtain justice, and even gives up his life for the cause.

"Arctic Concept"
Arctic is a very strict bird, and was the Highest Up Bird. He often gets into bad moods and will become very controlling when he is angry, wanting everything to go his way exactly. Arctic can get into bad moods from very little things, and he will stay in a bad mood for long periods of time. He has a strong hatred for Hawkin, Pidgebeetle, Gyro, and their Nays, as he does not like to tolerate them. Arctic is very obedient to TGWTLT and will follow his every command no matter what. He enjoys a very controlling environment and is very power-hungry. Arctic does not fight in a fair way, and will usually use hostages just so that he can win the battle.  

"Jennie Hamilton Concept"
Jennie is a girl who is very shy around anyone who she is not friends with. She can usually talk her mind out freely with her friends, and enjoys being in their company. Although, she is sometimes quite nervous around Scott because of her attraction to him. Jennie is quick to defend herself and will stand up for her beliefs firmly.

"Cin Jarc Concept"
Cin is a smart kid who loves being outside. He loves birds and the freedom they have, which is why he commonly will allow his pet bird to fly off on his own. He stays close with his friends usually and loves hiking or camping outside with them.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Slightly Late Updates

I've been pretty busy lately but this is kind of a small update.

 "Midterm Experimentations"
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This was just some experimentation that I did as sketches or tests for my midterm. I was mostly inspired by the Persona 3 Portable Opening for the first part of this animation. Persona 1, Persona 3, and Persona 4 also gave me a lot of inspiration.

"Random Thought Process"
I was trying to think up random objects and such just so that I could think up ideas for a random experimental animation. I just drew out all of the objects that I thought of.

"Movement Studies"
Just some gesture drawings that I did to examine movement and figure out how people would move if they were in these poses.

"Bezold Effect"
A digital creation I did using the optical illusion technique known as the Bezold Effect.

"Trabe Concepts"
This is my character, Trabe Burger. He has telekinetic powers and is one of the strongest members of Biggert City.

"First Portrait Study"
This was my first time doing a portrait study in drawing class. There are many proportion issues, but I'm still working on learning how to draw portraits.

"Reflective Spectrum"
An oil painting that I did for class. We were working with reflective surfaces and shiny objects.

"Seated Contour"
This was my first contour drawing in Drawing class. I tried to experiment a lot with line quality on this drawing.

"Outlined Figure"
Just drawing the outline of the figure using charcoal.

"Skin Painting Practice"
This was just some practices I did with mixing oils to make different skin tones.