Tuesday, April 24, 2012


So literally I've been working non-stop on all of my finals for all of my classes. That's my excuse for this incredibly small update. Honestly I could barely fit the time in my schedule to even update for this week. But here it is.

"Design Final - Map in Progress"
This is just one of the maps for the game I'm making for my Design class final. It's the first map in the game, but there's still some work that needs to be done on it.

"Color Self Portrait Sketch"
Here's the sketch for my color self portrait for my painting class. I had my other sketch done but I forgot to take a photo of it. That shall be in next week's update I suppose.

"Experimental Final in Progress"
And so most of my time has been dedicated to my Experimental Animation final. I didn't have enough time to export what I've got so far, but it's definitely more than the last time I posted it up here. This is just a preview image of one of the finished frames I've got so far.

"Colored Pencil Figure"
My first finished colored pencil piece of a full figure. We drew the figure in a whole scene, but I personally don't really like how the background elements came out. For some reason this picture is a little blurry, so hopefully I'll re-take it and have a better quality image up later.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Draw, Draw, Draw!

I've been trying to draw more outside of class recently, so here is what I've done over the week.

"Panera Gestures"
My friends and I went to Panera the other day to sketch some gestures of the people there.

"Master Drawing"
This is the master drawing that I did for my drawing class. It is a replication of 'Study for Adam' by Raphael Sanzio. I did this using conte and used a similar line style.

"Brutus Concept"
Brutus is one of the most irresponsible Bird-In-Trainings. He is of the lowest rank of Bird-In-Trainings, and is not very good at controlling his kids. Brutus has absolutely no self-confidence and always does what he is told whenever given the opportunity. He is easily tricked and often gets lost.

"Chet Concept"
Chet is a very stealthy creature who works with the black market.  He is very sneaky and will often twist people's words to their disadvantage. He is not a very trustworthy creature.

"Cimcicola Suhc Concept"
Cimcicola is the very moody brother of Cimc. He is very often angry, and is only friendly around his friends. He enjoys jokingly mocking his brother and does not enjoy being with his family very much.

"Pun Timion Poongie Concept"
Pun is very energetic and enjoys to sing and dance. He is one of the followers who does not have leadership abilities at all. He usually will not express his opinion, but instead agree with whatever his friends have to say.

"Chico Etre Concept"
Chico is a lively creature who enjoys stealing. She is an expert at escaping from jail and very sneaky. Although usually outgoing, she can be quite shy when she is around Rico, the dog that she loves.

"Yoi Suhc Concept"
Yoi is the young cousin of Cimc who is very lively. He always has too much energy and is constantly running around.  He loves hanging out with Cimc and his friends, because it makes him feel cool and more grown up.

"Mr Cimc Suhc Concept"
Mr Cimc is a concerned father of Cimc and Cimcicola. He is a master liar, and one of the strongest ones of Lie City. He is very passionate and determined to help his sons no matter what. He is usually a very calm and cheerful man, but if one of his loved ones is in trouble, his anger will surge and he can be quite scary. Mr Cimc is always there to help, and loves to cook.

"Bluebreath Eltrut Concept"
Bluebreath is a very outgoing creature. His close friendship with Cimc causes him to have a great relationship with his family. He likes to talk a lot, and is very good at lying. He has a sly ability to twist peoples' words against them, which he is very proud of.

"Lee Concept"
Lee is a very outgoing young boy who loves to play basket ball. Lee dreams of becoming a pro-basket ball player in the future, and is always practicing. He has become pretty good friends with Knuckles and Knux Jr. Lee is very hard to understand and will often become excited and make strange noises.

"Kai Superve Concept"
Kai likes to talk to many people, even if they do not particularly like him, he will still come up with conversation. He uses his black magic to get through almost any situation, and can easily befriend any black mage. He can easily become offended by comments said by others, which is one of his disadvantages. 

"Quick Charcoal Figure"
This is a quick charcoal drawing that I did during one class period. It's still really sketching and I wasn't able to blend the charcoal very well yet.

"Figure Painting in Progress"
A continuation of the first full figure painting that I have been working on.

"First Colored Pencil Practice"
This is my first time using colored pencil in a realistic drawing. I was using a lot of blending and it  was actually pretty fun to work with.

"Depleting Health"
This is a photo-manipulation where I changed the colors from my non-traditional canvas project for painting. It is meant to have an opposite message, of death and sadness.

"Growth of Calcium"
This is a project I did where I painted on a milk carton. This project is meant to represent growth.

"First Puppet Animations"
This was my first time animating using the puppet animation method. I drew the puppet parts in Photoshop, and animated it in After Effects. This is my OC, Squidwik.

Just another doodle that I did during one of my classes.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


So I don't have all that much of an update this week since I've been so busy worrying about scheduling for next semester. Although I didn't get into Animation I, I still got almost all of the classes that I wanted, so it went pretty well. They might be opening up another Animation I class anyway so hopefully I'll be able to still get in for the semester. I've been working a lot on my rotoscope animation for my Experimental Animation class as well, which has also been keeping me from drawing anything else besides that.

"Master Drawing in Progress"
This is my master drawing that I am working on for my drawing class. It is a replication of 'Study for Adam' by Raphael Sanzio. It is not finished, but here is what I have so far.

"Master Drawing Rough draft"
Just the rough draft of my master drawing. I did this in about one class period, so it is very rough and unfinished. 

"Google SketchUp Practices"
My first time using Google SketchUp. This is just a basic structure that I created while experimenting and using all of the different tools.

"Figure Under Painting in Progress"
Just more progress on my first full body painting.

"Lonny Blue and Ventanna Bureu Concept Art"
Quick character concepts for Lonny Blue, leader of the Dusty Dimes, and Ventanna Bureu, a bounty hunter and member of the Dusty Dimes. Just some concept art for my rotoscoping animation.

"Yaro Digby and Dusk Ikazu Concept Art"
Some more character concepts for my rotoscope animation. These are the two leaders of the Bleeding Libras.

"Mr Marcus Concept Art"
Concept for my rotoscope of Mr Marcus, leader of a World and member of the Dusty Dimes.

"Allan Concept Art"
Concept of Allan, a member of the Dusty Dimes, and student of Mr Marcus.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Busy Week

I've had a lot of homework recently, so that's why this is such a late post.

"Water's Not the Only One"
*ABOVE IS ONLY A PREVIEW IMAGE. Click here to view the actual animation.*
This is an animation that I did for a project in my design class. We basically had to research a topic from a list, and create a project relating to our major and the research. So I chose to make an animated short about water quality and the purification process of water, since I chose to research water quality. This animation is not only about simply purifying water and saving the planet, it also includes the theme of friendship. The message is within the title of the animation: Water’s Not the Only One. If a person becomes corrupt, isolated, or changes for the worst, there is always a chance that they can be changed back to who they used to be, or that they can just become a new person by starting over again. No matter what, friends will help each other to overcome the obstacles in life, and they will always stick together no matter what. 

"Experimental Rough Animatic"
*ABOVE IS ONLY A PREVIEW IMAGE. Click here to view the actual animation.*
This is just a rough animatic that I created for my Experimental Animation final. I meant to make it longer, but I ran out of time before the first check-in due date. I've got a lot more planned for it, but here it is so far. Right now, it's basically just a really rough rotoscoping of a video.  

"Contrasted Charcoal"
One of my first charcoal pieces that I've actually been satisfied with. I was drawing on toned paper, and was able to do a lot more with contrast in this piece. I still could have blended it a little bit more, but this is what I had time for in class.

"First Painted Portrait"
This was one of the first portraits I painted in painting class. It could have been a lot better if I had the time to finish painting it, but it was basically just a quick study we did over two class periods.

"First Painted Portrait Under-painting"
This was my first time ever doing an under-painting for a painting, and I realized that it really helps. For some reason, I kind of liked the under-painting better than the finished portrait.

"First Full Body Under-painting"
This is the under-painting of the current painting that I'm working on. It's just really rough and no where near being finished though.

"Art History Doodles"
These are just some doodles that I did in art history awhile back. I didn't take a picture of it until now though.