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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rough Painting - Death

From Paintings


Here is a rough painting I did today to capture a train of thought/concept I had on the topic of death. I have also appropriately named this one "Death".

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Another Quick Painting

From Paintings


I was in the mood to paint this morning so I took one of my zoo sketches and did a quick painting/colour rendering of it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Quick Painting/Sketch

From Paintings



Here is a quick painting I did in one of my classes. It is a quick study of my second year animation prof.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Older Cafe Sketches - March 28, 2008...I think



Here are some older cafe sketches from earlier in the year.

Life Drawing - 09/22/08 and 09/23/08




Here are some life drawings I completed over the last couple of days. I am still stuggling to find my line work and my eye for proportions, but I am happy with progress that I have been making. At the very least the flow has remained since rediscovering it last week.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Digital Tools Assignment - Empty Earth - Completed (for now)

From Digital Tools Assignment 1


Here is the final version of my digital tools assignment before I hand it in. I cannot spend any more time on this because of my other assignments. Its unfortunate because I had a fun time getting back into the digital painting.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Digital Tools Assignment 1 - Empty Earth Layout and Paint - IN PROGRESS (UPDATED)



Here is a digital painting that I am in the middle of for my digital tools assignment. The premise of the assignment was to create a layout based on a photo of a Toronto street that would depict the a Earth as if all human life had been extinguished and hundreds of years have passed. The other requirement was to have a streetcar in the mid ground that displayed the TTC logo.

Jekyll to Hyde Transformation

From Jekyll to Hyde Transformation


From bat work


From bat work


From bat work


Here is my Jekyll to Hyde transformation from first year. The assignment was to create our own version of a Dr. Jekyll to Hyde transformation. My back story involved a Pathologist who is infected with the Marburg virus while studying the virus. As a desperate measure the Pathologist attempts to create a cure from the antibodies of a bat (who have have been found to be immune to the virus). As an accidental result of this cure, the pathologist is transformed into a man-bat creature Hyde.

Looking back at this assignment is pretty hard. At the end of first year, I actually spent A LOT of time on this, but never got the outcome or payoff that I had hoped for. I ended up over working the designs and was left with too little time to complete the clean and colour versions. If I get the chance I hope to revisit this one day and do it right.

I have highlighted a few of the poses I was happy with.

Meow Assignment

From Meow


Just completed my first animation for second year of animation. For this assignment we were required to animate a provided character saying "MEOW". As expected, I am very rusty from having the entire summer off from animating, so there was a bit of a struggle with this assignment. Overall it turned out pretty well, but there are a couple of things that I was not able to resolve when the deadline passed for this assignment. The character does not transition well from the "-AH" mouth postition to the "-OU" mouth position and I was not able to complete a proper "settle" for the character after it completes the action.

FatJump Animation

From animation


I found my test file for the FatJump animation from first year. I'm not sure if this is the completed version but I will double check when I have some time. If it isn't I will post the final version then.

"Take" animation - keys and breakdowns

From animation


I found the test for my rough keys and breakdowns for my "Take" animation from first year. I will javascript:void(0)post the finished when I find some time to scan it in.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Charater Assignment 1 - Character clean up and new pose

From hyde clean up


From hyde clean up


Here is my first assignment for my character design class that I submitted on Tuesday. The assignment required us to clean, colour, and create a new pose for a provided character design (designed by my prof, Jim Graves). The first image was was provided to us and we were required to clean and colour it. The second image is of the same character in a new pose that I was required to create, draw, clean and colour.

Life Drawing - Sept 17, 2008



I found I had a break through yesterday with a life drawing session in my life drawing class. I feel like I found my flow again. I was able to tune out my mind and just feel my drawing again. It was a nice feeling.

Summer Zoo Trips



Here are some sketches from trips I took to the zoo over the summer.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Life Drawing - Sept 10 - Sept 15



Here are some life drawings that I completed. Over the summer I have been struggling with my life drawing A LOT. I'm not sure what has happened to cause this but I can only best describe it as being a batter or golfer with a kink in my swing. Given that, I now feel like I am over thinking when I draw and I am now struggling to find my rhythm and flow when I draw. ( I will be posting some of my life drawings from the summer, so you can see what I mean)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Random Cafe/Subway/Bus Sketches



I spent a lot of time sketching people this summer. I have posted some drawings from my summer sketchbook that people seem to pick out when looking at my book.