Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wow, two months has gone by.

I feel like I've blinked and two months has just flown by. It just seems like just the other day I was first learning how to model a hand and now I now how to rig, paint weight maps, model characters and environments, face shapes, constrain, create basic ICE trees, etc. I really should post some of my cg stuff, I've got some renders and captures.

After listening to Craig rant, I mean lecture, lecture us about what we should do for our demo reels, the scope we should aim for, what we intend to convey with it, who we're targeting with it and, perhaps mopst important of all, what we shouldn't do I've come up with a new idea for my demo reel. The Metalocalypse styled short film still appeals to me, but I don't think that it's something I could do and do well within the next semester.

I'll keep working on the designs for it, if only to have more things for my demo reel and grad pages.

I'm going to model, texture, rig, weight map and face shape this--the summoned minion from the Metalocalypse short idea--for grad page material and not worry about how well it can animate, just how well I can pose it. Have some cool looking stuff for grad.

The new idea for my demo reel involves relying more on a piece of acting to dialogfue rather than trying to mmake a short film. I'll be revisiting a bit of dialogue I used for a piece of animation from fourth semester in the commercial animation program. It's a line from the 11th episode of Clone High spoken by Principle Scudworth, right before the phone call from John Stamos (STAMOS!).

"I first got the idea for Cloney Island after watching the movie Jurasic Park 3. But my ill-conceived amusement park will be filled with human clones instead of zoo animsls. It's as fool proof as the amusement park in the film itself! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

A simple but expressive character. James Bond villain-ish. The interior environment will be pretty minimalist, just a few plains, the 60's style desk and an implied window via the lighting. I need to come up with some sort of juxtaposition to the dialogue and acting. Right now I'm leaning towards a 60 foot tall, atomic, super baby Abe Lincoln clone--with chin-strap beard and stove top--punch through the window, grab the mad scientist villain dude mid-cackle, pull him outside and roar as laser beams shoot from his eyes. I have no idea what the exterior environment will look like.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 update of sorts.

I am trying to come up with the idea for my final project for digital animation the first week in. The impetus being lessons learned from struggling to come up with my final project for commercial animation in the fourth semester, not really succeeding at that and one demo reel I saw as a first year volunteer at the Digital and Commercial animation grad show that really left an impression on me. I really want to focus on what I need to make a kick ass demo reel, really hit it out of the park and I think I've got the concept.

A 20-30 second short film that's like a music video to a Metalocalypse song.

I want to have the semblance of a narrative, some physical acting, some facial expressions, a bit of dialogue, and a scantily clad barbarian chick hacking her way through some minions to get to some troll warlock.

I want to do some kick ass models in z brush.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spider Jerusalem's mug

This is a drawing I did of Warren Ellis' Spider Jerusalem a while back that I've wanted to color for a few months. Finally had the free time to do so.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Weekly sketches

Robot Pirates

And my reaction to the topic being Cute and Fluffy

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Three Deeee Animatings!

We got to choose what we wanted to do for our final assignment right before Grad Show--traditional, flash or digital--and since I'm planning on entering the digital animation program next year I went with the 3D assignment. We got a basic rundown of 3D Studio Max, got to play around with a basic bi-ped rig, mess around with its proportions, and then had to do a walk cycle with some character. We also got to add some simple but effective lighting to it. It was pretty fun and turned out well:

Monday, March 17, 2008

Three scene cut

Even with all of the extra time spent on this I'm still not happy with it. Whatever, time to move on.

WS - _______ Vs ________ or Wolverine Vs Hulk

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sketch of the week: Robot

I used to create my own Mega Man games when I was a kid, and here are two of the Mega Man villains I created back in the day.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

(Rough) Two Person dialogue

Weekly sketch - funny

When I tried to think of something funny the only thing that easily came to mind were Jeff, Singh and Greg.

(Late) Weekly sketch - Steampunk

I wish I could take credit for the idea but I found this poster online someone had made. It had a picture of Abe Lincoln with a gattling gun photoshopped on to his right arm. The caption underneath read "Steampunk - It's kinda like that"

Monday, January 21, 2008

Weekly sketch - Flying Machine

The Manhunters
First appearance: Justice League Volume 1 #140

Bio: The Guardians of the Universe created the Manhunters three billion years ago, designing them to police ay and all worlds that held sentient lifeforms. Lacking emotion or empathy, they rebelled against their programming and came to oppose the Guardians believing that the only way to achieve true order in the universe was to eliminate all life. After aqn unsuccessful attrack on Oa, the Manhunters were to the far corners of the universe.

Excrept from Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps: Secret Origin Files #1

Monday, January 14, 2008

Kinky Christmas

The first good piece of animation I've done since my half-pipe assignment from last semester.

Although I'm really annoyed that Dr Orpheus' line gets cut off a little too early. I thought I had it perfectly timed out in flipbook. Oh well, I can re-shoot it later.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

When ____________ Attacks

When cute/chibi/anime/you-take-your-pick attacks.

And yes a piece of my soul died as I drew that.