Friday, October 12, 2012

Trying Out Accurate Perspective Business

I've also been trying to do super accurate perspective drawing.  I didn't save the tracing paper that had all of my crazy lines for the bookcase on the left side, but they were intense- I got way too hung up on this project, but it was a good way to get back into accurate perspective drawing.  I think this started out as an accurate perspective drawing of the tree house "royal" bedroom that I posted earlier, but became something more...  The bottom image is the cleaned up linework.  Still not sure what I want to do with this, but I think for now I'm just leaving it alone.  I'm sure something'll come to me.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Water Movements

I was watching "Legend of Korra" awhile back and I was really inspired by the animation.  I decided to start animating again! [this time digitally since I don't really have access to a rapid scanner anymore]  I discovered that I love animating in Flash which I haven't touched since my semester abroad, so this was a fun experiment/ learning process.

Fun fact: when I first started this it had been about four-five months or so since I'd animated anything so it blew my mind that I could "make pictures move"...  I kept on scrubbing through the timeline giggling.  You know when you're a kid and you see cartoons on TV? I was that kid that stared at the TV a little too hard trying to figure out how they made the picture move.  So when I went to school and learned how they did it.... yeah, my mind was blown.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Submarine: Personality

Feeling a lot better after getting back into the art groove.  I tried working on this after I came home from work and I'm feeling a lot more productive.  Yay!  Just gotta keep this up.  This is the interior of her bedroom in the submarine from my previous submarine post.  My goal with this piece is to show her personality through details in the room.  I think I'm going to add most of the poster and postcard/ photo details on the walls in Photoshop as well as the color.  I based this off of the upper left thumbnail sketch from  my post two days ago.  I'm so happy my girlfriend encouraged me to sketch digitally.  It's so much fun!  I actually just did a digital test animation as well.  Hopefully I'll upload that soon, but I remember telling her, "Oh my goodness- I LOVE animating digitally.  Why did I not start doing this earlier?!"  She sighed because she was the one who had suggested I start animating digitally earlier.  Haha, I guess I should listen more closely to her advice.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Back On Track

It's been awhile, but I finally got back to working on some portfolio business!  Lately I feel like things have been constantly changing and right when I feel like things are about to settle down, BAM they change again.  Apparently that's how things are when you first start out?  Or so I've been told.  Gotta love change.  It truly is for the better. As for these thumbnails, I was trying to fart out ideas of how to show the girl's character through her environment.  I'm going to have to put more detail into the environment, but this is some basic blocking out of my thoughts.  This has been really really helpful in helping me visualize them (my thoughts).  I'm not sure if it's because I've only been working my part time recently, but my brain felt like everything was all jumbled and these thumbnails have finally pieced together all those ideas and thoughts.  Now I feel rejuvenated, reinspired and back on track.  LETS DO THIS THING.