Friday, October 29, 2010

Inspired by...

...Nico Marlett! Last Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to go sit at Gallery Espresso and just draw for a few hours. My friend Gui, who was there as well, had brought a Nico Marlett sketchbook which was hugely inspiring to look through. For those who don't know, Marlett was a designer on How to Train Your Dragon, and if you saw the film, those were his drawings in the credits. Amazing, amazing stuff! So after swooning over his sketches for a while, I tried to approach people-drawing in his style. It was really fun!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Look out!

WOW things are getting pretty crazy there is hardly time to think or any such nonsense but here have a new animation!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It is a reel for demonstration

So that animation expo at the end of the quarter, where we shall hopefully get a glimpse of future shenanigans in the world of employment... There's a screening process for interviews, and demo reels and portfolios were due today - here's a link to the reel I threw together for the occasion!

It's actually a little unfortunate that it's due now, because what with the classes I'm in this quarter I feel like I'll be producing a lot better animation very soon. Oh well! It is all a process :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mushu - The Final Cut!

It took a lot of edits, but finally I've got a finalized version of my Mushu head turn. It sort of feels like real animation now, I think! At the very least it's a huge improvement over my very first version, and I learned a lot in the process, so what more could I ask?

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I've been doing a ton of gesture drawing lately for speed sketching, and it's been a blast! It's especially handy because at the end of the quarter, a number of other SCAD students and I will be going to Los Angeles for an animation expo, where (we hope!) we'll be able to get some portfolio reviews. These sketches are what I've thrown together so far - it'll probably get pared down for the final portfolio :P

^The sequential drawings in the upper left were from the Jackie Chan flick Wheels on Meals - Jackie takes a spectacular fall and gets up in this neat motion.

^More Jackie Chan in this one - the final battle of Snake in the Eagle's Shadow.

^A few cafe and airport drawings, and then sketches from a trip to the zoo!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mido Mountain

Oh yes I have made some Animations in Flash! The second project for Digicel was an abstract music video, which I present for your viewing pleasure:

The music was Mido Mountain, a rendition of a traditional Chinese tune by YoYo Ma. There was just so much great movement in the music that I couldn't turn it down, even though the clip was a bit long. I definitely learned a ton about using Flash by working through this video - it was a great excuse to play around with the program!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mushu head turn

First assignment for Character I with Webber: the Mushu head turn! Focusing on breakdowns and overlapping action.

EDIT: updated version with a few new corrections!