Sunday, January 24, 2010

I've been animating all weekend. Not as fun as it sounds, really, it's not.
Trying to keep things on model and looking right has killed the part of me that judges whether things are 'technically' right (ie: mechanics of animation). Oh well, it looks like it should. I guess. It just has to be shot & the dope sheet filled in.

Here's a shot of my animation desk (as it was last night). My mum & dad gave it to me for Christmas and it's brilliant. Of course I covered it with as many Doctor Who stickers that I own... Over the next four years it's going to get very, very 'decorated'.

Now, here's some art.

I finished the revamp of Dante and it doesn't look all that bad.

For character design we have to create an animal character and draw them in a sequence of action. Kind of like the keyframes of an animation. Since I'm absolutely rubbish at drawing animals, I've decided to use an early 90s minimalistic style (like Ren & Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, The Angry Beavers, etc). Here's a rough design of my lemur:
Here's also a doodle I've been working on (mainly while I'm on the phone or watching television). Methinks it'll turn into Romana II from Doctor Who, but who knows at this point:

Finally, here's the lineart for a painting project I have to do. We're to design our own 'planet' and paint it in both warm & cool tones (so, two different paintings). Being a complete Doctor Who junkie, it somehow managed to unconsciously recreate a mash-up of Mars (from The Waters of Mars), The Impossible Planet (from the serial of the same name), and Skaro (from The Destiny of the Daleks).

I call this planet "Kasterborous" (5 points if you get the reference):

Well I'm off to do laundry & more assignments.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

I'm so glad it's the weekend right now. Nine-AM classes are really messing me up (I'm not a morning person).

So here's some new arts to push those crappy doodles down. c:

Methinks 2010 is going to be the year where I redesign all my characters. My style keeps fluctuating and I'd really like to change some of their backstories.

Here's a doodle I did of my one character Olivia after class and then finished. I've given her a larger figure because I've learned 'rounder' people are more fun to draw (thanks to life drawing). I think it suits her and it isn't negative at all.

This is my character 'Dante' who is getting a complete overhaul this year. He was originally a pirate (not the most original idea, I know) but now he's a doctor from the Italian plague.

Now here's a meme that's been infectious all over deviantART. I don't like uploading memes there, but here it is filled out (BIG FILE ALERT):

The fact that I was so bad bothers me for some reason. Yes, completely irrational because everyone starts off somewhere... But even back in 2007 I was quite shit. I guess it just reminds me how hard I worked to get where I am now.


Monday, January 11, 2010

I haven't forgotten about this place! I was just home for the holidays without access to my blogger for the past three weeks- and for that last little bit of semester one I never really drew anything of value.

Here's a sketchdump, and it is very much a sketch
dump... Nothing is really good here. I'm honestly in the worst art-block of my life and it's been this way for the last month or so. Eep.

These are some of the quick drawings I did on my last life drawing class. It was a costume free-for-all and we could use whatever media we wanted. These are roughed with Copic markers then drawn with a black pen. Apparently I can't do much in 3mins.

Now these are some sketches I did over my holiday. They were an attempt for me to get out of my block but didn't work.

That's it for now. Fuck. I really need to start drawing things of substance and that don't have mutant appendages or just overall bad anatomy.