Thursday, October 29, 2009

Week 4 and counting...

A bit late on posting this... It's actually week 5! I've been learning so much already. Week 4 we experimented with different weighted balls.

Here was my first attempt:

I liked the ending but the balls didn't seem to have proper weight.

So I made this one.

But yeah, almost done with week 5!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Week 3

This week we were given a ball and told to make it bounce.

It's suppose to be a basket ball...

We were also instructed to give Stu an excited pose.

I didn't know if I should go for a shocked excitement or just a general "Yeah!"... I went for the latter.

School is underway and it's awesome! I'm already better than I was 3 weeks ago. Can't wait for the coming months.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Week 2

This week at Animation Mentor our assignment is to draw some people and pose Stu like so.
Here's a little movie or some sketches I made.

But people at the mall are mostly doing the same thing: Walking. I love to drawing people in mundane situations but, under the advice of my class mates, I went for a
more dynamic pose. So I decided to pose Stu riding a longboard.

In other news I switched back to regular ol' Leopard...

Goodbye Snow Leopard. Someday I hope to tame you.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A few movies I've seen lately...

The other day I watched, for the first time, Monsters vs Aliens. I really liked it... Colbert as the president was probably my favorite part. This week I also watched Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3d! It was pretty cool seeing those classics in THE THIRD DIMENSION!!!

But what I wanted to talk about is the amazing progress of technology in the past decade. Just the amount of detail you notice from Toy Story 1 to 2 is cool but then watch a modern movie and be staggered! Monster's vs Aliens looked really really nice. The characters looked realistic... Their skin seemed alive. Of course a lot of things have good visuals... And in a few years, or decades I'll probably remember when we use to watch everything from a screen. How old fashion! Everyone uses holograms now!

The point I'm trying to make is that technology is refreshing at an ever quickening pace...
Animation is an art, I must resist the urge to let the computer do everything for me... but I can't wait for what will come next.

Friday, October 2, 2009