Here's some last ditch effort to have something for class yesterday. I actually did the super rough of this on the freeway on the way to class, when I was thinking about this GIF.
HAHAHA SO GOOD!!!! This has to be like one of my fav gifs ever!! It always makes me crack up! xD
This one's pretty good too though! :) AWWWWW!~ Always brightens my day! :D :D :D
Anyway. I don't particularly like that drawing, but I thought it'd be interesting to post since I'm going to do some major designing in the next couple days and it'll be fun to see the progression. :)
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
So I've been supplementing Shiyoon's class with Walt Stanchfield's "Drawn to Life" which is seriously like...a Bible. I just love how there are such great animation books out there :) But really, it's great. And something that I've always read and have been taught about are overlaps and avoiding tangents. I've seen examples but for some reason I've always been afraid to just COPY something... you know? I have the stupidest fears...I guess because I always think that if I try to copy something I'll suck and hate myself forever. Starting to get over that though.
So Shiyoon told me to copy frames from animated movies, which finally drove me to actually do it. Originally I was going to just do gesture or something from Beauty and the Beast, but then I was so frustrated with how awful I was drawing Belle that I wanted to spend time and really study her construction.
Why haven't I been doing this again?
Just this simple drawing taught me SO MUCH. All those things I've been reading about...it's soooo different to just look at examples than it is to try and draw it EXACTLY and UNDERSTAND how it's working. This will probably be Beauty and the Beast month...hopefully every month I can study a different film. I'll start with one since I'm new at this... :) But yeah. No wonder so many people do this. Hopefully I can do at least one of these a day...then maybe I can do 20. We'll see. ;)
So I started my Intro to Character Design class with Shiyoon Kim at CDA. It's already in its third week but I haven't really been proud of anything I've done so I haven't posted much. These are just the best of my quick sketches we've been having to do. I've drawn a lot but a lot of what I've done isn't really worth showing to ANYBODY. Haha.
Anyway, the first one is Shiyoon. :) Although it doesn't look too much like him...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
No matter how afraid I am of it, I'm always super psyched to start it up because of all those result videos! I know this thing should work! I just need to get through it! BLARGHHH!!! Today I did just the fit test and I felt like such shit after, like I was gonna throw up. D:
And then what usually ends up happening is I just give up and end up eating a cheeseburger and going back to my crap eating habits. But nottttt anymore!
Anyway, I realize that a lot of my posts are really incoherent and badly written because I always tend to do these when I'm super tired. So I'll stop here and probably rewrite all this later. The main point of this post was starting Beach Body Insanity so I can keep up with it, and if I don't post it then I'll feel super guilty.
Fit Test Results (Redo in 2 weeks):
Switch Kicks - 91
Power Jacks - 32
Power Knees - 80
Power Jumps - 18
Globe Jumps - 5
Suicide Jumps - 15
Pushup Jacks - 3
Low Plank Oblique - 40
(Note: This is basically just a personal diary. I wish there was a private option on here -___-)
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Today I took my little sister to this festival run by YMCA and her after school coordinators. They had a bunch of performances done by little kids, and the first one I really enjoyed. A bunch of little kids just kinda jumped around and moved their hips to some hula choreography that they weren't really expected to follow, because you know the main purpose of them is just to be cute. :) And that they were! Especially the girl on the super far end who totally did NOT want to be there. It was hilariousss! xD Everyone noticed her too because she was just standing there looking really angry with her arms crossed. She didn't move the whole time except to roll her eyes! SOOO CUTE.
And then I realized why I loved it so much...and it's because I was ALWAYS that girl. When I was a kid I never wanted to participate because I thought everyone was an idiot and I didn't want to be one too. Sometimes I still think that, but I don't really care what people think of me anymore. It's always more fun to participate anyway :) I think now I'm the total opposite, I'm more like that guy on the left xD I remember graduating from high school and going to our IB Dinner Dance thing. My AP US History teacher played us that "I Hope You Dance" song by Lee Ann Womack and told us that no matter where life takes us, she hopes that we dance, and actually do things rather than just sit around...since you know, you only live once. I really live by that now. I'll basically try anything once because nothing lasts forever, no matter how embarassing it is, and also usually when I'm doing embarassing things, people around me don't even know me, and those who are my friends will still like me no matter what I do :)
Anyway. That cute little girl brought me back. I could completely feel her pain.
Lately I've been obsessed with faeries (and yes I spell it that way!), and I know I suck with markers. I've always been terrified of coloring with markers because I hate messing up my drawings, but I ordered some tombows anyway because I figure I should try sometime... This was actually my very first drawing that I attempted to color with marker, so that explains why it looks this way. Even though I don't really know how to use them yet, they're a lot of fun!!! :D I hope I can get better with them soon!~
Friday, June 3, 2011
This is Sion, Vince's NWN character :) He's an elven sorcerer~ Vince asked me if I got bored drawing my characters just standing normally all the time, and I took that as "YOU SHOULD DRAW MORE DYNAMIC POSES."
That's the goal from now on. I also need to stop being so afraid of hands. There's always a mirror to look at for help! ;)
So today I found out my awesome friend Jon Tilton has already moved to Texas for his dream job as Brian Brushwood's assistant. I got really excited because that means I get to meet him soon!!! :D YAY!~ Anyway. That also reminded me that I never posted the animation I made for his DigitalStudent.me project that I did back in March, and I actually kinda like it. :) So here it is! It was my first time animating anything in Illustrator...or actually using Illustrator seriously, so I think it's a nice accomplishment. Or at least good experience!
This was like an ad for Jon's digitalstudent.me blog, which is meant to help students organize their digital lives. Check it out! It has some really good info!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Ally sent me this beautiful animation, and I had to post it. :) If you haven't seen it....WATCH IT. It's amazing! Whenever I see something as beautiful as this it reminds me why I want to go down the path I've chosen. Animation is truly a magical thing if you do it right. :)