Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Studies 'O Color

I've set a goal for myself to do a color study every day. I try not to get bogged down in detail, and fail consistently, but I'm failing less and less!

In other news, I'm off to the east coast in two days - so to my eleven (11!) followers, I'm afraid you guys will just have to find some other way to spend your time besides constantly refreshing my blog every five seconds. I know, I know. It will be rough for both of us.

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And finally, I've been busting my ass of animating a short film for this crazy Bio-Med company that I'm working for this summer. I can't show anything in it's entirety yet, but check some concept art:

That's right. Exploding cars.

I'm so gonna get fired.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Animashuns

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All part of a larger but still very small project- eventually, these will be composited in After Effects with some liveaction footage for hopefully humorous result. Oh and yeah, that sound was recorded by yours truly. Audacity is sweet!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

GET ME OOOOUT OF HERE

I had the privilege of going on a tour at Pixar this morning. As always, the place is a paradise. It's especially striking compared to Dreamworks/PDI, which I was lucky enough to see last week - Pixar is sunny and the faces are cheery, while Dreamworks was a bit darker, more corporate, and everybody looked like they were cold.

While the art at both studios was obviously amazing, I couldn't help but gawk at the Toy Story 3 color keys by Daisuke Tsutsumi.
 
The cafeteria at Dreamworks beats Pixar's handily. Seriously - my tour was only like 20 minutes, and I spent a good hour eating the cafeteria, and I have no regrets.

All in all, both looked like ridiculously fun places to work. Although, SURPRISE CONCLUSION: Pixar is totally awesome.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Figuredrawings + Photoshoop

A week ago I was sitting around and I had this crazy thought:
"OH MY GOD I HAVEN'T BEEN TO FIGUREDRAWING IN SEVEN MONTHS"
So last week, I went! They have awesome cats there. Next time I go, I'm going to pay my twelve bucks just to draw those damn cats.