Friday, March 15, 2013

A Reel Demonstration

A year ago, I was attempting to prepare for my animation career by learning to model in 3D. I downloaded 3DS Max and began watching tutorial videos. I got about half way through modelling a basic house (by that I mean a box with a pointy top for a roof, and the beginnings of a stoop and chimney) before I gave up due to not being able to understand what I was doing.

This was the third time I'd tried to learn CG, once before with Maya just after high school where I watched more tutorials and gave up in frustration, and before THAT with Bryce, a program that does all the work for you. Bryce did all the work, so I was able to use that program, but Maya and 3DS Max eluded me completely.

Now, at long last, I have learned enough of CG that I can VERY proudly show off this demo reel showcasing the things I've done this year at CalArts! I am SO happy to finally understand CG!

I look forward to a year to hone my skills now that I understand the basics.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Life Drawings

Believe it or not, I ACTUALLY do life drawings as well!


Anyway, here's some of the highlights from the last few weeks worth of life drawing classes. I THINK all of these images were done over the course of a full "set" of poses, which is to say that our model does a series of poses for 20 minutes and I choose the ones that work compositionally to combine together (It's possible they were done in only a part of one such set. Either way, excuse the rushed-ness of them). These 5 images were done during a section of their respective classes when the teacher projects an image behind the model, and we're allowed to incorporate the projected image into the figure study. This is also the section of the class where the model is wearing a costume of some kind. Buddhist Monk, Victorian Damsel, Conan-esque cabalist, and Mexican Guitarist are the ones present here. The other characters are the projected ones