Sunday, November 29, 2009

Two more icons







Ugh... I originally took these offers last Tuesday and didn't get to them until tonight because I forgot to bring my computer with me over break (plus there was an immensely cute yet distracting puppy!).

Whoo!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My list of ideal career options

So I'm having an artistic identity crisis re: animation, so I'm going to be making a list of things I like to do/don't like to do to better my understanding of where I can go from here.



YAYS:

Clean-up animation
Storyboarding
Character design
3D Character Modeling
Illustration



NAYS:

Rough animation
3D animation
Comics

To be added to later.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Map project and an icon



Had critique on my map project today. Went alright, I guess I need to add more blue/cool tones to it. *shrug* But I'll have you know this is the first almost completely traditional media piece that I've done in about a year, which I think is an accomplishment.




And here's an icon commission I finished today, except I forgot to shade everything below the head. *headdesk*

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Disney vs. Chuck Jones

omg wut

What is this I can't even

NERD





omg you guyyyyys I hate animation right now what am I going to dooooo

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Commission - Fala and B



Textures brushes from Obsidian Dawn.

Here's the final image of that tight sketch I posted the other day. I really like the way it turned out (and so did the person who commissioned me, luckily)! I'm still getting used to doing the lineless style, sometimes it can be quite tedious! But it's good to have multiple ways of working.

Well, bedtime for me!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Grammar and Tight Sketch

I was searching "KcD Studios" on Google (this blog is the first hit, whoohoo!) and I just realized this:

"I'm a third-year animation student at MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design). I am hoping to specialize in character design and eventually work at a major studios like Pixar, and someday have an animated series of my own!"

"Studios"?

Apparently going to art school has nullified my basic grammar skills. How embarrassing.

Anyway, check out this commission I'm currently working on!



It's for someone I met over Teenycom, and she wanted a design for her wedding invitations. This is the tight sketch and she loved it, so I'm going to start on the final artwork pretty soon. :)

Well, off to Illustration class!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New and upcoming films!

Hey!

So I've seen some awesome (and not so awesome) trailers in the past couple days that I thought I would share with you all.

First is "How To Train Your Dragon", which I am optimistic about. It's another Dreamworks film, so it will have a big name cast, plenty of pop-culture references, and will probably be another mediocre story, but I really like the character designs and the animation looks superb.



Then "Despicable Me" came out with a second trailer, and it looks alright:



Then there's "Prince of Persia".

Now, I love Jake Gyllenhaal like nobody's business. I think he's one of the sexiest men on the planet and for the most part he's a pretty good actor. I'm also pretty OK with Jerry Bruckheimer's "epic" films. But I could not watch this trailer all the way through. This movie looks horrible. Also they're doing the whole "let's cast white people as Persians" thing, although it's Disney so I'm not that surprised:



I bet these videos will be taken down very shortly, so watch them while you can!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kaycie Head turn



First bit of animation done for my short film, "Chips"! I think this is the best I've ever done on a first pass. Hope I don't hate it tomorrow, haha!

More to come soon!