Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Here ya go!

Went Sketching with my friend Ryan and I really pushed to caricature the people as awesome as my friend did, but its kind of a new thing to me. The second image is just some things that came to mind when I was looking at a lamp outside my apartment, I tried to take the shape and morph it into different things. Keep Drawing and don't stop!

Artistic Puberty

Ani 112a storyboard composition 1

Ani 112a storyboard composition 2

So I have just finished another semester at San Jose State, and it was a very interesting semester to say the least. For the majority of my Ani classes the creative process was the primary focus. No real big end of the semester project to really show; that being said I think it was important that the process was a focus of this semester. I learned a lot from my instructors Inga Poslitur and Chris Petrocchi. In the end though I realize that I still have a long ways to go, my friend Ryan says it the best: "You are undergoing artistic puberty" And he's right I am right now at the stage where it is apparent that some things are clicking while others are still not there yet. And I'm not going to lie that it is frustrating being in that place, but I understand that it is a necessary part of this continuous journey. Something that I think I needed to hear was that my drawing skill needs a lot of work, again with the whining about frustrated but I am really glad to have heard that and that it has me really fired up to recover fast and go into the winter break and spring semester swinging, but first its time to cash in on mister sandman.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Burning out? Cool off

It's getting to that time of the semester where it all becomes sort of a mad dash to the finish line. This past little break gave me a chance to stockpile on some sleep in order to keep going as strong as I can. Here's a little quickie drawing I did after going back and reading The Dark Angel Saga arc from Uncanny X force. Jerome Opena and Dean White's interpretation of Iceman really caught my eye, He's like a statue carved from an Iceberg! real awesome stuff! Rick Remender's run on Uncanny X-force is by far one of the most enjoyable comic book experiences I've had. props to everyone who worked on that title from issue 1-35. A lot wrong with this one but it was a means to just let me take a break from my projects. Gotta stop drawing towards the spine of the sketchbook, I think I'm going to switch over to spiral bound sketchbooks until I gain a better sense of design. This will probably be the last post before I go on Winter Break till then finish strong in all of your pursuits.