Monday, August 25, 2014

Printers with Personality

It will be my last year working at print services (let alone being in school!) :,(

I tried to make extra spiffy name tags that will last a while!

Done with acrylic + sharpie 
(vs. being done w/ prismacolor markers-- they always fade 1/2 way through the semester). 

 The smaller & nicer printers: 

The twin-sie, larger printers 

Another big printer  

The biggest & meanest printer 
She always eats paper & gives you a hard time! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New York

It was crazy and awesome spending the summer in NYC, but now I am finally back at school.
Soon I will be focusing on thesis, and putting lots of process work & other goodness up on here, but before I do wanted to recap.
I don't usually like putting personal pics up / stick to work-- but I learned a lot as an artist as well as human in the city. (I will put together a demo reel of my Showtime work soon here as well.)

Showtime building & some cool interns!

So many rooftops! 

Good times with good people :) 
Times Square at 2AM & Dope concerts! 

Visited the cloisters & some other super neat museums! 
 World's smallest museum! 

 Old Timer's Day at Yankee Stadium! 

Random apartment/ cat sitting! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Going for a Stroll

Check out my first properly-rigged 2D character. I've rigged a 3D character and ghetto-rigged a 2D character before... but I would love to step up my game with 2D characters! 
(haven't done much in the way of 3D characters in over a year... and I'm ok with that)

So here is an animation test/proof of concept for a possible thesis idea I have/had... I don't know if I'll end up going with it but I was very happy to go through the motions and practice rigging and animating again. I think I would play with the way I rigged the arms/hands and/or play with the way I go about designing characters in the future. 

I made 2 .gifs + rendered a video -- I felt that their walking speed came out differently once I tried to turn the video into .gifs... so the video has both walks 
(skip ahead to half way through the vid to see the chill stroll). 
I like the way the feet look in the .gifs, but it makes their arms super spazzy, but in comparison it seems like they move in slo-mo for the video, which works better with their arms. 

Brisk stroll 

Chill Stroll 


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ugly Pages

Most of my sketchbook pages aren't that pretty... so while I'd rather be posting my pretty pages I would just like to note that I am not a robot and making pretty art means getting alotta ugly out first.

When I don't know what to draw I usually end up writing out my thoughts/song lyrics... I guess it was a Lilly Allen kinda day. haha 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

So It Goes

Continuing my sketchbook page a day! 
I've been playing with quote by Kurt Vonnegut, "so it goes" and thinking about thesis stuff.