Thursday, January 24, 2008

More Concept Shots

Leading lines and angles:


Here's my character for traditional animation II. I'll be using her all semester as well.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sit and Stand Maquette

Finally here's my maquette of Vince from winter break. We had to make a maquette of the characters we designed for this semester's computer animation class. This character will be used throughout the semester for various animation exercises.

Snow Day and Art's Day

Student life at Ringling ordered 12 tons of ice to host a "Snow Day" for the college. We arrived a hour late and this was all that's left of the 'snow'. It was fun playing with 'snow' in flipflops and shorts although getting hit by iceballs weren't exactly pleasant. I just had to post this for the people back home with the -20 windchill:P

Here's Donjin checking making iceballs:

Two weekends ago it was the annual Sarasota Arts Day where local artists, associations, and schools gathered in downtown Sarasota to promote the art community. I was there among a few other students to do figure drawing at the Ringling booths. We drew costumed models for three hours per shift. It was a lot of fun though I wish my life sketching skills were more robust. We drew quite a crowd.

There were many artists showing off their talents on locations. There was pottery making, painting on location, ice sculpturing, and weaving! Not to mention all the live music too. The atmosphere was amazing. I wish I could have stuck around more to do some sketches--there were definitely lots of interesting looking people there.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Shots for Concept

Winter break came and went. It was nice to go back to Reelwork and see friends and family. I'm surprised at how excited I was about driving again. It'd a good thing I'm back in Sarasota though. I took too many shopping trips with my car.

Anyway, this semester is starting off pretty busy and I don't think it'll stop until May. At some point I'll post some pics of the maquette I had to made over the break. For now here's some shot designs. For concept design I'm using the story of Cupid and Psyche for a series of studies in composition, light, color, and many other things I'm sure. Here's a few following the rule of thirds.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Chinese Painting in 3D

What a neat design concept!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Here's a quick find. I like the looseness in her paintings very much. The horse painting captured the movement so well. For more info on her and her work go to She might have her own site, but this is where I found her stuff.