Another test we did with Steve in lighting class. This was a total of 2.5 hours to be done, that crazy guy. I woke up feeling nervous this morning, and then he tells us there's a test. I knew there was a reason for my feeling nervous. I feel fine with this, seeing that it was done under pressure. Aside from the obvious mistakes, I think I'm going the right way.
The Glass Projects first pass. It has a mix of almost every kind of glass in the MIA presents. I should have cropped the top, but I'll most likely just re-render it later after I get some feedback. For now, ciao.
I think thumbnailing is my current favourite part in the animation process. I'm not good with classical animation, but I actually think I want to do some as a hobby one day. I was looking at Thalia Tomlinson's Youtube channel, and her stuff made me want to do some fun animations. I gotta get better at this stuff though. I want to be an animator as well.
Steve Kahwati likes to make his students suffer. He made us do a 45 minute test in class after teaching us about glass for 1.5 hours. I like how intense his classes are, and I have a very similar mentality. I like being worked to the bone, it's funny. I'm not the best, but I like to work to be.
I've been busy with learning Maya, the ups and downs. Here's a lighting assignment that I still have to work on, but I thought I might want to showcase it. I'm starting to understand how surface shaders bounce light, and how I want my lights to be like.... if that makes sense. I have no knowledge in lighting, but it's something you can always learn. For now, I'm still working on trial and error and trying to see what looks nice.
I am the type of person who is not used to being grateful because I tend to like to do everything myself, so I don't really know what to be grateful for. Aside from the obvious, and having access to all the needs and some of my wants. I live a pretty good life. Sometimes, I forget that I live a good life because I get so consumed in my small world.
I came home tonight to see a car parked out my lot, and I was pretty annoyed because I knew that it was company. I then remembered that my mother told me that she was going to have company, and then I sighed before I knocked to get the door opened. After my mom saw me, she gave me a kiss and introduced me to her friends. She already told one of her friends about the summer job that I had.
That friend of hers talked to me and she says, "You went to a wedding to draw people as the wedding favors right?"
I said, "Yea, it was fun."
Then she talks to my mom's other friends and said, "Look at that! She's having fun! She didn't even talk about the money! Having fun while earning money, isn't that great!"
Then I thought, "Hey, that is right. It is great."
I think that we all get so caught up in being busy that we forget that we're actually doing something that we love. It's good to have fun, but to make a living out of it is an even better thing to do. I don't want to compare myself to others because that is usually not fair, and maybe what I'm saying is also not fair because it's not the same case for everyone. But the deal is, when you find what you really want to do, don't forget to be grateful.
Second part of the entry, here's some more CNE Caricatures:
Although the title is a joke (just a little bit), I really do have good reasons as to why I love Rafa. My best and current example would be because he gave me the best advice I had heard so far in my life (actually, it's the second best. The best one was when Graves told me to go to Animation). So in any case, Rafa gave me one of the best advice today, which was to break out of my mold.
The way I remember he explained it was that I had a certain way of drawing, techincally that I drew myself all the time, and I tend to draw other characters similarly to myself, but with different features here and there. I made dumb excuses, like I usually do, although I'd like to stop making excuses. I still have that thing where I always have to defend myself even though I'm not really being attacked or anything. I will break out of that eventually. Woah, lots of "I"s.
Rafa teaches me ways to break my habit=formula=rut. I don't know or really care whether he does understand me or not, but that fact that he tells me the truth, and the fact that he's teaching me how to break out of the mold that I've created for myself is something that I admire. I really DO want to break out of my mold, because the goal is to always be better than yourself. I also really want to do something different, something I don't usually do, but because I'm so concerned about pretty drawings that I don't even realize that I'm stuck in that small world.
In Rafa's words, "Get out of your little box." I love him (but I love Josh the best.)
My friends and I started a business at Toronto's CNE. So far its been a great experience, and the clients we've had are wonderful (aka, they don't treat you like they own you). Our tent neighbours are also very nice. So in any case, here are the first few drawings I will show you.
A new post after a month of nothing. I'm sorry to have been off the radar, but I haven't had the opportunity to take proper pictures of my artwork. I have been doing work, like a comic and life drawing, but I haven't taken proper pictures of them yet. In any case, this post is all about my Peterborough trip that happened during the 11-14th of August. We were and are considered Carnies.
Above are two kids who hung around us a lot. They were loud, and something got on my nerve, but it was fun having them around.
The booth. It's empty and disorganized, but we'll find out a better way to set-up in the CNE.
That pretty much says it all.
This guy right here is my friend Rafa Bale. He's a funny guy, and is willing to do the crazier things. The hand holding the flashlight is Steph Braithwaite. We decided to go dumpster diving to grab chips from the Lays factory. It was a new experience, and although it sounds gross, at least I was able to have such an experience. I have their blogs on my link side. Great artists!
I have a problem of losing water bottles as a yearly occasion. I almost never lose anything, but water bottles seem to be that one thing that just disappears from me. Well, in the annoyance that I cannot find the water bottle that I like, I decided to just design one. The limitation is that the background colour would have to be white, but that's fine with me. Anything that isn't branded by anyone is my type of bottle.
I was working, then I decided to draw something while I export everything I was working on. But I got bored working on this, mainly because after an hour, it still had a long way to go, and I just don't care about it much to keep working on it. Maybe one day, I'll actually make something painterly and nice, but for now, my interest piles up in a more spontaneous style.
My very First 3 hour life drawing pose! I tried it last weekend at the TSA, and I really want to go back again. Next time, I'm thinking of using water colours. But for now, this is made with pastels, charcoal, and pencil crayon.
This is a speed fun painting with a brush I just discovered in photoshop. The brush blends the two colours you have on your pallette together, and the colours that appear to be more prominent is based on the pen pressure. I always wonder if the things I say make sense.
In any case, I personally witnessed a truck with a mattress behind it, and the mattress just flew out, as you can see. It was funny, but dangerous. It was on the highway, but the guy behind the truck didn't get hit by the mattress, which is a good thing.
I finally understand why I draw differently each time. It's because of the way I hold my charcoal, and unknowingly I've been changing the way I hold it every time I draw. I started doing that because I used to have shoulder pains from life drawing so much. There is a certain way to hold conte that helps me draw better and get a great line, but it actually hurts at some point back where my rhomboids are.
It's the truth! Every time I life draw, my style changes for some unknown reason. Maybe I'm still trying to find that style, but whenever I draw, I just like to get lost in the process of drawing. I never cared for style, and until now I will say that I do not have a style. It is unexplainable, maybe my professors have a better reason than I do. Although I have to admit, I do not care much for the reason of the difference of my drawing styles. Does that make sense?