Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Holy Cheese Balls I am animating


Ok, so stuff from the first half of the semester in fundamentals of animation (minus a 5 frame in between test that really isn't worth uploading)

First, some boring but obligatory ball bounces.

And a lion tail

And last but not least the scene I have been working on for the last 3 weeks, the head turn. We were assigned to do a head turn of a classic Disney or Warner Bros character and have them do a take at the end (change of emotion). I chose Goofy because Goofy is a badass. I think the best compliment from my teacher was that this scene captured his character very well. Considering he has animated Goofy professionally, I feel pretty good about that. But oh the drag, how I struggled with the drag.

But it's been fun, overall. It's cool to finally finally finally be animating. FINALLY.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


at all my hard work!
My midterm for fundamentals of maya. We had to model a 3d character. I chose the cat from Coraline, because Coraline is awesome and I love the style of that film.

I spent so much time on this o.O; ...Like over 30 hours of time. Which is probably more than necessary because I basically only know how to add edge loops and move things around a whole lot.

Please ignore all mistakes!! I AM AWESOME, OK??

Actually I am just really glad this is over and done with and I am not going to touch it anymore because I can't stand it anymore.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Figure Drawings of Late

See?? I promised an update and here one is.
This is all the figure drawing I've done in the first half of my figure drawing for animators 1 class, with Larissa Marantz, who is awesome!
It's nice to actually be taught some new concepts. I can't say that I've produced any beautiful, stunning, portfolio-worthy drawings in the class but I have at least felt like I've made some improvement? Maybe?
The class so far has been following along The Vilppu Drawing Manual and Michael Hampton's Figure Drawing: Design and Invention.
All of these go in order of the class...I don't know how long most of these are...nothing was more than 5 minutes though.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5...boxes...ugh I hated boxes.

Week 6
We started doing "sketches" in preparation for our 6 hour sketch crawl for our midterm. I did terrible drawing this day, but it was kind of fun because the model was given instructions to act like superman and and prince at a ball, and we had to imagine the costumes ourselves.

Then we focused on drapery and that was a drag :/

Maybe in the second half of the semester I will have more pretty drawings! I hope!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


My depiction of Fraser playing Rhythm Heaven on Video Games Awesome, an internet show about people sitting on their couch playing video games (ok, so it's more of a live stream thing)
Yes, this is what I do with my time. Watch other people playing video games and then draw them fan art. It's the best.

I promise one day I'll post real work (I have been doing stuff, I swear!) I've got some pretty animashuns to post, some hardcore maya modeling I've had to do, and uh, some boxes I drew in one point perspective. Yea, my classes are kind of unbalanced with their difficulty right now. I probably have a lot of figure drawings too. I'm finally in a figure drawing class for animation and it is THE BOMB. Someone is teaaachiiing meeee!!

I have been writing a new blog about my awesome life and doing a few quick drawings for it just as quick little doodle illustrations. It's nice to draw things without any pressure to make them amazing.

Projects/things I want to do:
-Calvin and Hobbes fan comic
-Organic design/illustrations hearkening back to things I drew in high school. I realized how much I hate to design when I am worried about functionality all the time so it might be nice to loosen up and just have fun. I want to take my doodles--which are probably the most creative things I do right now--and make them real artworks.
-Hark a Vagrant style comics about Ancient Greece for my Western Civ class (this is the one most likely to happen since it is an actual project I will be graded on)
-Environment studies. I like drawing environments. Why don't I do it more often?

Someone asked me what my favorite thing was to draw the other day and I couldn't think of an answer....I don't know man. Does that make me a bad artist? (by bad I mean not dedicated enough)

In other news: This blog gets most of it's hits from people googling "rejected sheridan portfolio" Ha, that is kind of depressing.
To all those kiddos out there applying and getting rejected: it's not the end of the world. I promise. There are wonderful things waiting out there for you in the world. You just have to keep looking.