So my first year at uni is reaching its end and it's been a crazy whirlwind of growth and excitement. Can't believe how fast time flies! Here's my layout assignment for the year. We had to create our own artist studio and I based mine on a seamstress from the late 1800s. This is the first time I've ever really drawn an environment and considered objects (I'm more of a face guy lol), so it felt great to come out of my comfort zone and conceptually apply perspective. It's kinda like 'smart art' I guess because you're having to really apply and assess every mark you make , however,I learnt soooo much about form that I feel I can apply to my more character focused work. Anyways, here we go. I'm kinda semi-happy with the final design. Whilst I like the line work, I can't help feeling the coloured rendering is a little messy and feels in experienced.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Recently we've been split into groups to create short films as a final assignment that will contribute to a film festival thing in Beijing. Every film has to either start with a square and end with a circle or vice versa and has to be exactly one minute long. I wanted to create a simple minimalistic film without sets and uncomplicated designs so the character acting could be the focus and ended up with a story about a grumpy box jellyfish and a feisty blowfish. Anyway here's a slightly condensed version of the boards to give you a feel for the story. The animatic may be posted on a later date when we've finalised the timing... I've had loads of fun, dipping my toes into the whole storyboarding thing as it's something I've never really done before and I've definitely now caught the bug... They're a bit messy round the edges, as I discovered I'm crap at drawing squares, but I wanted to whip them out as quickly as possible so we can start animatinggg