Sunday, June 30, 2013

Jasmine's Tonal Notes

I like the direction of this drawing.  Changes I made were mainly to the foreground.  It wasn't clear how large the two trees were, so I moved one further into the scene, and added some perspective elements which connect the midground to foreground.  The carriage size has been reduced.  I hope this helps you finish this piece.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jasmine Lee // Work in Progress

So I tried to incorporate all the feedbacks/suggestions that Patrick and the class gave me on Tuesday.

But before I jump into tonal/color, I first wanted to make sure that my drawing was working:

Any other feedback/comment/how-to-approach-tonal would be appreciated!
Thanks for all the help!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Demo: Fantasy Architecture Drawing, Tonal

Drawing done in class.  I am designing some dark gothic castles inside a cavern.  I selected 2 pieces of reference which provided me ideas for perspective, lighting, tone, and architectural details.  Parts of the drawing are still unclear, but I focused on the placement, scale and overall impression of a castle.

A tonal sketch is the next step in the process of rendering this environment.  I added a stone path in the foreground, some stone ruins, a stream, and a different castle shape.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jesse Yang Week 02 HW

Hey everyone! I did few more thumbnails and I can't seem to find the right composition, so here are the two I find strongest of the thumbnails and I added some tonal to them.


Kristine Macasieb: Week 2

Hello. I modified my thumbnail choice a bit. I took a bit more inspiration from the Burtchart Gardens in Canada and the Kronstadt Cathedral in Russia. In doing so, I'm not sure if I made the composition more cluttered. I tried arranging a path for the character towards the fountain.

Joanna Soohee Han Week 2 HW

For my tonals, I originally began with what I thought my lighting would look like and then explored with possibilities of more a dramatic look.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Jasmine Lee // Week 2 Assignment

Hi everyone!

okay so from last week's thumbnail, I slightly tilted the bridge in order to create more depth and to avoid the flatness in the foreground. I also gave more shapes to the trees, the carriage and the house.

As for tonals, still experimenting...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kristine Macasieb: Week 1 Assignment

Hi everyone! The story I picked was the Grimm fairy tale, The Water of Life. I chose to set the story in a fantasy medieval-esque type setting. The story mostly takes place within a steep mountainous and cold region where it's hard to farm land and the terrain is very dangerous. For the thumbnails, I chose the castle in which the youngest prince goes to fetch the water of life. The castle would be based on Neo-Byzantine architecture. My idea for the source of the water of life was that it was an area that the castle encloses. That area would be like a garden, blooming with flora that would otherwise be impossible to grow in such an arid part of the world. I had other ideas of making the secret place look more like a courtyard.

Outside the castle:

Joanna Soohee Han Week 1 HW

Hey guys! I know I'm posting really last minute but I was struggling a bit with ideas and what to do. I'm still pretty unsure of what to do and feel like I can change this idea around a lot. But the initial idea is Alice in Wonderland.

Serena Hu Wk 1 HW

 Plane crash and initial huts

Subsequent stilt houses

Inner island long houses

Hi everyone, my story is about a plane crash that leaves surviving passengers on what they think is an uninhabited island. The story elements are inspired from both Lost and Lord of the Flies. When left to their own governing, the characters will have to fight off both hostile natives and their own inner savagery to prevent their descent into barbarians while they try to survive on the dangerous island. I'm kind of stuck between attempting realism or gearing more towards a stylistic appearance for the overall story. Any criticism is welcome. I can't wait to see everyone's pieces! :D

Jesse Yang Week 1 HW

Hello everybody! My story is based off of Little Red Riding hood, and with a lot of twists. The story is detective / crime based, set in a more 1960 to present time frame, located in downtown New York (for now). The hunter will be the detective, and Little Red as the assistant.

I haven't really have an artist in mind for main inspiration, but some inspirations include: FLCL, Panty Stocking, Grundgy look, detective, CSI, Suburbia, Modern, and tall buildings.

Instead of working with all architectural / exterior, I've decided to work on the grandmother's room as the first piece. The interior shot will display like a crime scene, with evidence of the 'wolf' breaking in and killing the grandmother, or something like that.

See y'all in class!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Aaron Black {Assign #1}

This is a variety of exterior drawings, with Samurai Jack's Environments being my main inspiration. As far as a story to my pictures, that is something I still haven't discovered yet.

Jasmine Lee // Week 1 Assignment

Hi everyone,
After much twiddling with my pen, I finally decided to do one of my favorite childhood book series: CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia! (woohoo!)

Okay so I started some thumbnails for the Professor's house from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This is the place where the main characters (Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy) were sent away to because of air-raids in London during WWII.

I'll post again soon when I sketch some more!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hello, I'm Jennifer and will be attending RISD next year-- I haven't done any animation work yet but I'm excited to learn a lot in this class! (hopefully I posted this correctly)

Class Schedule

Week 1: 6/11
Intro to class
Lecture: Vis Dev Overview
Demo: Thumbnail Drawing
HW: 2 pages Thumbnail line dwg (Architecture Exterior)

Week 2: 6/18
Lecture: Design & Composition
Demo: Drawing continued, tone
HW: final Architecture line dwg + 3 tonals

Week 3: 6/25
Lecture: Architecture
Demo:  Fantasy dwg
HW: final Architecture tonal/color

Week 4: 7/2
Lecture: Lighting
Demo: Fantasy tonal dwg
HW: 2 pages Thumbnail Dwg (Organic)

Week 5: 7/9
Lecture: Organic Environments
Demo:  Stylized Organic environment
HW: final Organic line dwg, 3 tonals included

Week 6: 7/16
Lecture: Color
Demo: Organic digital ptg
HW: final Organic tonals/color

Week 7: 7/23
Lecture: Interior Environments
Demo: Interior dwg
HW: 2 pages Thumbnail Dwg (Interior), 3 tonals included

Week 8: 7/30
Lecture: Digital Painting Techniques
Demo: Interior digital ptg
HW: final Int line dwg, Interior tonal/color pass

Week 9: 8/6
Lecture: Building a Portfolio, Guest Speaker
HW: final pieces (Arch, Org, Int)

Week 10: 8/13
Review final work

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Intro to class, Syllabus

This week will begin another exciting term of Vis Dev for Animation class.  Samples of student work look very strong.  I look forward to helping each student become a better artist.

Assignments will be based around narratives chosen for the Animation, Film and Game industry.  Using a story or genre, students will create at least 3 final portfolio images.  I encourage at least one each of Urban/Architecture, Organic and Interior settings.  The class will emphasize environment art.  However if character/prop/vehicle design is desired, they may also be used.

Each class meeting will be divided between:
Shared critiques
Instructor lecture/slide presentation
Instructor demonstrations
In class work time

Students should spend 3+ hours outside of class on weekly assignments.  Work may be done in either traditional or digital mediums.  Adobe Photoshop is recommended.  Appropriate materials for work should be brought to each class.  For example, a digital painting would require a personal laptop and tablet.  Please present digital work on a device no smaller than iPad size.

These materials are required for each class:
Sketchbook, 8.5"x 11" minimum
Tracing paper/Vellum

Weekly assignments will be described further beginning with the first meeting.  At this time, please acquire your materials and consider a story to use as a basis for your work in the class.

Serena's Intro

Hi! I'm a bio-major-turned-artist who is very enthusiastic about this class. I'm excited to meet everybody and I hope to learn a lot :D


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sarah's Intro

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah and I'm still in high school, but I'm planning on attending MICA this fall.
I don't have a lot of experience in animation so this what I've done so far.

Jasmine's Intro

Hello everyone,
I am also very very excited to meet you all and for this class!!
I'm currently studying Animation at Laguna College of Art & Design, it will be my 4th year in the fall.

These are my recent background paintings: