Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Watch out Poozers

I've been binging on "Green Lantern" comics this week...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sketchy Sunday 7

We've done a lot of ridiculous stuff on this project, and this shot is one of them. Also someone will make a cameo in the background of this shot.

Katana Gunslinger

Hey guys!
So this was a doodle that turned into an actual picture. It's of the main character from a comic I drew about a year ago. I'm thinking about putting a title in that white dead-area on the right.

Anyway, I'm glad to see this place a little more alive!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

More doodle breaks

Still chugging along to finish that darn musical storyboard. >__<

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Color and Carachters for my thesis!

My thesis is an alternately Japanese and Salvador Dali inspired short, so my characters and assets are a bit strange to say the least. But they are all modeled and colored at this point, and now its time to build and light my sets. Also rigging... but I try not to think about that. Here are a few random screen shots. Enjoy!

Billium: one of of multiple fur-ball aliens

 Charlie: my main character, a large monster lost in a strange world

 A flower on the alien planet (where the fur-balls live)

 A large tree on the alien planet

 A five story pagoda building from the alien planet

Comments are greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

girly dress drawing

Brendan and I are almost done with our thesis!! Here's a drawing I did while waiting for some shots to render.

Monday, November 22, 2010

sketchy sunday is always a funday

This woman is admittedly kinda odd. I got a bit erratic on the hair reflections and the line work is kinda a mess. Big lips too. botox or something?


I dunno if any of you have this experience, but I feel like my best doodles happen when I'm not even trying or paying attention. this monster guy happened while somebody was talking to me on the phone about something I can't remember.

also, here's a random party doodle from a couple months back:

The big monster floats at the top of the space-swamp and grabs the wiggly swimmy things with his big spike mittens. He then eats them with his squishy tentacle mouth parts.

Bright Lights, Bigger City

I missed a Sketchy Sunday post, and this screenshot that you're looking at is why. ZW and I are collaborating again on a little animated short.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just a painting doodle


so... Matt's sitting next to me right now and got me to post this. YAY for posts on the blog!

Still working on it (when I get bored of Storyboard Pro) so when it's done I'll post the finished version.

I miss painting in Photoshop. D:

oh... and here's another thing that's totally random and way more colorful. :P Summer stuff... fun times.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sketchy sunday : Yellow Lantern

I do like sketchin on sundays. Agree with Matt though, gotta get some more childrens in here.

Anyway, this is a yellow lantern. You can tell by the half assed yellow lantern emblem on his arm.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sketchy Sunday 6

We really do need fresh blood on this blog, so far Class of 09 and 08 have been the only ones showing this site some love. Don't give me that I'm busy with school bullshit, because we have all been there and done that. Rule 76: No excuses, play like a champion.

Thesis Progress

Hey guys! my first post on here, but brian suggested I put up some of my thesis work so I can share it with everyone.

I recently finished my animatic which can be seen here
The story is centered around a chase scene with a character whose been in prison for some time and has now escaped to discover the apocalyptic state that the world has now fallen into.
Its all gonna be in 3d except for the main character, who i will shoot with a live action actor on a green screen.

I also put up a short test clip of some animation for my robot character here

Feel free to leave comments and critiques on anything. Ive also been updating my own blog http://spencerfilmblog.blogspot.com/ through out the semester, which has alot more stuff


Saturday, November 13, 2010

pink highlighter, blue roller ball

i accidentally only had pink highlighter and blue roller ball to doodle with. i really like it though...

i painted in the background tinting in phozoshomp. I think i will be exploring this style more...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sketchy sunday update

a few days ago i posted a drawing of this guy. jj was awesome enough to give me some pretty thorough tips on an arm i had kinda slapped onto him, and I incorporated much of his advice into my further study of the character. i went with a more neutral pose with this one so that i could really bang out the shapes nice and super gooood. unfortunately, i think i developed something of a leaning problem in this drawing, but it doesnt warrant trying to fix this one i dont think; just time to further develop the character.

super thanks x 10 to JJ. I really appreciate the advice and insight into my drawing and think that this blog will be most successful if used as a forum to get input from everyone involving our own artistic development.

finally done

i hope you'll share this with everybody even though halloween is over. mainly because i put way too much work into it, but also because fuck christmas. seriously halloween is way better and christmas has fully invaded all the way to september. its time to fight back.

oh, also, I've been sketching too, but i haven't gotten around to scanning anything because i've been so focused on getting this halloween video done. anyway, i'll post some doodlies soon too.

oh, and watch it in HD. Way better.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sketchy Sundayy 5? Im trusting you matt...

This guy is, well, guy.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sketchy Sunday 5

Just in time.

JJ's VisCom work

Hey guys!
So I'm taking this class called VisCom 1. It's an Art Center class, but CDA is offering it because they're AWESOME and the teacher at Art Center is buddies with the head of CDA.

Anyway, this jist of this class is to teach you how to break things down to the simplest shapes. We go on field trips and draw on location using only pens and markers, learning how to simplify what we see and how to accurately draw it on the first try. After each field trip we do a re-design, putting our own spin on the topic for the day.

Anyhoo, I wanted to share my re-designs with you guys!

First we went to the Arboretum and drew plants, so here's my re-design and the pitch:

The Vinar Morticus is a deadly plant that grows upside down from tree branches, waiting for its prey. When the unfortunate creature comes along, the articulate vines grab hold with their fierce talon-like spikes and hoist the victim up toward the mouth.

Next up we drew insects:

This is the Urethus worm. It infiltrates the colony of a tunneling insect (ants, termites, etc) to lay its eggs. Once it dies, a fluid leaks out of the body that rapidly expands when it comes into contact with air. The resulting foam fills the tunnels and traps the inhabitants. Upon hatching, the larva feasts on the trapped insects.

After that we hit up the zoo, but I took a bit of liberty with the re-design aspect:

The Yoshi is a distant evolutionary cousin to the Koopa, but while the Koopa developed a hard shell, the Yoshi evolved tough scales along the back. In later years, the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom learned that this not only offers the Yoshi extra protection (along with the ridge of spikes), but also creates a natural saddle for riders.

The truly unique characteristic of this species is its reproductive cycle. The Yoshi is asexual, and each Yoshi can lay a single egg in the life of its body. The Yoshi transfers its consciousness to that egg, and the body dies as soon as it lays the egg. What results is the Yoshi's personality and knowledge being reborn in the baby Yoshi that hatches.

This week we went to Travel Town, so I'll be doing a train re-design this week.

Anyhoo, I hope you dig it!


PS: The Yoshi design is based on my Halloween costume. It's a crappy video, but check it out here:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sunday sketch on a Saturday?

Hey guys, this is a rough color sketch of a drawing I am working on. I hope to have it done for tomorrow, but I probably wont be able to finish cause I am gonna be busy today. There are a few things here and there I want to change, but overall its pretty close to what its gonna look like.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

happy halloween

I couldn't finish it all in time for Halloween because the song I wrote is almost five minutes long and there was no way my computer was going to magically render that much after effects 3d in a day. So anyway, I put up what was done completely by Halloween and I'll be putting up the full version sometime in the next couple days.

Here's a screen grab of how the cathedral is looking. The color scheme/lighting will be a bit different in the final version, but the basic layout is the same. The camera moves are all rendered, but I'm still working on filling it up with ghosts.


i want to go to a rave.

i want to go to a rave. sketchy sunday. wednesday.