Thursday, July 30, 2009

Newer Life Drawings

These are just a couple of my favourites from today and tuesdays classes. Sorry I forgot to rotate some of them, just tilt you head please cuz I'm to lazy to re-upload them.

I still had time left after finishing the last pose on this page so I decided to put something stupid on the page that means nothing as a joke of how people do stuff like this to seem edgy but when they do it just comes off contrived and weird. I kinda regret doing it because you can't tell it was a joke just by looking at it lol...

I really like this one:
This is actually the same drawing I just changed it and accidentally posted both photos.

My First Animations

Here are some animation assignments I did at Capilano Animation throughout July. I just finished up a walk and run animation a couple days ago which I'll post tomorrow probably and I'm going to be finishing up my first dialogue assignment (which is animated to an audio clip everybody probably knows...but I'm not gonna say because it's a surprise) tomorrow which I'll also be posting soon, if all goes well 8-| ). I also have an older assignment that needs some fixing before I want to post it. This is my first time doing real animations since I've only done flipbooks with stickmen during 6th grade and a terrible flash cartoon I made in 9th grade.

In case you're interested (or if anyone's even reading this), here's the piece of crap flash I made in 9th grade...don't judge me based on this lol.

I'm pretty happy with my animations so far and so is my teacher apparently, I've gotten 100% on almost
my assignments except 1 or maybe 2 that i got 98% (I also have the highest mark in my class out of
26 students:D!). I don't think these are really portfolio demo reel quality but I don't really know so let me
know if you think I should include these in a demo reel when I apply to Calarts.

New Life Drawings

So I've been taking a summer animation program at Capilano University to prepare for the portfolio I'll be sending to Calarts and some other animation schools. I was planning on posting every once in awhile during the course but that hasn't really been happening (as you can see:) ). Anyways I'm gonna do a big huge update right now with some life drawings I've done and some animations, but I'll separate them up into different posts, why, because I feel like it dammit >:| !!!!
Anyways here are some of the drawings I've done throughout July. I kind of like some of them, but I'm really scared that my portfolio won't be ready by December because I hate most of the drawings I've been doing. The class has been kind of traditional in the teaching approach to animation so I've been trying to experiment more ( aka disobeying the teacher) but I don't think I really have the hang of it yet:(. These are mostly just gestures since we don't get very much time to do longer poses, which pisses me off kinda. There's also a still life drawing in there. Here we go...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Today is

I thought I'd make a post for today, Canada Day, to show my patriotism:). Canada has an amazing music scene but i don't think it's very well known outside of the country. So I've decided to compile a list of my favourite Canadian bands. So if you're reading this, give these bands a listen.

Sam Roberts (he is a god of music, so I chose 3 of my favourite songs, but he has so many good ones! I saw him in concert in March and he was even better live:O) Them Kids

The Arcade Fire Rebellion (Lies) Intervention Wake Up (This was used for the 'Where The Wild Things Are' trailer so you may have heard it before Keep The Car Running

The Tragically Hip

Metric (They just recently released an amazing new album called Fantasies which both of these songs are from but the bands been around for alot longer than that so you should check out some of their older stuff too if you like these)

City and Colour

Alexisonfire (Dallas Green, from City and Colour, is in this band which is alot harder rock than City and Colour but even if you don't like the screaming in this band just give it a couple minutes and you'll hear the contrast of the two singers which is really cool) This Could Be Anywhere in The World

The Stills Still In Love Song (There's no music video for this one but this is the song put to some weird anime montage. Oh yeah it also starts off with a Rammstein song or something but that ends like 20 seconds in)

Mobile Little Bit of Love(This is the only video of this song on youtube)
Tegan and Sara (They're twins so they have really cool harmony, plus they're from Vancouver:D, most of the bands on this list are either from Victoria or Toronto.)

The Dudes Pretty Lies (I don't know who made this but it has kittens fighting!! HARDCORE!)

Rush (This band is very well known around the world but I put it on here anyways because theyre godly)
There are many more but I know this is already many more than anyone's actually going to listen to. The sad thing is alot of the Canadian music that does make it out of the country is absolute shit, (i.e. Avril Lavigne, Nickelback, Celine Dion).
Lol I posted way more than I intended so good job if you made it the whole way! Happy Canada Day!