Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Lesson on Character Studies

I learned something today! If you're going to start doing cartoon character studies...DON'T START BY COPYING MILT KAHL'S DRAWINGS! He's always been my favourite...but I've just earned a whole new respect for him! Tomorrow I will try the Looney Tunes bunch.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas...AND I'M DONE MY PORTFOLIO:D!!!

Merry Christmas! Here's a comic strip I did for my school newspaper. (It's hard to see so click on it to see a larger version)

I also included these 2 pencil tests, I didn't get the animation I was working on completely together in time though :(. Here those are though:

Now all I have to do is wait... o.O

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last Art Dump Before Deadline o.O

These are my favourite drawings from the sessions I've gone to since my last update, not including NPD. Let me know that you think.



1213, 14

1617, 18, 19



31) I just realized I'd subconsciously copied Decker's style in this drawing :( Dammit, that won't do...

In other news, it doesn't feel Christmas-y here! The temperature's been hovering around 10 degrees all week, which is nice but it's not normal for December. I've been walking around in jeans and a hoodie!

NPD Portfolio Art Dump

This is the portfolio I brought to NPD to show to the CalArts representative. It's been about 2 weeks since I went to NPD but I've just been too busy, and lazy when I'm not busy, to post this whole thing. It was at Emily Carr where I had to wait 4 hours in line to see CalArts. There was only one rep there, and Samantha and I were the last people in to see him:D! Let's just hope that luck can carry over to my actual portfolio I send into CalArts in 3 days! I'll try commenting on what the rep said about whichever pieces I remember. I went kind of overboard and brough 70 drawings, but I figured there was no harm in bringing a bunch for the review. I don't like some of these very much but I decided to bring to NPD them anyways to have the widest variety I could show to see what THEY liked most. These are in reverse order, so scroll down to the bottom to see it in the order they were in when I showed them. I'm gonna cut this waaaaay down for my final portfolio (probably around 20 drawings).

57) Really liked. There are actually 70 but I forgot to count a couple pages as having multiple drawings.
56) Really liked.
55) Liked

54) I don't remember. I don't like it much though.50, 51, 52, 53) Don't remember. I'm gonna stop commenting on the gestures though because he seemed to really like most of them.
48, 49, 50) Don't remember.
47) Really liked
43, 44, 45, 46) AHHHH IT'S SIDEWAYS D:40, 41, 42) Liked
37, 38, 39) Liked (Sorry for the crappy picture quality)
36) Really liked
34, 35) Liked
31, 32, 33) Liked
30) Liked a lot.
29) Liked
28) Disliked for the same reason as 1 and 15. It's also a crappy drawing/painting lol.
27) Quote: " Now that's a woman!" Hahaha
26) Really liked
25) Really liked
24) Quote: " Haha that's weird!" What does that mean :S ?
23a, b) Liked
22) Didn't like.
21) I don't remember.
20) Ditto
19) No comment, I'm taking them out.
18) Liked very much
17)Liked very much
16) Liked
15) He didn't like it for the same reason as the 1st drawing.
12, 13, 14) I don't remember.
9, 10, 11) Like
9) Like
8) Like
7) He liked this one, I think, but I don't.
4, 5 ,6) He really liked these
3) He didn't like this one, nor did I but I brought it for variety:P.
2) He liked this one a lot, but I still want to crop it to fix the lean.
1) He didn't like this drawing (which kinda sucked since I chose it as my first drawing haha) because he thinks my more dynamic poses put these boring ones to shame.
Overall the CalArts rep seemed really positive about my stuff and he said I had a very competitive portfolio:D! It was a bit of a confidence booster, but at the same time I didn't know how strongly to take his opinion because he was the theatre school admissions advisor. He told me to just keep drawing though because I may come up with some really great stuff in the last month. So that's what I've been doing.