Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
That was all great and I learned a whole lot, but the problem was that I stopped drawing almost entirely during that time. Now I am back in school trying to start my own animation realizing how far I had become from drawing.
When we had a first class of figure drawing class with infamous professor Vilppu, he looked at my drawings for 5 seconds and said "You are just copying. Have you ever seen my drawings?" I was super-embarrassed by the fact that one, he didn't remember me from last year at all and two, I was totally copying like he said. It was a loud wake-up call for me.
I have been presenting my storyboards with my colleagues these days and that really stimulate me because everybody draw really well and they each have their own styles.
Anyways, so I am slowly slowly getting back to drawing each day. Here are some sketches I did at Page museum by LACMA. I don't like bones too much because they are just sooo complicated and I always run out of patience before I finish the whole body. That day was better because I had some friends to chat with while doing them and kids came around and entertained us.
And, since I have a new film to focus on, I have been doodling my characters bit by bit. I still don't quite know them yet, so I hope to spend more time with them and get to know them. You can kind of tell that I can't distinguish them yet. They look way too similar when I draw them now.
I have been having a hell of a time modeling them also. It is good to get back to Maya.
The last thing, I did a character sketch and storyboard with Kartika Mediani for a short film script called Terminus. They are trying to get funding for it on Kickstarter. I hope they get the money!!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Is it because of the weather?
Anyways, here are some character drawings I did for my film. I tried to simplify the design because I know I cannot design too well.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Here is a film I did in my undergrad. This was made when I was just starting to learn animation and I had this amazing teacher and artist Soyeon Kim who taught us students really cool techniques for animation. It is my favorite class ever. So I made this one shot where the dog goes from the street to the Executive's chair. I added other shots a year after I graduated, and I was getting really frustrated how I did things when I made the first shot.
It was all fun and good though!
This is my first film done in the graduate school of UCLA. It was actually an undergrad class, so I was learning everything from the beginning. It was really interesting to learn how timing and breaking joints make so much difference in the flow of animation.
right now, I am working on my first year film that is going to be about 5 minutes long. I am freaking out because we only have about 100 days left. It's scary how long it takes to do so little. It's all learning though, right?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Salton Sea was awesome. There were enormous amount of dead fish at the shore and it smelled like shit but it didn't bother me at all! I was super motivated and happy about future on the way back after seeing such a colorful and inspiring sight. 6 hours of driving was worth it :)