Monday, April 29, 2013

Ballerina Scribbles

Augh. Today's update isn't going to be as nice as I'd hoped. I had the misfortune of deciding to pick Supernatural back up today and ended up spending most of my afternoon flailing at the computer screen.

But! I had promised an update involving my soon to come senior film for next year, so, I'll at least give you what I have. I was going to post some marker tests, too, but my scanner totally ate the colors. If it wasn't so late I'd fidget with it some more, but, I'm exhausted. Until then, have a few scribbles towards working out my protagonist's design.

More as far as story coming soon. And there will definitely be more elaborate concept art as well. But for now, it's just been a bunch of pencil doodles and scribbles in my portable sketchbook.

Sorry about the lack luster update! Hopefully next weekend I'll have a bit more substance.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Film Study: The Ring 0:00:00 to 0:07:36

Last quarter I made an attempt to start an exercise I found on Emma Coats' blog. I've had to drop it due to college workloads picking up, but I'm going to start making an effort as of tomorrow to try to spend at least an hour on it every morning while I have breakfast and coffee.

Anywho, the film I chose to study first is "The Ring". A film that will always be a personal favorite of mine for a variety of reasons.

Each of my panels is 1" in height and 2" in width. This post covers the first 7 and a half minutes of the film. More to come next week, hopefully. Here are the whole pages:

Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
And here they are broken into "halves" if you wanted to see the detail, as well as notes I've taken along the way (click on them for their close ups). 

Page 1a (detail)
Page 1b (detail)
Page 2a (detail)
Page 2b (detail)
Page 3a (detail)
Page 3b (detail)

And that's all for today! If all goes according to plan tonight as well as tomorrow afternoon, I should have another post up sometime tomorrow night. This time regarding my senior film that's currently undergoing concept development in preparation for next year.

Monday, April 22, 2013

5 minute gestures and some sketches

Alright! I've been really excited to get this blog up and rolling, but I wanted to make sure I had all my ducks in a row before I so much as burst from the starting gate. I think at long last, I'm finally ready to see how this goes.

I hope to use this blog to not only give me a weekly goal to strive towards (such as some sort of weekly project or something to keep me making things), but also to sort of journal my progress, thoughts and document new things I want to try out or learn from. Other things, too, I'm sure. I won't bore you with a giant introduction.

So let's start this out with a small bundle of 5-minute gestures I've done throughout this last week.

And now a few other sketches that I've also done throughout the week both in my Strathmore sketchbook and my smaller moleskin sketchbook. 

Harpie sketch (profile)

Harpie sketch (three-quarter)

Big Daddy* scribble by memory (2 1/2 inches tall)

Thumbnail concept for senior thesis film
Yep! Here's to finally kicking off this little blog and hopefully I can keep on some kind of an update schedule.  My goal is to update it at least once a week, Saturday or Sunday at the latest. But it can be anything, from concept thumbnails to gestures to possibly spending the week on some sort of bigger project. So long as something updates.

Over the summer and fall, there will probably be a lot of concepts towards my senior thesis film.

Thanks! :)

*Big Daddy (c) Bioshock series