Saturday, 26 December 2009

The Amazingly-Brilliant-Mesmer-O'Brilley

So, I've been messing around with some ideas and wanted to do something like this for a while. So I have a new Character design, for 'The Amazingly-Brilliant-Mesmer-O'Brilley". He's a bit of a dark one, and I wanted to take the Undead look of the 'Corpse Bride' and place it upon my own character design. I didn't want to give him a pupil to the eye due to this making him closer to human. I'd like to make this either into a maquette or a 3D model when I return to Falmouth. Here are some Images of his design.
So please meet a Mesmer.... I'll hopefully make some turn around's and character sheets when I can. 

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Final Projects. 2009.

Well, first and foremost, sorry for not posting a blog earlier, what with my traveling home and other miss-haps whilst being here, I've barely found time to myself to blog. So here it is, my final blog of 2009.
First and foremost, Here for your entertainment, Mine and Jakes experimental animation. I think for the amount of time spent on this peice., and the lack of ideas, post realizing that our initial idea was far too ambitious for the time we had left. We made a good piece that represented the piece of music given to us perfectly. It mattered not about what mark I got for this to be honest, due to it being a big learning curve for me. As have been a lot of the projects from the first term of university. I really enjoy watching this piece just because of the fun we had making it really.

With Cathy's projects, I really believe my Drawing has developed masses. Admittedly I don't think I'm quiet that happy about putting pencil to paper yet, where my mistakes are evident. I believe art and drawing is a lot about perception, and I think the people I admire artistically are quiet good at giving more surreal things life. I mean Tim Burton for instance, who's art book I would very much like to attain. (Hint Hint!) The Limbs and anatomy he gives to his characters are far from realistic, but they work. I'm thinking about taking a brand new approach to life drawing and most artistic endeavors, but there are things I wish to research and try myself before I do. I have to learn to not rely on building up layers to create my art. 
I've been doing bits and pieces throughout the holiday also to keep my hand in and I aim to do more bits as the holiday progresses. These two pieces above are ones that I have been most proud of. I believe my knowledge of the upper body and face to be a lot more practiced than the lower body and I'm a lot more confident in these parts. I start out with a pencil sketch, then paint over the lines a darker edge, and then fill with block colours and highlights. It's proving to help me out a lot.

The 11 second club project I felt went well, Unfortunately I don't have it on my Macintosh to post up here for you, but I thought it went well and helped me to understand where I was going with my styles and designs. Especially my puppet/mannequin style animation. Working as I go along seems to produce this effect and I really liked it.