Sunday, October 18, 2009
Yes! First week where I actually accomplished what I said I was going to do. 15 rough thumbnails of 3 different environments.
For the past 2 weeks, I kept on missing my quota. For the past couple of weeks, I've been struggling with the my concept, and I was kind of lost. I didn't finish my story, and I didn't finish my characters. I was trying to do too much at the same time.
It probably helped that I tried really hard. And I actually tried. I also think borrowing 5 Pixar books from the library: Art of Monsters Inc, Art of Wall-e, Art of Finding Nemo, Art of Finding Nemo, The Pixar Touch - helped inspire me. I'll have some refined greyscales next week. Stay Tuned folks. (btw - yeah, I know some of these thumbs look really amateurish Julius, but I think I've gotten better as I kept on going, so I'm pretty happy. If you have any tips or tricks, I would appreciate any of them. :)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I only posted 3 drawings because I felt these were my best ones. I don't think all of my stuff was really successful that day - but the model was very memorable. He was playing music, had all these props, and was really in character. He did this Titanic themed pose, a Passion of the Christ Pose, this really sad "Death of a Salesmen" like pose - and a bunch of others. The model made it really feel like you were drawing a real character and there was a story behind the scene. Overall - it was really fun and was a really memorable session.
Oh - and what I'm about to say has nothing to do with drawing. But I was playing 1v1 basketball with my friend Charles. It was game point, and we both weren't making any shots because we were kind of tired. At one point, I had the ball and was about to make a layup, but he blocks me to the point where I'm behind the backboard with no where else to go. Desperate, I do a hail mary shot and throw the ball over the backboard and it goes it in the basketball. Boom, I won the game with a behind the backboard shot. What an awesome day.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
In this future, robots are very advanced and have personalities. A giant robot manufacturing announces that he will let his daughter marry any man who is able to survive his 3 tests.
Our protagonist is a poor nobody, he sells robot parts. He is very honest and has strong moral principles. Once he sees the picture of the girl, he falls in love (or so he thinks). His other friends think the girl is hot and they try to compete for he challenges. He travels a long journey. Along the way, he meets some broken robots. He earns the robot's trust by fixing them. He takes him a lot of time and effort to fix the robots, and he is worried about someone else finding the girl first, but he has a kind heart.
He finally reaches the girl's palace. Everybody so far who tried the tasks failed. The 6 servants help him complete the tasks. And it is very epic. It is very very epic. So he finishes. The girl ends up marrying the guy in a small wedding wedding because she is ashamed. The guy tries his best to love the girl, but she doesn't love him back because she is very disappointed that the guy is a nobody. The girl complains all the time, and satisfies her desires by going clubbing and drinking. The guy finds the girl very annoying. The robots are his only friends. He realizes for all that suffering for the girl, he didn't even want her . The girl ends up running away, getting drunk one night and somehow dies. The guy then re-evaluates how he has spent his life and see his true friends in a new way. the robots are his true friends.
the moral is to take your time and look at the world around you. Your friends are already there. You just have to realize them.