Monday, January 30, 2012

D4M Update

Still torn between my 2 ideas.  Part of me wants to be creative and come up with a whole new cast and story and go all out.  While another part just wants to draw the MGMT guys because they are so much fun.  Also, I think I would be a lot more motivated to work on a project involving them, they are just my favorites ever.  But here's what I have so far.

And in case you don't know what a bearcat (binturong) looks like, kind of like this only much darker.

And here's the MGMT parts I have so far, no color yet, just sort of getting the caricatures down first.  But I can tell you this, the end result will be very colorful (use your imagination for now).

Andrew Vanwyngarden (sporting some sweet shades)

EDIT: And colored.

Ben Goldwasser

and Matt Asti (looking slightly hungover AND using an invisible chair!)

Of course this is only 3/5 of the band, I will update as I progress because this is more than likely going to be my choice.  I like them a lot.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Design For Media

First post for Design for Media and I think it's safe to say I have the "failing" part down pretty well.

In my case, the assignment was to come up with a concept for multiple characters that work well together in the same environment... Too many ideas, too less execution of them.  I can never stick with one idea because I always think of one that could be better (until I draw it) but then I change my mind completely and well, here are the results...

At first, I had the idea to make up a band.  I enjoy music and making music so I can relate, but I also like dancing so why not make a dance group?  But I know more about music than dancing (you can only learn so much from a Kinect) so back to the band.

 Let's go for a more stylized route though, let's focus on making the characters vary in shape and style rather than personality... never mind... back to the band.  But why do they look like a Maroon 5 cover band?  Why not make them resemble the musicians I mainly listen to.

Now we're getting somewhere... kind of.  Why not completely go out on a ledge here, just ONE more time.

Small kids dressed as wild animals, where have I seen that before?  I'm going to continue to work on the costumes as well as the children to make them more unique and develop stronger personalities.  With color and better drawings I think this may end up being the winner.  If not, I'm thinking the band will be my plan B.  I'm sure that once either of these ideas get some tweaking (and color) they could both be acceptable.

Also, I love bearcats.

A lot.

The end.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The New Semester Times

Happy New Year!  It's the new semester and just so everyone is aware, this blog (which has always been a general dumping place for all my work) will now mainly contain work from Animation as well as Design for Media!  So be prepared for a lot less finished art and a lot more failed attempts.  Anyway, why not start the new semester by posting things I never got around to last semester?

Here's that animation I promised!

Here is another silly animatic for Time-Based Media Design, again using an audio clip from "The Mighty Boosh" only this time, it's the radio show!

And last of the videos is another TBMD animatic in which we had to put visuals to a piece of music.  I am ashamed to say that I completely disregarded the fact that I used an MP3 and therefore the video is detached in a few parts due to the compression, but you get the idea.  Also, clearly using a different style here, it was worth a shot.

And here are a few drawings I have done recently.
This first is for my friend, Livi, who asked for her and Maurice Moss from The I.T. Crowd.

This one is pretty darn old... The Mighty Boosh again.

I like Raichu a lot, this is marker on canvas.

This is a character I must have made in 7th grade or so, I resurrected her and she's looking MUCH better than ever.

And this last one is my puppy who tends to show up in my art a lot...

That's all!  Enjoy the new year and semester!