Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pay Off

It looks like all of my life drawing is paying off. I drew this from my head a few minutes ago. =D

In other news, the job hunt is in full swing. I have an interview with Pixar at work on Tuesday and am looking forward to meeting with people from Dreamworks and Rhythmn&Hues next week.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tangled Trailer!

Hey guys,
It looks like the official Tangled trailer has been released! Its awesome to finally have this available for viewing. Lol and I even have some animation in the trailer. I animated the crown in Flynn's hand and Rapunzel's hair (with hair sim on top of my animation) in the shot where she's sliding down out of the tower. =D

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Let the Hunt Begin!

I made a few updates to my website last night after work. I found out that I will be rolling off of Tangled at the end of July, so I'm jumping into the job hunt now in the hopes of preventing months of unemployment. I'd really like to update my gallery section with a nice slide show widget but I feel like my time would be better spent working on a new test for my reel rather than messing around in Dreamweaver (especially since I don't know what I'm doing, lol). As the result, my Rabbit animation will have to be put on hold so I can work on this new test. I would love to finish Rabbit and put it o my reel as well, but unfortunately most studios don't seem to care very much about 2d animation and it would be more beneficial to include a new 3d test than a new 2d one. My drawing time will also have to be cut down so I can animate when I get home in the evenings.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Rhythm with Danny Galieote

Yesterday everyone at work received a fantastic announcement, Danny Galieote would be doing three classes on getting rhythm in your drawing!!!!! If you're unfamiliar with Danny, he's an animator at Disney (2d and 3d) and an amazing draftsman. You can check out some of his excellent drawings on his blog blog. Its super nice of him to do this for us since I know he's busy just like the rest of us on Tangled. Here are a few of the drawings that I did in his class today...

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Random Surprise for a Friend

I thought it would be fun to do a quick drawing of a cartoon character using the things I've learned from the past few weeks of life drawing. I wanted to do a character that I had no clue how to draw so I would be forced to use observational skills. My friend's character Cookie came to mind almost immediately. I figured it would be a crappy drawing so I used it to fill up the rest of a page in my sketchbook who's upper half was filled with notes. I actually like how this turned out though and regret having all of that writing in the way. I erased as much as I could (with a mouse, lol) without losing some of the drawing.

Old Farmer

We had a costumed model in life drawing today! I remembered what the instructor told me last week about drawing inside the form rather than just doing outlines. There are a few proportion issues (as usual, lol) but I think the drawing turned out nicely.