I've already completed 7 of my 20 portraits. On the break from school, comin' up here soon, I'll be painting one, twice a day. Probably get up to 30. Nolan should like that. =b
Oh, and I've finally completed my first oil painting ever. I don't think the portraits count because they aren't on a canvas that I built just for painting on. They're on paper.. :3
I built that freaking canvas and I just want to admit how much I really fuckin' hate that painting.
First time using the Zorn pallet. Feeling overall satisfied with it but in all reality I fucking hate this painting.
I have to consider how much it's taught me about painting though. I feel like, I hate... HATE plastic baby doll parts. The monkey though, super successful. I rendered the fuck out of him to kinda take away from everything in the background. I'm proud of the monkey and the candle stick. And the cloth in the background... But... I abhor this painting.
I've been animating like crazy. I've conquered a walk, a run, an animal walk (dog), and a walk to a predefined sound effect. Still wayyy more to come before I'm done this term.
I've solidified Kodiak to a point. I've built his wire frame today in the hopes of making a successful maquette. So far so good. I've been so excited about bringing him to life. It's very... Rewarding.. Seeing all that hard work and development come to this.. It's awesome. I'll take a picture of his wire frame some time tomorrow. I'll probably have him all wrapped up in foil by the end of the day on Thursday. Then it'll be onto using the sculpey to model him out in. I've been thinking about the paneling and minor details I want on him so that way he'll look just that much cooler.
I'm digging this illustration history class too. It's really opened my eyes to how much America has grown from just wooden engravings to Pin-up art. So much stuff happened in between and it's sad that the golden age has already passed. A lot of the old illustrators were getting published at 16- 19. =O
I'm freakin' 26 and I'm barely scratching the surface of animation / illustration...
Aside from those four classes I really hate my comp II class. This teacher really needs to get his shit together as well as understand that no body at this school is there to get their degree in writing. I have contemplated creative writing as something to focus on but c'mon. This shit is frustrating.
Here's some picture progress: Hope you enjoy!
|Portrait 7, 2 hours, Zorn, 02/28/2012|
|Monkey Still Life, First color painting, Zorn|