Tuesday, 26 April 2011

holiday

So I have had my lovely week off, got burned and did alot of swimming. It was good.
But I have returned to work now, and I'm happy to say that I have written my Visual Culture essay and proposal. (A big deal for me as I fine writing essays really hard).

Not only that I have done some bits for Neeva's Facebook.


Thursday, 14 April 2011

Doing things

Art Means To Do - Marcel Duchamp

I have not been making art, I've been not doing. Pushing out the odd and slightly tepid drawing. If art means to do then hang the consequences and make mistakes, right?

Anyway, I'm going on holiday for a week and I intend to draw stuff. Probably unrelated or whatever, but I need to get my love of doing art back on track. Especially before next year.
It's really strange because before this project I drew and drew and drew, then apparently this thing has made me feel completely inadequate.
Trying to focus on writing essays is even harder, but I guess persistence is key.

Now, I'm off to paint someone's pool house.

Friday, 8 April 2011

random

I watched Pirates of the Caribbean the other night and I had a bit of a renewal of love for Jack Sparrow. His character is just pretty awsome.
I couldn't help but make some sort of stupid encounter between him and Neeva. Yes I know its very girly but shhhh.



'Being a drawing is pretty awsome sometimes.' - Neeva Sol

outside

We just nipped out to the park as its such a beautiful afternoon. I took my sketchbook along so I didn't feel like I was completely skiving haha. But sitting outside sketching with some friends is a pretty ideal way of spending an afternnon, so I kind of cheated.




I am thinking of doing my 'final' film on a kid of around 5-6 years old, so this was good research. I'm thinking the story is this (in 5 words) - Boy Scared of Cracked Pavements.


Also, this is my song for today. This sitting outside in the hazy afternoon, perfect.
and maybe this too...


Some things...



I got these done this morning, an aid for some animation that I plan to have a go at for her. It's tricky to stay inside at the moment. The weather is just too glorious. 

video
I know this has no sound but it was just a test. She is supposed to be saying "hello, my name is Neeva" I need some more mouth shapes aparently. (And a sound track ha)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Facebook

This interent phenomina is a cause for alot of my procrastination. I didn't think I'd ever be so obsessed but aparently I have very little self control.
Well, when we had to make our professional practice presentation the professional guest said I ought to make my character a facebook page. Well I had completely forgotten about it until the other day. And I thought I would really enjoy doing this so I have set it up and now I'm working on pictures and things I can put up on there to make her seem like a real person.
I thought it could be an ongoing project. And I can involve animation and things in it too so it fits in.

Here is the background of the first picture to be put onto her page.



Neeva Sol's facebook. Add her as a friend?

Monday, 4 April 2011

Lip Syncing


Soo.... I was looking at my animation so far and I thought that while its fun to do it's not really going anywhere or going to be of much use to me later. Also, I don't think I'll look back on the film at the end and say yeah, I'm really proud of that.


So I was talking to my dad and he said it seamed silly not to be using the characters that I draw all the time to actually animate with. And I had to agree. I have been looking at loads of character animation and wishing that I could be as good as that. So why not use this opportunity to have a go.
I haven't really done any handdrawn lipsyncing so I want to have a go at some words. Then build from there. Should be fun.