Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Life Drawings

I don't normally post my life drawings online because I don't really consider them too interesting. However, I thought these were kind of neat.

I like this one because it vaguely reminds me of the scratchy illustration style that was becoming popular in the late-fifties/early-sixties:

Taken from Today's Inspiration

I tried mimicking the style a little more with some help from Photoshop:

One more.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I got a tablet!

This is my first attempt at using a tablet in Flash class. I was so enamored of the experience that I went and bought my own (Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch for $70).
This was animated on twos (in Flash one can just set the frame-rate to 12) and is in fact also my first attempt at animating a character of my own. One problem is that he gets smaller towards the end. Another is that I first did the animation on one layer that was very sketchy. Then I made a layer above it and planned to do more refined drawings on top of the sketchy one. I did that for a few frames, came back to it a few days later, and then started where I left off except I started doing the clean drawings in the layer the sketchy drawings were in. This made coloring a lot of the frames a pain. Having to use the paint bucket tool for all those little spaces the sketches made was time consuming. That's why you can still see the sketchy layer in the background; it's all intertwined together. Something to be careful with next time.

Here's another one:

I do these in class between our exercises (and maybe sometimes when I should be listening to the teacher...). I'm still getting used to all of this.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Davis Sketches

Here are some sketches I did when I went to Davis, CA in early January to visit some friends:

I went to a genetics class with my best friend, just for fun.

And here's some sketches done more recently.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'll just leave this here.

Biology Metal

Biology Metal by Harkosion
I'm quite proud of the new song my band Harkosion has finished. I used samples I recorded of our friend David's drum set to get more of that "band" feeling. I like electronic drum beats and all but sometimes it's fun to pretend to have a real drummer playing.

Note: the working title for this song was "Meat Mace to Face"