Jun 26, 2013

photos and doodles

I've been in Brooklyn for the past week and a half, and I have one week left on my brief stay. I grew up in the suburbs, so the city feels so big. Have been really enjoying it all.

my lovely RISD friends ^^

the lovely moon

I'd like to make a little model of this little guy. I've found some scraps of fabric from when my roommate and I went wandering around the area....deep red, deep orange, and mustard yellow :)

aaannddd I recently was told how I can make models in a super cheap and easy fashion without sacrificing too much detail, so I started making a fat little horse this evening, lol. Newspaper and tape. I'm going to buy some paper tape and do the detailed layer in the next few days. see how it goes....

it's kind of fun! I can take away from the shape easily with just a simple exacto blade. clunky sculpting.

Jun 12, 2013

some random things. 
I have to get better at drawing...I should do lots of observational stuff. 
Have been in-between animating on a former teacher's film. It's kind of fun because I haven't done a lot of 2D animating in a while. Frankly I did very little of it in school.
Does this technically make me a freelancer? lol.

Jun 6, 2013

charcoal pencil is so nice ^^ not sure why, but I tend to feel much better when drawing with "messy" material, like charcoal, fat graphite stick, or pastel. 

sketchbook photo, then the cleaned up version in photoshop. I wrote on my art Tumblr that I made a rookie mistake about the cape. It should probably be stretched taut, streamlined behind him, haha. 

Jun 2, 2013

I graduated!

I graduated!
my school has a fun tradition of decorating/altering the cap+gowns for graduation, so the night before commencement, I put a little bird on top of my cap with computer paper, hot glue gun, and one Q-tip in the bathroom of a hotel room whilst my family snored in the room outside HAHA.

there's a lot I could say about my time at RISD, but it was probably the best three years of my life, and I'm so happy and blessed to have been able to go. I miss my classmates so much already. We basically lived together in studio, every day of the week, morning til night (coughcough...more like late afternoon til the next morning HAHA), ate together, pulled a million allnighters together. laughed together, got mad together. 

It feels weird to be back in my hometown knowing I won't be going back to school, and it might be some time before I can see anyone from school again, but this is where I say THANK GOD FOR FACEBOOK.

Never really thought I'd be "one of those," but yep, I have absolutely no idea what to do next, lol.

I'm quite good at rambling, so I'll cut it relatively short. Frankly speaking, I'm terrified of what I'm "supposed to do" now that I've finished college. I love animation, but I also love many other ways of creating art, and I guess now it's up to me to decide to what extent I want to devote my time+energy to making stuff. Because that's what art is....just making stuff, because you just have to do it. It's really not complicated, lol. 

But this is also the exciting part, too...where I am thrown into the unknown, and unceremoniously confronted with my insecurities. So congrats to all graduates, and let's do our best to keep making stuff. 

Here are some old little iPhone+Tumblr things, in the meantime. (Also, I'm hoping to upload my film online in the next couple months!)