Saturday, November 27, 2010

Reindeer, sans antlers

My mother wanted to do cut out hand turkeys, but missed thanksgiving, so my Pa suggested the cut out hands become reindeer antlers. I drew this up for her to attach the hands too.

Emmany Makonga sketchbook page

Doing a sketchbook check in my animation class a few weeks back, I was flattered to see myself as gestures in a student's sketchbook. He captured my tiny head, poky hair, humpback, the way I twist my arm when I sit, how I write and gesture at the whiteboard. Being the subject of the drawings and knowing how I "feel." I put these up as example of good gesture drawing because they go beyond getting the likeness to capturing that "feeling." Emmany Makonga is already an accomplished artist. Check out his finished works at his website.

Friday, January 22, 2010

CTN Animation Expo

I was privileged to attend the CTN animation expo this last November. I really enjoyed the panels and speakers. All the presentation were doubled up so if you chose one you couldn't be at the other. It wasn't Sophie's Choice but it was hard to choose between them sometimes. I just finished typing up my notes, If you went to one of the ones I couldn't attend, please share your notes and I'll add them. There was lots of good education talk as well. I would stare over peoples shoulders as the got portfolio reviews. I hope I get to go again.