Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I can't believe I never posted this...

This is a character I came up with a few months ago. It's also the reason why I have a new style. The style was created with this character. Anyways, I don't have any concrete storyline for her yet... but she'll probably show up in one of my student films or something.

I could have swore I flipped this around. I also apparently disagree with something. 

late night musings

I've been extremely lazy lately. I have very little motivation unless I'm around people, which hasn't been that often. I feel like a horrible artist for not even watching some cartoons on the tv that for the most part is right in front of me. (I have been tackling cleaning out my room/reorganizing/moving back in to my house. I've had to go through a ton of clutter... about 10 years worth at least. And I'm not kidding about that. So I've been sleeping in my living room.) Anyways bottom line is I need to draw more. And experiment. Ever since I went to college, I've begun to rethink all my decisions for my career path. After all, my entire life has been devoted to one goal. Artist (and later animator when I learned the term) for Disney. I used to be extremely close-minded. While I liked a wide variety of animation from many different companies, I had firm sights set at Disney. As I got older that expanded to Disney or Pixar, and eventually after re-examining myself and all the films I love I realized something: I don't care what company I work for. Recently, I have found that most of the animated films I love aren't Disney (and the one's that are didn't do so hot at the box office.) Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE Disney. Anyone who knows me personally can tell you this. But in particular I like when they do something different. Whether that's an art style or new technique. That's what I want. I want to be unique. I don't want to be stuck in a cookie cutter formula. Which is why I keep thinking about being ambitious. Setting up a small studio with a group of friends where the creative juices can really flow. I'm not looking to be the next Pixar or anything. I just want to create entertainment. But most of all I'm looking for freedom. Artistic freedom. I've been examining character design lately and it seems the same styles over and over. Not so much in the area of television. But for films? There isn't too much of a variation. I want to change that. Now, I'm actually not sure how much of this is clearly explained and if it even makes any sense at all. I'm rambling because it's late and I felt the need to express my feelings.

This picture actually had nothing to do with that nonsense above, but now that I think about it... this is appropriate. I drew this a few weeks ago, but never posted it here. Well, here's a drawing!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

no strings

I feel like I've neglected this blog. It's not that I haven't drawn anything recently, because I definitely have. Anyways. Here's a picture that I drew yesterday....

and then I decided to color it today. 

Everyone seems to love this style. Including me. It's fun to draw in and is apparently visually pleasing. I'm probably going to animate in this style from now on. (Although not always, because I don't like being confined to only a handful of styles.)