Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Under the Camera

The other class I'm taking this semester is intro to stop motion.
So far we've been exploring under the camera techniques using this nifty program called dragon stop-motion (although they've just released a new version called dragonframe).

The first individual project we did was to animate cut paper puppets.

I tried out green screening, but I was using construction paper for the green and having some problems maintaining the image quality in final cut, so the editing is a bit lackluster at parts.

The next was a short based on some old Sesame Street animations. We were to choose one of a variety of methods and do a 15 second short that ended up as an animal

I used black sand, and pulled armadillo out of the hat, so. It's an Armadillo!

The most recent one we did was a collage animation. I found it to be very similar to the paper animation, and really they are sort of interchangeable.

People seems to like the sounds on this one.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In which I share some fun things I find on the internet

So basically, the internet if full of awesome and occasionally, you can find some of it. Here's a few things I found recently while 'researching'....most of them are unrelated.

MAD architects are a group of imaginative people bringing the fantastic into reality. I don't actually know how many projects they've completed, but I want to go to them. All of them.

And then there are fun science-y nature these clouds. So pretty!

For people more interested in things of a smaller scale, this book looks frigg'n awesome.
It's basically a bunch of people passing around a journal to friends and friends of friends and collecting entries. Only it's a sketchbook as opposed to a journal, and the friends are illustrators living and working all around the world.

And then, because I like birds, have some pretty pictures.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Two Half-Sized Figures and a Head

MORE CLAY! whoo! These are, rather obviously, form my figure sculpting class, which I wont have this Monday because we've got fall break (yay! extra sleep time :D)
Anyway, yeah.. here they are.

I think I'm getting better at faces, slowly but yesh. I seem to need more time for the eyes. After our break, I think we'll be doing two week pieces, so maybe then I'll get a front view I'm happy with.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

bowls and mugs!

This year is my "Lets do fun things!" I signed up for intro to the wheel. This is what I've done so far in that class.

Our first assignment that we fired was to make mugs. Mine are all tiny, with the exception of the green one. These were glazed in the hire-fire shop glazes which means they're all microwave and dishwasher safe! :D

The next thing we did was make bowls. These were done on low-fire and glazed with the majolica technique. I thought it would be more like painting at Petroyglyph (or some other paint-it-yourself- pottery place) and so was not expecting how...un-uniform the glazes turned out to be. I was trying to get a brush-y look on a lot of them, but I don't think I mixed the glazes well enough for that to happen.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Thesis: Weeks 1-3

As this is my senior year, I will be creating a big massive project for my thesis. I've chosen to do a pop-up book this semester. The project proposal was to do three pages, and have each page be a different creation myth.
This first page that I've been working on is based off the Iroquois creation myth. I've mostly got the construction down, and despite being about 4 feet long, my classmates think the size isn't too unwieldy.

I'm pretty sure none of them actually tried to hold it though.

This was week one and two, respectively.

Week three, all laid out. It's just shy of 4' long, and 16" tall. I'm a bit annoyed at the empty space in the middle, so there might be some details added in with paint. I still kinda of want to make the first "panel" with the tree less perpendicular, so it matched more with the rest of the piece.

Details shots? So you can see just what I actually DID this week. Which was basically re-build everything. Even if I should have been painting.