Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Heads and Hands Day 3

Two minute hand drawings

Five minute hand drawings

Ten minute head drawings

Drawings based on original photos from,,,, and

Blade Runner Storyboards

Today we presented our storyboards for this week's assignment. Each group was given a clip from a movie and each person in the group had to board out a scene. Our teacher gave our group "Blade Runner" and I storyboarded the scene where Rick (Harrison Ford) is trying to escape from Roy (Rutger Hauer). I thoroughly enjoyed this assignment. Unlike my last assignment, this one conveys a great deal of depth and perspective. The cinematography for this film is fantastic, and showed me how a film can be composed to create a sense of mood. I am looking forward to using the techniques I learned on this project for my thesis. Here are my thumbnails:

And here are the final boards:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Heads and Hands Day 2

Went to the Heads and Hands workshop at the Federal Building today. When I become a filmmaker I am hiring the person who found the buildings for our school as my location scout. Our campus is super spread out in the craziest of places and the buildings they find are rather nice.

Hands are 5 minutes, complete faces are 20 minutes, incomplete faces are 10 minutes. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Heads and Hands Day 1

I got tired of not being able to draw heads and hands. So I am practicing everyday until I figure it out. Here are my 5 minute hands and 20 minute heads.

Drawings based on photos from,,,, and

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Human Muscular System

Here is the type of homework you get in a figurative concepts class. I will work on my line quality so that the viewer can tell which muscles are in the front and which muscles are in the back.

Figurative Concepts Friday

Today we studied hands and feet. Our teacher, Nicholas, was quite ill and had to leave, so George the substitute filled in for the last half of class. He did a great job, and gave us a twenty page hand out on how to better draw hands and feet. Now I am inspired to practice more to get better. If you can draw hands and feet, you can definitely draw.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Animation Drawing Workshop

I love the workshops. I brought two classmates who are new to the Academy this time around and they enjoyed the workshop as well.

Here are the 1 minutes:

The 2 minutes:

And the 3 minutes: