Friday, March 23, 2012

Figurrr Drawin'

My second portfolio for Ani 55. Also my second time attending the SHM figure drawing session. I need to slap myself for not going at least once a week. Ok, done!

And yesterday, after a glorious afternoon nap, I found myself in a state of brief sleep paralysis. It was the first time I've ever experienced it. Scary as @#$%! 
It started out like this...
I opened my eyes to the sound of the blinds rustling against the closed window. I thought, what the heck? How is that even possible? Then all of a sudden, I felt this malevolent presence inside the room. A strange sensation crept up my body, and my stomach tied into knots. I tried to hide under the covers, but my muscles refused to budge! I wanted to scream for help, but my mouth just kept itself shut. So I laid there, frozen in terror while my eyes fluttered like a camera shutter in high speed. After a minute or two passed, I finally gasped out loud and got up immediately.
Well. that just shows how messed up my sleep schedule is. Ahhh, the life of an A/I student...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Red Head Redemption

Ok. This'll probably be my last update of the month because the reversal's coming up. It's the Red Head assignment! Basically another exercise working with shadow shapes and sweet! With some highlights! This is probably my favorite homework from Ani 112a to date. I used to hate shadow shapes, but now I'm loving them cos I see them errrrrverrrywhere (as Cleveland Brown would say it).

Lauren (top left), Danielle (top right), me (bottom left), Dao (bottom right)

And here's a late Bday present from one of my longtime friends, Elaine. It's Meeko the Raccoon! :D I wonder if people think of him first every time I introduce myself...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Reversing the charcoal in less than a week...

Since my ANI 112A instructor mentioned the charcoal reversal this week, I decided to look around for pictures I'd ought to do for the project. So here's my pick, a gorgeous photo by Leanna Chong.

This one seems like a toughie, but I only have one thang to say: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

I need a breather...

Just taking a short break from schoolwork. A quick digi-sketch of Katniss Everdeen! No reference. I tried using the facial rhythms taught in ANI 55 class to construct the face, but kind of...failed. Whatevah.

Gonna color this after the....charcoal reversal.