Tuesday, August 29, 2006

On showing work



I find it remarkable how there is always a way to improve an idea dramatically, particularly when you share it with someone else. Whether it's an idea for animation or story, I always have the tendency to keep it to myself while I'm working on it and only show it when it's close to being done. Of course, the people that I show it to then give me excellent ideas that will plus my work, and I end up kicking myself for not showing them earlier. There are a couple of reasons why I do this but I think the main one is, well, that I'm lazy and the more times I show animation the more likely it is that I'll have to make changes.

Same thing applies for story development. Every time I wrote another treatment of my thesis, I thought it was going to be the last one because I couldn't think of anything else to add. Sure enough, as soon as I shared it with someone else, better ideas surfaced and more rewriting took place.

So a new challenge for me is to overcome the tendency to conceal my work and be more open to suggestions. In the end, it can only improve!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Is Winston's return imminent?



Is it time to finally see The Piano as an animated short?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Horsey

The Looney Tunes website showcases a bunch of classic full-length shorts. Check them out! One of my favorites is "What's Opera Doc". I love the animation, the colors, the background designs but above all, I love the fat horse:

Also, Nara showed me some this cool flash animation.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Some color


She isn't finished yet. I'm trying to figure out whether I want her to look flat and graphic or more 3D.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Getting closer


I printed out every single page of Walt Stanchfield's notes. My printer is almost on fire, but it'll be worth it.

Little Miss Sunshine is worth checking out. It's quite possibly one of the best movies I have seen this year- a bitter sweet tragicomedy.

The lesson (reminder?) of today is: "always work from big to small".

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

There's hope people!

Found my very first figure drawings, back from freshmen year:
And no, we weren't drawing chimpanzees nor sausages.

All I'm saying is that, it's never too late to learn!

Still trying to find her


Surely you have heard of John Nevarez. I recently purchased his sketchbook "Bits and Pieces". Very excellent drawings.