Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Revelation 5

My final project for Storyboarding

Sorry if it doesn't quite make sense. There is one line of dialogue, but it's not recorded.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Finish It

My bug is finally done! Hooray! I'm so thrilled that I don't have to worry about that anymore. And I'm actually decently pleased with how it turned out, which is always a plus.

Also due in the morning is this storyboarding exercise for which I had to board a scene from a live-action movie. I chose The Fountain, one of my most favorite movies. It's fantastically trippy and deep and beautiful. I love it love it love it.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Beginning of Another Sketch Adventure

I finished up my brown paper sketchbook. Now I've got a pretty little string-bound one with a Chinese ink painting on the cover. I rather like it. And the string-binding is nice because the pages lay open flat so I can draw right across the two pages without much trouble. So here are the first three pages of this new book. I've been trying to break out more and try new media and play with color. I'm rather liking it so far.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Maestro, Bean, Lowery

We've started a new project in Storyboarding, and this time we got to choose our groups and make up our own story. I'm in a group with Stephanie Marshall, Claire Gordon, and Jack Hattori. It is going to be awesome. Jack came up with this story idea about a young girl during the Italian Renaissance who creates a Da Vinci style glider and flies with it. These are some of the concept sketches I did. This man, Maestro, is the one who repeatedly tries to discourage the girl, Valeria, from trying to fly because she's too young and it's too dangerous.
And I went to the Bean Museum again to try to get a better grip on how lions look from more unusual angles.

During my Bible as Literature class the other day, I decided to try something new and draw with my calligraphy pens, focusing exclusively on value. It was really fun. I definitely need to try out new stuff more often.

Dave Lowery gave a presentation here yesterday. It was pretty awesome. He's been in the film industry forever. He's worked on everything from Willow to Jurassic Park to Indiana Jones to Shrek to Iron Man. You can see him pitching his storyboards on the special features of the Shrek DVD. He's currently working on Iron Man 2. And his face just begged to be caricatured.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Of Roos and Sticks and Silly Wacks

It's been a while since I posted some plain old sketchbook stuff, you go.

The following is not a good drawing. I am only posting it for Claire.
That is Claire (the roo), Stephanie (the snow leopard), and me (the lion of course). We are wack-jobs. Straight up crazies.This I drew just before Halloween. So yeah. That's why it's creepy.
Sketching in church and playing with ideas for the insect assignment in 3D Graphics.
Turns out stick bugs are preposterously fun to draw. Look, it's a walking stick with a walking stick. Ha ha ha ha...ha......
And that is the preposterously long list of movies Claire, Stephanie, and I still need to watch.
Oh, and at the bottom there, I was trying to show Claire what the Mouth of Sauron looks like. Preposterous.
I'm currently in the process of modeling the frog-bug.
This is me and my roommate, Pando. And this is basically how our relationship goes.
I need to play with different media in my sketchbook more often.

Not the best post ever. Better sketches will come soon, I swear.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Dude. Halloween was so awesome this year. My costume was SO MUCH FUN. I scared small children and impressed lots of teenagers. And hardly anyone recognized me at our Stake dance. It was fantastic.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Silent Guardian, A Watchful Protector

A Dark Knight.

I'm working on a group presentation in Biology about bats. So I painted this for our opening slide (and so I could do less research).

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Prince Hyacinth Designs

My designs for the fairy tale we're working with in Storyboarding. It's about a Prince who is cursed with a preposterously long nose. ...Yeah. It's French. Nuff said.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Wrath

Here be my work for the multi-panel comic assignment in Storyboarding. I got on the good wall, which made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. And I avoided "the wrath", as Jake put it, which is kind of ironic, seeing as how my comic was all about wrath.

Also, I got this awesome comic book called "Off Road" from the library the other day. Sean Murphy's style is so fantastic. So I decided to sit down and copy some of the panels to see if I could glean some of his magic.
Then I attempted to apply the Sean Murphy style to Abe Sapien, which was loads of fun. Oh, and Anthony should recognize the monster...
I also had the opportunity to attend the Saturday morning session of General Conference, which was a great experience. It's a cool feeling being in the same room as the prophet. Conference, as a whole, was so good. There were too many awesome talks for me to pick a favorite. It really was a great weekend. And I got totally drenched walking around Salt Lake in a dress in the rain. So that was fun.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Storyboarding and Such

Here are my first two assignments for Storyboarding. The first was to design a character and have them walk through a door in a way that communicates their character. So I used Blank.
And here are the boards.
The second assignment was a single panel comic. There were almost no criteria for this assignment. It was very broad. So I decided to make mine angsty instead of funny.
And here are the sketches for both assignments. And a bear.

Oh, and I colored this.
And drew all these things.
Stephanie stretches funny.
I've been kinda into bears lately.
And magical Pronghorn... of destiny.
And there were sheep down in Mapleton on the way to the Animation party. So we had to pull over and draw them. That's Claire with her hips all skewed funny.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Hogle Zoo

Yesterday, Claire, Stephanie, Pando, and I had a magical sketch adventure. (Aren't you just so proud of us, Anthony?) With the help of some direction by Jake, we were able to find the Barnes and Noble where they sell spiffing recycled paper sketchbooks. I may never settle for a normal sketchbook again. And what better way to start off a new sketchbook than with a thrilling day at the zoo? Hooray! It was so much fun.

It was a fabulous day indeed. Expect more of this in the future.