Thursday, December 18, 2008

Animatic #2 (no sound)



Didn't do sound yet, there's dialogue which clarifies the story as well as the jokes.
But I think you know where this is going.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hospital Room



Progress of an environment for one of my school projects (no textures or materials applied). First time trying Maya for a full-on animation, we'll see how it goes. I'm only working on the animatic for this semester, real production won't begin until next year. So far, I'm having a lot of fun doing the modeling, but the look of the rendered frames aren't exactly what I was aiming for... but then again, I don't know a thing about textures or anything, so maybe it will help when I figure that out.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Nelson and blog update.





I'm probably going to set this blog as my default website for now, seeing as how it's got most of my stuff on it. I thought about migrating over to Wordpress, but then I would have to start fresh, and I would lose a lot of the work I've already posted here.

So this site is going public now, at least until I get another flash site up.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

rawr



Bored in class. It's like doodling in 3d! This was a terrible angle though. You can't really tell what it is...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

1,000,000,000 +

EDIT:



Yeah, I broke a trillion.

Monday, October 13, 2008

oct 13



not much new lately. i've been trying to work on a simple little animation, but i think i made it much more complicated than it needed to be. hm.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

SIGG JONES

Everyone needs to watch this short CG film, because it's incredible.

http://www.siggjones.com/

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

feign brave with steel intent



Day one, day one
Start over again
Step one, step one
I'm barely making sense
For now I'm faking it
'Til I'm psuedo-making it
From scratch, begin again
But this time I as I
And not as we

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Aug 19 doodles



Wow, I love that alien.

Wow, I love something I've drawn?

Wow.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wouldn't you agree.



I should model this in 3d.

I ATE FOOD FOR LUNCH, YAY ME.

Also, my iPhone came in, and I guess we're going to pick it up later tonight.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Before / After

Digital photography is pretty cheap. Almost everything looks good in black and white. Lens correction is a miraculous tool. Recently, I've liked doing photography more than I like drawing. Here are some before and after's from NYC. In some of these, I like the before more than the after... but the after has a lot of subtle changes that were interesting to make. The last few are shitty because I got tired of editing. Click for larger pngs.
























Sunday, July 20, 2008

museum of fart



What is it about me going to art school that makes me hate going to art museums.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

toasterbot strikes again



Not many new ideas, I guess.

Finished up season two of House, and now I'm caught up with the entire series. Sad, really. Season 5 starts in September, and it's the one thing in September I'm looking forward to.

I wanted to get better this summer. Better at art and stuff, so I would go back in September with a little confidence and certainty. I just don't know where to start. I don't even know what I want to do anymore.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A new beginning.



So I just got this new DS Lite, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2, AND Guitar Hero On Tour all for $80. Fucking awesome. The GameStop at the mall was much more friendly than those guys next to Wegmans, and they gave me $50 for my old DS as long as I put it towards a DS Lite (I didn't know they were still running that promotion, the guys at the other store failed to mention it. Hm.) So that was pretty awesome, and much more awesome than $20 for my old system. And with a bunch of gift cards, I went ahead and bought the two games, and now my life is complete.

I am supposed to be working from home today, and I am, but this is so hard when I have a brand new system and two new games sitting on my desk.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My Kid Could Paint That

I just watched the documentary on Marla Olmstead, and it drives me nuts how people try to overthink everything, especially abstract art. Abstract art is a load of shit half the time, and the only signifigance of it is the story behind it; some 40-year old man could have painted the same thing this 4-year old girl did, but it wouldn't have sold for $15,000 because he wouldn't have been seen as a "child prodigy." There was a good quote in the movie about how a woman detested Pollock's paintings because it seemed like he was saying everyone was an idiot for not understanding his art. The irony is forever a mystery, whether it really is the audience who doesn't get it, or Pollock was just yanking our chains and successfully passed off his bullshit for millions of dollars. The only type of artist that does that is a con artist, and I can't help but believe that all abstract painters are making their crap just to prove how stupid we all are. Abstraction proves nothing about the artist, but everything about the viewer. Without those morons who disect every stroke on a modernist painting, none of them would sell, aside from the few that demonstrate coherent color palettes or design elements or just happen to match some rich collector's home furnishings. The fact that a 4-year old girl is making thousand-dollar paintings is proof that abstract art doesn't take any technical or aesthetic training. So every time I've walked into the MoMa and said, "I could do that," I wasn't far from the truth.

Watching Marla paint her "masterpieces," it's completely obvious she doesn't realize what she's doing. To call her an artist is fair, being that art is merely a form of expression, but to call her a genius or a prodigy is totally uncalled for. Anyone with feelings can make art, and if it weren't for her age factor, she would not be anything out of the ordinary.

I also think the parents are still lying about not helping her, because her dad seems like a douche.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

KUNG FU PANDA



I wish I could find a video of the opening sequence for this movie, because it was AWESOME. The 2d-styled animation was incredible. I think that was the best part of the movie ... no, there were some awesome camera angles and speeds that I'd never seen used in CG movies before, making the fight scenes absolutely gorgeous. Idk.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Give it 2 me.

I'm trying to get all my stuff together for critique next week...


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

You see what I did there?



Will Smith - Miami.mp3 = awesome.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Storyboardz.









Don't mind the lame-ass commentary; I think we're required to write stage direction, so I did.

There's 41 pages of this, and it's kind of ridiculous, because I should have put 4 panels on a page instead of 2.

Oh well.

I'm tweaking out, and the last thing I want to do right now is animate for my flash game. I can't believe it's raining and cold... I really wanted to shoot hoops this week.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Dino rig.





Has a skeleton and everything! It was cool. I need to fix it up before I can actually animate it though...

Maya is neat.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Matrix: Reloaded lipsync




Lipsync in Maya. Didn't animate the rest of the head because I have no idea how to do it.

Quote is from the Matrix: Reloaded.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pit vs. Falco



Falco is probably about to get owned because Pit's going to reflect his laser, but I already know who wins this battle.

Falco >>>> Pit.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Back in the day when Fox was awesome.



I couldn't get Samus's pose right.

I need to animate something.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

P1R4T3 Y444RRR



Get it, treasure chest? HAHAHAHA

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Finished my flash project for skool.

I can't find anywhere that hosts swf files yet, so here's a link to DeviantArt:

http://kihu.deviantart.com/art/can-t-think-of-a-good-title-79442069

The one I handed in has buttons to stop and play the movie, but I think it looks better when I just loop it indefinitely. There are jumps here and there, but eh, I feel it's tolerable.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Some things.







1. Character design assignment, design a monster. Eh.

2. Can't wait for Brawl. Ridiculous. I'm tweaking out over it.

Should be studying for photo history midterm. =(