Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy almost New Year!

Happy almost new year! The winter break has been pretty relaxed. I've been mostly cafe sketching and looking at art/animation books. I can't wait till spring semester!!!



Monday, December 14, 2009

Back at Home for the Christmas holidays!

For our 3d final, we had to incorporate all the elements and principles of design into a floating intention. My partner Anguel and I collaborated with another team to perform a skit where we invade Troy. We created a Horse Boat named Massive Black. Massive Black fared well on land, but, in the ocean... not really. All in all, we had a blast and made memories and friendships. We learned much about teamwork,communication, time management power tools,and balancing objects. We spent 8 hours editing the video...so enjoy!

2009 Ringling Boat Race Documentary from Kevin Lu on Vimeo.

Every drawing teacher had their own form of a Final Exam. My Drawing teacher had us do a visual Narrative. We had to incorporate what we learned in class (ex: composition, contour, perspective, negative space, value).I got some assistance and tips on how to create interesting characters and what programs to use to create an animatic from many awesome upperclassman CA's. In the end, I made an A+

During the holidays, I hope to learn more about creating characters and reading the animators survival kit. I cant wait for Traditional animation next semester!

Graverobber Animatic from Kevin Lu on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Last week of ringling freshman fall semester!

It's been pretty busy these past few weeks with finals. Unfortunately my camera broke so I am at an inconvenience with uploading traditional art. My most recent drawings/figure drawing are in my teacher's possession and I won't get them back till next semester. I'll update soon with the boat project I did in 3d design and my visual narrative for drawing.

For now, here's a couple of semi old figures from class.



Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ringling Week 12: Attempting to eggagerate!

Here is a 2pt. perspective imaginary city scape with 3 robotic evil kickboxing monkeys trying to invade a city through the power of forest-o-vision, a couple of long poses, some 1-2 min gestures,and some shaded fruit.

I'm trying to get better at drawing movement in my figures and exploring caricature more.




Saturday, November 7, 2009

Toy Project: The Magical Tree Man

Thank goodness this week is over! I finally recovered enough sleep from pulling 2 all nighters. This is my toy project for 3d design. We had a month to create the toy and the packaging. I probably spent over 100+ hours on it. The concept is a fantasy scene taking place in an apple orchard with a tree-man interacting with a forest nymph.

I chose to do a collectable figurine focusing on anatomy, contrast, and detail. My friend suggested that a great way to learn anatomy was through the sense of touch so I tailored the design of the toy to suit my pursuit of understanding of upperbody musculature. Also I learned a lot of sculpting techniques and photoshop techniques from making the box as well. I had a lot of fun doing this proect. Also I believe its good preparation for us CAs because we covered the basics of preproduction all the way to post production.

I posted some .PNG images for better quality so sorry if it loads for a few seconds!





Ringling Week 9-11 is over

Whew its saturday and finally have the time to update the blog again. These past 3 weeks have been really busy because of the toy project assignment for 3d design. I have a ton of figure work but I'm not going to spam. I'll just post a few things. Also, I realize I've been doing to much representational work and I need to exxaggerate movement more. So my attempt starts with some blue pencil gesture work from yesterday's FEWS session...



Monday, October 19, 2009

Week 8: figure and perspective dump.

Here's a figure turnaround composed of 5 min gestures, perspective drawings, and another figure dump. I'm also working on a toy project in 3d class that's taking a lot of my time, which is why I haven't drawn any thing out of FEWS and classwork.

video








Sunday, October 11, 2009

Week 7 Figure Dump!

I think I did better with gestures this week. The contour still life is old but I decided to post it any way.






Monday, October 5, 2009

Week 6 Figure Dump!

Here are some portraits,50 thumbnail gestures, and figure drawing from FEWS. I'm still struggling to get more flowey and consistent.





Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some Drawings from week 5

Figure dump from FEWS and Monumental Still Life.






Mass Project

Whoohoo this is my mass project! It was an assignment that was suppossed to depict mass. The concept is a bulky man on top of an octopus. I could have done better with the anatomy on the man and the octopus but I am satisfied with the final result. My favorite part was painting it.



Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ringling Week 4 is over!

I can't believe a month has passed at Ringling! I came to the school wondering what it would be like being surrounded by an artistic community. I had never visited the campus before coming here. As I arrived on campus after a two-day road trip, I was greeted by some friendly orientation leaders. The campus was definitely more colorful and well landscaped than I had pictured. My favorite part about Ringling,though, are the students. The artists here range from every possible skill level. Everyone here is friendly and helps each other out. If there are assholes, I've yet to meet one.

Well I can say I've learned or relearned stuff like building armatures,the human skeleton,contour lines,reflected light,and negative spaces. Also I'm thankful for more opportunities to draw from life.

I'm still trying my best to update weekly (i missed by a day lol)Here is a sample of sketchbook pages and live anatomy studies from this week. Everything posted was done 20 min or under.