Saturday, July 30, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
This isn't actually the first page I've put on this blog of my sketch book. The cartoon characters from earlier and a lot of other drawings are from my sketchbook.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
It's finally done! My first animatic ever. It took me about nine hours over three days (which were split up). I decided to start with something like this because it seemed like a good way to begin animation itself- particularly storyboarding- my favorite field. This is a storyboard version of one of my favorite scenes from the first season of Gravity Falls. Obviously I didn't write/produce/design any of the original show. The characters, story, and lines belong to Gravity Falls. One of the big reasons I like this scene is because it's one of the most humorously realistic portrayals of two people's reactions to switching bodies that I've seen. As you can probably tell, I did all the voices and sound effects in this animatic myself (with a webcam microphone). There are a total of 39 frames hand-drawn by me in this animatic. If I was doing this professionally I probably wouldn't put as much time into the background for each frame, but I needed there to be some context. Anyone watching this side-by-side with the real version or with a good eye can see I didn't get each frame exactly right. I obviously need to work on my proportions, but that's what practice is for. This was so much fun to do, and I'm looking forward to doing more original, similar animatics in the future.
Update 4/29/18: I should have mentioned this a lot sooner. You may have noticed there's a line Dipper says in this that's not in the original. In my life I've often had trouble bending the truth or adding to it (read: lying) because I thought it would be more interesting. I try to not do that anymore, and I'm mostly successful. The only place I still feel comfortable doing it is with stories. Stories are meant to change and evolve. We try different things and experiment with them to see if it makes the story better. The only story that needs the reverse, where we try to get as close to the original as possible, is the Bible, because it's the perfect story. And also it's the only historically accurate story ever, so there's a bit more importance in telling it correctly.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
An overly-quick, cartoonish portrait I once did of my sister that looks absolutely nothing like her. Then I drew stick figures all around her. I can only imagine what her reaction would be if this really happened. Anyway I'm posting this because I'm not going to finish what I've been planning till tomorrow. I was looking for something lighthearted to post tonight and this jumped out at me. Even when she's not doing hardly anything, my sister's the funnest drawing subject I know. God bless you and keep you safe sister. Get home soon.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
As before I'll rewrite the words here.
Matthew 7:3-5 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out.
Friday, July 22, 2016
I just know today's gonna be great. Happy Birthday, Sis! God bless you today and always!
Thursday, July 21, 2016
And this wasn't hard! It was the easiest, quickest thing in the world. I should have this particular animation finished by the end of the week (if God helps me as much as he did today)!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
God eases my fears about putting my artwork into the world like this. It's like putting pieces of myself on display. I'm an animator. I like to act- but through someone else I can perfect ahead of time. I've had stage fright my whole life, but God has blessed me to be able to do even this.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
The dialogue is a bit hard to puzzle out so I'll rewrite it here.
Panel 1: Geez, you look awful. Panel 2: Here, you need this. Panel 3: No thanks. I don't take coffee. Panel 4: Look at yourself! Seriously are you in pain? Panel 5: Pain doesn't necessarily need to be suppressed. It lets you know you're alive in a world where that's not a given.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
For example the 3nd face down from the top on the left, which can be seen as a smiling face pressing against something or a frowning face with a nose (or something else I haven't considered).
Aspiring Animator at 16.
Finally getting some art off the page and into the world.
This drawing's just one of my first sketches with a serious intent to improve my drawing and without a reference. It may or may not be obvious from the style that I love the animated show Gravity Falls. It's actually on Alex Hirsch's advice (as well as many other animators and artists I respect) that I'm putting this on the internet.
May God bless this post!