I had an interview last Wednesday with a game studio and I was asked if I could describe my process for animating cycles in 3d. I'm not the best with words sometimes, and I needed to try my hand at XSI, so I did a little demonstration for them.
I know I have been neglecting this blog but I have an excuse, really! I have been beyond busy with college for the past few month, and finally it is over! I have officially graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas. I have made lots of new friends and learned a lot, but now its time to stop working, and start working again. Hooray.
If any of the instructors actually keep up with this blog, I wanna thank you for putting up with me for the past 2 years! :)
My portfolio website is completed as well. I would like to welcome anyone who wishes to take a look at my work...
What I find amazing is how people can not put their soul into the art they create, but still produce results. If I'm not passionate about the work im doing, then more then likely it will come out looking terrible.
I think I have finally decided on a little girl for my final animation. This is actually a little based on my best friends little daughter and I hope he doesn't read this blog or it will ruin the surprise for him.
So I have been busy with work and school. I am currently interning at an illustration house just weaseling my way into the industry.
I just finished a project to redesign the "Leap Frog" character from the interactive book series. Here is a little incite of the creative battle I had to endure.
Creative Director: Could you create a new character for the leapfrog series having him appeal to children age 5-8? Draw me up 3 sketches of Leap doing something cool in different gestures or situations.
Me: Alrighty, here are 2 of the sketches, any notes?
Creative Director: Oh, he looks too cute. Could you make him more gangster?
Me: What? Gangster for kids 5-8? Well, Ok! Here you go!
Creative Director: Wow, that's too gangster! Could you tone that back abit and do 5 sketches of leap in the same gesture but wearing different clothes
Me: Well, I guess I could, here you go...
Creative Director: Awesome! Um, actually, we do need Leap drawn in different gestures. Could you draw up about 10 gestures so we can decided on a direction to go for the final 2 sketches?
Me: What?! Make up your mind! Ok, I will do want you want, but you cant make me enjoy it!
Creative Director: Hey, those are looking good, but I think we are only going to use the one with him leaning up against a wall, could you also do one of him playing air guitar?
Me: Of course, I would do anything for my creative director who's name isnt listed! Here you go! Creative Director: Those are horrible! Just scrap everything and do a turnaround of Leap for me...
Me: Why do you always yell at me... I work so hard for you and all you do is beat me down with your horrible words!
Creative Director: Excellent work! You are an excellent artist and really going places!
Me: Oh, yea i know, everyone says it everyday....
(Please note: The following quotes may or may not have actually happened)