Friday, October 7, 2011

Sketchbooky sketches

Crazy deadline week is over, and it's Friday. While everyone is out partying, celebrating the end of the madness that was week 5 I sit here at home updating my blog. Party party yes all good and fun, but take heed fellow friends for we are still not in the clear. There is still week 6 and 7 which entail a couple of tests no doubt, a painting assignment, and the up-coming portfolio day.

I got some sketchbook work scanned in.

Remember that "Goals for This Year" post I posted not too long ago? Well in order to reach those goals and to all around get better at something, I devised this sketchbook workout which I cleverly called "The Workout". It lasted for about a week before I started getting sleep deprived. Thinking about revising The Workout and starting it up again this week. Let's see if I can make it to 2 weeks this time.


Layout thumbnails. The last half were for painting class.

Character poses

Character designs

People on the subway

House I did for Komza's Layout class. We had to do a house on a slope in an hour. He said it was definitely a portfolio piece. I said I could do better. It was in pencil originally. Threw on some greys in Photoshop.

This was me trying to do better. Perhaps when you see it next, it will be all nice and cleaned up and CGed. Just gotta wait for that new computer and or graphics card to roll in my way. ...And/or some student loan/paycheque money. /tummygrumble.

In other news I blew $27 on 2 hard cover books without thinking twice about it today. Oops there goes my food allowance for the next 2 weeks. Also, regrettably, one of the reasons why I'm not celebrating with my friends in Toronto/Richmond Hill tonight. Oh the bitter troubles of a bibliophile.


  1. So...a few things. And I could probably write a page long critique here. You know how you were my arch nemesis and all amazing last year? What the hell!?!?!? You've jumped like 6 galaxies ahead of me and you've only just started animation. Is the program this intense??? Your stuff was amazing but now its fucknig pro. Pardon my french. Also, have you noticed your style is graudally changing? Or maybe tis just your assignments, but I am noticing a bit of different takes from last years work. SOh Jealous. Much love. Btw, how long were your hand sketches each?

  2. @Yulia Stone LOL dear arch nemesis, any kind of critique is greatly appreciated! Improved really? Well thanks good to know that I'm sort of heading in the right direction. Style change? Perhaps. I like trying new things so maybe that influences it a bit. The hand sketches were 30-45 minutes for 20 of them but they usually end up 30-45 minutes spread over 2 hours hahaha because I get distracted easily. :P As for 6 galaxies, nah man, you're still amazing as usual!! When you start animation you'll be amazing! There are some pretty amazing people here and I don't want to get left behind. Everyone really works so hard. I'm always so impressed every time you post new stuff! Keep up the awesome work. Miss you lots!

  3. great work. especially love the hands and layouts.