Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dizuni's Status Reporto: 09-30-2008

So far, classes have been going okay. Yesterday in Web Comics class, my professor liked my only statement for my Journal web comic and it was well received in class when I presented it. It gave me some confidence that this will be a good thing. Essentially the Journal web comic will be essentially what this website is for me, in web comic form…and updated regularly ^^;; Here’s the statement.

WHAT I’m the only web comic creator
HOW that consistently produces journal comics about my life in art school
WHO for those who wished they could have gone to one
WHERE in English speaking countries
WHY in order to explore the issues, experiences and lifestyles of art students through my eyes
WHEN in a time when people are asking themselves, “What if?”

We’ll be learning how to use Dreamweaver CS3 and pretty soon, my web comics will be up for all of you to enjoy.

As for Senior Project, I’ve gotten a few scenes keyframed already and Scene 11 is completely keyframed and tweened. I’m not as far along as I had hoped, but I’ve got buffer days to help with the down time. I’ll be picking up the pace so I don’t fall behind.

In Acting for Animators, I’ve recently met up with my voice actress to record my monologue selection to use for my voice over animation. I used the line, “It is like trying to pick a lock with a wet herring.” from Shakespeare in Love. Near the end of the quarter, I’ll have that animation completed since that’s one of the major projects for that class. I also have to perform my selected monologue piece myself, so we’ve been thumbnailing movements for our performances as well. I’m kind of nervous about it, because I’d have to perform lines, which isn’t something I like to do. I rather just do my acting through my animations, not me personally, heh.

Other than that, that’s what has been up with me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fall QTR 2008

So classes for Fall Quarter have begun this past Monday. My break in between summer and fall quarter was good, but horribly short. As for my Concept and Senior for Sequential Classes...I did pretty well in them, so I'm glad about that. Currently I'm taking Senior Animation Project I, Acting for Animators and Online Comics this quarter. It's a heavy load compared to what I've done in the past, but I gotta stay strong to survive. It's also kinda odd seeing so many people again in classes, since Summer quarter was so empty.

In a stroke of bad luck, the first day of Acting class, my professor accidentally stepped on my glasses. So now I'm here not able to see further than 4 to 5 feet away from me. Wonderful. Other than that, classes have started off pretty well. I just have a lot of work ahead of me.

So, in order to make up for the lack of pretty pictures, here's a bunch of stuff! Enjoy!

A fanart of Tony Taka's Shining Wind Series. This is Elwing.

Some random bad boy sketch I did near the beginning of summer.

Was at Romano's and I usually like to draw stuff on the tables heh.

I'll get more stuff up very soon, so stay tuned!

Sunday, August 31, 2008


I was helping some friends the other day build their brand new book shelves and found this multi colored styrofoam cube in the boxes. Thought I would give it some personality.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Late Night Scribblez

Thought you would enjoy some mindless thoughts of mine scribbled onto paper late last night while I was working on stuff.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Summer QTR Week 8

I've got three more weeks til Summer Quarter is over, and lots of work ahead of me. In Concept Development, I've completed thumbnail roughs of my general storyline for class. I've also worked out my Character Designs for it as well. I've been contemplating on whether to upload the thumbnails now or not. Mostly because I may use this site as my final turn in for class, because we are to create a site to display everything we have done in class. I'm going to create clear labels for each assignment when I do get the green light to use this site. As for what needs to be done now, this Thursday will be when I have to pretty much complete my Storyboards and Character Turnarounds for a Pitch to be presented in class.

In Senior Project, I still need to get a lot done. I'll leave it at that.

There's still so much I need to get in order, and I need to pull together soon. On the bright side, I feel that I've been getting better in terms of skill. A friend told me that some of my choices in shots have been really good for someone who has not been trained much in that kind of thought process. My figures and my drawings are much more confident now, as I've been going to Friday afternoon Life Drawing Sessions for the past 3 weeks. They've been a valuable resource that I should have made use of earlier in my SCAD career...but hey, better late than never.

Hopefully the next post will have some artwork for you all to see, til then see ya.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Concept Development Class 11: Midterm

So earlier today, I had my Midterm for my Concept Development for Animation class. We had to completely storyboard the classic Tortoise and the Hare story in two hours. It's designed to show us that we are capable of creating a storyboard sequence in such a short amount of time. It also shows us the surface level knowledge we have because we were forced to draw quickly to meet a deadline, so we resort to things we definitely know how to draw. We also needed to take from it the concept of setting deadlines for ourselves and actually achieving it. Why were we able to get our midterm finished? Fear of the Deadline? Random Subject? Whatever it was, we have to try and apply that to our regular routine so that we are able to keep a good work ethic in our artwork.

I somehow, actually enjoyed working on this. Even with the pressure on to finish within 2 hours. I never knew 2 hours could go by so quickly, but it was fun. I had to constantly edit myself so I could make the deadline and at least tell a complete story. There were more boards I wanted to add and details here and there, but I had to work fast...so obviously there will be mistakes. So without further a due, here's my Midterm in all its hastily drawn glory.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Catching up and Summer Quarter...

So it's been almost a Month since last post, sorry about that. Lately just been enjoying my brief bittersweet summer break. Today is the first day of Summer Quarter for me, so expect more posts in the future. I'll include my final for my Maquette class last quarter since I never got around to that a little later.

Anyways, here's my new schedule.

Mondays/Wednesdays 2pm-4:30pm : Sequential Senior Project
Tuesdays/Thursdays 11am-1:30pm : Concept Development for Animation Projects