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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

031: Bzzzz


Scientifically speaking, bees shouldn't be able to fly because their wings should not be able to lift their body weight... however, bees obviously do fly.
Science is wrong!

Monday, December 20, 2010

029-030

030: Request from my brother in law



029: Haha watched Totoro today... best scene in the movie.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

FA 2010

So I've been spending my entire quarter creating the two kids for our Pre-Production short. I modeled both characters in Maya, but they are still in the process of being perfected so I won't post them until later. But, here are some fun facial expressions for our little girl Kat.



I also did this for my final in Character Animation. Pretty pleased with the way it turned out :) Quote from Nacho Libre

Friday, December 17, 2010

027: Over it

Last day of the quarter and as my friend always says, "Over it!"
Well, over it for now at least... I should be refreshed after this nap :)


Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

022: Red Panda

A snowy red panda for one of my friends :)


Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jump Animation


Just a quick update :) For my character animation class

019: Lynx

Wanted to try colored pencil on cardboard


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

018: Bobcat

Drew some scribbles today, wasn't digging it... so I went a little more realistic this time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

016-017

017: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get... unless you're an elephant.


016: I honestly just didn't have that much time today haha.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

011 Whale Shark

Heard a kid on the radio talking about whale sharks today :)
Plan to color this tomorrow... when I get my new tablet!



Update: I actually made two this day :) Wanted to share some birdie sketches... I never tire of drawings birds.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

004 Pigeon Toed

I didn't know I was pigeon toed until this passed weekend at CTN, and apparently everyone and their mother knew except me and my sister who's also pigeon toed (haha!)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

003 Moose Baby

So here we go - day three. This one took a lot longer for some reason. I had the hardest time getting what I had in my head down on paper. Though this is sort of what I was going for, I'm still not quite happy with it. I'll probably make another attempt at a baby moose again tomorrow. They're just so funny looking with their long, lanky legs.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The 365 Daily Doodle Challenge

This weekend was both exciting and tiring after attending LA's CTN Expo! I met tons of wonderful people and artists, all who were so incredibly inspiring that I couldn't wait to draw once I got home.

One person in particular I met was the amazing Chris Ayers. If you aren't familiar with him, he is the author and artist of the book The Daily Zoo which holds 365 drawings by Chris, one drawing each day for a year. He told me that he started these drawings after battling leukemia. In his book, he mentions that he started the sketches the same day that he was diagnosed and each drawing is a personal reminder to do something you love every day. After both hearing and reading his story, I felt so inspired that starting yesterday, I decided that I too would take on the journey (and challenge!) of creating one drawing a day for an entire year.

Below are the first two of the 365 drawings to come.


All updates for 365 Daily Doodles can be found at 365tamdoodles.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kid Concepts

I created some concept work for the story we're working on in our pre-production class, so I decided to share my favorite kid designs :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Volcanos go Boom

This was my final project for 3D Visual Effects. My goal was to create a volcano that was spewing out bits of volcanic rock and lava. Created using Maya and RealFlow.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Birdie


Some fun in Illustrator :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Children are always innocent, right?

Some concept work for a character I'm developing :]

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Updating with Comparative Anatomy


Been a while since I've updated, so I just thought I'd throw this pic on here since I've been scanning all day anyway.

Studying animals for Comparative Anatomy. I've learned a ton in this class! Definitely have improved. Thanks Dzu!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

3D Animation: Another Bouncing Ball?

Okay so I think I'm starting to get the hang of the Graph Editor. This wasn't as frustrating as the last one, but I did have some issues. Hopefully this process will progressively get easier.

This was our midterm assignment for 3D Animation... At least I think it's a midterm.
Open for comments and critique :)


video

Monday, August 9, 2010

Pakster


So my friends and I decided to do a drawing there where we were randomly given someone's name and a subject.

I got Pakie and Anubis! To make... The girl version of Anubis!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Polar Barr


Just a little something :)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bird Color Tests


Some bird test designs and colors :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Check Yo Bear Fly!

A little preview of what our studio group is working on :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

End of Spring 2010

Haven't updated all quarter, so I thought I'd put some of my projects up for show now that finals are (basically) done for me, please enjoy :)



Advanced Material and Lighting

Objective: Light and texture given scene
Mental Ray render with Bokeh lens
Three main spot lights with five volume lights on the candles to light the scene


Advanced 2D Animation
Created the character and then used nesting


Oh and also, today I went to the Spring 2010 show and I must say, very impressive! Congratulations graduates of SP2010! Now it's off to the big bad world. Wish you all the best of luck :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Featuring: Cool and Clever

As requested by my friend Chris, check out this animation I did for Web Animation. I hope to really clean it up later and change up the colors - but as it stands right now... please enjoy!

Presenting... Cool and Clever the Meerkats!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Quick Update


Here's a little something I did for fun :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Finals for Material and Lighting



Final for material and lighting!
It sucked because I couldn't render at school since the computers couldn't handle my scene in Mental Ray... Had to render it on my poor macbook! I think it cried a little.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ask and You will Receive



I've been having a hard time with Material and Lighting class because no matter what I do, I feel like my lighting just lacks. So I did what any struggling artist in need does - get help. I posted my latest project on Facebook asking for critique and tagged nearly everyone I knew. And then the strangest thing happened... people actually responded, with good and useful advice. Honestly, I was surprised with the amount of feedback I got.
I brought the scene back into Maya, re-did it with the advice I got, added the textures and this is what it turned into.


Amazing what critique can do, isn't it? Thanks everyone who helped

Monday, March 1, 2010

Concept Art


Here is some concept art from a story proposal I made for Business of Animation.

:) Hope you like.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Self Portrait


Got bored the other day and just wanted to do a quick doodle of myself :) Yay for short hair!
I like the way it turned out, except for the fact that now when I look at it, I realize that my bangs are going the wrong way. I guess that is what happens when you draw from a mirror though, haha.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Quarter 7 Update


Hey sorry I haven't updated, I just got so caught up with work and school! Well here's an update. The following are from either my Materials and Lighting. You can expect an update from my Character Modeling class soon.

The wood texture is my favorite ;P