The Aleph

The assignment for this painting was to take a pre-existing story and create a background for it. This one was based off of Jorge Luis Borges' short story The Aleph.

The Immovable Bowling Pin

160 drawings later... I'm done my final animation assignment from first year, involving a flour sack that must interact with some sort of object/prop. Many people decided to animate their object/prop but I thought it would be best to focus my animation on the acting of the sack itself. It felt good to tackle a more sustained animation and get it done efficiently without obsessing too much about perfection (which is the natural thing for me). Quality vs. completion is a tightrope that every animator will have to walk at some point. I can't say I've really struggled with this yet, but its best to start being realistic about the time you have to work on something at an early stage. I guess the trick to doing good animation is to set your standard so insanely high that when you have to undercut it for the sake of getting it done it still looks good.

Fox Frenzy

Straight forward zany character. Anthropomorphism is done for the year! Hopefully for the rest of my life!


Here is a sample of some of the drawings done on the zoo trip. Got sort of infatuated with the orangutans and ended up only drawing them. The longer poses are of a 40 year old orangutan, which means that when I visited the zoo 10+ years ago as a kid I probably saw her. Boggles my mind. She looked depressed lying there for hours and gazing at the people.

Fact: Orangutans are the slowest growing mammals (according to zoo-keeper woman)

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