Job hunting is rubbish.
I’ve not been in the mood to do any work.
Or much else.
However, Sufjan Steven’s second batch of Christmas songs have been lifting the tone.
Here is a tumblr page soon to be full of shit and sketches http://ringroadsupermarkets.tumblr.com/
I was really disappointed with the way this was turning out, most of the objects appear too solid and straight edged. For some reason I have working all wrong, I should have been using the same techniques I was the last two years – lots of planes with drawings pasted on instead of unwrapped 3d objects. This makes everything feel much more like a drawing.
I made a few changes to this scene rather then scrapping it (just because the experiment is still worth it, and problem solving skills blah blah blah). It is looking much better already, not perfect, but better. Hopefully once in motion and with the addition of a floating outline around the characters and chairs it will appear more ‘sketchy’.
There isn’t that much left to do in this piece, I have decided to make the animation much shorter and loop it (just like the squid). This means no bus stopping and starting, just continuous driving. Also much more simple character movement. I just need to get back to achieving the ‘feel’ of my older work, when I was doing it for the first time and basically just dicking around. Just take a cool sketch, get into 3d and move it. Nothing overly complicated, just keep it simple and as organic as possible. No more straight lines!
Things aren’t great at the moment so I don’t have much to show. This might be one of the reasons things aren’t so great. I’m supposed to be doing some stuff for Trent Bridge Cricket ground and that was really exciting! until I started drawing, then it became tedious and felt like a ‘project’ with an outcome that was rather ordinary (plus my drawings have been awful!). I think i’m going to resort to scribbling around and just play with what I get in 3d – as was intended. Doing this should hopefully allow for some actual experimentation, what I set out to do in the first place.
Reason why things aren’t good is money, it’s normally always money, or people, but this time it’s not people. It’s no money. I can’t afford to be at Uni so I’ve been around begging (asking nicely) for loans, and weighing up whether I should be here or not. I still don’t know. I’ll just do some work.
Whatever I end up doing I need to have something to show for it pretty damn soon! Before the end of November – OK? Yes, ok. Good.
Just a quickly put together example of some sketching. I want to achieve a style in 3d animation that captures this ‘feeling’.