Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Hi, even though I posted his medel sheet in previous post, I revised him again, since I got a great feedbacks from pros on ACME, and I also could see the improvment from the first one. At frist, I didn't even thought about the basic Basic part of drawings, the line of action!! So I redid it, and also I tried to design his hair better. James Lopez also mentioned how the eyes positions, and it was so hard! I tried, but I still feel like there is something wrong with his eyes.

James said, the eyes are the window to our soul. I hope someday I can draw like him.... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

2-D animation!

Since I came back to US, I had been working on my 3-D Dialog test for a while. ( The monster one...I've been working on the test almost for 4 months and I am sick of it!!) Anyway, I got sick of it, so now I started working on my 2-D dialog test that I was working on before. I think it's very nice to work on 3-D and 2-D at that same time. It reminds me of enjoyment in animation! I enjoy more traditional animation than computer animation. Maybe because I don't know enough about computer animation yet, I get more frustrated with 3-D animation. Especially re-doing all the works get so confused!!!! Like, putting back to stepped keys and then try with spline....and start getting all mixed up and all the keys are all over and I don't know which was keys and breakdowns and inbetweens AND AND!! My brain hurts!

Anyway, so it was very fun to draw him today. Drawing is so much fun!! Posted by Picasa

Gedo Senki

I just got back from Japan a few days ago!!! It was great! I spent time with my family and friends, and also there were 2 great things!

First, I went to see "Gedo Senki" (English title is "Tale of EarthSea") I don't know how many people know about this movie. It is a new Studio Ghibli movie, directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son. They just opened it, and I went to see was ..... ok. The story was confusing, also the characters were not that great. There weren't any characters that the audience connected with. The whole movie was more violent, many kids in the theater were saying, "kowai~" ( means "scary~") .

There was also a big gallary opening in Tokyo, with many great art works from Disney. All the art works were from Steamboat Willy up to PeterPan. They had original cells, storyboards, Animation drawings, and background painings. It was a very big gallery, roughly 500 pieces in size.If anyone is going to visit Japan, they will have the gallary until Sept. 24th. at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. It was very inspiring! Posted by Picasa