Thursday, January 31, 2008

Age 0f Exploration

So I finished my first Maya 3D modelling object today. This happens to be a klein bottle, consisting of what is considered to be a two-dimensional topological space, with no distinction between inner and outer planes. So essentially it has one surface and no edges. They're kinda cool.



Also here's my first Photoshop painting (oh, o000ooh; talk about some landmark assignments). Anyways, the blue one is the original color scheme, the cyan-(or so I'm told)-toned one was an afterthought colour rough. I almost like it better.



Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Of Entropy & Other Things



I've thought up a visual diagram depicting what I perceive to be one of the discrepancies between social habits of the introvert and the extravert, in my experience. The top line represents those of the extravert in which silence is an indent between speech and conversations; a void to be filled. The line below, conversely, represents the social tendencies (or often lack-thereof) of the introvert in which a good deal of the time silence is exhibited, with the occasional rarity of a phrase emerging from below.


When people are very upset they tend to talk in thin, small voices.


Ceci n'est pas un cerveau.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

the city so nice they named it twice.

I had a chance to get out to New York City with a few friends from school last weekend. Despite a lot of walking and a minor incident involving a grape juice stain down the back of my coat (not unlike a Jackson Pollock painting,Welch's being the culprit), it was an enjoyable weekend of photo-taking, food consumption, and Dutch Blitzing under the influence of Red Bull with some decent and qualitative company, not to mention an opportunity to get in a few cafe drawings.
I find I tended to gravitate towards sketching the restaurant/bar type scenes. These usually consist of more distinct atmospheres with a number of people heavily involved in football games, talking loudly or drinking away their sorrows and all that other great stuff. I think they reflect a particular aspect of human nature, though I'm not sure what.
I also drew a violinist playing under a bridge in Central Park. Violins are neat.




Friday, January 4, 2008

Animations

video

Well actually just one for now until I figure out how to post them larger. Does anyone know how to go about that, or is YouTube a better option? Anyways. I present to you the Weight Lift and Toss animation.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

a little hodge-podge of history.

Hokay. Here are a few of my personal favouritesque pieces from the latter portion of last year, our first being that of Arnie the Ant-Eater (sitting rather dejectedly and drinking away his sorrows under the impervious eye of great uncle.. baron von-something). The second is the sketchbook cover for my most recent personal sketchbook (these tend to be more illustrative by nature and less of a work-book, though it's been a while since I've really done anything in it), the third is an excerpt from a storyboarding assignment (this is me in grade 1 and how much I loved it), and the fourth being a sketch of the room I occupied back in June when I was stuck out in Michigan (visiting some distant relatives, not to be repeated).