Wednesday, 28 September 2016

been a while

Hi guys, so its been a while. Id like to start posting on here more, but at the moment my instagram account cocoparfait is where I post most of my stuff. Check it out if your into wildlife photography as well.

Any whooo Im in fourth year animation now, and an story boarding my film. Its about a baby woodcock who has too many legs and runs away from home. I'll post some stuff on it soon.

Lately Ive been into life drawing and field sketching. I want to improve my bird drawing skills, and what better way than to study them from life. so far, thats mainly been owls, since their such still and good subjects. Ive done some studies from my photography as well.

Some artists have really been inspiring me, and Ive had the chance to sit back and compile a few for life drawing class.
Among some main influences, Morten Solberg, Justine Lee Hirten and Tim Wootton are very inspiring. Their suject matter and style are someting I strive for. I love the field studies Wootton does, and Im really into the mood Morten paints with his wildlife portraits. Hirtens work is amazing, I love her accuracy and witchy feel. John conways work with dinosaurs and spooky work is also really lovely. Love the mood portrayed. 

My own field sketches. no watercolour yet, but I do lots of ink washes. These are screech owls and coopers hawks. 

Some studies Ive done from photos, dead and live subjects and some made up creatures. Im still very into mythology and creature creation, so I love playing around with mixing animals up. All of these were done over this past summer

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Northern Saw-Whet Owl

A winter migrant in southern Ontario, the Northern Saw-Whet is a very small owl, and feeds mainly on mice and voles. They roost in pines and thick bush during the day, and hunt in fields at night. 
This was done with watercolour 

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

a multi-layered panning background

Our main layout project in the fall term was to create a multi-layered panning background of our choice. I made one that would match my action analysis for DQ's animation class. 

I chose something I was comfortable doing, and planned each step out, saving many times along the way. I drew inspirations mainly from Bambi and Over The Garden wall layouts and backgrounds and my own experiences in the woods. 
This was one of my favourite projects so far! I think it turned out alright, I would change somethings, but nothing major. Probably play with colour and lighting more.

Final painted layout

              workbook to plan out the scene                       all levels separated, before layout was painted

Character, a saw-whet owl, that is animated in the next scene