Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Favorite Project

What type of project did you select (photoshop, animation, other)?
I selected an animation project.

Is this your favorite type of project?
Yes, it is. I would like to work with animation as a career so this project was definitely my favorite.

What about this work is successful?
Everything, except it is a little choppy.

Will you use the techniques learned from doing this project again?
Walk cycles and animation techniques.

What projects would you like to do more of?
More animation projects using photoshop or maybe flash.

Which projects would you like to do less of?
There is nothing I would like to do less of.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Magazine Cover

This is my magazine using the image from the Barbie project. I tried to make it like a teen girl celebrity gossip magazine. It looks alright, I suppose. The only thing I would change is NPH and make him look better, but you can read all about that in the Barbie Project post.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Barbie Project - NPH and PG

Neil Patrick Harris
Prince Gumball

For this project we had to apply the proportions and looks of a cartoon character to a celebrity. I chose Prince Gumball (Adventure Time) and Neil Patrick Harris because NPH voices the character.

Neil Patrick Harris as Prince Gumball

This piece is ok and somewhat successful, but I'm not very good with retouching photographs. What worked was recoloring the photo, and what didn't work too well was making the hair. I tried to style it the same way as PG and make it look kind of like bubblegum, but it doesn't look too good. If I were to do this project over again, I would experiment with different methods of creating the bubblegum hair. The most difficult part of this project was retouching the photo and making the hair. I learned more about the liquify tools and adjusting the layers. Now enjoy a video of NPH/GB singing. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

iPad Apples

For this project we went to the library to experiment with using iPads to draw. I really liked the app we used. We could have multiple layers and there were a variety of brushes and tools to use. I would like to use this in the future for quick sketches, portraits, and landscapes. I liked how my apple turned out, but I need to work on drawing and painting from a 3-D perspective.