Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Update + Jamie Hewlett

Hey Everyone!

Oh man, has it really been over a month now since I've posted? Sheesh, and I said I'd try to update this as much as I could. But hey, that doesn't mean I've not been working--in fact, I don't think I've stopped working, and the fact that I'm writing this post probably means that it's either the morning and I'm eating my oatmeal, or it's the afternoon and I've just finished lunch.

But hey, who wants to hear about the sandwich I just ate a few minutes ago...I think ought to talk about  what classes I have enjoyed instead. Lately, I've taken a liking to my Concept/ Development 1 class. I'm currently working on an animatic based off of Aesop's fable, The Monkey and The Dolphin. It's been challenging, but it's also been a lotta fun. I'd post some work, but to be honest I'm just going to wait until the animatic is completed--the amount of concept and design sketches I have is crazy. I had to redraw/re-design my monkey and dolphin roughly 5 times (each time, doing about 5 sketches, excepting the part where I tackled the monkey and dolphin for the first time). But you'll see all that soon when the animatic is completed two weeks from now, when I post it to the blog along with other concept work.

Lastly, there have been a few nights where I've had to stay up late trying to finish my homework. While working on it though, I found myself every night listening to this same interview as a way to keep me awake and to lift my spirits. It's an interview with Jamie Hewlett, as part of Alfred Dunhill's interview series. I absolutely loved hearing his story about his life and work, and found it amazing when he talked about his creative process. Of course, though, I still think that his comment on the ego in the first few seconds of the interview is probably my favorite part.

Make the time to watch this (if you haven't already); you won't regret it.

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