Painterly cartoon animation style.
Phenomenal Animation done in Blender. Unique story with a well done twist.
Moral of the Story: “People don’t have to grow old to ‘realize’ they were killing that what they were looking for the most.”
Very cool art style. A lot of 2D animation techniques from classic cartoons can be seen in this piece.
An interesting look at the art and history of remixing and the culture it has created in our society.
Where: Vimeo.com via my friend’s personal recommendation
When: 12:00 AM
Description: Such a motivational final project piece done by a student at the Ringling College of Art and Design. A lot of respect goes out to the artist behind this production for the utilization of a unique hand drawn art style combined with 3D art assets in a story that was composed and composited perfectly. The almost ironic uplifting background music fits perfectly with the music and adds to the emotional element of the piece.
Special Note: The bar has been set high in the world of animation and visual effects. I have lots to learn in order to show the world what I am truly capable of. This is the last post for my summer Concept Design class at Drexel University taught by the excellent Professor Troy Finamore. However, I will be posting back on here every once and a while to keep my creative journal alive and kicking. This is no happy ending, rather this is a project that will last as long as I am young and continue to be in the pursuit of creative inspiration. My grandfather once said, “You only become old the moment you stop learning.” This is a journey and this is just the beginning.
Where: My friend’s Facebook.com post
When: 1:45 PM
Description: The Gradient Mesh Tool: A tool I was not even aware of in Adobe Illustrator which enables you create the outline form of a 3D object on a canvas and then utilizing both the color picker and the gradient tool, fill in the outlined mesh to create depth and form based on your outlines.
The results itself are astounding. The image below is one I found of Jessica Alba drawn beautifully utilizing this tool:
When: 11:00 AM
Description: Art games on consoles have never really hit mass market appeal (with the exception of Mario Paint) but I feel that this one, THQ’s uDraw Game Tablet for the Nintendo Wii, has great potential. Creating a cost effective Wacom Tablet sort of slate interface using a Nintendo Wii-mote is an ingenious idea that opens doors to a whole new genre of games.