Thursday, October 20, 2011

Field Trip to the Zoo

 We were assigned to design gorillas this week

Just for the occasion, we took a class field trip to the L.A. Zoo. These are some of the drawings I made while while I was there.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Art Updates

Here are some birds we had to design for Character Design class, I had fun making these...

Below is a storyboard I made for an in-class pitch on Tuesday. We were assigned to board a scene we made up, so I turned it into a little fishing mishap, see if you can tell what's going on...

And I Got a Pen

Last week, Nathan Stanton visited CalArts to talk about the Pixar story team. It was fantastic talking to him about working at Pixar, along with plenty of invaluable story advice for we future film-makers.

Best of all though, he gave us all Pixar promotional pens. John and I don't write with them. Instead we put them in a place of honor above our desks like the picture above. It's a constant reminder of what we should be working towards

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Arctic Expedition

For story class, we had to create characters for a pitch for the class. My characters were developed as a forgotten expedition to the North Pole, assumed to end in disaster.

 Major Wick is the fearless leader, plagued with insanity, and his closest companion is a frozen herring named Dima. His crew includes Pook, the silent but friendly Eskimo, Mr. Scwitz an ice-fishing tourist who got more than he bargained for, and Dr. Merriman, the crew's navigator, who was swallowed by a polar bear.