Thursday, 30 March 2017

Crit Write Up | Adaption B | Year 2

I feel that the crit went well. The feedback I received was good and has helped me to create a plan for the upcoming weeks of work. Of course I expect this to change with time but this is my rough plan as follows:

6 weeks to go: final drawings done. Art style chosen. 
5 weeks to go: final model started
4 weeks to go: model at around 50% done
3 weeks to go: model at around 80% complete
2 weeks to go: model complete and poses started
1 week to go: render time and time for making an art of
Deadline: 11th May

Within the next week I need to experiment with art styles as I've been told that maybe a realistic look isn't the simplest to create. I want my work to be some what realistic but with a cartoon feel. I need to try to express this within my drawings to do this I need to draw some more skeletons in suits in a range of styles rather than different components separately. 

I have to leave myself a lot of time to model my character Skullduggery Pleasant because as Phil put so plainly, my project is a 'naked project'. This means that at its core, my character is a skeleton in a suit. There is no room for error as people know what each components look like and if there is even one element wrong, it will break the elusion.

My final piece will be a short animated sequence but I would also like a few other rendered shots of him in various positions. I know this will take time and I've given myself roughly 2 weeks to do this in so I hope that no major issues arise. 

Currently, I have given myself 5 weeks to create a fully modelled and rigged character. I think this is manageable but I cannot slack during the modelling stage. In the past my time management hasn't always been the best so I'm going to reevaluate my work weekly to try and keep on top of my workload. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Rome | CAA Abroad | Photo In a Photo | Personal Work

27th February - 3rd March 2017. CAA's field trip abroad to Rome. It was great fun for me to return to a country that I haven't seen since I was about age 10. I spent most of the trip piecing my old memories of Rome together with the version of Rome that I saw before me. Most of it I remembered, some of it came back to me as we walked past places. 
For example, where I knelt in the road to take a picture of the archway is where I was almost hit by a bus last time I was in Rome. I knew I should take a picture there but I didn't remember why until my dad told me later that evening on Skype.
I remembered the Trevi Fountain but there was no Burger King opposite like I remembered to give you that harsh slap of old vs new.
I remembered the Colosseum, but not the armed guards and there was definitely not any of the barriers at the Sistine Chapel. 
I remembered the Egyptian Obelisks that we walked past - especially at Piazza Del Popolo. It was all vaguely familiar but at the same time, things had changed.

Before we went to Rome I set myself a mini project to do while out there - to find some of the locations that either my parents had been to in 1989 or I had been to in 2006. I wanted to match the old with the new. In most cases it was simply impossible to get the correct angle to take the photo due to new barriers or crowds but I think I did a pretty good job. I only managed to get 6 photos of the 10 I hoped for but I still think it's pretty impressive to see the difference. 
The Basilicas at Piazza Del Popolo now sports scaffolding and billboards. The Spanish Steps have huge advertisement boards. The Vatican City and Colosseum now feature barriers and fences. The only place that seemed unchanged was the Trevi Fountain. 

On the trip I managed to take over 500 photos so these are just a sample of some of the photos I amassed while out there. 

Photo in a Photo.
Group photos are always necessary.
'Our Brad in Rome'

Roman Forum


Trevi Fountain