Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Day 22 - Interview guys

31st July 2012

Man it's been really long since I boarded something and my boarding skills have rusted so badly. :( Also halfway through I realized either u make a comic or a board, you can't have both. I introduced callout boxes like an idiot. I need to practice. In college I've given two interviews already. A very common question in a work interview is 'What are your strengths and weaknesses? This is the response we would really say if we were allowed to be honest.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Day 21 - Speedpainting #05 - Ring-tailed Lemurs

24th July 2012

Another day gone in planning of my movie. Thanks to my best bud Alok's constant push to do a speedpainting just minutes before 12 am, I managed to churn this out. Since my friend Ankita was watching while I painted this (I dunno how she had the patience for so long!), I comfortably finished it in 1 hour 25 minutes. Learned mainly about rim lighting and back lighting, although I need to do more of these studies!

Two ring tailed raccoons, coming right up!

Original photo

Speedpainting #05

Feedback and criticism is highly appreciated!

The big jhol that happened with this one is that a guy had copied the original photo, copyrited it, and put it up on google. That was the one I painted from. Then I see the original on deviantart, and it seems so that it is different in its lighting and color!! So after I was done with it I had to tweak its colors to match the original. Sad story. :( Anywho, learnt a lot.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Day 20 - Speedpainting #04 - Sunlit kitten

14th July 2012

I was beginning to get worried if I could keep up with this speed painting stuff. I missed two days of it thanks to my obnoxious laziness, but here's tonight's speed painting. 

I had a lot of fun doing this one. I really thought I could stick to the one hour deadline (30 mins seemed impossible), but I exceeded by 20 mins. :( Still need to know how to resist from adding details and keeping it basic. Figured out how bounce light works and how sunlight saturates color.

I think this is the best one so far coz it very closely resembles the original. Criticism is most welcome. :)

The original photograph

Speedpainting #04

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Alina chau's commencement speech

Hi guys,

I read Alina Chau's commencement speech today and I was very inspired. I think every animation film maker or art student should read this before graduating. If you're ever down and you get lost in your work, and what you did once for fun now becomes work, this is what you need to be reminded; to keep both separate and always do art for yourself as well.

Happy reading!

Day 19 - Speedpainting #03 - Emma Stone/Gwen Stacy

9th July 2012

This one was supposed to done in 30 mins, but I've royally exceeded the time limit, nullifying the whole purpose of a 'speed painting'! :( I'm happy with it, except her face. I tried my best to make her look as cute as she looks in my eyes, but her eyes needed to be lower. Her jaw was super hard. I took 30 mins just to make a rough sketch!! :( 
I loved Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy! I love her no matter what she plays!! She's my latest favorite actress. Here's the result of 2 hours of backache. Need to be much much quicker and just catch the masses. I guess this is a proper digital painting.
 Original photograph

Speedpainting #03

Monday, 9 July 2012

Day 18 - Speedpainting #02 - Morning Light

8th July 2012

Phew, I was hoping I'd finish today's speedpainting. I really wanna keep this up no matter what work comes in between!
Today I tried to find a good image to study morning light. the process of finding a photo took really long. :( Maybe I shouldn't be so picky - anyway, I am pretty happy with this. In ten minutes time I was so frustrated coz I'd just finished a few basic patches. :( This stuff is so hard. But I think I can come to terms with the mood of the painting, I think I nailed that. :) I learned a lot about hard light and soft light here. Also I got a reminder of how badly I suck at draweing drapery and cloth. :'( Will work on that as well.

 Origial photograph

My speedpainting

Criticism and feedback is highly appreciated!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Inspiration findings

My best bud Alok posted some of the most inspirational videos on his blog today. For anyone who's feeling like giving up on art or their not gonna make it, you have got to listen to these wonderful artists. :)
Here's his post.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Day 17 - Speed Painting #01 - Sunset

7th July 2012

Finally!!! it's been so long but I finally got myself to do my first ever 'speed painting', or rather, what I THINK a speedpainting is, although  I have no idea why it's called that, coz it takes forever. I took exactly 1 hr 6 mins, but from now on I'm gonna have to set an alarm. When it rings, I will stop, no matter how finished the painting is or at what stage it has progressed. Tomorrow it'll be 45 minutes and then I'll try to stick to 30 mins. It hurts! :-s I learned so much by doing this. Lighting, understanding color, tones and values. I think I can proudly say I'm pretty happy with this one, especially since it's my first.

The original photograph

 My version in 1 hour. 

From this I conclude two things - I need to have a better control on tones and saturation especially.
I constrained myself a lot. I have used only the brush tool to paint this. No burn or dodging, as much as it itches me to do this. And no color correction. It is also painted on only 2 layers.

Differentiating a real smile from a fake smile

I was watching a very interesting tutorial at AnimschoolBlog on lipsynching, and Tyler Phillips mentioned a real smile from a fake smile and I did this test! Turns out I'm very good at differentiating between the two! I got a 19/20!
Here's the LINK for the test.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Windy Day

Windy day from Nikhita Prabhudesai on Vimeo.

First proper clip that I animated and colored on TVPaint animation pro! :) So happy with it, coz I learnt a lot about cyclic animation. Loop this one and DON'T watch on HD its super shabby. :)

The Greedy Pencil

This blog is a collection of (some of) my work, the art I do for fun, my inspirations and the sweat that goes into making animated films. Enjoy!