Conceptual

Symphony

A little artwork that’s been in progress for 2 days now. Still not done.

Symphony

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Week-In: Sketches and an Award

Hello everybody! Here’s a regular update of what went on during the previous week. Now, I don’t usually do these kind of posts (you know, plain summaries of a week), but since most of what happened got more updated on Instagram, I’ll just… try and keep things here in a flow.

DSC_0174 DSC_0170DSC_0172If the pictures aren’t already a give-away, I’m currently exploring traditional typography, using different mediums like watercolor, markers, pens, and others. I’ve also been experimenting on character design among other things.

Also, I think I’ve mentioned this in one of my previous posts that last week was going to be busy because we’re holding the annual Ateneo Digital Arts and Animation Festival (ADAAF). As the Event Coordinator, I was placed in charge of the Venue and the props to make the theme pop. This year’s ADAAF was also a special one for me since I have two entries in the animation categories, one for the Animated TV Commercial (solo) and one for the Animated Short Film (I’m 1/3 of the group). Both films won awards, but one award that really SHOCKED me so much was this.

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Such a SHOCK. Seriously. I actually didn’t like how my ATVC came out, though I have to admit my concept was pretty neat. I’d love to tell you all about it, but since it’s an entry in a Nationwide event (Animahenasyon, Nov. 25-28), I can’t say anything about it just yet. However, once it’s over, I might be allowed to upload a snippet by then.

It’s just weird how a commercial I didn’t really put much effort on (given the time constraint and just pure procrastination) landed the Viewer’s Choice Award at ADAAF and made it into a Nationwide animation competition! Who am I? Haha. Seriously though, it’s still unbelievable.

So yeah. That’s last week for you. :) I’m doing another project for school right now, but I can’t get started because my darn graphics tablet broke down on me a few days after the semester began. I’m on the hunt to find my next one. But until then, I’m sticking to sketches and scanners.

ENGS002 #4: A Dark Reminder

Random thoughts:

It’s rare for someone to forget a childhood filled with laughter, and encouragement, but when one does, where does he/she go from there? What if that person remembers the past, but only connects with the dark moments of infancy?

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Memories are harder to bear than the reminder of scars left from painful experiences. A single word can trigger a train of memories carefully hidden at the back of the mind, accessible only when one chooses to evaluate his/her life.

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“Furries” are the creeps. They wait until one is at his/her weakest and when the moment comes, they put their plan into action, unleashing destruction (such as messing up the floor and finding relief just outside the door) in all places possible. They force their owners to care for them, when somewhere in a different wavelength and dimension, they are laughing at the humans’ gullibility.

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“Screw the rules, I have money!” ~Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged

We are at our darkest moments. Times when speaking nonsense and cursing at people for no reason is acceptable. Days when stealing from a neighbor is okay but borrowing money is something shameful. How did we come to this? Is it truly the natural evolution of man? Are we destined to become *diots even if we try not to be one?

It’s like saying, “Screw the government, I’m bored.”

(Though I much prefer this statement from the first one.)

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Embrace childhood like you would a stuffed toy. Care for it like you would fragile china, but let it go as soon as your hands become too rough to touch it.

Prompt/Inspiration from here.

Robot: Flame

I was soo inspired by Toe (recommended/inspiration-source from our English prof.) that I didn’t know what came over me and made me draw a robot. A pink one, yes. The color scheme was expected. :)

Did this in about 6 hours, and I still can’t get it all clean like the professional artists do! hahaha. Oh well. I’m not a professional yet, so I AM excused, right? :)

I was planning to draw this with a girl at the bottom right, but then got lazy and stopped here. Tomorrow though, I’ll have to finish this drawing!

Good night!