Monday, September 24, 2012

Animation: Morph Cycle


I have a basic animation cycle from class to morph three objects into each other. It may seem simple but it takes some time to figure out how your items will become each other. 

A huge part of my life at the moment is my involvement in the Beauty Pageant world. I am a current title holder for a state pageant, and an optional contest winner at nationals. I wanted to incorporate my personality into my assignment so it wouldn't be 'just another piece of homework' to me. 

(Image credit to The Korea Times)

The girls above are from the Miss Korea 2012 pageant. They are wearing the standard crown, sash and evening gown that pageant winners are typically wearing at the time of crowning.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Project Hiroshi Hayakawa (Part Three)

For my project I became interested in using my idea for my final illustration. 
I seem to be going with a flow rather than a set patter of how I want things.  

I didn't really change much to what was going on the the previous image, however i did play with some  concepts. Lines vs no lines. -I like lines, being that I love cartoons, however the lines create a certain effect. More boldness, sharpness and combined with a shadow create 3D effects. No line is flat but gives more of the direction im looking for.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Project Hiroshi Hayakawa (Part Two)

Neutral colors! 

This is my color palette for the Figure As Landscape project that I will complete. I chose these tones because they most represent colors that nature provides naturally. With most of my composition being underground, brown tints, tones and shades play a major role. I am leaving myself with three browns to work with at the moment, however that might change as I continue the project.

There are some pink colors in my palette. They are for the flowers on the vines that will grow on the body. There is also a yellow/brown color for the body's flesh. it looks like normal tan skin above ground yet is light enough to be seen as roots underground.

This is a test sample of how I want to display the final image.
The little object in the bottom corner is a worm. They live underground!

The final image would include dirt details, rocks, detailing in the carved wall, shading, depressing clouds (maybe) and a few other things!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Project Hiroshi Hayakawa (Part One)

The First assignment for Design For Media Project Hiroshi Hayakawa

I was really confused on where I wanted to go for this project. Several ideas came into play, but many of them did not deal with the concepts at hand.

This idea deals with Menagerie.
I first began with the Figure as landscape idea in the upper right corner. That image is multiple sugar cane stocks in the form of a human hand. However, I began to think about the color and location of the sugar canes. These canes are usually farmed (to my knowledge) so I started thinking of things that are the color brown that might appear on a farm.

There is a farmer girl whose hair is brown and dress is nude/brown. She is holding a wicker basket that contains potatoes and she could also hold chocolate ice cream (diary is farmed as well). There is also a wood fence, a random floating peanut and a brown bird.

The above image is the idea for Figure As Landscape

I kept thinking of this idea way too much! It was the only one that would pop in my head that I actually could imagine. It's a woman laying on the above surface. Under an outdoor surface (such as grass. the line under her marks grass) there is dirt, roots, rocks, etc. I was thinking maybe her body transforms into the roots, as if she is part of the ground. The primary focus would be the design of the roots and their placement. 

The figure as landscape idea came mainly from the idea of The Secret of Kells. 
(image credit from The Secret of Kells Movie)

This movie has a lot of landscaping, roots and cartoony visuals that I enjoy. 
The plant life here is so vibrant and eye capturing. That is what i would want to capture in my landscape image. 

For the Menagerie idea, a painting called Sugar Cane Cutters that I came across while browsing online got me into the sugar cane idea. 
(Image credit to cubajournal)
This Mario Carreño painting inspired me not only with its style, but bright vibrant colors, and flowing shapes captured my eyes. As you may notice, the sugar canes are green in the painting. That is because they are freshly cut and filled with chlorophyll. Once cut, the sugar canes turn into a brown color. (this is just from my plant knowledge nothing official. if i am incorrect i apologize)

(Cut sugar cane. Image credit to: latherblog)

I hopefully will be able to think of more ideas soon and also to choose between which type of style I would like to do.