Friday, December 28, 2007

run test

Here's a run test I did today. It's still rough. The hands, arms(elbows), head and face need to be worked on. I'm just trying to get some practice in. A.M. starts back up soon and I hope to really nail my short story good. lol :OP Thanks for lookin!! Till next post....PEACE!!!

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

a.m. 509

my assignment for this week. A day early, but I need a day to relax my brain...lol Anyways, till next post...PEACE!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Animatic for 507

EDIT: 11/20/07 Here's a screen shot of my 1st scene. This week we have to do layout for 1/3 of our short.....rough stuff!! Still have some work to do to it...but it's gettin there! lol Anyways. will post more soon!


Here's what I turned in this week. Still have to do my production schedule by tomorrow.....arrgghhh!!! lol There is never enough time. lol Anyways, hope I can make this as good as possible. Till next post........PEACE!! :OP



Saturday, November 17, 2007

Class 5 animatic

Here's my animatic for class 5 at A.M. Still have some work to do to it.... work out timing....last scene after the credits...etc. Do I ever finish anything? lol I'm horrible at this stuff!!! lol Anyways, had to post something. Will try to post again soon. Till then ....PEACE!!!


Friday, November 09, 2007

Character walk...

Here's my character walk for A.M. Still have some work to do to it....as usual...lol I'm never done!! lol Anyways, just wanted to post something. It's been a while. I'm hoping to put my animatic up soon too...we'll see. Thanks for lookin and till next post......PEACE!!!!

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Mekhi Leroy Milton...

Man.......at a loss for words. I did light my candles....also realized that I don't own very many. I also put a small glass, with the rose from Mekhi's funeral, in front of the candles. My nephew.... Anyways, I burned the candles for a little over an hour to show my support for not only my inspiring brother but for all the others out there. I know it never goes away. And Mel, I'm sure Mehki is up there extremely proud of you. Love you bro!







Saturday, October 06, 2007

um...

I'm feelin like I'm not ready to animate a short so am trying to practice as much as possible. I did some other animations put they have some serious cussing it them...lol My friend Brandon Compito (of course he has no website) writes and sings songs so I took part of 1 of his songs and animated it with some cheesiness...lol Hope u like it!! Oh...I also messed around with lighting and rendering. Class 5 started ...woo-hoo!!! Will post about my mentor next time and on my other blog. Had the 1st Q&A and I gotta say, this is my funnest class yet! Everyone is soooo funny! Anyways, till next post....PEACE!!!

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

final shot class 4

Here's my finished work.....or at least I'm moving on now. There's still some stuff that needs to be cleaned up but I'm gonna leave it alone. Anyways, thanks for lookin and till next post....PEACE!!

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Friday, September 14, 2007

411

Time is out...hopefully I will get a chance to work on this more in the next 2 weeks....I'm not very happy with it. Oh well. Here is my last assignment for class 4. Till next post ....PEACE!!!
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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Saturday, September 01, 2007

A.M. 409

Here's what I turned in this week. :O( Gotta work tomorrow. Wish I had more time to work on this. Anyways, gotta hit the sack. Till next post....PEACE!!!
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Sunday, August 26, 2007

A.M. 408

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Here's what I turned in this week. Still got a lot of refining to do. My e-critique was good and very insightful. I need to add more detail and do a ton of clean up next week so I can block in the lip sync. Time is just flying! I have 3 weeks left on this assignment and then hopefully go on to the next class. I hope to be faster next class so I can get some drawing time in....I miss it. Anyways, thanks for lookin and till next post....PEACE!!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

For my bro...

My word is a good 1. Now I hope my bro comes thru...I could really use some motivation. Class is getting tougher and I find myself wondering if I have what it takes. I wish I knew what I was doin...lol Oh well. Here's my what I worked on for the past 3 weeks. 4 more weeks....still have to clean it up and add the facial acting in.....man this is tough! Anyways, thanks for lookin...and Mel...I expect the good stuff when I come home from work on Sunday!!! lol :OP Till next post....PEACE!!!



Bush turned into Bishop...lol Not the best, but hey....I try! :OP

Saturday, July 28, 2007

:O(

Back to getting my butt royally worked at school......gotta love it!! lol No drawings to post but am gonna post my last assignment. I am so disappointed in it......I need to get better and faster. Someday I'll look back and laugh....lol Anyways, thanks for lookin. Till next post....PEACE!!! :OP


Friday, July 06, 2007

Wow!

Here's some m0re sketches. Probably my last for a while. Class 4 already feels like it's gonna be the hardest yet. You can see who my mentor is and my 1st sketch assignment at: http://destinationanimation.blogspot.com/

Anyways, hopefully will get some more drawing in. Till next post....PEACE!! :OP










Saturday, June 30, 2007

??? hmmm???

Where'd my week go? School starts up again soon.... can't wait!! I tried to get some sketchin in but am not feelin like myself. Who knows? Anyways, I went to see 1408.....pretty crazy movie. I still want to see "Ratatouille" and "Transformers" Hopefully I can scrape up some money. Things are tight and I gotta say, my 1st instinct is to drop out of school and do what it takes to get out of this hole. I've been here before and have told myself many of times that it I won't let it happen again. This time is different...I have kids. My brain is so scattered....so many worries....so much to learn. :O( Well, here's some sketches. My hands are so shaky lately. Just rust I guess. I'm hopin to get some more time in...Monday class starts back up.Woo-Hoo!! :OP Every time I get into the next class I get scared. It just keeps gettin rougher and rougher. I don't want to hear ... "u should take this class over again." I know I'll make it and someday I'll be passing this down to my kids. But for now.....what a mental screw!! lol Anyways, will try to post again soon. Till next post....PEACE!!!! :OP Keep on swimming!!! :OP




Friday, June 22, 2007

Been a while....

Drawing time!!! Woo-Hoo!!! Hopefully will get more time in cause class is out for a week. I already miss A.M.'s site. :O( Wnet to see "Shre the 3rd"...not too bad...I still like the 2nd part the most. :OP Anyways, gotta work this weekend...:O( Till next post....PEACE!!!


Thursday, June 21, 2007

pheww!!! Made it thru class 3

Man A.M. is rough but I'm hangin so far. I have a week off so am hopin to get some good ol fashion drawing in. Class 4 here I come!! Woo-Hoo!! Half way there...man it feels really good to be accomplishing something in the animation direction. I would've never thought I would be doin it....especially with a computer! lol :OP Anyways, here's the clean up on the last assignment..still some things to fix but for now I'm leaving it alone. Thanks for lookin and till next post....PEACE!!! :OP


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Startin to feel old....

Title says it all. Wish I had started drawing and animating a little bit earlier. Sometimes I don't know which is worse...the financial battle or the mental battle. Tough choice. I sometimes get that feeling that I could solve the financial woes by simply putting the animating on pause. I know that is a bad idea.....that's how I end up not finishing something. The mental side is tricky...just when I think I'm getting it...something new wreaks havoc on my now fragile mind. I guess the mental side has the edge cause it's also involved in the financial side. No wonder animators are a couple sandwiches short of a picnic. :OP Anyways, class 3 is comin to and end and I'm hopin I passed....guess I'll find out by Tues. Here's the last assignment we did....not happy with it. The clean up process was enough to render my mind mush. Oh well. :OP Thanks for lookin.....till nbext post....PEACE!!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Finally!

I got some sketchin in!! Woo-hoo! I gotta say it helped relieve the tension of the ongoing struggle with Maya. School is still kickin my butt......even more so now. Darn splines!!!! It just isn't clickin in my head yet. Anyways, it's been awhile since I last picked up my pen and I'm quite rusty. There's still a lot for me to learn. lol :OP CRAZINESS!!! lol Oh well, someday I'll be a ton better and laugh about my old stuff....right? :OP Till next post.....PEACE!!!!


Sunday, June 03, 2007

ummm......

Here's what I turned in today for school. It still needs a lot of work. A.M. just keeps gettin rougher and rougher. I know I haven't posted anything in a while so I figure I'd just post this.:O( I need to get some drawin time in soon! I'm such a slacker! Hopefully a small price to pay to become an animator. lol Anyways, thanks to anyone for lookin! :OP Till next post.....PEACE!!!
P.S. I just noticed I made his L-hand go off screen...ooops!! :OP



Friday, May 18, 2007

hmmmm.......

Not much drawing goin on....I'm too busy gettin served!! lol :OP I figure I need to post something every now and then. Here's my blockin for my 2nd assignment in class 3. Yeah dialogue gets to kick my butt now!! lol Not much time to enjoy my b-day.. :O( Oh well....what can I do. Thanks bro for the b-day wishes! :OP Till next post ...PEACE!!!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Gettin my butt handed to me!!

Here's my sketches of recent. Of course I threw my school work up...awful thumbs.lol Anyways, I put my last assignment up on my animation blog : http://destinationanimation.blogspot.com/
Check it out and tell me what u think. I still have a revision I'm doin to it. Just minor things. Anywho, thanks for looking!! Till next post....PEACE!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Again!!??? lol

Here's my quick sketch round from Weds. I'm tryin to always make time to do some sketchin no matter how little. School is workin me over...at least I know I'm gettin better! :OP I looked back thru my blog and realized how far I've come and how much time I had prior to A.M. lol Man.....I drew a lot!! Anyways, I have the kids's B-day this weekend, not mention this week's assignment. Busy week again.....just keep swimmin.....lol Thanks for looking! Till next post.....PEACE!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Yay me!!!

lol Finally got some sketchin in. Nothin great, but at least I got some time in. ;OP Will try to get more done soon, but am extremely busy lately. Kids, school,work, home projects, etc. lol Feelin a tad bit crazy! :OP Anyways, till next time.....PEACE!!! :OP

Friday, April 20, 2007

busy...busy...busy

It's been awhile since I've drawn anything. :O( Just so busy lately. Here's the laminate flooring I was installing.....it's almost done now and looks really nice. From Monday to 3:00 am this morning we were in Taccoa Georgia. It was so beautiful! I'm gonna post pics on my other blog (http://growing-up-milton.blogspot.com/) later. We went to Taccoa Falls and to the Georgia Aquarium. Awesome stuff! My wife's grandparents are the best! :OP Anyways, I really need to get to my homework......I'm such a slacker! :OP I gotta work this weekend too, so I really need to get it done. CRUNCH TIME!! lol Till next post....PEACE!!!
P.S. "We are Virginia Tech" Sad stuff....my heart feels for all the lives lost.





Friday, April 06, 2007

Back in class...

Woo-Hoo!!! Class started on Tues. I thought I was gonna be worn out but to my surprise...I feel quite excited. Hopefully my work flow has gotten better cause there's some rough assignments ahead. Here's my little intro page to my reference footage and the planning I did. The sketches are horrible! lol Oh well, hopefully I can make some time for some good ol fashion drawing. :OP Anyways, till next post.......PEACE!!


Thursday, March 15, 2007

well,well,well.....

Finally got some sketchin in. Nothin finished..... lots of randomness. Helps clear my mind of animating. I'd like to say I'm an amazing animator or that I'm doin well. But the truth of the matter is, I don't like my work at all. I'm startin to wonder if I have what it takes. lol No turning back now.....gotta finish what I started. lol I'm just gonna do my best and see how things turn out. Anyways, gotta go. Tons of chores to do and so little time. :OP Till next post....PEACE!!!!!





Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Still swimmin....

lol Man school is tough!! Been tryin to take breaks and get some drawing in. Here's what I did last night. Nothin organized but at least I'm still learnin. Hopefully I'll get some finished stuff in.....or at least close to finished. lol Well, back to my homework. Wish me luck! ;OP Till next post...PEACE!!!!



Sunday, March 04, 2007

AAARGGGGGHHH!!

Tough week again....school is kickin my butt!!! I was soo frustrated this weekend. I did do some sketchin to try and calm the animating frenzy that was goin on in my head. Again, I knew it was gonna be tough, but man did I under estimate just how tough. Oh well, all I can do is my best and try not to flip out too much. lol Anyways, till next post....PEACE!!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Finally.....

I really needed a break from the computer...lol School is givin it to me good. I knew it was gonna be tough but I never imagined how much of a struggle I would have. Anyways, I made myself take time to draw tonight. Probably easier for me to do when I know I have the upcoming weekend off. I did these really quick. I'm slowly but surely heading towards workin on poses..... gettin there. lol Anyways, till next post....PEACE!!!!!