Saturday, July 4, 2009

what I promised...

Well the class that I've been telling ya'll about wrapped last week. It hands down was the most freedom I've had in any college class my entire college (for lack of a better word) career. Premise was do what ever you want and follow it through to the end. And in the end of the class all the students will display their stuff in a gallery and if ya want you can sell your stuff. Dope as fuck right? So I decided to do a skateboard deck, a figurine, a sticker, and a button.

The skateboard deck and the buttons were the easiest. I basically just put the design together then I went through somw websites that printed them on the particular item.

The stickers (shown above as the circulatory system pic) wasn't difficult either...I just had to cut them myself. If I were to do them again...and I will...I'll send them off to be printed. Ilike the design but I hated that I wasn't able to get the glossy sticky paper that I wanted. Also I want rounded edges and it's pretty difficult to do that by hand.

The most difficult of them all was the figurine. Actually, it was the only thing to give me any problems...I designed them completely with computer software so I didn't have to worry about craft. With the figurine I had to sculpt it...and since I chose to carve it out of foam (A decision which I now realize was a mistake) I had almost zero room for error. The same was true about painting it. And how I did one stage affected the other drastically. It is what it is...a prototype. Something to learn from. I will create another and this time I have better direction.

**Also I'm thinking about making another deck only this time around I'll add more detail to the character...I'll either do that or a different design with the character with more detail... I don't know yet.

Right now I'm focussed on doing a hand drawn animated short. I'm not sure how long I'll make it. It'll basically be the character transforming into outfit which he is shown wearing on the skate deck.

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