Friday, May 7, 2010

First day of 2nd year classes.

So after a looong Spring break(2 months), I went back today for my first day of classes for my second year at school.

First class in the morning was Japanese. I really wish I studied Japanese a lot harder when I was in elementary school, because it's really really boring. I each English at an English conversation school to make ends meet and I'd like to think I give pretty good lessons. Students get to use the language and we have a few laughs. But my Japanese teacher just talks and talks and talks. So much for practical use.

Anyway this blog isn't about me complaining about school. The second class of the day was called, "Car Construction/Structure". This was an interesting class. My teacher used to be the head of the design department over at Hino Motors and talked about different materials and resources. He liked to go off tangent and he talked about a doomed Honda Fit Cabriolet project. That was quite interesting. Although he has one of those voices that hits the right frequency for drowsiness.

The third and final class of the day was CG Sketch class. Today was just warming-up to Photoshop and I'm glad I was doing my own thing during my break. I finished my in-class assignments fairly quickly and started working on my little sketch down below.

Pretty simple. I'm missing a lot of detail I know. No brakes, no steps, no levers, no hubs, and the list goes on.

Tomorrow is my first day of 2nd year Car Design class so I'll try and update this blog tomorrow to let you know how it went.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Animals in Competitive sport #2

So here's what I submitted for the Animals in Competitive Sports contest over at . I wish I gave it more time, but I'm just too tired and I have my first day of class tomorrow morning and I probably need to get some sleep for that. Overall I'm pretty happy with the outcome, but I need to draw more and I need to practice using photoshop more. Let me know what you guys think!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Animals in Competitive sport.

Recently I've been buying books from this one blog that reviews a lot of art books called . I think the reviews are pretty good and the best part of the reviews is that he includes a video where he(at least I think he's a he. I haven't checked out the profile yet. Oops!) flips through the book. It's nice to see what the book is like inside before you buy it. Everyone selling books online should do this!

So on his site he started a contest, where you submit a drawing where an animal participates in a competitive sport. I think this would be good motivation for me to draw something different and work with photoshop. There's two prizes to be won. One for a winner chosen by judges and one by voters. It'll be nice to add another art book to the collection.

So here's what I've been working on. Half-way through I realised ... it's not really fun, but since I don't have much time so I'm just gonna go for it. It's a gorilla sitting in the corner of a boxing ring. Tell me what you think.

ALso my friend, Reed, came over today and we have did some idea sketches for this competition and for reasons unknown I drew a mouse holding up a Elephant with a knife. I thought it was kind of cute.

I just realised almost all the photos I've uploaded are drawings that aren't finished yet. I need to fix that before it becomes a bad habit!

Anyway, wish me luck on the contest!