Friday, October 4, 2013

Learning with beers and bugs

I'm trying to learn a storyboarding software. So many buttons, trying to learn the logic of the layout has been tough. I was going through the tutorials last night. I was doing fine then I had a beer. Now I was really cooking things began to click. I had one more beer. Things started to slow down. I began to wonder why is the guys on the video tutorial talking to me like I was a child. Felt like he is belittling me, stretching out his words, repeating phrases unnecessarily. Then I had another beer. I stared at the video tutorial and the invisible teacher. Deciding I don't need his condescending words I will learn on my own. Who is he to tell me what to do, he doesn't even show his face on the video. So I drunkenly fumble through the interface. Hitting buttons at random wondering what they did, opening and closing windows like I would a kitchen cabinet looking for food.  10 solid american minutes of this the layout is unrecognizable. In my drunken state there was only one thing to do. Shut it down and go use the laboratory.  
Tonight there will be no beers during the tutorials. Maybe one or two after.

Here is a drawing I did a couple of weeks ago of my producer talking about all the bugs in our game. This was what I saw when words were coming out of his mouth.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pencils are made from trees

Took a break from working on my short film to do this watercolor. Really needed the break. The story is kicking my butt. I don't want to rush the story process but at the same time. Am I overthinking it? Time for another beer.

Friday, September 27, 2013


I was looking for inspiration a month ago or so. Needed something to help me attack that plain white sheet of paper. Came across this. Jim Capobiano's talk on how he made his short film Leonardo. This guy is amazing! Watch it if you need a kick in the buttocks. It was what I needed. I was able to pick up my pencil and draw some lines.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pencil vs. Rock

This is something my pencil did maybe a month ago. It was for my portfolio blog 'under construction' because I was redoing my demo reel. 
Right now though it reflects how I feel. Just beating away at a rock with my pencil. Yesterday I was trying to design a character for my short... had to throw it away after two hours of work. I put her next to other characters that were done. She just looked bad... really bad. The next three hours was a nightmare. Had to step away. 

Anyways picking my pencil up today. Hopefully I will have a better result.