Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Little late, but random illustration I did for Christmas. I was pretty busy for work, but hopefully everybody had a great holiday!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

If I could touch you...

It's been a month since I started working at Shirogumi. It's freakin busy, but also really fun!!!

This is an illustration for card game called Dixid. One of my senior animator is trying to make an original deck all drawn by Shirogumi artists, so I drew one for that.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hired!

My job hunting was over. I was hired at Shirogumi, and luckily involved in their animated films. I'm super excited about this!

finally, I AM AN ANIMATOR!!!

http://www.shirogumi.com/

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Animation Mentor Polishing Portfolio: Week12


Chris Hirata Demoreel 2013 from Chris Hirata on Vimeo.

Here is a result of 3D character animation study I've done in AM!
It's time to look for some jobs now....

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

AM PP: Week10

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This is updated version of my showreel. Not polished 100% yet, but close. The shots with frame counter are ones I'm still working on. oh boy, this term is ending next week...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Angel

Random drawing I did for my brother. hopefully this worked nicely with his purpose.

AM PP: Week9

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Fixing one of my old shot. Phone model was replaced to much better one + body mechanics fixed.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

AM PP: Week8


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My character walks at really polished stage. Little details might be fixed later but I'll call it as done for now. There're few more shots to polish so I really gotta move forward!

Life Drawing May23

Some good drawings from recent life drawings. Ball point pen & pencil is my fav media right now!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Random Girl2

experimenting with Photoshop brushes...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

AM PP: Week6

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Started to refine including the acting part. Still looks too pose to pose...

Saturday, May 4, 2013

AM PP: Week5

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just continuing from the last week...

AM PP: Week4

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Here's more developed version of the walk, and also the planning for the version with some acting before he start to walk.

AM PP: Week3

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blocking for my walk cycle, from 3/4 and side view. This rig is the new one just uploaded at AM and he's just so awesome!

AM PP: Week2



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When I went through my portfolio selection, I realized that there's not much walking or running animation which seems variable for applying games, so here is the planning for the simple character walk cycle. This'll be the last piece to add on my portfolio.

btw this is like talking to myself but just clarifying where I'm aiming for after finishing this course, for my friends who might wondering what I'm up to...Around the time when I started this course, I used to aim for TV/feature animation or advertisement and I wasn't interested in anything else. But I luckily had a chance to experience many of recent PC games(Skyrim, Cod BO, Borderlands2, Portal2, etc) since last year and I was totally impressed with how awesomely well made they are, and made me interested in working on games too. My final goal is still working on feature animation, but for now, my main focus is getting into game industry. I'm open to any animation jobs so I have no idea what I really get, but at least I know where I want to go.

Animation Mentor Polishing and Portfolio: Week1

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It's finally the last term, time to polish things up for portfolio. Here's bunch
of shots I'm considering to put on my portfolio still haven't fixed anything
yet. Dialogue scenes obviously needs updates...I wonder how they get
better at the end of the term.

AM AA: Week9~12

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seems like the weird problem with uploading video on blogger was fixed,
so catching up with AM stuff.  I'm still fixing this on the new term already
started but showing as the progress I went through...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hitman: Absolution

some output from the game I've just played...

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Vanellope

This is the second time I draw and post Vanellope on my blog,  but I had to draw because I've just watched Wreck It Ralph and she was too cute!

Including Paper Man, it was just such a gorgeous movie to watch. Some people might complain about story, but it was fine for me.(come on it's Disney...) I could enjoy beautiful animation and appealing characters throughout watching it. I personally LOVE designs in sugar rush world. Vanellope was awesomely cute, but other racers were also so cute that I have to draw and study!

I've already ordered Art of Wreck It Ralph and can wait to see concept designs!!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monster in Paris

I finally could watch Monster in Paris! Thx to TSUTAYA for picking this awesome movie for rental!!!

I've been waiting since I watched La Seine sequence on web last year. Maybe its animation isn't great as Disney or Pixar but it definitely got nice designs, colors, and soundtracks! I just love appealing character designs and songs. Vanessa Paradis is too awesome!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Random Girl1


Just cleaned one of my doodles.
Blogger seems having a problem uploading video files....can't upload AM stuff.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Life Drawing Mar18

I went to new life drawing place, and here's some decent ones. It was originally purple and pink but scanning totally changed color....

Friday, March 1, 2013

AM AA: Week8

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I had lots of technical problems through refine stage, but definitely getting better....

AM AA: Week7

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Life Drawing Mar02

Some of my decent 5 minutes poses from my life drawings. Not as before, but I'm still drawing...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

AM AA: Week5

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Facial animation added + splined!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Protect your art career/ Stephen Silver

I've taken his class and I really respect him, so I'm posting this to spread his message.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

AM AA: Week4

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Here's 2nd blocking pass. Got more solid gestures and acting.

AM AA: Week3

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here's a first blocking pass. Exploring acting choice....

Animation Mentor Advanced Acting: Week2

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New termed was started from this month. The goal for this term is basically finish one dialogue animation for my portfolio.

I had some trouble choosing dialogues but at the end, I decided to choose something I really like. I've thought of variation in works but suck it, I love cute stuff! Put things you really like in portfolio so that you won't work for something you don't like....maybe little changed because of my poor English but Stephen Silver was saying something like that in his class, and I totally respect it!

anyway, this is the primary planning to check layout and camera work.

Borderlands 2

Mechromancer with fav skins and equipment 

It's pretty late but happy new year guys. I've been too lazy since new year holidays but maybe I should be back to normal now...

I had tons of time around new year so I played several games I was keeping for the holiday, and Borderlands 2 was the best. I still play when I get spare time. It was too bad that I got my friends to play coop mode...darn, it's so fun!!!