It’s been a while since I last active days on dA, and boy, the last ten months were crazy.
I’ve successfully finished this animation course with flying colours, and the future is looking pretty bright right now. During spring I had a chance to work as an animator on a kid’s show. It wasn’t really challenging, given its budget and the fact it was vector animation with rigged characters, but was a great chance to get some real work experience, see how does an actual production is built up as an insider, and learn some drawing tricks from a colleague.
Our 'graduation' movie has turned out be one huge pile of shit, mostly because of our inexperience, and of lack proper posing sheets – where a character is drawn in several different poses, to show how broad its motion palette is – However, it still got a great applaud, received positive feedback along with a few well-justified critiques. I plan to start from scratch, get some money for it either for foundation or a well-made Kickstarter project ...
Right now, I work for an animation studio, where I am one of the four animators of a pilot episode of a - hopefully - upcoming animated series. The two main characters are an anthropomorphic coyote and a spider, so this couldn’t be a luckier chance for the first real movie project given my interests. After that, I'll most likely apply for a feature-lenght movie staring now or animate in graduation movies and probably try the university next year.
Unfortunately, I had no such success with my drawings. I've been struggling with art block for months now, and even if I manage to make something, it is mediocre at best, however, as always it's up to you to judge.
I really enjoy stylised, 'flat' art, where the perspective is either absent or used only minimally. Funnily, my pictures have none of those aspects, in fact, they are the opposite. They have "realistic" perspective and anatomy. I hope that in the future I'll be more confident to leave realism behind and be more creative.
I'd like to greet every new watcher and say many thanks for all the faves and comments! C:
Listening to: Ensiferum
Reading: Art of the Ancient Near East