Sometimes I get shy when sketching people in public. People often sense that someone is looking at them. If they catch me staring at them I get embarrassed. Some people smile and that smile I love. That means they give their approval. They are ok that I’m inspired by their appearance. But if they seem annoyed I stop drawing them of course. And change the subject.
We decided to make things easier for ourselves for the school assignment : Draw five 10-20 minute long sketches of people. We got together with my classmates and drew each other. Meet Mikhaela, Lazo, Chang and Tricia plus two students from the Story Arts Center that I do not know.
Our teacher liked the “lyrical lines” in my drawings. What a beautiful thing to say.
I’ve been planning and filming material for this video since I arrived to Toronto. The video was first called 5 things about Toronto but as I noticed my tone talking about these five things it’s clear that it’s a matter of love. I will do another video later about my animation studies here in Toronto. So stay tuned for that.
This was one of the exercise we’ve done for Beverley Ransom‘s wonderful Drawing for 3D Modelling and Animation -course. Blind Contour is a drawing technique where you draw the contour of an subject – in this case my own face – while you’re not allowed to look at the paper. You can look at your drawing only when repositioning the pen. I absolutely love this technique. It’s so much fun. And the self portrait turned out freaking awesome.
This is a my concept design sketch of a French French Fries Town in perspective for Matthew Lyon’s character design course. Idea and drawing by me. It’s drawn with blue Col Erase pencil. I think this would look cool coloured, don’t you think?
Last weekend I hopped on a school bus and travelled to Ottawa International Animation Festival OIAF. I was so happy I went. I saw amazing animation feature films and short films all over the world. Especially I enjoyed attending the talks where the artists shared their behind the scenes stories for example from such films as the The Breadwinner and Coco. The weekend was so good. Maybe next time I visit OIAF I have my own short film featured there. Wouldn’t that be something.
Have you done the 16 personalities test? I did it last night and got ENFP-T. I was so overwhelmed how point on the result was: creative, enthusiastic, charismatic, curious, friendly but also over thinking things, emotional and very independent. I couldn’t have described my personality better myself. I’m going to use this knowledge to better myself – especially career wise – in the future. Do the test and let me know if your result is as accurate?
If there’s a challenge ENFPs face when selecting a career, it isn’t that they lack talent or options or drive, it’s that there are so many things out there that are just cool.
First video from Toronto. First speed drawing comicstrip video. First time riding a mechanical bull. Try something new everyday. So worth it.