Alex York's Art & Animation Blog: February 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Three-Point Perspective

We got around to doing a three-point perspective drawing for layout class this week. It's supposed to be an exterior wide shot of what we had created for our two-point perspective drawings. Thus, I continued on with my Lord of the Rings meets Avatar: The Last Airbender (the Nickelodeon animated series) theme, with an Airbender-esque temple in the mountains. I drew it out mostly on paper, then after getting it to a tight rough, scanned it in, added a little bit more background/temple/castle and blocked in the value using Photoshop.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


We started up our first layout class this semester. It's been pretty good so far. We've been going over composition, aspect ratio, perspective, and design principles. Most recently, we've been practicing with using perspective. I'm uploading my one point and two point perspective assignments (which are the most recent layout ones).

I did my one-point based on the end section of Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, trying to imagine the room in which Link finds the Triforce. This was my first time to do a layout completely on a Cintiq. I feel I learned a lot from the experience.

I did my two point perspective on paper. I find I have trouble drawing circles or curves properly on the Cintiqs. It's something I need to practice on. I feel pretty good about my two-point perspective. I started out by just making it a large empty hallway, but I adapted it to loosely be a lost Airbender temple from Avatar the Last Airbender (a show I've been gleefully watching through recently). I added AAng, Momo, Katara, Sokka and Toph for size comparison.

Both images have a 12 field guide (16:9 aspect ratio) guide on them for reference.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Special FX assignment

This is my work for our special effects assignment. I really enjoyed working with the fire and explosion. Though, I think I may go back and add some shading to the smoke and a few more little elements. Overall, though, I feel good about it.