Monday, October 27, 2008

Midterms and Lost in Translation...

Midterms! Midterms! Midterms!
My figure drawing class is going fairly well (I'm learning a lot, but still have a long way to go!). The teacher, Scott T. Petersen, is great at getting us to put some life and personality into our work. We've focused a ton on story, setting and motivation (quite a bit more than anatomy or technique), and I must say it's been a blast. Here are some of the better pieces that have come out of whatever instrument happens to be in my hand...

On a somewhat related note, I have officially begun my first Animation class at the Y (and, yes, "Animation" should always be capitalized!). Kelly Loosli is my instructor there, and he is hilarious. This is the legendary bouncing ball... Prepare to yawn:

And, on a final (and altogether unrelated) note, my wife dropped everything and went to China for six months (before we met, surprisingly enough) to teach English to some youngsters over there (she had the time of her life--or so I'm told). Anyway, she brought back a ton of Chinese-crafted stuff, most of which features some sort of poor translation into English. The prize of her collection is this lovely jacket.
Take a look-see (be sure to read slowly!):
I have no idea what that is supposed to mean. We have, however, agreed to name our firstborn "Sinrill" (boy or girl-- it's all good).
The front of it reads:
Is that not the funniest thing you've ever seen? If not, I shall eat my hat! (Let me know-- I'll get the ketchup ready)
Anyway, just want to put that out there. Thanks to all you who stop by to read my blog. It's been fun to see this little creation of mine increase in poipularity. Hopefully this blog is constantly directing you to higher fhings!


Laura said...

Funny? No that's completely true! I always feel more fashionable in Autumn.

Nice gestures and animation, Aaron! You are going to be so ready by the time you turn in your application! Good job. keep going.

Jocelyn said...

Gret sketches! Me respect you to do good gestures antumn semester.

Joe Cressssss said...

Holy freakin crap. Theses are Grrreat! But don't think to highly of yourself. Keep going.

Clairictures said...

These sketches are gorgeous! I love the personality and story in each of them.
And I laughed way too hard at those shirts.

Alina Chau said...

Great sketches!

Kory Hubbell said...

Scrum-diddly 6:

Nice gestures! Hope to see more good stuff from you. I hope your blog becomes quite poipular.