Ba Hons Cg Arts & Animation
Anatomy: Interim Online Review 05/10/2010Hey Ben,It’s good to see your Maya insecurities are on the wane and your confidences are rallying. It will get easier – and more addictive! Regarding your blog, I detect a continuing timidity running through your work; there seems to be an awful lot of white paper on show, with tentative pencil lines. In the coming days I want to see more boldness from you as you explore your hybrid. You seem rather afraid of picturing it; for instance, you don’t appear to have dealt with your/its face. By now, you will have seen that I’ve highlighted approaches to resolving the hybrid that favour an ‘inside-to-outside’ method; that is, starting with human proportions/skeletal structure and mapping the animal onto it. I’ve suggested to a number of students now that they draw their own face – their own likeness (remember, this is a self-portrait project too), and then, in sequence, gradually move towards the hybrid self (as opposed to trying to ‘see’ the results of the hybridization from the word go). I suppose I just want to get a sense that you’re attacking the challenge of this unit more. You really need to look at the quality of the scans/photos you’re uploading; take the time to get them presentable.
The posted film reviews are nicely put together in terms of content and style, but I don’t see your essay question anywhere…. I hope this means you’re motoring through it, not hiding. Put an essay related post together asap so I can take a look.Visit 2nd year Leo Tsang’s unit 1 blog from last year for an example of what a great ‘creative development’ blog can look like; the brief was a little different then, but the expectation of what a student can produce in 5 weeks was not. Take the time to work backwards through his posts. This is what a creative project at degree level looks like…http://ltsang.blogspot.com/2009/10/final-portrait.htmlA general reminder that, alongside everything else you need to have ready for crit day, you also need to submit an offline archive of your creative development blog. There is a way of exporting your blog as PDF via Blogger – which would be ideal for this purpose. Incase you missed the original post, Alan gives details here:http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-turn-your-blog-into-pdf-document.htmlAnd finally – now is the time to return to the brief; time and again, students fail to submit what they’ve been asked to produce – and how; usually because they haven’t looked properly at the brief, or haven’t done so since week one. Trust me on this; just take a few minutes with a highlighter pen to identify what is required, when, and how. Remember – non-submissions are dumb!