I aspire to one day become a Pixar Animator!!!!! Currently I am a high school student at a science based school. Animaiton has been my passion for over seven years now, and I hope through my passion and talent I will become a student of Cal Arts!
I love animation!!!!! My intersets include movies, art, english, and PIXAR!!!!!
I have been working on my CSSSA application for this year's character animation program. I would really appreciate any advice on how to improve or just general thoughts on the three pieces.
The rain coat boy is a drawing or painting on a subject that interests you
The colorful girl head is a drawing that expresses something unique about yourself
The two piece figure drawing is techinical skill.
This post was edited by Sara Babbitt at January 5, 2012 7:00 PM PST
I know exactly what you mean about not knowing what's wrong sometimes. For the most part your gestures look great, however there are little details that throw it off. For example in photo two, the women's boobs may look better if they are pointed/angled up. On a women's body they would not point straight out. In photo three, the posture of the man looks extremely stiff, however this may change with shading. I love photo four with the shading!! Body looks great!!! For her head I think you have the left side protruding out a little more than it should.
I'm sorry if it seems I am over analyzing your work, they really do look great!
Best of luck!
Hi Bethiboo, I thanks for the advice, sometimes it's just a great reminder!
The requirements for CSSSA animation program are:
A. One drawing or painting that shows what you feel is unique about yourself.
B. One drawing or painting of any subject that interests you. You might consider an emotion, memory, song, place or thing. Provide an explanation of the work on a separate sheet of paper, and include the poem, or lyrics if appropriate.
C. One drawing or painting that you feel demonstrates your technical skills.
D. Either a flip book that has at least 25 pages, or a video on either a CD, mini-DVD, full-size DVD, or USB flashdrive formats ONLY, of an animation you have created that demonstrates your understanding of motion.
I am only going into my sophomore year of high school, however I am planing on applying next year to the csssa animation program and then when it comes time CalArts character animation program!!!!! I want to know how I can improve my art, what I should focus on, etc.
I am currently working on a new hand drawn animation, I will be posting it soon.
Thank you in advance for the advice.
Hi Christopher. That's awesome your going to start taking classes! I think you have to work on your proportions, hands, and shading. On the page which says page three, the proportions are really wonky. Also in some of the positions the people look to stiff. Can't wait to see more.
I love the woman holding onto the pole and the last picture. I think you have improved on shading! However, in the picture with the women sitting down holding her arm out, I think her arm is too long, in the future bring the hand in a little bit (just being nit picky though)Keep up the great work.
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