Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Viva la Revolution!

Alright! Look at how consistent I am in updating my blog! It helps that I have a class that keeps me finishing work too.
This week we chose the theme "Revolutionary Rodents." I wasn't entirely sure what to do with it, except that I definitely needed to draw a mouse of some kind in a coat and waistcoat. But I wasn't sure how to incorporate him into the theme.
Then I watched a delightfully well edited The Last Samurai and had my excuse to use him! The movie takes place during Ta-Da! The Meiji revolution. Perfect!
For those of you unfamiliar with Japanese history and the Samurai X/Rouroni Kenshin Manga/Anime, the Meiji revolution was a particularly turbulent time in Japanese history when a group of insurgents overthrew the existing shogunate (Government by Sho-gun, aka Guy with big sword and crazy armor) to place the emperor back on the throne. The idea was that the emperor would get back to the traditional work of being the spiritual head of the country and allow his loyal advisors to take care of the more mundane work of running the country. A major characteristic of this time was the encroachment of western ideals into Japan, the fall of the traditional feudal system, and the disappearance of Bushido(Samurai) culture. Hence, The Last Samurai.
I actually studied that for fun. There may be something wrong with me.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's like Christmas!

Check this out! I'm going to stuff two thingeties in this post!
This is a designer toy that I designed for my drawing for animation class. He's an ANGRY weasel!

This one is a texture exercise, were supposed to apply a bizarre texture to some object. I chose a cliff-face-laptop. I don't really have anything to say about these things today. I just wanted to get them on here!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

So Cold...so very cold

I think this picture illustrates the way I feel about blogging. I am one of the penguins. Probably the one about to be skewered by the newly flung one. If comments are any indicator, I am one of the three people who actually looks at any of this stuff. And I make it! The only search engine that actually found this place was someone looking for the origins of "The Spring has Sprung." If you like, let me know! Leave comments!
Now, before someone gets me on the whole penguin/polar bear thing, yes, I am aware that they live at opposite poles. The polar bear has obviously had those particular birds imported. I drew it for my Drawing for animation class. I like it. The bear is based on Mike Kunkel's HeroBear.