Sunday, February 28, 2010

Env. Design @ CDA Week 3 HW - Neverending Story

Ey everyone! Been a while since I last posted. I'm still waiting on that acceptance package from Art Center... it's supposed to come in somewhere around Tuesday this coming week. Eee.

Anyways to give you guys something new to look at, in my Environment Design class with Rodney at CDA: I'm doing a modern take on the Neverending Story. In this fable there's a world in the book that runs parallel to ours called Phantásien. Phantásien itself is slowly being consumed by the Nothing, which results from the lack of imagination as well as positive feelings experienced by those in the Real World.

This week we pulled references from wherever to base the world we create upon, and did thumbnails/ideations to explore compositions.

I used highly congested metropolitan cities with high populations (Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul). The idea was that the the congestion itself causes discomfort within the populace, easily allowing for the presence of the Nothing in Phantásien.

Karl Konrad Koreander's bookstore. To me, old bookstores with wooden ladders and shelves and the smell of old texts have a certain magic to them, so I looked at those for reference.

The Ivory Tower is the home of the Childlike Empress/Moonchild. I referenced a lot of Middle Eastern palaces and mosques because they are very distinct yet simple. I also imagined a lot of white stone or marble accented with gold or granite.

And the ideations/thumbnails for some compositions I'm interested in doing for the project.

Yeh. Thanks for viewing yo!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's Spring!

Or close to it anyhow. Little bit from my Environment Design class with Rodney at CDA for you guys.

The point of the assignment was to do a value/composition study of a film still, and then to do a reinterpretation of that composition. This one is taken from the near end of the film when the station blows. I think I overdid it on the value study though, I don't think i was supposed to have more than 3-5 values. Heh.

I'm a bit behind on homework for those CDA classes. That portfolio for ACCD left me dead tired, and I'm a bit sick now too. AND, my computer had been freaking out on me and freezing every couple minutes so I had to do a mega reboot and reinstall everything... > < Have to catch up soon, on top of classes at Pcc...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Two Weeks!

Eeeeee! Two weeks! Just got a letter today saying they have all my materials and they are completing my admissions file. I'll know in two weeks whether I got in or not. > <

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


My entrance portfolio for ACCD is up on Picasa! Check it out guys!

So proud and glad to finally have it in. Heeee. 5 dollars donation to me for viewing guys? Yea? Yea? These past couple of months working on it has left me flat broke. Gaah.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Turned in my portfolio over an hour ago! Finally, that's over and done, and I can actually catch up on sleep now. But I have been working on it constantly since September, and now that I'm done I feel like i have nothing to do. -____-

Thankfully there's two classes at CDA to keep me occupied, and (maybe not so great) I start classes at Pcc again this coming Monday. But for this entire week looks like I'm free to do whatever I want... Maybe even go up and ride on Big Bear. Who knows? Let's see if I can rid myself of this fatigue first.

I have a good feeling I'll be in no problem. Expecting that acceptance letter within a month! :D

The Last Stretch

12 hours before imminent dooms.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Quick Update

Little teaser of how my portfolio is coming along in these final moments. Good stuff, and I'm really excited to finally turn it in on Friday.

1 day, 12 hours, and 30 minutes from this post 'til my intended submission.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Birdie Birdie Birdie.

My mom probably doesn't look at this blog, but happy birthday! Haha.

4 days 'til the day I want to turn in my portfolio. Hopefully I can... If I can't I'll just settle for the 15th...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's the Fourth

Meaning I have 8 days to finish up that portfolio if I continue to plan on turning it in to Art Center's admissions office on the 12th. I have six out of thirty four pages ready to print right now; making slow progress, but the pages are coming out better than I have hoped. Still gotta haul ass for a couple more days...

And... for a quick teaser...
Wait for it...
Ah ha!

Just because I'm so excited for the portfolio and wanted to share something. And update this blog. But wow this file took so damn long to upload. The original files are HUGE, but the .jpeg files are hefty alone too.

Also, on a much more stress-free note, I begin classes at Concept Design Academy again on the 6th! Taking Creature Design on Saturday mornings with Jerad S. Marantz, as well as Environment Design with Rodney Fuentebella the next morning. Anyone else with those classes, hit me up!

Eight days. Eight days.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Ancient Pirate

WIP for portfolio. Found sitting on the captain's seat aboard the Valor. Just like in that scene from Treasure Planet.

Also changed my mind. Submission on Friday the 12th this month. 11 days.