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Quick Bilbo warm up because now I just want to draw every character with glasses aaaaaah
Everyone does look more fun with glasses
Looking for the one? Found the one? Trying to pick up the one? There is this
I need to get reacquainted with maths and I think this is a sure way to do so. I need to find study buddies. Where to even start?! l
Life is an attack. Something that is thrust upon us with no restraint and no mercy. You will be in the mind of fear. In this mind, it will strike you ferociously dazing and injuring you until you are dead. But you are not dead you are alive! Relax and release yourself! You have awakened! By now you have taken enough hits to know this poor fool is slower than Christmas! Because you know that you go slowy and you can get everywhere you need for the perfect throw! #Aikido #thetigerandthedragon #itotallyimaginechriscaillesayingthistomeasiwaswritingit
Plans are in the works to start tea business.Gonna open up lots of opportunities so look out for more tea things in the blog or even a whole new tea blog if it expands enough! #Tea #Businessplanforabusinessman
My mentor Dr. Herbert Riedel, Phd in Pure Math and President of my old college Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, introduced me to this book when I told him that I wanted to go into engineering and had a new interest in mathematics. This book is devoted to the study of heuristics, or problem solving methods, through the materials provided in math. Through reading it though I have discovered that this art of problem solving has many mediums whether it be storytelling, composing music, creating visual art. I wanna take some more time with this book and will come back to it in the future it should be a fun topic to cover in the future.
I have decided to put myself in more ‘oh shit’ situations where I have to put up or shut up. I’m taking on a lot of ambitious projects like this one right here. I need to embrace the responsibility of being a person like me. and that means a lot of work days and a lot of investigation. This also means a lot of getting off my ass and making it happen. I have everything I need. Ladies and Gents it’s time to show the devil I know how to dance!
Drawing from films
Drawing from films is a ridiculously useful exercise. It’s not enough to watch films; it’s not enough to look at someone else’s drawings from films. If you want to be in story, there’s no excuse for not doing this.
The way this works: you draw tons of tiny little panels, tiny enough that you won’t be tempted to fuss about drawing details. You put on a movie - I recommend Raiders, E.T., or Jaws… but honestly if there’s some other movie you love enough to freeze frame the shit out of, do what works for you. It’s good to do this with a movie you already know by heart.
Hit play. Every time there’s a cut, you hit pause, draw the frame, and hit play til it cuts again. If there’s a pan or camera move, draw the first and last frames.
Note on movies: Spielberg is great for this because he’s both evocative and efficient. Michael Bay is good at what he does, but part of what he does is cut so often that you will be sorry you picked his movie to draw from. Haneke is magnificent at what he does, but cuts so little that you will wind up with three drawings of a chair. Peter Jackson… he’s great, but not efficient. If you love a Spielberg movie enough to spend a month with it, do yourself a favor and use Spielberg.
What to look for:
- Foreground, middle ground, background: where is the character? What is the point of the shot? What is it showing? What’s being used as a framing device? How does that help tie this shot into the geography of the scene? Is the background flat, or a location that lends itself to depth?
- Composition: How is the frame divided? What takes up most of the space? How are the angles and lines in the shot leading your eye?
- Reusing setups, economy: Does the film keep coming back to the same shot? The way liveaction works, that means they set up the camera and filmed one long take from that angle. Sometimes this includes a camera move, recomposing one long take into what look like separate shots. If you pay attention, you can catch them.
- Camera position, angle, height: Is the camera fixed at shoulder height? Eye height? Sitting on the floor? Angled up? Down? Is it shooting straight on towards a wall, or at an angle? Does it favor the floor or the ceiling?
- Lenses: wide-angle lens or long lens? Basic rule of thumb: If the character is large in frame and you can still see plenty of their surroundings, the lens is wide and the character is very close to camera. If the character’s surroundings seem to dwarf them, the lens is long (zoomed in).
- Lighting: Notice it, but don’t draw it. What in the scene is lit? How is this directing your eye? How many lights? Do they make sense in the scene, or do they just FEEL right?
This seems like a lot to keep in mind, and honestly, don’t worry about any of that. Draw 100 thumbnails at a time, pat yourself on the back, and you will start to notice these things as you go.
Don’t worry about the drawings, either. You can see from my drawings that these aren’t for show. They’re notes to yourself. They’re strictly for learning.
Now get out there and do a set! Tweet me at @lawnrocket and I’ll give you extra backpats for actually following through on it. Just be aware - your friends will look at you super weird when you start going off about how that one shot in Raiders was a pickup - it HAD to be - because it doesn’t make sense except for to string these other two shots together…
Since I’ve had people asking me about storyboarding and how to learn it or what exercises to do. Emma Coats tells you all you need to know in this post.
Useful little notion
Well this year started off all interestin’ ‘n’ shit. Got my first New Years kiss, however short live the following romance was. Yeah momma, I was an idiot and I got exactly what was coming to me. But in exchange I got a ‘Boat’ load of new friends. Fair is fair.
I didn’t ask for much this year in the way of resolutions. *Sarcasm*
-Get a Fighter’s build
-Delete Grindr for the next three months and basically go rogue with dating altogether for that period.
-Build strong training and practice habits with my arts and interests. (This being one of them)
-Pick up another martial art. Prolly karate or wing chun.
-Find a place to live for the rest of my remaining time in Alabama. A permanent place for bama.
-Get to One hundred customers before fall.
-Rock my Tumblr and Pintrest accounts.
-Get a handle on my esoteric studies and abilities.
-Laugh and smile in the face of ‘bad’ shit. I don’t mean like smartass snickering or a conquering cackle. I mean like real expression of joy laughter, it’s a great kickoff to start getting you where you need to be.
-Laugh and smile in the face of good stuff. Don’t question it like a dumbass who is not getting what they want and need. Accept that things are generally awesome.
-Put my business hat on and get all professional ‘n’ shit.
-Get taken seriously as a consultant.
-Get in the habit of taking many notes and pictures.
-Make lots and lots of art.
-Make lots and lots of love. I don’t mean sex (at least not altogether).
-Get the money for camps and my certifications.
-Get started doing my 750 words again.
Any thing else let the falls hit where they may.