Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shameless Braggart.

I updated my resume, LinkedIn and so on tonight.  The new bit of my resume that made me smile was this section in work experience:

Digital Compositor Look FX
2011 – Present (1 year) Santa Monica, Ca

Look Effects is a visual effects studio whose credits include Captain America, Black Swan and Green Lantern. My credits while working with the wonderful staff there include:

• The Muppets                                     Dir. James Bobin                          Walt Disney Pictures
• Underworld: Awakening                  Dir. Mårlind, Stein                        Screen Gems
• Red Hook Summer                           Dir. Spike Lee                            40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
• Finder (Season 1)                                                                                 20th Century Fox
• Bones (Season7)                                                                                  20th Century Fox
• The Perks Of Being a Wallflower     Dir. S. Chbosky                       Summit Entertainment
• The Dictator                                      Dir. Larry Charles                    Four by Two films
• I, Alex Cross                                     Dir. Rob Cohen                       QED International
• Life of Pi                                           Dir. Ang Lee                          Rhythm and Hues/Fox Pictures

Moving out to LA was a terrifying experience that started with six months of crap, but this makes me feel like it was more than worth it in the end. As an added bit of bragging, my wife spent all night working as an background actress on the set of a major sitcom! I'll leave that for her to elucidate upon.

Keep scribbling, Geek Nation!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

30 minute study, Biutiful.

Again, I always shoot for a 10 minute study but had a feeling this one would take me longer.  I got some surprising results from throwing a texture layer on the trees once I had their shapes down.  I'm not happy with the figure (general issue) but I didnt want to get caught up on him.

Biutiful_30 min_Study

Sunday, February 26, 2012

45 minute study

It was supposed to be a 20 minute study, but I obviously need to work on my human form to be more efficient. True Grit still.


Friday, February 24, 2012

10 minute speed paint study

Another in the daily practice.  10 minute still from The Shining.  Hopefully my hours will be short today so I can go home and get some other painting done.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Study -- 20 minute landscape

I'm trying to work in more studies into my daily routine in order to bolster my foundations.  Part of that will be working on speed painting in order to increase my overall effectiveness.  I obviously need to work on my speed since this was only supposed to be a 10 minute study and ended up at 20 minute.


I've been using David Rapoza and Dan Warren's livestreams to listen too and add guidance to my studies.  They have created Bloodsport challenges designed to give people projects to add to their portfolio that are modeled after real world assignments.

 They've also set up a Deathline blog which is a long term goal strategy for freelance artists.  You post what your goals are, daily progress, socialization with other Deathline artists and a Significant Other system to have you set up with a fellow artist to act as a partner, critic and coach.

  Its a great idea, so I am hoping to be able to participate in some of their Bloodsport challenges (even if I dont complete them until after the turn in date).

Keep scribbling, Geek Nation!