Monday, September 26, 2011

Some Dr. Jekyll doodles for class! I wasn't too excited about how Mr. Hyde turned out this time, so he's going to need some reworking before he gets thrown up here for all to see. I can't really get into details about the nature of the assignment or really any assignment for school, so just kick back, relax and enjoy the ride with me. I promise I will try to make it fun!



EDIT: You know what? Here's Hyde. I don't think he's where he needs to be yet, but there's no point in having shame about process. It helps me when artists show how they get from point A to point B and it's reassuring when I see that some of my idols struggle with the same thing I do, so cheers to sharing the journey. :)



I am absolutely loving the class so far and if you're into character design, check the availability in the 2012 courses. I think there are a few openings! It's been great to have different sorts of design problems to solve outside of work and no looming art directors or scary this-was-due-yesterday sorts of deadlines. The lectures have been really well done and a lot of fires have been lit for me. More to come soon!

**One last thing, the last time I posted a large batch of character sketches to my blog, another artist copied my images, erased my watermark and slipped them into their own portfolio and used them to apply for jobs in the industry. If anyone else is thinking of doing so, just remember that we all look out for each other online and we remember names. I am a believer in second chances and I know that I sound like a jerk for saying this and I really shouldn't even have to, but sometimes people can still surprise me. Please don't be one of those people.

5 comments:

Gillibean said...

Lovely stuff! I did the course too, and have just finished (I think its the same one) It was amazing! I hope you love the rest of the course as much as I did! Nice to see you took the traditioanl route, youve got some winderful costumes and props to play with! Will you be appearing at CTNX this year at all? itd be cool to compare notes on the course!

Steph Laberis said...

Hey hey! Did you go to Animation Collaborative? I thought my teachers said that we were their first class, but they might have not taught the one previous to ours... if there was one. I am honestly not sure, the school is pretty new. I am indeed at CTN, I have a booth, so do stop by and we can swap stories!

Gillibean said...

Ah! Alas! I am mistaken! I thought you were doing the Stephen Silver course on Schoolism because he leads a project with the Jekyll and Hyde story! What youre doing sounds cool though! Deinfitely have to tell me more about that in Nov!

Dave Pryor said...

Oh wow - lots of fun doodles here Steph!

Mitchell Vizensky said...

You did a great job Steph. Your setting the bar high!