Friday, December 18, 2009

Post Fall 2009 Survey

So, I had survey.  It was ok.  I did not like my critique at first, but after a day of sulking about it I rather much appreciated the insight from other professors outside my major.  My only regret is doing an animatic in the first place.  I also regret taking those headphones out on the first place as well.  OH WELL.  I am in Brooklyn until Sunday and there will be lots of snow coming as well.  I will start posting selected works from this year and the process of them.  Pictures over the holidays will be coming up as well.

Thumbnails Stage

Sketch Stage

In Progress (About 15-25%)

In Progress (About 70-80%)

"Crime and Punishment" Finish

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Survey Eve

Today is the day!  I get my stuff together and tackle a 4' x 8' wall space to get my ass kicked in a critique!  I have only a page to finish on a paper and 15 seconds on an animatic to add.  Other than that I think I am set.  Wish me luck!  Oh, a little sneak peek...

Crime and Punishment

Monday, December 14, 2009

Late Night Posting with Brandon McNeil!

3:21 a.m.  and I am up doing stuff for a class that shouldn't be happening in about 9 hours.  Well, that's what happens when I decide to take Lynne Foster.  I am in the midst of doing a crap-tastic illustration of African queens that I sure hope she does not pick for survey.  I did an illustration earlier in about 8 hours for her that I hope gets picked for it.  I really hate the week leading up to survey.  So much just piles on top of my schedule.  Such crap as an 8-10 page paper I haven't even started.  I'm so frustrated right now about this dumb crap.  The stuff that matters most will not even get any attention until around Tuesday.  I HATE CLASSES THAT DON'T COUNT!!!  I also need the credits for this dumb Anthropology class.  I should pay someone to do my paper.  I honestly would rather focus on more important work.

My survey is Thursday and I am going to be prepared for it no matter what.  I got foam core and cloth so my stuff will look good.  I must return to my slave work.  Good night.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

December 6, 2009

I am about a week away from survey week.  This is the final working week.  I look forward to ending this chaos I created.  I have made a list of work to do for survey and I am going to buckle down and not return into the light except for class.  Over the past week I went and saw the tree lighting at Rockefellar Center.  I enjoyed whatever bit of it I did, except for the weather and Aretha Franklin.  Angela (girlfriend) had passes to walk around the ice skating rink and on it.  Her father works there and got those passes for us.

I thought the tree would be higher.  I did not like being drenched in rain.  I did not enjoy the country performances.  I did have fun just being there.  I saw Brian Williams, news anchor for NBC Nightly News, come over towards me and wave to the children next to me.  I was stoked because I thought he was going to wave to me.  He was only 9-10 feet in front of me with no one in between us.  I went down into the rink to see Aretha Franklin perform... that sucked.  I was glad she was there, but she SUCKS at lip syncing.  I was disappointed in her.

As of recently it snowed down here for a little bit, but it didn't stick.  The weather has been weird here.  3 days ago it was 64º F and yesterday was around 35º F.  My Thanksgiving was fun.  I had dinner at my Uncle's house.  I ended up having Brandy and eggnog there which sucked because I was hammered the night before celebrating my friend's birthday.  I also seem to have a Mini Cooper replacing my Mountaineer.  It drives awesome.  A girl I used to date sent me a photo of me during a trip to Europe in 2004.  Man... I look skinnier than how I am now!