Day 13 just keep swimming

Today the weather has failed us from any sun rays. Its been a long and exhausting day. I have worked on the topology and reworked myself again, as I realized that some parts were not working properly and could be problematic when I try to UV unwrap everything on a later stage, another development that I should work on is the 2D element that is part of this animation.

A deeper evaluation and construction of outcome should be undertaken for me to fully acknowledge which parts I should make emphasis on and somewhat develop my look dev for the eventual outcome.

I shall be discussing as well some animation elements that I might be embedding within my work. These are the following inspirations that I am inclined to develop and further enhance my work into.

 

Although i don’t have any dance involved within the development of my animation, the rhythmic pattern and energy and same element of fluidity is something that I would like to capture within my animation.

 

what’s next?

Dealing mainly with developing and formulating the first animation model, and working into achieving other assets this week. Together with this the development and getting on hold of music artist that will help me achieve the final outlook and development.

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Day 12 of the journey

Hopefully the internet connection won’t fail me this time.

Today I have been working and developing a sequence of test in relation to the development of my character Brice. Trying to keep a clean topology and a well formed structure to the anatomy is somewhat hard, but with some patience and calmness I’m getting there.

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Somehow the topology got confused when I combined the two meshes and I could not properly manage it. To this I had to find a way to reface and patch the parts that were not working properly.

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What’s next?

I will define and develop my topology and connect all the parts together, and hopefully I will then start developing a proper UV unwrap to start developing my project.

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Week 3 Getting back to it

Today is the third day of my production work, and its a long way to go.

I’ve been trying to keep this updated but its hard. Yet, I want to try to revive this platform and share more of my ideas and content. Sometimes I find it hard to get my head around to what I should develop all of this into, but somehow I will never succeed if I will postpone everyday for a better day. So to this I should try to maintain and equilibrium and become more fluid and fluent within the content that I post.

I’ve been still recording my days and somehow I want to share this with you guys. These images although they might seem quilted with some sort of tension, they have been the get away and instance of my constantly busy days, where I took a slide and a moment for myself. Me time. Absorbed by the work, and constant battle of developing creative things I find it hard to make a constant self persistence of myself. I will try.

 

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Here is a sneak pick to the development of my thesis. The narrative as I explained before is about a guy nicknamed Brice, who takes himself into a journey in understanding his purpose and relevance within his quiet and voided world.

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Initial design developments that I have undergone, through my post production development.

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The concept art that I am eagerly developing. I hope this gives you an idea of what all of this is about and how I will develop and generate my content in.

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What’s next?

I will be working on models in the coming week and as well I will kick off with my initial 2d animation development, hopefully keeping you updated more often. I will look forward for this, but for now salute!

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Day 10,11 ‘Don’t despair!’

I’m so sorry, I have been unable to write these past days. Caught up with all sorts of mayhem but I wanted to leave this for all those in need of some inspiration and good will. ‘Don’t despair!’

I will try to keep you posted this week. But its a tough one for me. Hopefully everything will be fine soon.

Based on the most inspirational speeches ever made:

in memory of all the innocent people that die in vain!

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Day 9 Live in the moment

Today I started pushing forward some of my ideas that I am going to present for my final MA thesis. It is a scary move to do, but I am hoping for the best. It is a journey that I don’t want it to end, but at the same time I look forward to getting this work done and doing my best to create something meaningful and full of good lessons for me to digest and process. After that I don’t know what my life will hold!

I am trying to understand and appreciate all the beautiful skies that are still here for me to enjoy. I have made such great friends and I can’t bear the fact that it will soon be over. I am so grateful for having had a blast time here!

Anyways I’m leaving with this today! Nothing that conceptual but rather a touch of my life and some happiness, that I find within all this work.

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Birthday Vibes hehe

Day 8

Life is a zoo in a jungle.

Peter De Vries

An interesting thing I came across today was this. I rekindled my thoughts about my previous work.

http://stephenbell.org.uk/

 

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Looking back into this I feel reconnected with memories and days that are no longer here.

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Day 7 ‘Fearlessness of being a child’

‘It’s not the having, it’s the getting.’

Elizabeth Taylor

For today’s agenda I shall talk about the aesthetic and narrative that I am developing so far. It’s a bit complicated but bare with me.

So as I said earlier before the narrative that I am exploring is that of an individual that is facing inner dilemma, and he escapes within the wonders of his inner childhood and dreams. It sounds complicated, and to some extent it is. Nonetheless, what I am trying to capture is an aesthetic that delineate and submerges well the scope and resonating factor of the medium in the context of the narrative.

This in all intent is possible, yet I am finding it hard to actually express it in solid 3d spaces. To this I have been considering shifting the essence of 3d aesthetic into something that is more 2d in a bear essence. This sounds awesome, but developing enough power to gain this is somewhat hard and I need a vibe of momentum that will ignite me to find something interesting within.

Looking through splendid work of Glenn Keane and his wonders, I was awestruck how such a 2d animator could evoke 3d elements even within the essence of flat planes.

I know that here there is something deep through which I should look closer. There is something deep, that if I analyse deeply I will find my way into expressing this confusion of thoughts that I have within my head.

‘What is this amazing new world I stepped into. ‘

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Day 6 “Live the questions now”

The weather is grumpy like me today. Hence I shall not post a grumpy picture. But I shall post something positive and with good sense of vibe today.

Do you know this poet?

Rainer Maria Rilke

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46199.Letters_to_a_Young_Poet

Well somehow I was extremely inspired to develop my character in the whimsical and thoughtful letters that stream out of this book. This guy, questioned everything and in a way he was so confused that makes me realize how daunting everything and existentialism can truly be.

Some of his thoughtful words that somehow resonate with me are as follows:

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
…live in the question.”

“only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”

“Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life”

I can’t stop but here is the final one for today  :

“There is only one way: Go within. Search for the cause, find the impetus that bids you write. Put it to this test: Does it stretch out its roots in the deepest place of your heart? Can you avow that you would die if you were forbidden to write? Above all, in the most silent hour of your night, ask yourself this: Must I write? Dig deep into yourself for a true answer. And if it should ring its assent, if you can confidently meet this serious question with a simple, “I must,” then build your life upon it. It has become your necessity. Your life, in even the most mundane and least significant hour, must become a sign, a testimony to this urge.”

Read this book it opens so many doors and makes you feel one step closer to confusion and most importantly close to the passion that creative people can express in different ways and means.

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Day 4 the idea

‘Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.’

Lincoln Steffens

The narrative that I am currently exploring is emerged within the development of a character that is finding struggles within the inner self. The  idea behind this narrative is about how this struggle will take this character into places and with some perseverance and obstacles a long the way he will define and transform into realizing the definition and permanence of being in this world.

A very brief synopsis but to some extent this character is still an unfinished development and I am still letting my thoughts breath within this brainstorming.

The visual attempt to this approach is one that is mostly taken within hybrid formation of different media and development. In this manner I would be allowing the definition and understanding of these chaotic thoughts to have their freedom and expressive freedom.

Perseverance will make this happen.

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