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This is a beautiful animation that I have just come across and thought about sharing it with you guys. I apologize for not being active at all on this blog, but I had to invest my time and effort on me and my project, and I still need some more time to get it up to scratch.

Things have been slightly tough recently but there is a great sense of satisfaction when eventually all of this will be done. I realized looking at the above animation is that I have gained so much knowledge and understanding that truly marks, how aware we can all become when we stick to the game and truly seek the knowledge and understanding of our inner self.

I still have a long way to go, but I’m pretty sure that everyday that passes, I’m closer and becoming wiser in understanding myself and my inner purpose in pursuing this career.

That’s all Folks.

Eventually I will document everything, I’ve been up to.

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Day 16 Authentic Self

Above image is from Spookiz,2016 South Korean Series with epic episodes.

 

 

This week has been a pretty crazy week, but I have built some momentum that I don’t want to loose. I’m starting soon my fish model and hopefully get cracking quickly with modelling, re-topology and developing the proper UVs for my animation.

This is a video that I came across two days ago and it really made me think of how much hard work and truly believing in yourself can actually make you become. This is all that I have been talking about, but I strongly believe that good vibes and positive attitude build up can truly enhance and develop ones internal core to become a better practitioner in this industry.

Keep your head high. Stay authentic to yourself and don’t stop.

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Day 14 Persistence and Endurance

Today it was a huge struggle, I found myself in some dilemma and keeping my threshold high can at times, be a trigger for me to actually feel annoyed and at times upset.

Some things that I should keep in mind to move forward, is that all things that are new can be a huge struggle at first, and Rome was not built in a day, but through small steps I can achieve big heights.

To this I will keep you with a small thought for today. I came from nothing and wherever I’m going I don’t know, the challenge that I have in front of me is something that I have to conquer to move forward for my dream.

Off to challenge myself one more time.

Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent. Casey Neistat

‘You are what you do’

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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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(more sun tomorrow please :))

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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 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 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 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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Day 3 Being Authentic

‘We are all gifted. That is our inheritance’

Ethel Waters

What struck me the most was the sheer sympathy and love that this guy has to music. Unlike no other person he stood quietly, and elicited the beauty of music.

This is a good reminder that no matter what and how if the love to something is so big there can always a way of growing.

Animation makes me feel like I have never grew older. It takes me to places where the limitations is only the ones I put into. Looking into work such as Genndy Tartakovsky with his great ability to capture essence, I feel driven more than ever to develop and grow older in this medium.

The beautiful smears that this movie has within its motion, truly makes drives me to develop and understand further the beauty inside this.

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