Well, It has been a little bit since I have updated you. Art II was a BEAST of a class. Art I was a Beast as well, just in a different way. Art II was a lot more detailed work, plus we had to cram a 4 week class into 3 weeks due to the holidays. I did get an A so I am still rocking the straight A’s!! WOOHOO!!
I am so honored to have one of my pieces on the wall!
In Art I, I had 4 of my pieces of art chosen to be featured on the walls of the art building. This was a HUGE honor for me because I remember walking around Full Sail on my Behind the Scenes Tour and seeing the art work on the walls and being amazed and intimidated at the same time. I remember wondering if I had the talent to ever be as good as the other students who got their work featured. In 6 short months, I DID IT! During Art II, I walked in one day and this is what I saw. Hopefully my other pieces will show up soon.
Gladiator Robot Snow Man
My final piece for Art II was we had to design a character from scratch based on “Winter Themed” We had to draw a charter sheet to help figure out all the details of what your final charter will look like when we sculpt them. After that the sculpting began. It was a very fun yet challenging assignment. I was even not happy with how he was turning out in the beginning, but I kept pushing forward and making changes. After a few days he really started looking pretty cool. We used Sculpy, which is awesome because we could cook it right in the oven and was much easier to work with over ceramic clay. After baking him, we could paint our character for some extra credit, so of course I started laying down some paint. I felt the paint job is what pushed my piece over the edge and I was honored again, he was chosen to be put into the halls of the art building. I can not believe that so much of my art has been chosen to be shown off to everyone who walks the halls. I know there will be someone looking at my art work when they are on their Behind the Scenes Tour and I hope it will inspire them just as I was.
I had a GREAT Christmas and a Happy New year. But I just had to share what I got for Christmas!
My first day of MCR Model Creation was AWESOME! I am excited to get back on the computer and working with Maya. We will be doing some amazing looking things from what I have seen from some of my friends who have taken this class already. I am so excited to get started and will be trying to make sure I update you with everything I will be working on. The cool part from day one was the Lab… This class room was so amazing I remember it from my Behind the Scenes Tour because we have Dual Screen Macs to work on. It feels so professional and feels like I have a job in the industry already.
Glad to see my friends too!
First off I would like to say “REALLY?” 99.9%? They just couldn’t give me perfection that I strive for so hard… But, no worries, I am very happy with my final grade for 3D Foundations. This class was soo much fun yet VERY challenging. So for me to basically ace this class makes me feel so good that I am capable of learning such an in-depth program such as Maya in such a short amount of time.
So to catch everyone up to speed on what I had been working on in the past month.
Storyboarding! This was my model I made in Maya to get the idea of my story that I would be working on over the month of class. My idea was to have a character creeping through a dark city street, dodging the light, doing jumps and rolls till she finally reviled herself with a pair of guns and shooting at the camera.
Then I had to draw out the storyboard. I used my new Waycom Tablet with my new program SketchBook Pro to create these storyboards.
Afterwards I had to use PhotoShop to import them into a template to make them into professional storyboards standard to the industry. Feel free to click on each one to get a closer look at them.
I also had to make a Prop. I choose to make street lights since I know those would be part of my main light source. This was a fun yet challenging part of the assignment. There are so many things you have to think about, Keeping everything quaded, Making sure you are not going over the poly count, trying to make it look realistic while making it from one starting piece and extruding it all from one single piece. I feel it turned out great considering my limits I had to stay within. I also did other props for my scene as you will see down below.
I then had to work on creating my own character. I choose to make a female character. Once again, we had lots of limitations that we had to follow. She was constructed out of one square and each surface had to be pulled, extruded, adjusted into place.
This is my final results of my character I created 100% on this one too!
I also had to create a head for my character. I didn’t have to use it in my final movie but we had to show that we knew how to create a texture. This was my final render of my female character in a ski mask.
We also had to add color to our scene. I choose to put my character in a Bikini style outfit… Sure chics run around with twin Desert Eagles in Bikinis, RIGHT?? I also colored everything else in the scene even though in the final you lose a lot of color due to lighting.
Finally we had to light the scene showing multiple different lighting schemes and shadowing. Since I choose to do a dark city street I wanted to fill my scene with light from Lamps, windows from the buildings, and slight moon light. I lost a lot of detail that I put into my scene but the lighting effect was well with it.
Last but not least the final 6 second movie I created using Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects!
WOW!! That was a LOT!! I know… Think of how I felt all month doing it… But what a fun class and I would like to give all the credit to my wonderful teachers that helped me through the whole process. Steve Gold, Sarah DeBaar, and Brian Belz, they did an AWESOME job helping me and all my peers. They have the patience of saints because I know what it is like trying to walk someone through something that you are a professional at and the other person has zero clue.
Got my final grades for Art History, yep you guessed it, another A+! I really enjoyed this class and this was an example of wishing we had a little more time to focus on learning about the past great artists. It felt like we were a shell skipping across the water just barely scratching the surface. Each skip representing a different time period of art. I defiantly plan on doing my own research and continuing to go to museums and get inspiration from other artists. Other then the 77% I got in this class I am very happy with my grades and still proud of myself for rocking that 4.0 GPA!
Steve Jobs, An American Icon
Today in Art History we got to create again! I am so happy I am getting to use my art skills to create things instead of just studying and remembering things or writing papers. I am very proud of this. I had to follow the rules of what we were doing and submit that but then I came home and worked on it a little more to make it more the way I wanted it to look. Its not much different then the assignment just some extras added to it to make it mine.
I Just Can NOT Stop 🙂
A+ After A+ After A+!
I am soo proud of myself for making such great grades in college. This just proves to me that I can do ANYTHING I set my mind to. I just got my final grade in English Composition and my final project grade. I got a 100% on my final project Comic Strip that I worked so hard on. I ended up with a 97.5% in the class… and that is before my extra credit assignments are added. Turns out, they weren’t even needed, but I wanted to make sure I gave myself the best possible chance of getting a 4.0 GPA. Hard work pays off!
This English class was a fun yet challenging class. Not with the work that needed to be done just the fact that I had to do my very best to impress my teacher who has probably seen it all. I tried to go above and beyond expectations each time I turned in an assignment and in the end it showed. I did learn a lot about writing and know this class will stick with me for years to come. I know it will help me once I am in the gaming industry.
Tell Me What You Think
I am finally finished with my final project in English Composition class and my assignment was to take my Personal Narrative Project and turn it into a comic strip. I made this from scratch on my computer and worked very hard on it for most of the month. Please give me your best critique. Please read the Personal Narrative after you read the comic to see if I got the core of the story into my comic. I have until midnight September 1st to turn it in. So, if you see something that should be changed, Please feel free to let me know. I greatly appreciate you taking a look! Oh, and wish me luck for an A+ on it.
Please click on the comic and view it in full size for best reading.
I got my final grade for OMDT today and I am very excited to see a 97.3% as my final grade. As you can see I did have a few items that I received a lower grade then I had hoped for. Let’s just say from now on in groups I will be reviewing EVERYTHING before it is turned in and I will be like a warden to my teammates when it comes to doing presentations and getting them completed. I learned there is a very thin line between trying to let your team members do things on their own and staying on their tail to make sure they get it done.
Let’s just say “No more Mr. Nice guy”
I did get to turn in some Consideration for my final grade. I was at a 94.8% which was two tenths of a point away from me losing my 4.0 GPA. Going that extra mile does pay off in the end. I was able to pull my teacher aside at the end of class and explain my situation that I am attempting to maintain a 4.0 GPA through out my entire time here at Full Sail. Only due to the fact the rest of my grades we immaculate and the fact that I was a very active student in her class she allowed for it. So it just goes to show that being a great student can have its perks. I would like to thank all my teachers from OMDT for making it a very fun and memorable class.
Thats right! I am still rocking a 4.0 in college and the A’s keep coming!
Just a quick update to let everyone know I am still giving it my all and making sure I am getting the best possible grades I can get. I plan on keeping this 4.0 through the whole 3 years. I am proud of myself, and I hope you are proud of me too!
This was my very first PowerPoint presentation I ever made. I am pretty impressed with it since I had never used PowerPoint previous to this, but did do a tutorial prior to starting that helped me out immensely. The presentation was a response presentation to two other teams who had to present. Team A: had to present the reasons Video Games are good for literacy ad Team B: had to present why they were bad. We as Team C: had to preset what our finding were and based on everything choose a winner between the two teams. It was difficult to choose a winner but we had to do it and even though it went against some of our beliefs we choose Team B. So enjoy the video but know that we had to get up and speak throughout the who presentation and what you are seeing is just the slides. I also added the music so it wouldn’t be so boring to watch the slides scroll through. There was a LOT of funny parts that might not come through with the video as it did live but you will get the idea. I feel us as Team C had the BEST presentation out of the whole class. We kept it entertaining, on topic, fun, short and sweet, and above all informational
Go Team Galaxy!
Guess what? I got my first A’s!!! I am soo excited to get my first grades and will be excited to see these 100% keep racking up. The projects and homework assignments we have been doing are pretty fun you just have to make sure you follow protocol and directions. I am not sure of the grade on the above presentation yet, but I will be sure to update when I find out.
So far I have straight A’s in College!! BOOM! Head Shot! Haha People who watched the video will get that reference.