08 December 2008

potential backgrounds





 











 1) flower swirly --watercolor markers, colerase

2) jungle day --watercolor

3) baby powder hodgepodge --watercolor

4) fingerprint party --watercolor & my five fingers

28 October 2008

"THE CLOVER" character designs


                  the kid a.k.a the clover finder
                           the "friend"  a.k.a the clover lover 
                                                                       


Two of the characters from my thesis film, "The Clover"... obviously it would be about a clover. There might be tons of clover films out there and parts of my story might be a bit cliche but I'm definitely confident I would end up with a signature nicole film because the visual aspects of it would hopefully carry that originality out for me...plus there are some unique underlying themes in a seemingly "cliche" film as do most of my past animations

I have done a walk cycle for the kid and I'm working on the "friend" walk. A good chunk of my film would be with the kid running though so I definitely need to get going on that as well.

These two characters are in fact not the only characters in my film but three other ones called the bullies (a.k.a the clover haters) that chases the kid all throughout the film for the 3-leaf clover (yes a 3-leaf not the lucky 4). Unfortunately the tragic part is that the kid doesn't know he's running around with a 3-leaf the entire film...and never does even in the end because by then he's all fried from all the bully running. That's where the "friend" comes in with the last jigsaw puzzle because way in the beginning of the film she snatches the 4-leaf the kid finds and slips in a 3-leaf while he's not looking, to embrace the joys of the magical 4-leaf clover herself! She's quite the instigator and can very well be questioned if she may be the alternate main character aside the kid.

It's really a bittersweet type of film and it's very big on the whole idea of kids and their wild imaginations including their particular behaviors and their tendencies to associate emotions/situations with their versions of reality.  The visual element like I've mentioned above will be the main "carry out" element of my piece because it really embodies a child-like feel and what the inside of a kid's mind would look like...of course anything kid related is always with vibrant colors so there'll be TONS of those.

There will be future posts with more developments so till then! Cheers!

13 September 2008

a SNEAK PEEK at my potentially awesome thesis!


Kid with a lucky 4 leaf clover gets chased by a "negative cloud" of bullies. Props to me for scanning in that awesome fabric in a wavy ruffles fashion..
Oh and the nicolepiece below might be used for thesis too since its too pretty to not put to use and besides ill need all the awesomeness i can recruit! 

a nicolepiece




I absolutely love this picture. This was one of those collaborative works too and by collaborative I don't mean more than one person but more than one attempt on different days, mood and occasions. It was definitely approached in an experimental fashion because this whole mesh of awesomeness started out with the one pink circle petal among many in the pink flower bush near the center bottom. 

This also tells a whole lot about me in the sense that it's theme screams out unity (well to me at least) because even though each individual fragments within the picture is unique in its own way they still get acquainted and mesh together to form an even bigger, better and beautiful piece. Likewise I totally have alot of different characteristics (often odd ones) that make up the complex person that I am today (though most people don't stick around too long to see the "big picture" but fragments of it which is kinda sad since most are missing out!... while select few are captivated)

Turning 22 isn't all jolly ranchers fun so far by the way...though it is easier to write my age now.

18 May 2008

summertime...yay


OK.....so I think I'm definitely going to dedicate my summer posting on this thing more among many other devotions.. SUCH AS:

*Thesis prep****
*Flash 101***
*Reel**
*AFX savvy*
*unfinished parc!!*

I need to kick myself constantly for the Thesis bit...totally need to make up my mind.

If I can finish or at least feel satisfied with any of the mentioned above I think I'll be a happier 22 year old by September 12.

Additional fun note: 
My brother thought this picture above was packman throwing up.

11 March 2008

!!!!

yay for awkward new posts...and potential future artsy-ness =)