Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photos from China

And now to bombard you with awesome pictures from China

(Wish you were there)

Visual Research 1

Bloch Building

View from Nelson

The Breakfast table

Back Yard

Mantis Outside Nelson

Chinatown, Just an old picture I wanted to post, The buildings are fruity! Yum!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bouncing Ball

Bouncing Ball from Leovanni on Vimeo.

Finally got it posted. At first all the movement were too fast and choppy. I did some last minute adjustment (adding IBW's and rearranging the space) and now it's too slow and consistent... I will definitely go back in and try to fix the problem areas.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Incremental #1

Drawing from a live model was refreshing but at the same time it was hot and humid. I really got the hang of drawing roughly as the pose progresses. What I don't like about this, is the overlaps. I understand that the action occurs at one spot sometimes but the whole overlap makes the image looked jumbled up and confusing. it's hard to make out some of figure on the right since there is little movement. I prefer the individual sheets because it isolates the poses.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


These are incremental studies from the video "Single Ladies" by Beyonce. I was thinking about doing a mini parody of my own using my character Leovanni to do all the dancing.  So far I've only sketch into 20 seconds of the video. Just 180 more seconds to go! (sigh~)

Friday, September 10, 2010


Metamorphosis from Leovanni on Vimeo.

My aproach was to go with the flow. I started out with little simple figures and started to morph them. I couldn't think of any good ideas on the spot and I ddn't want to plan it. I felt the content was too simple and boring so I just kept adding, such as the part with the tongue. I added the bunny after I did the animating for the tongue scene  to activate more of the space. I felt like there wasn't enough going on for the most part and I wanted to add more, but time was running out. At least the morphing back to the museum was nice.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

KCAI ANIM: Hunting & Gathering Project, PART 1

Just across the street from my middle school is this tiny apartment. Here lives my best friend inside this little dark mess of a room. This would always be our afterschool hangout spot. We would play video games, watch movies, listen to music, draw, or just chill for the most part. The lights would always be dimed to conserve energy. Though it may be small, it is cozy and relaxing. The room would always smell of fabric softener, not because she always have clean laundry, but because the washer and dryer is right outside her room. If I stay late enough till her mom gets home, she would serve us up some black sesame mochi soup, noodles, or some rice and stir fried bak choy. Those were the good old days...

My favorite local place is the Nelson Atkins Museum. The artworks are captivating and the exhibits keep me coming back for more. They also have a wonderful collection of asian art. The one room which not only stimulates my visual senses but also my olfactory sense, is the chinese watercolor room. The paintings are occassionally rotated, and the wood around the room releases an calming sweet aroma. Next, the collossal Buddha statue would always excite my mom. If she was left unsupervised, she would eventually convert that space into a temple and start to worship and burn incense to the great Buddha. Even my brother who works at a granite company was left speechless at the architecture with all the beautifully cut granite and marble laid to perfection. Overall the whole experience is like a visual ecstasy.