And boy am I glad. lol I really do enjoy school (especially since the majority of my classes are all subjects I am interested in), but after four months of constant stress it's nice to get it over with. I have to say though I am super super excited about my final project that I did for two of my classes, and I had to share! I finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of creating my first ever animated feature (well. . . not completely animated, but it is a story, with the main key frames and music/sound effects ^v^). I have dreamed of this moment for years. I still can't believe I've finally done it.
As usual, I came up with an insane idea to pitch to my professors as the final project for both my Pro Tools recording class, and my Drawing 1 class. I told them I wanted to do a five minute animated short about a cute little girl who builds a snowman.. Yes, I was that insane, and don't worry. I was questioning my sanity the rest of the semester as I slaved over this massive project and tried to keep up with the rest of my classes. CX Not only was I doing the pre-production and official artwork (story boarding, background layouts, character design and painting every frame and background in watercolor) for my art class, I was ALSO writing, arranging, and recording the entire soundtrack for said feature in my music class. It was absolute chaos. lol
It turned out great though! Granted, it isn't quite finished even though the semester's over (the music was finished, it was just missing the assembly of a few shots at the end), but it actually turned out for the best because my art class really enjoyed seeing a sample of the animatic underneath the finished product to appreciate the sheer size and time that went into this project. It was pretty funny when I told them I had also created the music score that they were hearing with the artwork. They were almost spouting profanities. It was awesome. lol
I know it's kinda random for me to disappear for months and come back out of the blue blabbering about a project you haven't even heard about 'til now, but I was just too excited and had to gush somewhere. lol And I promise you will get to see it! Granted, I don't think it should be posted until the Christmas season, just because it is kind of a Christmas themed story which would be best premiered around, well. . . Christmas.
But I guarantee it will be posted then. After all, it's practically finished now. All I have left after that is posting it. HOWEVER
, that being said, you have no idea how much this project has opened up my creative drive and desire to make more shorts like this. I am on fire, so hopefully if my summer doesn't get too busy and I get a couple more delayed projects off my plate, I am going to be creating more adorable shorts like this one and posting them up for you to enjoy on my youtube channel (that includes finishing that InuYasha Music Video that is long overdue to be finished lol). Maybe dA will actually accept my application to show it here as a film this time (I attempted to apply once before, never heard back. . . >_>')
Anywho, I'm sorry for the very lengthy journal and the terribly early teaser for what's to come around Christmas, but like I said, there is hopefully more to come between now and when it debuts. I hope it will be worth the wait. I know I had a lot of fun creating it. I'll keep you posted with more projects and goings on as they come. Oh, as well as post some of the artwork I created over the semester that I haven't had time to photograph and post. Good grief, the whole semester was such a blur I don't remember any of the other projects I did that weren't related to the animated monstrosity. . . lol
Thanks as always for all your support of my artwork and all the faves/comments! You guys are so awesome.
P.S. I haven't forgotten the Brotherly Battle of Ball comic that isn't finished! I have a terrible predicament that is program related keeping me from finishing it. My old computer which crashed a year or so ago had the program I used to create it, and I cannot for the life of me find the disc with the serial number to reopen in from the salvaged hard drive. On top of that, there is no place where you can buy a serial number to open it, and I don't have the money to buy a new copy. ;_; I'll find that disc eventually though. I am currently turning my house upside down in preparation to create more art/animation, so it will be found. . . I hope.