Friday, December 31, 2010

More from sketchbook 2010



































I've been working on this little pocket sketchbook for a few weeks now. Sketching characters I see around Berkeley, and yes, there's a lot! I take it on the Bart, while riding the bus, going to the marina, the zoo, UC Berkeley, and many other adventures I've had these past few weeks. So I hope you enjoy my sketches, and a small slice of my thoughts on Berkeley, Ca.
©Alishea Gibson 2010
All images in this blog are subject to copyright.

Sketchbook 2010






I've been working on this little pocket sketchbook for a few weeks now. Sketching characters I see around Berkeley, and yes, there's a lot! I take it on the Bart, while riding the bus, going to the marina, the zoo, UC Berkeley, and many other adventures I've had these past few weeks. So I hope you enjoy my sketches, and a small slice of my thoughts on Berkeley, Ca.
©Alishea Gibson 2010
All images in this blog are subject to copyright.










Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dr Brick & Mr. Bean...

There's an evil Dr Brick who has just brewed up the wrong concoction but it's too late....BOOM! he's blasted out the window to his death below...
okay, really it's just the brick drop project, but dull as it is, I had to put some umph into it ;)



Mr. Bean, every animation student's challenge. he boings from the diving board, gracefully swishes through the air, only to miss the pool, smack the poolside and cringe, go limp and fall into the water... Mr Bean was never good at aiming, especially since he wasn't drawn with a face to see where he was going. haha

Oh yea...

It looks like I forgot to mention, I flew to Rhode Island and foud out that RISD isn't all it's cracked up to be. The architecture dept looked amazing...and the film dept sucked. The equipment, facilities and general direction of the department lacked overall quality. We toured the campus, interviewed all kinds of students and attended the senior film/animation/video show. It sucked so bad, i left the show early. These students paid thousands of dollars to learn a craft and it looks like they learned all the industry's technique but forgot the essentials such as plot, story line, character development, etc. Yes, there are thousands of cool ways to film something....should you use every technique? no. it's ugly. My community college education taught me loads more than those students had learned in 4 years. no wonder post grad unemployment is so high. Not to mention most of the staff were RISD alumni. Since u won't be able to find a job in your major, you an work in their student store. ouch. ok moving on...

This made me wonder how seth macfarlane did it...oh yea, he learned the techniques, was funny and pursued the industry himself. Thoroughly it was a disappointing trip.

So now onto the future...Principles of Animation class always starts with a pair of balls:


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Saltaphobia


© Alishea Gibson 2010, do not use without permission.

Published in the March 2010 SIP issue! Yes, there's finally a funnies section!