i hung out at the mall one night, trying to draw people without freaking them out, hoping to master the art of staying out of "stalker distance" without being so far away that it was impractical to draw people. kristin gave me some good tips on how to get away with everything (i'm openly envious of her sketchbook), but plans to spend saturday the mall were altered and i went to the byu library, instead.
three of our week's sketchbook pages had to come from some figure drawing handouts. as i began reading about the different muscles of the chest, i soon felt inadequate to even pick up my pencils. i knew enough of how complex the human body was to know i didn't know much, and, the more i learned, the more i felt like i shouldn't be drawing yet. if i had the time, i would definitely take an anatomy class; i like to know every muscle, instead of just drawing what i think should there.
that's not really an option on a saturday night, although i did learn some about the muscles of the chest and back, and worked very hard to make my drawings as accurate as i could. and, after six hours, i had three pages i was proud of.
now, six hours for three pages is more than usual. most of the work is just sketching, which can go much quicker. and i had fun animating my bouncing ball the night before. but next i had to animate a flour sack as well as keep up with the drawings. and i could probably balance this with my computer graphics class.
but i'm only here for seven weeks, and we're already into the second week. time feels so very short, and the computer class is the number one reason why i'm here, and i committed to invest as much into it as i could.
i thought about it on saturday, thought about it on sunday, and, after my computer class today, knew it was the right choice. i dropped "intro to animation." it was for the greater good.
sadly, my animation and sketches won't get graded, which is sad, because i would have liked my teacher's feedback.
instead, i'll show them to you.
interestingly, that blue pencil is, technically, "no-photo blue".... yeah.
the ball is only 3 seconds long.
i made the right choice: my computer class is pretty much the coolest thing ever. i spent some time in the lab tonight and it already pains me that i'll be out of there in only six weeks. so i'm going to get every bit out of it while i can.