Wednesday, June 25, 2008

College life, Sketchdump, Wall E

School started Monday, and I started my college career with Figure Drawing and English. Figure drawing is fun just because I get to spend three consecutive hours drawing, which is not only refreshing but entertaining as well, and a nice break from the harsh homework schedule of English. Not that art escapes me in that class either. My old high school habit of doodling and drawing all over my notes is starting to creep back into my hand, and my notes are a mess. Funny story: I was writing my notes with a red pen and every time I set it down on my desk, it would roll to reveal that it was in fact a U of U pen. What are the odds? I'm glad I didn't get jumped by a die-hard cougar fan. But it's weird walking on the campus as an actual student and not a high school intern. I'm still animating, but I wish I were able to jump right into the program and start learning all I can so I can start to become a better artist. Anywho, I've sketched a bit to see if this is possibly coming true, as I hope to be able to add to the amazing artists in the animation program this fall.

 





Also, I saw Wall E and it was fabulous. More than that. It had some of the most gorgeous character animation I've seen since the classic Disney movies. The story was brilliant and I even cried at some of the scenes. I've found a new Pixar favorite. And the score by Thomas Newman is retro and beautiful simultaneously, which is an interesting combination that he pulled off brilliantly. 

I highly recommend going to see it!

6 comments:

The Spradlin Family said...

Amazing drawings...seriously...I mean it...you're awesome...really...I wish I had your talent...amazing!

Matt said...

I think I just listen to your reccomendation and go and see Wall-E. I want to. And the sketches are amazing, you can totally tell that the first one is Riverwoods.
-Cirina

Jake said...

Who drew that lion? You drew that lion? Who said you could draw lions like that? Cut it out.

Mrs. Eliza said...

I love that you had a U of U pen! That's the best! I saw you and Bum at Nordstrom today. I was on the camera's so I didn't say hi. Thanks for not stealing.

Anthony Holden said...

Sketchtastic, Ms. Claire! I think you're well on your way to finding out exactly what "good sketchy" means.

koryface said...

Great stuff as always!!!