Art & Animation by Bek Cohen
So my brother was extremely happen with his Christmas Present all those months ago, and he actually commissioned me to create a new piece for his girlfriend Jemma. The prospects of challenging myself digitally was exciting but the pressure from both this piece and my university work wasn’t wall too fun. However, I had a lovely easter break and managed to get on with it before getting underway and into serious finals most (The most wonderful time of the year, not.)
He had discussed it with her on the sly I assume (as it was for her birthday) and she said she is a big Matrix fan, thus this was born:
The bike was almost as difficult as creating the likeness! But I truly hope she loves it!
Now on with finishing my coursework, which I’ll be blogging throughout the next 5 Weeks.
Currently, I’m working on numerous projects. As in the previous post, I am making a short stop motion film, that is sweet and simple but has a large amount of CG backgrounds being made (by myself). I also am working on a new CG Character/Rig to play around with in Autodesk Maya – She has a little story attached (as every good character does!) so once she is finished, she will be animated into her own scenes.
This is where I’m up to with her so far!
Regarding environments, many screenshots will be up this week! As well as more of my character concepts (including the above character’s design sheet). In short I’m really proud of my progress, and excited to learn more and create things that I’ve only ever dreamed of!
I’ve been working on my anatomy and figure drawings a lot more recently and I can see a huge improvement in such a short amount of time. I feel more confident in drawing human characters after I’ve scribbled some gestures!
Here are the best from 2013 so far!
May favourite was this one from yesterday… cheeky skeleton!
For my Stop motion module this semester I’m creating a short called “Wheels”. I’ve been going through many ideas and this is the only one I’m truly settled on! – So non the less I got on with my first off sketches, where I just get what’s in my head onto paper, or in this case the computer using my Wacom.
I came up with the idea for a short, animating the feud between a crow and some pigeons, but unfortunately a sleeping gargoyle get’s dragged into the middle and is ultimately the worst off.
Here is some of the exploration I did for the gargoyle character “Gauthier” (He’s french!)
So I entered a competition with Yo Sushi where you had to tell them why you should win on post it notes. Quite frankly, I really enjoyed making this and didn’t mind if I didn’t win. Its was fun to draw food, but yes, it was quite fun to win!
(You can see all entries here:http://bit.ly/RamenEntries)
So here is my final catch up on Semester one – year two!
I uploaded periodically some of the visits I went and doodled on during my illustration module, and when it came to the last project I was a bit all over the place! I wanted to draw everything and it got a bit too much. So instead I did these two digital drawings of the Huntingdon Hall in Worcester. They’re a little lack lustre, but only took a couple of hours a piece.