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Some in class demos and other miscellany.

#moana studies /composition experiments for a very untimely bit of #fanart #crossover suggested by my wife, with a composition I’ve settled on at the end. #sketchbook #day4 A post shared by John Hill (@john.t.hill) on Jan 4, 2018 at 9:44pm … Continue reading

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A bunch of random art.

You’ll have an easier time following me on tumblr or instagram, but here’s a big ole’ art dump just to stay current.

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I don’t post here all that often anymore.

Aside from steering people towards my demo reel, so here is a big backlog of loose artwork I’ve been doing outside of teaching and paid animation. Random fan art, a CN collab entry, mucking about both traditionally and digitally, some … Continue reading

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Doodles on the sign in sheet….

Week two of teaching this quarter. I did some doodles on the sign in sheet for Animation History as the students watched the cartoons I was lecturing about. Senpai! In my reef? I haven’t doodled in a long time.

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Week 9 and 10 Sketches

Gotta get back into swing. Finish strong in these last five weeks.

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Gesture Studies: Week 5 to Week 8.

Sketching has slowed as more straight storyboarding has increased. However, here are the assigned sketches for Week 5: Action analysis My father in law hands a box to my nephew (we’re moving) A drunken Minn Wild fan (also, coincidentally, a … Continue reading

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The divine magnet at work.

This past week my Preproduction assignment and my sketching for Advanced Storyboarding coincided. So here are some gestures taken from a hippo video I took @ the San Diego Zoo, some years back, and then a couple from my hippo … Continue reading

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Gesture Drawings week 3.

Another trip to Opry Mills.

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Gesture Drawings week 2.

I did these at the Preds vs Ducks game. Definitely my favorite of the first three weeks work.

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cont. Gesture Drawings week 1

And these are the ones I did at Centennial Park and Opry Mills.

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Gesture drawings from Week 1.

Five pages of “from life” gesture drawing is a welcome requirement in our Advanced Storyboarding course. My drawing skills had really started to atrophy. And even with a course like Character Design I found it really difficult to start drawing … Continue reading

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Grad School Fall 2012 wrap up: Post 3.

Here was the final assignment in Layout. The final visual assignment. There were some “animated” camera moves over previous layouts we did (Not going to post those, though they were good and got high marks, but are boring and bandwidth … Continue reading

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Grad School Fall 2012 wrap up: Post 1.

Week 13 of the 15 Week semester, and as far as I’m concerned, kind of where the wheels fell off. This is the first in a short series of posts (3 probably) documenting the last few assignments of last semester. Multiple … Continue reading

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I’m ready for this semester to be over.

Different style concepts for Character Design course, all of my detective character, Fred Farroway. In a Mignola, Madureira, and Juanjo Guarnido. Instructor gave me a B+ on the colored version. Heralded my clothes and proportions, etc, but said she couldn’t figure out … Continue reading

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Grad School: Fan Art addition.

This week’s assignment was to pick three artist or style genres (out of like, nine possible) and to design some characters emulating their style. A lot of students created a different character for each style, whereas I picked a character … Continue reading

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Grad School Week 10: Character Design, Non-stereotypical hero.

B+ here as well, but there were no drawover notes. The major criticism is that this version of Fred Farroway (the retired super hero turned detective from the Graphic Novel my wife and I think we’re writing) is that he … Continue reading

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Double Wattled Cassowary Greaser…

Week 8 was all about animal caricatures. We could pick from dogs (and I guess cats, cause some students did cats, though they weren’t on the list), aquatic animals (of any kind apparently), flying animals, small rodents, and reptiles. I … Continue reading

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Character Design: Week 6 and Week 7.

Week 6 we drew portraits. Well, head studies I guess, but when you only draw one or two heads and you shade them and focus on likenesses it’s a portrait to me. I was really down on this assignment. Didn’t … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween 2012.

Here are some layout thumbnails, practicing different design principles. I self imposed a Halloween / Universal Monsters theme on mine, because otherwise I was a little too bored to come up with anything I wanted to draw. Here you’ll see … Continue reading

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Character Design, Week 5.

As much as I appreciate life drawing, and it’s importance, I expected to get into “character design” a bit earlier in my graduate school level character design course. Week 4’s assignment felt like we were on that track, and week … Continue reading

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Character Design Week 4.

Meh. I don’t know. I felt good about this assignment, because I enjoy the idea of this kind of assignment.We were required to stay very close to the original shapes, which is interesting, but I really wanted to go more … Continue reading

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Something witty, something you like….

Week 3 of Grad School is upon me, in that it just finished, and I’m starting week 4. I also have teaching starting again tomorrow morning, and I’m still in the middle of that never ending job I can’t talk … Continue reading

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A visit from an old friend.

Internet. I’m taking a 20th Century Philosophy and Art course, and an Acting course, so I’m not drawing in grad school now. Do you want to see videos of a fat guy acting poorly? What, youtube? Okay, then you don’t need … Continue reading

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Traditional Animation 2 Final: Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam.

I had been waiting on a final, thorough review of this before I posted it, but I haven’t yet received it. I have gotten a grade (A), and I can tell you some of the ongoing notes the instructor and … Continue reading

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A tale of pygmy flying hippos…

or a storyboard final based loosely on the loose idea I have kicking around for a thesis. Character designs not finalized. Below you have my rough presentation sketches, presentation board pitches, presentation board revisions with color, production board first pitch and revised … Continue reading

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Work Doodles 5_22_12

Trying to jump-start the creative juices so I can do something during the month of break between grad school. Having a hard time doing it though. Have a naked chick, with a skull on her face.

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Some more work sketch…

In the ancient past I used to do the webcomics. This is a reimagining of Skanky Sally, lead singer of the band The Skankettes, and love interest of Dinosaur, from Alien and Dinosaur Rock Out, one of several unpopular titles … Continue reading

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Quick little storyboard….

Another smaller storyboard exercise. We’ve finally started working from scripts, but this is from an assignment just before then. The premise was “Two characters are traveling down a road or path and something falls from the sky. You must use … Continue reading

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Storyboarding Exercise….

I know, this blog has become a real window to the soul huh? This is an exercise I am definitely going to steal for my students. I’ve thought about a similar one before, if not for the simple exercise of … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I update…

and sometimes you read it. So I’m in Storyboarding and Traditional Animation II this quarter in Grad School. It’s a little weird, because unbeknownst to everyone else involved, I am teaching a storyboarding course simultaneously. So far I am a little … Continue reading

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In class sketch….

Today was a busy day, and it had its ups and downs. While teaching tonight I built a quick profile view library in Toon Boom Animate Pro so I could demo it for the students next week. When I was … Continue reading

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Low-Brow Fall of Man, A quick sketch.

Geeze, try to update your blog from your phone, and it goes all stupid. Here’s a final quick sketch I did tonight while the students worked. I did a couple small thumbnail versions before working on this big one. I … Continue reading

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Kotaku’d.

I had a hard time figuring out how to read this article, but apparently this is a really awesome video game site that all the young internet peeps love. Or something. They say nice things about the video game I … Continue reading

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A little extra credit experiment…

Based on a common Paris Hilton photograph. Use Google Image search if you’re that interested. This one was about understanding how to make your model look the way you want them to look, even if they don’t. So I made … Continue reading

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Two figure composition: Telling a story…

Originally I was going to have a friend pose for at least one of the characters in this, but the plan fell through. I had some thumbnails with a woman, but I pretty much had this idea from the start … Continue reading

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I drew the hell out of some feets and hands.

Feet, feety feety feety feet! (Also hands and shoes)

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Things are going smoothly with classes so far.

… but I start teaching again tomorrow. We’ll see how well I juggle this schedule. Here are some drawings I did in my sketchbook during Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro yesterday, and then some ear and head studies for … Continue reading

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Weak Post…

           

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Happy Fourth every one…

Spent the morning watching Tex Avery cartoons (and other MGM work) in bed with my wife and son. For my History of Cartoons class, though we do that kind of thing sometimes anyway. Spent last night on some drawings for … Continue reading

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Grad School Update #1

Buh! I had hoped to be updating on a much regular basis, but things have been remarkably busy during the first week and a half of the three week break from teaching. Grad school is in full swing, and because it’s … Continue reading

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