So, basically...

Currently a 3rd year BDes Animation student at DJCAD, just starting to widen my horizons and dabble in 3D and special effects. This blog is really just full of random pictures from my work and equally random ramblings about everything and anything.

Monday, 13 December 2010


So, finally handed in all my work from semester 1.

It's very average work, i'll admit. They were the kind of projects I could work on forever and never be happy. Maybe a bit dramatic, actually,  but yeah, I'd need a lot more time. 

But it's done.

And now I'm free :]

Home on Wednesday I think, good times :]

Monday, 6 December 2010

So it's Monday

... and there's been a lot of debate as to whether or not we are actually getting this extension. Apparently, our tutors should have confirmed it with us through an email or something, but they've been ignoring us aha. So we're going up today just to make sure they're not sitting waiting on completed submissions.

And... it's snowing again! Aha. Would be a very bad thing if I was still stuck (so glad I came up when I did!), but I'm not. And hopefully this snow will help to persuade our tutors in the direction of giving us the extension.

My flat mate is currently sitting behind me reading my essay, making me fear for my life. Better go hand it in actually, despite what he thinks haha.


Saturday, 4 December 2010

Back in Dundee!

And back to work!

(here's some life drawing for your troubles...)

So, still stuck, BUT... mum's arranged for one of the couriers from her work to let me hitch a ride in his van the morn haha. Dundee here I come! 

(provided I do not die)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

So, we get an extension to the 11th.

Yay :]

Hopefully get up to Dundee soon, cause that's a decent extension. Just need the trains to come on now haha 

The university just posted this...

Received by the University's Satellite Receiving Station at 11.45am today, Dec 2nd

Copyright NEODAAS, Satellite Receiving Station, University of Dundee

Another decent snow pic

(posted by one of my sister's friends on fb.)

Stuck : Day 5

So yeah, I'm definitely sick of people in Dundee complaining about the snow.
This right here is what I'm dealing with. Waist high, in a lot of places.

We got an email saying we'll find out today what's happening with the assessments. I know that the uni buildings are open again today, which makes me doubtful there'll be an extension. But again, my trains are off and the roads are closed. 

Woe is me.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

So this is the snow, 3ft (at least) high. Don't be fooled by my cheeky smile, I am hating on this snow. Having to dig this trench will do that to you. No trains are going north of Edinburgh, still. Forever stuck, goodbye assessment.

So, still stuck

The trains running from Edinburgh to Dundee are all off, so I'm actually completely and utterly stuck. Stucker than I was, if that's possible. You see, there was always the possibility of digging a tunnel to Edinburgh and catching a glorious train, but now all hope is gone. 

I emailed my tutor today, almost begging that there would be an extension. Her reply gave no hope, but she did joyfully mention that I should have lots of time to do observational drawing(!) Considering I can't quite leave my house for the mountain of snow outside, the only observing I've been doing is watching my cat compulsively clean himself, and watching my nightshift-working dad come home and fall asleep on the couch. And all I have here to draw with/on is pens from the bookies and a crappy note pad. 

Silver lining is that I'm forced to work on my essay, which is slowly but surely coming along.

I'm dreading the moment they go to assess my work and find nothing but a bouncing ball in my folder haha. Oh well, I'll just have to be an exceptional student next semester.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

So earlier when I said about getting the train? That's out the window, my line to Edinburgh's closed. So until either that opens, or the busses to Edinburgh come back on, or the roads to Dundee re-open, I'm stuck here. I hope to god we get an extension, even just a little one. I'm sure I could cram my 4 days studio work into 3, 2 if I don't sleep or eat. I'll get my essay done before I'm back in Dundee, I made quite a dent in it tonight.

I'm going crazy being stuck here >:O

Monday, 29 November 2010

So, 3D Flour sack? After 2 short days, this is how mine turned out...

And do you know what? It actually wasn't so bad. Making it, I mean. I think one day, me and Maya could become good friends.

Jesus, I'm sorry it's been so long.

I keep forgetting about this blog :(

Anyways, what's happened since we last spoke? A lot, I'm guessing haha. I've had a week off for being ill, then I had a week of intense catching up, followed by a week of 3d work, and now? I'm stuck at home because of the snow, a week before my assessment :|

So yeah, I'm trying to get this essay done. But there's a good 4 days of studio work waiting for me in Dundee :( Nothing I can do though, the roads I take are all closed. If it persists past Wednesday I guess I'll have to try get the train :|

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Flour Sack

So, flour sack. Yup. Finally worked out a walk cycle for him (yay!) Got a line test of this (only the keys, mind you) done yesterday, and it seems to work well. Plan today is finish the keys for the whole animation, maybe get the full thing line tested. Woop.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Final Animation- After Effects Project. (Emotional Walk)

Not without its faults, but I've been told it'll pass and I'm pretty happy with it.
Also pretty happy with AE now, getting better with it. So in my spare time (provided I have any, with all this tidying up work and writing essays we have to do) I'ma try some AE stuff with better characters and backgrounds.

Friday, 15 October 2010

This is "Gary", my character for the After Effects project.
I hate him, soooo much.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

So I haven't posted to here in a while...

I've been hella busy. Level 2 animation owns my soul.

Walk cycle, anyone?

Hard work. 8 frames of hard work.

After effects, anyone?

Yeah. This is my life, 'til around 9 each night. And for some reason today, I really want to paint.
Crazy aha