Friday, June 24, 2011

Problems be fixed.

Hey all,

So finally after figuring out a way to get internet on my PC I can finally post again.

A week or so ago my good friend Ashley and I worked over ideas from my logo concepts, and she was able to help me get simple enough yet still having enough meaning behind the image.  Let me know what you guys think!

Hopefully soon this will make itself more prevalent to my imagery, as well as a new aesthetic for my design.

Also while I was away for the web I finished up my first freelance work on "Detective Ralph Raccoon"! Its a collaborative project with Whitney Fox (The Creator), Tom Bruno (Modeling and Animation), Dave Bruno (Design and Story Boarding), Jenni Brody (Environments and Rendering), and myself (Character TD and possibly animation).  Here are the set-ups I created for the two main characters Detective Ralph, and his accomplice Mr. Squawb!

On a personal note, I have started to read the book Stop Staring and have found it hard to put down so far.  Don't know why I haven't read it sooner, I already learned a boat-load.  Hopefully as I get farther in it I will have some examples of how I am following along with it.

Expect more from me a bit quicker than it took to get this one out!

~ Jacob Funk, The PreAnimator

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Working demo reel and logo/mascot concepts.

Hey all,

So my old reel wasn't working on vimeo.  I think it had something to do with the compression, since when I uploaded the full rez version it worked fine.  Here's the WORKING reel.

Also, here are a couple of concept pieces for my logo/mascot of The PreAnimator.  The final one will be much simpler but I just wanted to the idea down a couple times.  I want to incorporate both CG iconic imagery with a zombie face.  Combining the idea of "The Reanimator" with Pre-Animation set-up.  Let me know what you think overall and any ideas to simplify, since I will be working on these in the next couple days!

~ Jacob Funk, The PreAnimator

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Beginnings Pt. II

Hello all!

Welcome to my new and "improved" art blog!  By new and improved I mean consolidated form my old blog to fit my new identity.  This will be a place for me to grow, and show everyone what I am working on.  Things you can expect are REGULAR UPDATES with both traditional art, such as digital paintings and sculptures, as well as my works of animation and rigging.  I hope that this will be a place for growth not only for myself, but for anyone watching as well!

To start off here is my current demo reel showing off all that I have learned at Columbia College Chicago while I was a student there, as well as a few of my own undertakings.

Next post will be early next week with some progress on logo ideas!

~ The PreAnimator
          (Jacob Funk)