Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Puddin Loaf Completed

Here is my completed super hero trading card...

Click here to view my previous post for more info about this project and the origins of Puddin Loaf.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Graduation and these cats.

Lately the theme of all of art seems to be humanoid talking cats...

This is my poster for our upcoming Senior show in the gallery here at school. We all got to design our own poster and they are being printed on the large format printer over in the art department.

This is my graduation announcement. I'm not completely satisfied with it, but I needed to go ahead and order them. I had them printed as postcards, and they printed kind of dark. Double bummer. No time to reprint though, so I will be sending them out Monday. Friends and family, watch out! They should be coming to a mailbox near you soon.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Puddin Loaf

Our current assignment for my Inspirational Design class is to create a super hero trading card. Over the semester our loving professor Bryan Ballinger has been giving us nicknames. Mine is Puddin Loaf. Cevin's is Thornmold. They are all very beautiful like that. Anyhow, we were supposed to create a character based on our nicknames and we are now designing trading cards about them. Here is the front of mine...

Doesn't he look like a sweetheart?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cereal Box and Birds.

Our latest assignment in Inspirational Design was to come up with a cereal box. We drew random words to make our titles, and I got Super Fudgie Plumpies. Sounds delicious, right? We were required to actually make the cereal and photograph it, or render it in 3D. I made my cereal out of Peep heads painted brown...

And for more viewing pleasure, check out the bird test for my senior project below. I animated the birds on paper, and then scanned all of the drawings. I colored them in photoshop and then printed them, attached to cardstock and cut them all out. After that Cevin animated them in our scene. Looks pretty cool, I think.

Birds from Colleen Thornbrugh on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Hippo Puppet

After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, we finally got a good cast for our new hippo puppet. It only took us 9 tries. Yikes!

Here are a couple of images of him in our scene...

Cevin did a test animation of him running up the hill last night, and that went well. Tonight we are testing out the birds, and then if we just animate our eyeballs out we should have some form of a finished film for the spring showcase. It's going to be an interesting few weeks!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monster Cowboys Revisited

I did a little bit more work on the cowboy poster. I think it looks better. Check out the old one here and let me know what you think.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Senior Project

Here is an image from mine and Cevin's senior project. We are working late tonight so Cevin can hopefully start animating tomorrow. The puppet in the image below is a stand-in. We made that one last semester, but after some animation tests we decided to redesign him. Our final puppet is currently in the oven, and hopefully is turning out ok. This is our fifth try on that puppet. For some reason, we have had tons and tons of malfunctions in the puppet making process with our final puppet. I will have to post some photos of the zombie reject puppets. There are a lot of them.

Anyhow, this is where we are with the lighting and general aesthetic of the film. I think it is looking pretty good personally. Cevin did the original color study, and crafted the hill out of foam. He also built the rig holding up the puppet that you can't see and he made the armature inside of the puppet. I painted the hill and everything else, and I also designed and made the puppet. It's been a lot of work! And we still have a lot to do...

(Sorry for so much chatter over one small photo. More images coming in the future...)