Wow man... so it's been 2 weeks at Freelance and it's crazy! And I've totally ignored LJ lately (okay like for 35 weeks or something?!) but Ed sent me a helpful reminder, so uber! Seeing as I'm so lazy, I really tend to use the journal feature on DeviantArt more, so any LJ people that read this get a wonderful copy and paste of what I stick on DA. Weee!
First day was totally awesome, and rather frightening too, so many new people! There's like 5 other chicks in my class, think there's only like 12-15 girls in the whole first year (odds I very much like :D). But jeeez, first thing we had to do was draw hands which are the most evil thing in the world. Soon as I saw some of the insanely good stuff other people were doing I was like, "Okay, when you go home you won't stop drawing till..." Argh yeah, kinda scary.
In the afternoon we went into Aoeta Square for observational drawings for like an hour (there was some retard guy throwing a tennis ball at a garbage bin, then forcing the skateboarding asians to bowl to him to he could hit he ball with a plank of wood. He also went up to one of the guys from one of the other classes and smacked him on the head for drawing him, and the guy was like, "WTF?"). When we get back to class we had to show everyone what we'd done - there were full page masterpieces and such, most people had done 2 or 3 pages so when it gets to me... teacher chick opens my book up and there's like 6 tiny weeny figures and a tree. She flips to the next page but *noes*, nothing there! So she's like, "Good detail, next time try and make them bigger, yeah?" And I'm like, "Ehehe... yup..." Ah, I sense stuff like that happening a lot in the future...
And ya man, second day of the course I was sooo hating it. We moved right on to flippy animations and I could *not* get the hang of it.Was all like, "Man, I don't belong here. Look at all the cool stuff everyone can do! They're so good! Look! He just drew that off the top of his head! They're all doing this stupid flippy animation fine but I just don't get it!" Yeah, very not cool. So I talked it over with mom and we figured it's best just to go up to the admin and tell em my "feelings" about the course and whatnot. But just before class started the next morning I went into the stairwell (so people didn't hear me :P), called mom and asked her to call for me, cause I didn't know what to say. After morning break all the 1st Years went into one of the rooms and watched The Emperors New Groove by way of a projector (oh yes, lovely) and then went back for the last 30 min of class before lunch. Bout 10 minutes into it our tutor Leanne hushed the class and was like, "Some of you may be doubting yourselves... what we're doing now is just showing you what you'll be doing through-out the year... don't worry about the technical bits... we'll be studying anatomy and form later on..." She didn't mention names, but right then I knew that mommy had called for me. Phewf.
Today I was one of the first to finish the week's animation - a "squash and squish TV" - which I was either 1st or 2nd to complete. And it actually flowed from one picture to another!
So yes... we had homework over the weekend - do a character design of yourself. Determined not to suck, but not quite getting the right idea, I spent all of Friday doing this. I'm glad it didn't suck, and started playing around with color on it today, cause we have a class set of really expensive "Copic" markers we can use. I finished it, so I should scan it. Looking not bad for my first go with the "special" markers. Mmm.
And completely not school related... I went to the new Hell's Pizza that's opening in the new complex in Highland Park to try and apply for a job - wow it was packed!! I had mom waiting for me outside and it took me like 10 minutes to fill in the application but 50 minutes wait in line! And when I finally got to one of the mini-interview guys I totally blew it. He says, "So why do you want to work at Hell's?" and I'm like, "Um... all the cool kids are doing it... ehe... there's this connotation of the cool place to be - it's kinda the hip, cheaky place to work... ehe... uh... yeah... um... heh....eeeeh...." So that was something I don't want to do again. Was gonna drop off my CV at the computer games store in the mall on Queen Street cause the lady there said she'd be hiring towards the end of the month but I went and checked that that was still the case yesturday which (and I'm glad I checked) isn't cause there's a new manager coming in bringing a bunch of people from another EB store to work there. Dammit... 2 leads on jobs both gone. Crap!
Zoo trip yesturday was okay, died on my feet tho (really should have put my orthotics in) and so left with the Korean girl at 1:30. Had a big group talk with a lady which was really good - learnt a little about differences in movement etc in monkies and apes, and cheetahs and tigers, which seems like it will help a fair bit once we get into this animal character stuff. Had to have one A3 page of each: 4 legged animals, 2 legged animals, aquatic animals and reptiles - just quick poses and stuff that we can use to get the idea of animal movement and pick one animal to do the character of. Weren't supposed to leave the zoo till we'd got all the pages but I, like many others, just took some photos and will do the pages over the weekend.
Oooo, saw a guy get arrested in town too! It was really cool cause there were 3 male cops trying to hold him down and he kept getting up and trying to kick them while they all held his arms back and trying to kick his feet out from under him. Took them round 5 minutes to be able to get the cuffs on him. Then he struggled against them while they tried to get him into the car - wouldn't lower his head to get in so they pushed it down for him. No idea what he was arrested for but there were 4 cops (the 3 guys plus a chick on a radio) and another car showed up just after they got him into the car. Yeeeeeah, thoroughly enjoyed the show!
And zomg that's so much and it will never be read! BWAHA!