Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bouncing Ball Underlayer

This is the first out of 5 underlayers that I drew, and I plan to use all 5. The underlayers have been really helpful in terms of how my animation is working. There have been some minor problems such as how the ball would actually bounce, so there have been times where I have had to draw outside of my intended path, but all in all it is really helping me out.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Incremental Study

I liked this drawing. It was an interesting experience to draw an incremental study from a model. It helped me to understand a bit about how the real human figure moves and how to draw it. I think that drawing the model helped me out a lot.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

KCAI ANIM: Incremental Study Scan

This is the first of the incremental studies that I did, and I would have to say that it is my favorite out of all the drawings I've done so far. It's a drawing of my character, Doug the Hippo (no connection to any of the two Dougs in our class) slipping on a banana peel. I had a good amount of fun with this, so I decided to post this one.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

KCAI ANIM: Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis from Richard Konradt on Vimeo.

I loved this project when I first started drawing the frames. Seeing as it is my first time animating, I think I did a really good job on it. It was a exciting experience for me, as I was seeing my own drawings moving. I became very proud of myself as I was flipping the cards like a flipbook. I couldn't believe that I was finally animating, and I got a really good animation the first time trying. It was exciting.

Friday, September 3, 2010

KCAI ANIM: Hunting and Gathering Project, Part 1

As a kid, one of my favorite places to go was the Henry Raab Elementary School back in Belleville. At about 8, 9, or 10 years old, I would always go there whenever I had nothing else to do. It was only a couple of blocks away from my house, so a lot of times I'd bring along my dog, Midnight. We would always go and sit next to the tree in the middle of the playground. I remember racing her to the other side of the school and back. I'd also ride bikes there and skate there. I barely go there now, seeing as how Midnight passed away 3 years ago, and I have no real interest in going there anymore. But I usually only go now to pick up my brother or sister from school or from playing with their friends. I would have to say that Henry Raab was my favorite place to go when I was growing up.

Though I was in Kansas City for at least as long as a year when I came here as a Freshman, I barely left the school. One reason being because I suck with directions and have no car here. So my favorite locally has to be the Jannes Library here at KCAI. It was the place I visited most often, seeing as they had pretty much all the kinds of things I needed for assignments-computers, printers, and people to answer questions. Aside from doing almost all my writing based work in the computer lab, I also received counseling there which I could not have passed Freshman year without. There was a computer lab in the Living Center, but I usually couldn't finish my homework in there. So, I was left with the computer lab at             
the library.