Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bighorn sheep character designs


The realistic drawings were done from references found on the googles. :B

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Film study - The Hudsucker Proxy




Film study from “The Hudsucker Proxy” (1994). This is the beginning of the montage when the hoola-hoop is first thought up. I tried to focus on camera moves and use as few frames as possible, so I’m not sure how clear it is but I learned a lot doing it o.o

Clip reference:

Friday, July 11, 2014

Disco pirate ship



Had so much fun with this and listened to 70's disco music the whole time. I realized all the music my dad listens to is that genre so almost every song that came up on spotify was my favorite song for that moment. I really want to revisit this idea soon when I have a little more free time. Disco skeleton piratessss!




Color keys




Mostly exploration stuff here. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Character designs! Spotted Bat



Weekly challenge designs. Had a lot of fun with these, definitely trying to push myself to complete the work as much as possible within reasonable time constraints. Had to do a lot of roughs and observation drawings before I could knock these guys out so there's a lot of unfinished art that didn't make the cut.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Twizz and me





Having Twizzles around the apartment is the best. While I'm away at school I sometimes forget all the funny things she does when she tries to get attention, or wants something REALLY badly. She's been in my family for about 13 years so she's an oldie. You'd think she'd be too tired to complain but sometimes she's extra loud to get attention, and when I do look her way and she sees me she quiets down. Silly bird! 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Monster sketches

Just a couple of monster character designs I when searching for the characters in my third-year film.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Weekly Challenge: viz dev!

Each week there is a different artistic challenge me and my three roomies, Linda FongHui bin Chung, and Kristen Woo, have to complete. This week's category was visual development and I choose the sub-category "ocean". Check-out the tumblr we started if you haven't already: 5feetover.tumblr.com

As for this drawing, the idea didn't come to me right away so I had to edit around a lot of different things to get it to work. I tried to explore color relationships too. Enjoy!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekly Challenge: character designs, Tuatara




Some designs I did for a weekly challenge my roomies and I are doing! Here's the tumblr that we started: 5feetover.tumblr.com

Here are all my friends/roomies tumblr's who are taking part in the project:
Linda Fong
Hui bin Chung
Kristen Woo

Can't wait to see what we come up with throughout the summer.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Story beats

Here are two simple story beats I used to test out lighting. I tried to focus on the character and the flower in both shots.

Monday, May 12, 2014

3rd-year film preview!

Since I'm still completing animation on my 3rd-year film I haven't posted it online just yet, but here are some previews in-case anybody is interested! This film didn't turn out how I expected but in a pretty good way. It was a huge learning experience since this was the first film I collaborated with voice talent and a composer on - so much fun! I'm still amazed by the work they put into making the film come alive. I'm also grateful to my peers and instructors for their guidance. As of right now I have my deadline to complete the entire film set to Sept. 1st. Here's to hoping I can finish before then! 


















Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BFA 3 film time!!!


Alas, my short-film poster is complete! If you're interested in collaborating shoot me an email ~ JamieBatrez@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Life Drawing

Some stuff from Mark McDonnell's class. I really appreciate the lectures he gives because it pushes me to think differently about how I've always approached life drawing. Three hours isn't enough, I realize I'm very out of practice...




Sunday, January 19, 2014

Compilation of older 2nd year film stuff

Some visual development:


Revamped character design of my girl:


Older character designs:


Backgrounds!:








Saturday, January 18, 2014

Old layout assignments from CalArts year 2

Out of all the layout assignments I've done these two were the only ones I remembered. The first one is a random scene and the second one is related to my second-year film!