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Monday, January 31, 2011

Treasure Hunt

The purpose of this assignment is to make a pop-up animation using After Effects. At first, I wanted to make a "book opening" animation, and the pop-ups inside. But it's so hard to do with After Effects alone. So I decided to make a treasure map instead, and put the pop-up animation on the map.

The longest process was to come up with a story instead of a plain animation only and finalize the idea. O yeah, making the falling paper looks realistic was also taking much time (it's pretty satisfying) I also tried some new AE plugins such as the optical flares etc in this animation.

Well, it was a fun assignment. I really like the result (and the Kraken LOL).

Elvish Font - Lower Case

This is the lower case, number, and few symbols of the Elvish font I made.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Good Morning Seattle

The assignment is to make an animation using Flash' brush masking. To make things more interesting visually, I chose a series of photographs with different focuses. I made the order in Photoshop, and then I animated them using the masking and blur tool in Flash. I added some finishing touch using the AFterEffects.

It was pretty satisfying, the change of focus really made it interesting though it's very simple.

Font Sheet - Elvish

The elvish runes! :) watched The LoTR movie on weekend. And I thought that it would be cool if I make some elvish runes. So, I made this font set. Made the swirls and the dots to give the rune feeling.

Pretty satisfied with the progress..will add some more details on lower letters I guess..

Japanese Lantern

The most detailed digital painting I've ever made! :D drew everything from the scratch, trying to use custom brushes. Did many reworks because of the proportion problems. The kimono pattern was a real pain on the neck. But anyway, I'm satisfied. I learned new skills during the process.

Spent some good 19-20 hours using Wacom Intuos4 on Photoshop.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Me, me , and myself xD

My name is Stephanus. I'm from Indonesia. Art and gaming have always been my passion. I started to love drawing when I was still a kid, and then I went to an art school in Singapore after I graduated from high school. After that, I worked as a multimedia designer and did jobs in many different media. I also worked as a wedding photographer for fun. After some years doing all those stuffs, I got a chance to study in the US for one year. So I went to US, to broaden my horizon and meet new people, set new opportunities. Of course I'm learning new things also.

My future job is kinda separated into some options: a concept designer, a movie compositor, or a professional photographer. Until I decide what I really will do in future, I just want to be excellent in what I'm doing now while learning new things. Maybe I'll end up being a multimedia designer, let's see..haha xD 

”LIMITATIONS live only in our minds. But if we use our IMAGINATIONS, our possibilities become LIMITLESS.” (Jamie Paolinetti)