Anatomy Lab

This week in anatomy class we had the opportunity to go to the anatomy lab at the University of Calgary. I won't discuss it too in depth because they prefer if we didn't, simple to not stir up much controversy and so they don't get phone calls.

We were able to see 5 full bodies and various limbs.

At first everybody was very, very nervous, including myself. But after we had finished a brief tour/explanation from the lab technician, I decided to put on a lab coat and rubber gloves and start really closely looking at everything and actually handling stuff. It was interesting that once I actually put the lab coat and gloves on I actually felt much more comfortable. About half the class stayed in the lab and really looked at the stuff and asked lots of questions, but the other half did find they needed to leave, it was very overwhelming.

Now I seem to have a much better appreciation of what we are actually made of and how everything is tucked inside our bodies. I'd say that if you ever have a chance to do something like that, take it, especially if you think you have the stomach for it, because you will have a much greater appreciation for your body after.


Drawing Comics

I had to do a narrative project for my drawing class. I decided to use the format of one weeks worth of newspaper comics. So 6 daily comics and one sunday sized. I decided to make about something I know about and have thought of some funny jokes about, art school.

And then I decided to make them giant, so they communicate better.

And then I saw a bunch of space that was never used in the stairwells. So I put one on every floor of the school all the way up the stairs.

They were very well received from everybody I've talked to . It was great to hear people laughing up and down the stair well when they first saw them.

My pictures aren't great, so they might be hard to read and much less funny over the interweb.

This is a wax sculpture that is going to be cast in bronze,it is going to be pretty cool.


Crit - Animation

This is the animation I finished this week for my animation 210 class.


To the present.

Below there are some other posts with more pictures of Europe. They are going up slowly, mostly because school has been fairly busy. I will probably be posting an animation from animation class up soon.

My class have been going well. Doing lots of drawing in both Anatomy and "Media and Techniques". My sculpture class has been all casting and molding up to this point, but we are going to be doing a bronze cast. Animation class has been really great. Almost every week we get to show our progress to the class and get feedback. Alot of the other students work is very strong. And then alot of our time is spent watching examples of sweet animation.

Here are pictures. The first one is of my work space, it is much messier now, but notice the ginormours table that I got. It's something like 5 feet by 4 feet. Just massive with great adjustable height and tilt. Plus it has the spirit of a prior ACAD student embedded in it. (I got it at a great deal off of Craigslist).

First day in sculpture we cast a models head. The guy in red is our teacher Paul and the guy in the back is the sculpture technician Scott. Bother are very helpful.

Them bones are all mine. Life size.

Randomly created art (almost random)

Sculpture casting project. Inspired by farenheit 451. You might be able to understand it if I explained it well enough in an earlier post.

Architectural drawings inspired by the book Fountain Head. Notice the signature.

My first angry self portraits.


Borthwick Castle

This was one of the highlights of the trip. Our whole family got to stay in a real castle. The wall were 14 feet thick. There were at least 3 five or six story spiral stair cases. It was pretty much the coolest thing ever.


It was just an amazing stary.


More of Edinbourough.

Even more pictures from Edinburough.

Mansart Roofs, awesome.