Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy 2013 (crunch time is upon us)

Hi all of you fellow beings out in this great world... hope you are entering the new year healthy and happy! i know i haven't been updating, but i easily forget that people actually care if i say anything or not. so i thought, hey what the heck. It's not like i will do this all the time (add more than art to these posts) but I can at least do this every once in a while.
so first here is some art...
Here's a drawing I did of myself. don't feel like I've done one in a while.
I've really been practicing on my drawing skills, and feel like it's really paid off!

And here is an exploration drawing of Ortha. It's been a a long and frustrating road, but i feel like it's going in a good direction.

I'm just going to use the story of Ortha as a learning experience. I'm not going to try to strive for any accolades, or awards with this film (which I know everyone, including myself normally wants to strive for) but, I don't want to have that mind set with this this year. I want to finish this film, and make it the best that I can make it.
I'm a student trying to learn, and that's what I'm going to do. I'm not going to make a perfect story, I'm not going to have the best backgrounds, or character designs, or animation. but i'm going to put myself out there and do what I feel works for me as I keep testing and pushing myself....

Sorry for the left professing tangent... just really wanted to say that to the world, and to myself 
Thank you for being a friend.


  1. Hey Portynn, it's Jon A from CTN. :) Finally got to checking out your blog and Bo's blog.
    They're really cool!

    I commented on this post 'cause I like the drawings what you said about your mindset for your film. It's legit. :)

    Best of luck on your film and happy be-lated new year! :D

    1. Hey Jon! It's nice to hear form you, and thanks for checking out the blogs!
      Yeah filmmaking is harsh on the brain so every once in a while it's nice to kind reassess things, :-)

      Thanks for the encouragement! and happy belated new year to you too!
      How you been since CTN?

    2. I've been good. We're on our winter break, so I'm using this time to have some fun working on personal work. :)

      Do you guys go by semesters?

  2. breaks are always good for that! :-)

    i'm just about to start back to school this week. we're on a semester schedule.

    are you guys on something different? ... quarters?

    1. Ah, that's cool. :) We're on a semester system, too. So you guys work on films during breaks?

  3. People take it upon themselves to either take a break form the film or dedicate there break to the break. i decided to do both.

  4. Ohh, I see. That's pretty cool. :) Sounds like fun.

    Well, good luck, and I hope to see it on your blog when it's done! :D