Observational Life Drawing Portfolio
Best collected works from 2016-2017. Various mediums including pencil, charcoal, pen, and ink wash.
All from direct observation. Click arrows to slide through or choose directly from thumbnails below.
The Making of Hanging: A masterclass in animation - Fall 2016
In November 2016, Nick was invited by the Global Health Film Festival to give a 90 minute masterclass on the animated techniques used to create his short film 'Hanging' in London's Barbican Centre. The lecture was presented on Keynote, Photoshop/SyncSketch technique notes and a follow up Q&A.
LECTURE TOPICS INCLUDE: Inspirations from art and film; Identifying line of action; Principles of special effects animation; Perspective layout in camera moves; Locomotion; Facial performance; Mise-en-scene; Film composition, Sound design; and Sincerity in an animated performance.
Audience Entrance Loop
Global Health Film Festival:
Program guide information of masterclass - Click to Enlarge
Haunted Dollhouse: Workflow Demo - Fall 2015
After finishing this animation project, Nick was asked by his instructor to demo his process for his peers. He discussed shooting reference, thumbnailing, initial blocking, advanced blocking, WIP, and polish stages of his workflow. Below is a sample video from his "polish" stage where he framed though the animation speaking about smoothing arcs throughout key landmarks of the body.