Wednesday, March 30, 2011

when will my life begin?

As anyone who has spoken to me over the past month or so will know, Tangled (50th feature length animated movie from Disney) came out on DVD today. Needless to say I ran right out and bought it then proceeded to watch it. Twice.
This started as a sketch while I was watching the movie but after finding a great lineart technique and reading Loish's Q&A about what brushes she uses to get her amazing textures, I wanted to play around a bit. This took half an hour, tops. I totally plan on doing more of these XD. As always with fanart, the artwork may be mine but the character is (c) Disney. I adore this movie, especially this scene. I started to add the lanterns but they looked a little too firefly-y. 

In other news: 
I love it when I'm productive XD I not only got around to some stuff I've had looming for awhile around the house (cleaning, picking up, etc.), I also spent 7+ hours at the lab today and made epic progress on some animations and those character sheets. They aren't done yet but they're getting there so expect to see some of them in the future. ^.^

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hunt Storyboard

This was my final project for my storyboarding course last semester. I eventually want to complete this animation for my reel but in the meantime, this is what's done.
 Hopefully the story is pretty obvious. I'll finish the character sheets and concept art for this soon so the overall feel will be a bit more obvious before I finish the actual animation.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Character sheets WIP

 Last summer I started a project with a friend of mine. He was writing a post-apocalyptic story and will eventually need artwork for it. I started by doing character sheets for two of the characters.

I started by sketching the designs on tracing paper then taping the paper to the back of bristol board to transfer it through. This was before I had my epic light box so I had to hold the paper up to a glass door with a lamp behind it (>.< good times). These pics are just what I got from the scan-n-stitch. I'm going to bring it into Photoshop and clean it up, color it a bit, and add some texture to the background.  

Good News, Everyone! (did you hear that in Professor Farnsworth's voice?) My goal for this month was to get more pageviews this month than last month and as of last night and some blog trading on Etsy, I finally reached my goal with calendar days to spare!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

storyboard sketch

This is just a quick sketch I did for my storyboarding class this past winter. I've been pretty sick and wicked busy lately so I haven't been able to get even a portion of what I've been meaning to do lately done, which is frustrating but whatdyagonnado?

I'm not wicked proud of the first two frames but I wasn't sure how to get the idea across in the maximum 4 frames that was part of the assignment. I was definitely inspired by Amy Mebberson and Disney's Princess and the Frog (young Tiana). 
In other news, I've added AdSense to my blog out of curiosity. I may get rid of it someday but I wanted to see if it was worth it at all.

Monday, March 14, 2011


This took me a lot longer than I expected and I keep changing my mind on how I feel about it but overall, I'm please enough with it to show it here.
This one isn't signed because I'm selling 25 prints, each individually signed and numbered, on Etsy. Once I find the right frame, I'll sell the currently signed original too. As stated in the previous post, this is a costume design based on Georgian fashion (think Moliere to Marie Antoinette, also referred to as Rococo. It's what Europe was doing when the U.S. was in it's Colonial period). I took some artistic license and simplified the style some. This is 5" x 7" on watercolor paper.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Masque WIP

I'm running late for class so I'll actually describe this piece when it's done. I was having a "wow, my hands and my artsy brain are totally in sync" moment while working on this.
This is going to be absolutely adorable when it's done and I'm going to sell prints of it online.
To my fellow costume buffs out there, yes that is a French gown. It needed to happen.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Victorian Reader ACEO

Here's another ACEO. I haven't done anything costume history-y in awhile so I figured I'd draw a Jubilee-era woman reading in a garden.

As with the previous ACEO, the original sketch is on the back. I have both the original for sale on Etsy, as well as a limited number (25) of prints for a lower cost.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Steampunk Portrait ACEO

I've finally posted on my Etsy again. I finished another ACEO today and I'll try to post some consistently everyday for awhile. I can't dwell too long on this post since I have to go to class soon but here they are:
The finished version is the front and the back is the original sketch, which is the reverse of the final. I drew the sketch first in reverse so I could ink the final over my lightbox. The gold ink is metallic.

Friday, March 4, 2011

rock vs. feather

This is Monday's assignment. Yay me for being done with it early! Wednesday's assignment will take some doing though since my new computer can handle AfterEffects, unfortunately.

This assignment was to have a rock and a feather falling to show the difference in weights and how it creates believability in animation. Please crit mercilessly, since I have time to work on it before I have to turn it in.
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