Wednesday, May 25, 2011

procrastin-ah lookit that!

Apparently I get really inspired to do other arts when I have homework that needs completing. Go figure.
 Rapunzel and Pascal (c) Disney

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sailor Snarl

What started as a warmup sketch turned into a full detail painting. Go figure.
I never understood how Sailor Moon would fly through the air, slam into a boulder, then counter attack while her hair remained perfectly untangled and, well, perfect. 

Sailor Moon (c) Naoko Takeuchi

Side note, I have officially graduated. Yay me ^.^ UVM has finally given me my fancy piece of paper! :D

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ukelele

DONE! DONE DONE DONE! :D This is my submission for The Rabbit Hole June Poster Exhibit and it's fiiinaaally done ^.^ Clearly Mucha inspired ^.^;; The background is watercolor and the foreground is gouache. I used masking fluid to make the frame and the white splotchies. Phew. I'm so glad this is off of my to-do. Now I can go up to Burlington, VT and graduate in peace (yeah right XD).

Update: my pageviews are already higher than they were last month and there's still a week and a half left! ^.^

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rococo dance

video
Finally! I finished this thing! It's not as long as I had intended and the music version is pretty cropped but now I have working puppets in Rococo fashion.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hunt character

I swear I've been working on stuff, I just don't have a lot to show for it yet. I lost a lot of my progress on my "Hunt" animation but when I redid it, I was able to streamline it a bit and add more to it.
So after trying to piece together characters using textures I made, I felt like the feel of the art was way off from what I pictured it being. Instead, I'm putting together an animatic using my storyboard then dropping handpainted elements in the animatic placeholders. Did that make sense? ^.^;; Anyway, I'm hoping it'll like I visualized once it's done.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mixing it up

I've been debating for awhile whether or not I should post other artwork and artists that inspire me, as opposed to just my work. I really like the idea but it always seemed confusing since this blog was acting as my portfolio for awhile. Now that I've remedied that portfolio situation, I am really stoked to reference an artist I've been inspired by ever since she sketched Sailor Moon for me at Bible Camp when I was little.

Veronica Fish is an amazing illustrator who has a beautiful painterly, ethereal style. Her work is always beautiful and badass rolled up in one. She just recently finished a comic book called "Pirates of Mars" that looks absolutely epic! Please go check out her work, especially since she posts progressives on her blog (which is always helpful ^.^) and buy her comic X3!

[artwork in this post is (c) Veronica Fish]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mermaid

I found a great site that I'm now hosting my portfolio on! Click the link under the banner to check it out ^.^

After looking at Chris Sanders work on deviantart, I really wanted to try out the pencil sketching and watercolor combo. I'll try again soon.
I sold a print yesterday, or rather I sold the right to print one personalized digital version of the Enjoy Hookah poster to a photographer in the UK. It was a pretty unorthodox way to sell a print but why would anyone want to pay $20 shipping on a $15 print?

On that note, please let me know if you are interested in buying a print or original of any piece, we'll figure it out.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lemonhead

I was on such a roll yesterday, I got a second painting done between cleaning the house and making muffins. (yes, I'm a 50s housewife at heart, this is known.) I've been wanting to play with masked out hair and splatters for awhile and this turned out better than I expected.
The drawing, inking, and painting all just sort of clicked as I was working. Even the masking, which is normally wicked nerve wracking for me, went exactly as I wanted it to. It helps that I practically poured on the masking fluid to make sure it came up cleanly once I was done painting. I'm also going to sell prints of this at Spiritual Haze, framed, signed, and numbered.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

hookah poster

Because I recently sold a painting at Spiritual Haze, I wanted to make another! ^.^ I was working on a Hookah-themed art nouveau style poster.
 While I really enjoy the idea of selling the originals, prints would be much more affordable to the mostly-student clientele. Therefore, I'm selling limited-edition hand-signed and numbered prints of this piece. The ones at Haze will all be framed as well. I had a lot of fun playing with monochrome with the Rococo puppets so I did the same with this piece.

I'm sorry in advance if any of my viewers disapprove of the smoking theme in this piece but art wouldn't be very diverse if everyone only drew bunnies and flowers. I can assure you that hookah, when used with shisha (flavored tobacco), is perfectly legal for the 18+ folks out there.

Friday, May 6, 2011

production shot

Here's a working image from the Rococo animation I'm working on. I didn't want to rush the animation but the characters in parts were well received on deviantArt so I wanted to show what progress I could.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rococo paper dolls

I made these to put together as a puppet animation and they are, pretty much, paper dolls. I'm going to edit them further in Photoshop before bringing them into After Effects. I really wanted to combine costume design and animation for this assignment.


 
I sketched, inked, and painted these entirely by hand. As much as I love digital painting and it's capabilities, I have been neglecting traditional artwork way too much for my tastes lately. My art has been kinda stale for the past few years and I'm going to make more of a point of challenging myself.

In other news, I've started hearing back from internships but no real progress yet. I also sold a painting at Spiritual Haze! :D
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