Little Red

Just finished up a new piece, “Little Red”, for submission to the SCBWI Tomie dePaola 2015 illustrator award.   The goal was to illustrate a line from Philip Pullman’s version of the tale – the rest of the excerpt can be read on the prompt page. I started off with pencil sketches, then re-did the sketches, experimented with the lines and painted the piece all…

Sketches

Just added a bunch of sketches to my illustration page. I love using pinterest for reference!

Thesis Update: Scenes 52-58

Finally, (*cough* *cough*…this whole “posting regularly” slips so easily…), here are the last few  roughed-in scenes for my thesis.  Now you know how it ends. Since I finished up those scenes, I’ve also worked on improving the concept of passage of time within the film, to make the day seem longer (to give more impact to the ending) without adding too much more animation time. This semester…

Effects: Wispy Smoke

This one is an exploratory version of a monster for my thesis: a smoking, hooker-esque fish. It’s based off a real animal, the red-lipped batfish (which does not, to my knowledge, actually smoke). I think the smoke’s going to have to go way slower, maybe need to inbetween all the frames here. Here are some of the sketches I made of the smoke from blown-out…

Head drawing class flashback 3: “Man with Hat” (oil redux)

Remember the guy from last week’s post? Well, for another assignment in my head drawing class, we had to use another reference photo of him, but this time we had to “draw” with oil paints. We were supposed to thin the paint out with turpentine, but I hated the smell so ended up using something else- mineral oil, I think?  Anyway, the concept was…