Monday, November 26, 2007

She is fond of eating her young!

nothing much to show for fall break ): I have been very unproductive, and now it's crunchtime for final projects. Aaaggh.

Here are some progress shots of my final illustration project.
The assignment was to illustrate a Shel Silverstein (?) poem.

mine was the White-Breasted Murd...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Leyendecker show + Enchanted

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Last sunday I caught the end of the Leyendecker show...I'm glad I didn't miss it, because it was amazing! His work in print is already impressive, so to see his paintings up close was a real treat.

Here are some sketches--sorry for the lousy scans, I forgot to bring my sketchbook and had to buy a little booklet at the museum giftshop.

Also, went and caught Enchanted today. Overall, I found it to be a great experience. Amy Adams really owns the role, and though you'd think she'd eventually be irritating she just leaves you wanting more.

As for the animation, I have to say that I wasn't that impressed at first. I'm no animation expert, but the first 5 minutes (where Giselle is constructing her dream prince) seem a bit awkward and stiff. It reminded me more of those horrible direct-to-video sequels--though the classic-Disney color palette and backgrounds were lovely--than Disney in its glory days. I enjoyed the animation of Prince Edward much more (but that may also be because he showed more character). The entire segment was still engaging enough to hold my interest. Overall it wasn't the best, but I was just glad to sit back and watch the return to animation.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


lately i've had a thing for flowers and fish. coming out of fish.

and fish = coelacanth

i tried it with salmon, but it just wasn't the same.


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Painter Practice

I haven't touched a tablet for a few years, and haven't worked in painter....well, ever. But I'm getting a crash course in my illustration class and I have to say, I LOVE painter. (:

After al the frustrations with photoshop and illustrator, this was like a light dawning. Painter, you are my new best friend.

Still a little rough, though, I have to get used to it again. so just random practice doodles--

i wanted to practice folds, but it definitely didn't come out right.

my practice apple. didn't do the shadow or bg.

eXTReMe Tracker