Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

More Illos

This is probably as finished as it'll get:

...and I kind of got sick of this one and just gave up on it:

haaha can you tell?? Got a little too texture-happy.

It's finals! There's no time!

oh, yes...any feedback/crits would be appreciated!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Illo Progress


I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

I want to put mint eye drops on my eyes. If only such a thing existed...

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Finally finished my portfolio in time for a Dreamworks Studio visit tomorrow yessss
(please ignore the awkward face, too tired to pose convincingly)
I might put it up in its entirety but here's a sample:

My faith in Kinko's is somewhat restored! The poor employee was very kind, even after having to reprint my pages twice.

also, I came home to find this! waiting for me:

this is a very Dreamworks-y week.

Art of Kung-Fu Panda + I finally get to sleep?? I LIKE IT.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Beast concepts

Some concept work for the same group film mentioned here:

Photoshop. I think I'm getting more efficient? I felt like this took me less time than usual.
If their bodies look strange, I say BLAME THE HYENAS! I referenced each one of those from hyena photos. Those kooky animals.

This one is just for my own amusement:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

All the Rest


I'm trying to decide whether to use the owl or the baboon as a main character hmm

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monster Preview

still working...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Must update! Must stay relevant!

Frivolous desire #215 -- My own pack mule

I suppose the beauty of dorming is being able to walk to class every day, but I carry so much stuff that it's a pain. Most of the time I don't even use all of my stuff, but...yknow...what if I need to (someday)? However, it's come to the point where I feel like I'm causing some sort of permanent damage to my shoulder.

My great fear is that I'll build up the muscle on that particular side until I look like this:

real art soon?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Decisions, decisions...

original font:

I need some help! My friend is helping me build a website and I need to send him the page elements, but I can't decide which font to use. Which one do YOU prefer? (I'm leaning toward #2 & #10)...Feedback please? :B

and here's the 'design' (extra basic!):

Rock Lineup

more lineless practice in photoshop.
I always thought that flat graphic look was really cool.
I'm terribly slow at it though... it probably comes with time.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


any crits? it doesn't look quite right to me =/

blue col-erase desat in photoshop

Friday, October 3, 2008

Look Ma! No lines!

Here's some lineless practice, using binsybaby's technique. She posted a neat little video showing her work process, and I wanted to give it a shot. Still trying to get the hang of it, but it's neat to know how it's done:

CHYEAAAH, nowhere near her level, but works better than all the other lineless methods I've tried. The secret: Lasso tool! ooooh aaaah.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Inferiority Complex

Yet another in-progress illustration. Non-homework-y stuff is fun!

bird refs
photoshop so far, but I'll probably finish it up in oC


some of the colors are off and I'm not quite finished, but if you have any feedback/crits I'd really appreciate it! I'm also wondering if the brown dress girl's expression is too unclear....

Saturday, September 27, 2008


procrastination doodle!

My tablet's starting to get all wonky again, so I guess it's time to read.

Friday, September 19, 2008


progress? I'm working in oC, and after I opened it in photoshop I realized that there was a major lack of contrast. bad color choices that I didn't notice while working. ah well.

I still don't like her face!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I've been too lazy to post lately...I've been more interested in getting classwork in on time and working on my own personal projects (admittedly with little success). This is probably a good thing, since I used to draw things purely for the sake of putting them up. Sad, I know ):

Doing both animation & illustration drives me nuts sometimes. My interest constantly wavers between them. Right now I'm feeling more illustration, but my film is eating my soul. buh

oh yea. this blog is for art.
here's a circus snake lady:

I always feel like I overwork paintings in photoshop. HER NOSE. Will probably finish this in oC

Friday, August 29, 2008

this week

this is a pretty good description of the first week back at school:

and post-its!

some PMC-related art...
go join!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

more sketches

a tree?

I feel like all of my sketches are way too ...line-y? Compared to my old drawings they seem completely different. I'm not sure I like the change. People talk about the natural evolution/progression of someone's style, but what if you prefer the old to the new? I almost feel like I'm backsliding....

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Croc o dile

needs more traditional.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Children's Book Illustration

oops, yet another non-art post...but I just can't contain my excitement :)

My sister and I headed out to the Montclair Public Library (i think?) today. She told me about their great 6 (old, unloved?) books for $1 deal, so we went to loot their bookshelves.

And loot we did.

48 books for $8, what a steal. We found several of our beloved childhood books. I was on the hunt for great illustrations, and managed to pick up a ton of lovely picture books. Wanted to share some of my favorites here (they're too good NOT to share):

Trina Schart Hyman. I fell in love with her work after seeing Saint George and the Dragon. ha I was overjoyed to find five of her books.

Mercer Mayer (from East of the Sun & West of the Moon)

Eric Beddows (from Shadow Play). Wonderful silhouettes.

Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

Barbara Berger (Grandfather Twilight) Very simple and whimsical...nice colors, too.

Heidi Holder (Aesop's Fables)

Susan Jeffers (top, for The Wild Swans) and John Steptoe (bottom, for the wonderful Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters)

Some Tomie DePaola (top) and Don Freeman (bottom, for Inspector Peckit)

this one was an interesting find. It's by Rolf Myller. The book, A Very Noisy Day, caught my eye because of the way typography was utilized.

and...Bill Peet!

Very happy to find his little autobiography. Not very heavy with insight, more like a collection of light anecdotes, complemented with his lively illustrations.

and another, from Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent

all images (c) their respective creators
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