Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Musicals and Markers

This image popped into my mind while listening to this.

If the picture's not that obvious, it's Quasimodo from Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris, with a bit of James C. Christensen flair. I was thinking more of the original version when drawing this, not the Disney version, though I still adore that movie. I really wasn't thinking too much when drawing it, but in the end the gargoyle and Quasimodo came out looking very similar to each other, but I'll let you figure out why! One thing I will say about it though is that in the lower left-hand corner, the Latin word for "Fate" is carved into the stone. Supposedly, Victor Hugo was inspired to write Notre Dame de Paris when he saw the same word inscribed on a stone in the cathedral.

Done with a combination of pencil and Faber-Castel, Prisma, and Copic markers on parchment paper. The paper didn't take the ink as well as it had done before with previous drawings, but it all worked out in the end, I think.

Reference for the gargoyle came from here.

Quasimodo belongs to Victor Hugo, Notre Dame belongs to Paris.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another post?!

That was quick...
Here are some sketches I've been working on here in Disney World. I've been trying to do more background art and I figured that the great atmospheres here are the perfect place to practice.
The Friar's Nook, Fantasyland. Ballpoint Pen.Gryffindor Tower, Hogwarts. Yes, I went to Universal Studios just for Harry Potter. Ballpoint Pen. Not quite done yet.

Inspired by the Japan pavilion at EPCOT. Ballpoint pen.
Just a creepy tower for a story of mine. Ballpoint pen.
Gestures from the parks and Church. Ballpoint pen.

Christmas is Coming!

Walt Disney World has already decked the halls, which means... Christmas merchandise is everywhere. I found a cute mug with a bunch of Disney characters all dressed up in Christmas outfits and I thought, "Hey... someone should do that for Rapunzel and Flynn!"
So I did.
Golly, they are so cute, yet hard to draw... but I think I'm getting the hang of it!
Pencil Sketch.
So, I couldn't help but wonder as I was drawing Flynn... what is manly Christmas attire?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hokai, time to post some art stuff!! As I do not have a scanner right now, everything must be look HORRIBLE because it's all taken with my cute little camera. I'm working on fixing stuff up via photoshop right now, so don't worry! You'll see the pictures in all their glory soon!

Anywho, I'm REALLY trying to force myself to do more digital art. I adore anything and everything 2-D, but 3-D is a real struggle for me right now... so bear with me. Please. And I can't help the fact that it's hard to lug a laptop and tablet and a bajillion cables wherever I go. A sketchbook and pen/pencil are usually a lot lighter and can fit in a purse a whole lot easier. Plus, you don't have to turn anything on to start drawing or have to worry about charging anything...

I digress. Here's the art.

A little Alphonse Mucha-inspired... Blue col-erase pencil.

I've been in a huge Hayao Miyazaki kick lately... Here's Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke in ballpoint pen.
I'm currently working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL right now, and this is just one of many Disney-inspired sketches! I was over at Hollywood Studios one day and watched the Jedi Training Academy show. Super awesomely cute. Jedi pretty much rock. I was trying to draw the female Jedi Knight who's in the show. Ballpoint pen.

Just a character of mine, being thoughtful... Corel and Photoshop.
Still kinda a work in progress... I was totally thinking about Disneyland when painting this. It still needs a little work, though. Photoshop.


... to Imaginative Ink! Here, I shall be posting artwork from the life and times of a BYU animation major/Walt Disney World Cast Member. Enjoy your stay!