Monday, November 28, 2011

Yellow Umbrella

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I know I did! I went to Florida with my family and also got to do some work and go in for a job interview! Homework? What's homework? Oh... that thing I worked on for several hours while flying from Salt Lake to Orlando... I'll be posting up my new flyers and my trip reports soon, but for now, I just wanted to share this. Remember that first set of flyers? The girl with the umbrella? (Go look if you don't!) I'm currently developing a story that'll involve most of these flyers and this was just some inspirational sketching I did. Plus it counts for my storyboarding class, which is a plus. I want to make it look storybook-like, and maybe Victoria Ying and Brittney Lee-ish when I refine it. By the way, I bought Victoria and Brittney's books from CTN and they were kind enough to sign them for me! if you haven't checked out their work, flee NOW. It's so lovely you'll probably die from sheer loveliness.

If I may be so prideful... I did this on the plane. Yes, with my tablet, but on the plane. I think it's a feat of wonder...


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Flyers - Week 3

What did I tell you? I'm posting art again! This Flyer is a bit more abstract, as in more abstract than a flying fish pet. I was reading James Christensen's Men and Angels and came across his painting Sleeper Lost in Dreams. In the description, he mentions that in early art (I believe Christian and/or Renaissance), a figure with one wing meant that they were asleep and dreaming. I also had an idea a while back for a pair of tree branch wings, so I combined the ideas together, and also used Amy Brown as a source of inspiration for the style. So, this flyer takes flight in her dreams :)
I recently got The Lion King on Diamond Edition (and it came with a coloring book!!!!!!!) and was humbly reminded of how epic and awesome and beautiful that film is. Unsurprisingly, it's been stuck in my head for a couple of weeks now, right down to the original and Broadway soundtracks constantly being blasted from my speakers... and thinking about Simba and Nala begging Sarabi to let them go to the "watering hole." That's probably one of my favorite lines... other than "SHE'S GONNA EAT ME!!!" So, yeah. I drew my characters quoting Simba and Nala. What now.

Now it's time to flee to Anaheim!!!!!! And I won't pelt you with another lolcat to express my happiness.

Done with the almighty pencil

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happiness is...

In other words, I'm going to CTN this Caturday, er, Saturday.


Expect a trip report very soon! And maybe I'll see some of y'all there!

... and I promise I'll post my art again. It's been a little crazy on this end. And don't worry; I have last week's installment of "Flyers" all done, just not scanned. It'll be up soon!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Public Service Announcement

INHERITANCE CAME OUT TUESDAY. Yes, I was one of those people that pre-ordered my copy months in advance. What was that? I can't hear you over the sound of my squealing fangirl fury.

And yes, I do real art. This is an atmosphere study for Digital Painting. We're now working on environment studies, so this is the haunted mansion of my version of "Little Red Riding Hood." Neat fact I learned: Moonlight has traces of green in it. Woah. Whodda thunk? We often associate moonlight with blues and purples, but it's the green that makes it moonlight. As soon as I added some green to the light, it was like BAM. The image completely changed in tone and it actually looked creepy! Woohoo! Science works! No, seriously. If you wanna be a good artist, it pays to understand science. Because it works.

Photoshop, and "Inheritance" cover from here.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Flyers - Week 2

Here's the third in my series of ways to fly... a flying fish! I mean, if people can have dogs and cats as pets, why not a flying fish?This is just a quick color concept art type-picture. She's an older inventor woman living in the desert. I wanna be a buff grandma someday. I'd go beat up the bullies bugging my grandkids and then bake some cookies. Because I'd be the buff grandma. And nobody would mess with me.