I wouldn’t be surprised if no one knows who this is.
In 1992 Disney released a mini series of Little Mermaid comics, the first two of which was a great story about Ariel crossing a chasm in the ocean and coming upon the Moray people. This is their princess, Celia. Celia’s a biiiiiiiiiitch and I love her so much in the same way that I love Azula from Avatar. I still have these comics but they’re falling apart because I read the absolute crap out of them as a kid.
I cleaned out the closet today and this had been in the back of my mind for a while. I'm never going to go back to these projects. I'm never going to scan, rework, or need any of these drawings. I'm bad about amassing "STUFF" and being emotionally attached to too many inanimate things. 2D animation takes up a lot of space. All of this paper is going into the recycling bin.
I am keeping my senior film (for now; it takes up less space than I thought) and a few choice bits and pieces from various projects (like my very first bouncing ball assignment).
Here’s a little short I helped animate on. I worked on a couple shots (the initial 1-4 lanterns and the nukes) over the course of ..jeez..a year? Well it finally got put out into internet land! Happy Fourth of July, my fellow Americans.
i looove red pandas. i want to have a red panda farm where they can frolic and be adorable.
i see lots of photos of red pandas sticking their tongues out. surely they would like popsicles, right? i really like how these came out. i've been wanting to animate red pandas for a long time now. maybe i can do something with this little guy..
Not being in a market with those neat plastic toys, I fell into the same thing that always happens when I don't like the toys for something...I make my own.
I did Applejack first because, honestly, she's my least favorite of the main cast and I wanted to work the kinks out with her. Glad I did because I learned a lot from working on her. Her face isn't perfect, but that was part of the learning process.
Quite pleased with how Pinkie came out, especially her hair. I learned to keep the tail detachable with the help of some wire which makes painting sooo much easier.
They're both around 2.5" tall, made with super sculpey and painting with acrylic craft paint.
i got some new drawing stuff i wanted to break in and, when in doubt, there's always sailor moon.
I got several different colors of Pentel color eno 0.7 lead which I love. I really like drawing with colored lead, but those Staedler drafting pencil leads are so thick, it's nearly impossible to get any detail in. The Pentel hi-polymer soft eraser also does a kickass job of erasing those colored pencil lines which can often be stubborn. I also got a 0.4 Pilot Hi-Tec-C black pen which I adore. It feels so awesome to draw with and I love the loose line quality. Happiness is new art supplies!
Calling it a night but figured i'd do a WIP post. It's early on (in the process and the month) so feel free to critique. Just know I've barely touched the dude on the right, I just put him there to giver her a set spot to look at.
Pardon the ghosting at the beginning. For WIP posts I'll only give Flash 15 minutes to stop being a bitch and export properly. I think I tried atleast 6 times with the same result. What's up with that, Adobe? Didn't have that problem in Flash 8, now, did we?
Audio is from "Garden State". If you dont' know what 11 Second Club is you can check it out here.
edit: holy crap the beginning looks washed out on that player. i'll fix it in the next post :/
double edit: there seems to be issues viewing the video in Safari. it works fine in Firefox and Chrome, though. again, something i'll look into for the next post.
I got really excited when I heard this month's 11 second club clip and immediately started brainstorming how to reinterpret it. I think a lot of times when you know the source material it can be harder to break away to do something different since you already have that preconceived idea of what the actor is doing.
Anyway, after a few scrapped ideas I came to this. I haven't even started boarding yet so the design might change a little, but overall I like her. I hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew with her design. I have to keep reminding myself that it's February so I don't have quite as many days as usual.
Continuing the DSC Alphabet Challenge, I'm splitting them up into two to make them easier to see. As always, click the picture for a bigger version. Again, these are all pretty quick drawings. Usually 15-30 minutes each.
First batch the assigned characters were:
Lady Death | Megaton Man
Obsidian | Polar Boy
And the second batch (I think I'm the most happy with how these came out) we have:
So the great Atlanta snow/ice storm last week kinda threw me off my groove. I worked at home all week which kind of altered my state of mind for working on personal stuff. There's a community at Outcast Studios and "simulcast" on deviantart called the "Daily Sketch Challenge". Every day they post a character (sometimes very obscure!) for everyone to draw. The point is less to come up with a finished work of art (though that's welcome as well) but for 15-20 minute sketches just to get you drawing every day. I figured a good way of jamming myself back onto the drawing wagon was catching up on the current run of alphabet challenges. So here's A-J!
(click for enlarged version)
A is for Azrael, B is for Balder the Brave, C is for Casanova, D is for Dead Girl, E is for Etrigan, F is for Flamebird, G is for The Great Machine, H is for Hourman III, I is for Imorrtus, and J is for Joker (Dark Knight version).
I'm not really familiar with most of these characters (except Joker) so it turned mostly into a fanart lifedrawing project. I'm quite pleased with Balder, Dead Girl, and Flamebird.
Made it the whole week! Lots of randomness, all drawn from reference of various types. 1/7 features the life drawing turned into Kristaia, my account namesake, who i haven't drawn in a very very long time. 1/6 has some bats because a friend told me to draw bats. I aim to please.
I've realized that when it comes to photographic reference for life drawing or posing, searching through stock photos on deviantart beats out any pose/reference books i've seen being sold out there. And it's free! so massive win there.
Keeping with the 'i suck at fabric' theme, found some really nice photos with drapery and dresses here and I know I will be back for many more.
So I'm going for that oh so common new years resolution of artists to draw atleast *something* every day. Decided to start out with two things i suck at: dudes and fabric. Drawn from ref material from the Comic Artist's Photo Ref. Here's to 2011!