Thursday, December 11, 2008

Randomness and Updates

First things first, I had to work overtime at work because of extended lab hours for finals. Around 8pm I got a little bored, so I decided to make some scratch board. I was looking at pictures of rock climbers. One of the climbers was hanging in the best pose, he looked like Atlas changing his weight. So I scratched it out of my newly made scratch board.

Update #1 Here is my pretty finished self portrait. The eyes need to be worked and the lips need fleshing out, but over all I think it's a success.

Update #2 I am so behind on my triptych, but I'm still trudging along. I have until Tuesday to finish it and I think I can easily make that deadline.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Self Portrait - WIP (got a little more done) and Two Sketches

These two sketches are for a Triptych assignment for Digital Painting. My theme is the Trickster archetype, based in native american cultures. To make it work I have to make the different patterns seem to flow seamlessly. The sketches are testing out patterns and positions. I think I have my final patterns down but I'm not sure which composition is stronger, so you masses out there help a girl out. Maybe even keeping the coyote on the right and just flipping it and the rabbit.

This self portrait is taking forever, but it's probably because I put it on the back burner to get other assignments done. I think it's progressing nicely, and will look pretty cool when finished. After I finish the painting I have to put on a texture in some area to complete the assignment, I'll probably put a paper texture on the ochre.

Over and out Space Cadets!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Freelancing - Assignment COMPLETED!

This is something I made for class. We had to do an entrepreneurial project so I decided to use an idea I had already started designing and making two summers ago. It has evolved of course, but here he is. MANABAT the cute little vamp. I'm also making a monkey, an owl, and a rabbit for this series. My last series was all cats which i will eventually post. So enjoy. I will be posting MANABAT for sale on etsy soon.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Messing Around At Work

I'm hella bored at work and I have access to a tablet so fun with textures and keira knightley insues...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Finish - Skeletal Remians

I almost forgot about this. A one week assignment. I got a pretty good critique in class so that's cool right. :P

Super Awesome Sketchy Fun Time

We did life drawing on the tablets today in Digital Painting. It was a bit awkward at first but it started to get easier as we went on. The first one is at the bottom and the last one is at the top. I like them. It was fun. Garbage bag.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Self Portrait - WIP

Yay for my never ending supply of unfinished Digital Painting assignments. I keep trying to post my lasted finish but the internet hates it so it wont. Anyway.. We're starting on self-portraits. They don't have to be typical straight self-portraits sooo i'm green/blue and kinda furry, though I'm working on smoothing it out without losing texture. Here's the work so far, and the picture it's based off of.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Quick Halloweenie

A sketch I did at work, a did some coloring on cause I was bored...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Up Yours

My totally ass kicking pumpkin (that only needs minor tweaking to get the small bits to show better). I'll post some in progress shots later. Anyway, it's Hellboy vs. The Baba Yaga and it rocks. I'm hoping to have enough time to go a death star pumpkin and a good ol' fashioned scary jack-o-lantern.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Almost For Got - Ginger Bread House Finish

All finished and I like it, kinda. It looks chalky, maybe it doesn't I don't know.

Digital Painting - Book Cover Assignment - WIP

This assignment was to do a book cover using the techniques learned in class so far. Here is my sketch for "The Mists of Avalon."

Here is my work on progress. I am no where near done, but it's a good start for the evening.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

WIP Added Color

Still trudging along, the leaves look funny and need to be fixed but otherwise it's a good start...

WIP Scratch Board to Digital Painting

So here is my base scratch board design for my digital painting homework of something in our neighborhood. This is the Gingerbread House. I think it came out well.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Class Work

Digital Painting 1st Assignment. Drawing based off a picture of Zooey Deschanel (because my normal reference model has a boyfriend now and is never home). The assignment is to practice laying in flat color under a line drawing and coloring the line. I couldn't get the color the line thing to work, maybe because of the pencil shading or maybe because it wasn't dark enough, I don't know. So here's to the learning process, cheers! It may look a little yellow on some computers, it's just how they are lit.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Here's something i started on cause I was bored. It's pretty much a sight copy of Emma Watson in Parade magazine with some subtle changes to her face and obviously hair. I'm thinking of making this a Midsummer Night's Dream scene or something to that effect.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Almost Forgot

Here's one I started of a futuristic samurai based off a picture of Christina Ricci. Sorry it's such a bad scan, my scanner is craptacular, but then again it's mine and it's the only one I've got. So bare with me.

WIP Continued

Day two. Not much to say, except I get some good quite time a work and sometimes I really don't.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sketch WIP

Here we have a crappy scan of my new work in progress. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hag Number Two: The Nanny

Typically found in Britain the Nanny is of the foulest class of monsters. Believed to be evolved from ogres, Nanny inhabit our world to terrorize small children. Their tea, bread, and butter are the screams and wails of children who have had their ears boxed with tremendous force and are not forced to sit in time out for 12 years. There is nothing you can do, once a Nanny infiltrates you house your parents are helpless to save you because they are under the Nanny's spell. Not all Nannies are evil but 9 times out of 10 in an ogre.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monster Recently Discovered

Never before seen Wide Mouthed Cave Monster is truly a master of deception. He lives in damp caves and his skin blends well with the rocky interior. When you find him in a cave be prepared, while he looks like an obese squatting troglodyte with no face, he is really poised for the attack. If you are not prepared, he will unfortunately for you gobble you up with his strong jaws that you have mistaken for rolls of fat on his belly.

Two New Monsters

The first new monster is your common hag. She likes to eat children and suckle the marrow from their bones, and this particular hag is a nasty one. She hates to hear the screams and shrieks of children so she sews their mouths shut and cuts off their eye lids so that they can watch in horror as she delights in their delectable fingers and toes.

Next we have the strange creature known to us as the Seartle because of is odd resemblance to an elephant seal and a turtle. It came from another planet on an astroid that landed in South America near the coast of Peru. It is said that when angered the Seartle with sink cruise ships, because it sees them as potential threats. Not for the inexperienced owner. 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Welcome to my Monster Emporium

Monster on sale today!
First we have the mysterious Yeti. Reclusive and can rarely be found at high altitudes, which makes this monster a highly valued creature. It has a skittish and sometimes aggressive temperament, but usually is just likes to keep to itself. The Yeti is for a discerning collector who will take the time to socialize this shy creature.