Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Commission Pieces!

Moby Dick painting.

Cat tattoo design.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Character Project

I want to make a story about a little girl who turns into a monster when the sun isn't out! These are the early sketches.

 I wanted to fuller render this design so that it could be easily imagined in CGI. I used Corel Painter.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hipster Sketch

Maybe this means I miss Ringling.... ;)

Halloween Pumpkin!

Had a pretty snazzy Ariel O'Lantern if I do say so myself...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tutoring Demonstration Pencil Drawings

Thesis Presentation!

Me with the final presentation!
The final book.

Business/Trading Cards!

The Shepherdess & the Chimney Sweep

I wouldn’t call myself a hopeless romantic, but I would say that I am romantically hopeful. Trust me, I am fully aware of how real-life villains can swoop in on their broomsticks of delusional superiority and force-feed you poisoned apples of unfair cruelty. Not in all cases, but sometimes, I do think that love can conquer these villains.

I feel like fairy tales have always taken place in a world that understands the balance between romance and evil, and the struggles to fight for one side. This fairy tale, based on the original Hans Christian Andersen story, revolves around the budding romance between two small china figurines and their struggle against the emotionally unstable Veronique, to try and fight for their love.

In creating the character designs, I tried to implement as much traditional drawing as possible. Traditional media allowed me to focus on creating a very wide range of facial expressions and physical quirks for each character. I tried to keep digital rendering to a minimum in order to not distract from the emotion of the line drawings themselves. I want these characters to be able to quickly establish their personality and distinctive emotions with viewers.

My goal for this project is that it look and feel like it could easily transition into being a fully-formed animated short or feature film. Hopefully, viewers will feel the romance, humor, and touch of psychotic evil that I have tried to infuse this project with.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

'The Shepherdess & the Chimney Sweep' - Jayda

Jayda is the character I have created who's mother owns the figurines of the Shepherdess, Chimney Sweep, and Veronique. I wanted her to be a very real and modern kid with plenty of spunk zaniness to spare!

Life Drawing Studies

Thank you to everyone in the Zumba class for letting me draw you!

Assorted Character Designs

'The Shepherdess & the Chimney Sweep'

These are the two leading characters in my interpretation of 'The Shepherdess & the Chimney Sweep'.

I wanted my Shepherdess to be a bit more relatable than the average character. She gets frustrated, exasperated, overly excited, and somewhat romantically unaware.
My Chimney Sweep is a energetic adventurer and a timidly shy romantic.

'The Shepherdess & the Chimney Sweep' - Veronique

This is Veronique, my supreme villainess in my interpretation of 'The Shepherdess & the Chimney Sweep'. She is cruel and composed but psychotically breaks and frazzles when faced with stress.

'The Shepherdess & the Chimney Sweep' - Storytelling Moments/Color Studies

These two moments take place simultaneously in the story. The Chimney Sweep takes The Shepherdess on a dangerous climb up the chimney to look at the stars and share a romantic moment. Meanwhile, Veronique suspects where the two have escaped to and is not pleased to say the least.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Progressional Fairy Tale Pieces!

This series of pieces was the start to a project that I eventually scrapped from my senior year of college. I plucked fairy tale princess from their own stories and placed them into others. They are still quite unfinished but wlil hopefully be finished someday :)

Snow White stuck in Rapunzel's tower...

Cinderella and the Beast...

The Little Mermaid with the seven dwarfs...

Rapunzel stranded on the little mermaid's rock