Friday, May 28, 2010

Zoo Day!

Zoo sketches from Wednesday. Top left image is of the stage from the World of Birds show. It was actually pretty good. All done in pen, then added digital color.

Drawing Club: Blade

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NeverEnding Story: Engywok's Home

These have been done for QUITE some time now and I just completely keep forgetting to post them. (sorry Chris haha) So without further ado here's some of the stuff I did for Rodney Fuentebella's Environment Design Class over at Concept Design Academy in Pasadena.
Quick explanation: These were designed to be Engywok and Urgl's home from the NeverEnding Story. In case you don't remember those characters they're the really small people who lived in a rock, Engywok was the Scientist/Astrologer who knew about the Oracles, and Urgl was the one who made potions and fixed up Atreyu (I still can't believe that's a band name)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Drawing Club: Retro Space Girl

The colors in the actual pose with Jennifer Fabos Patton were white/nude/neutral colors so I perked it up a bit with some bright markers. That's what is so wonderful about taking artistic liberties :P
* Pen, Marker, Brush Pen

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Zoo Day!

Wow, what a gorgeous day! Couldn't have asked for better weather. So here's my sketches from today's Zoo trip :] Threw some simple blocks of color behind the sketches to try and bring out the poses a little more. Hopefully it doesn't detract too much from the line work.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gallery Girls: Super Girl + Wonder Woman

Finally went to the late night drawing salon downtown. It was a pretty good set up but a bit too late for me (10-1), I was starting to get pretty sleepy by the end. One thing that I think helped me stay awake as long as I did though was an awesome "mini" burger and fries for only $5, it was a full meal for me.
I might go again if there's another awesome theme but I just found it a bit slow for my taste. 25 min poses with about 5 min breaks in between, just doesn't allow for much variation, luckily there were two models. You could move around but its a bit packed and I don't like getting in the way. I would recommend getting there early to grab a good spot/table. Oh and it's a suggested $10 donation, which is a great price for what you're getting. And everyone there was really nice and supportive, I probably met more people the first time there than at any other drawing sessions. I'm super shy :]

Saturday, May 15, 2010

27th World Wide SketchCrawl

Oh my goodness, the weather today was terrifying, barely anyone survived the ruthless trip...
Okay, okay so there were no Actual casualties in the line of duty. These were just some Awesome trees I saw at a park next to the pier. After a week of beautiful sunny days, SketchCrawl turned to overcast and very cold wind. And my goodness was it Cold! It was really challenging for me to draw, when it gets too cold out my hands start to lock up and ache really bad. But I fought through for a good couple hours.

So anyway, without further gilding the Lilly here's my sketches from today

It was a fun day despite the weather, got to catch up with friends and draw, what more can a girl ask for. :]

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Zoo Day!

Another LA Zoo day! It was a little harder to get into hard core drawing mode today, I think we're still getting used to being in the heat haha. I know I'm used to being stuck inside constantly, I've probably gotten more sun since the Ren Faire than I've had in YEARS. I'm enjoying it, but my body is having to adjust to the massive amounts of vitamin D.
Anyway, here are the sketches from today in chronological order, pen and graphite. :]
*Bonus* (sort of)
God of War II Gestures, pen and marker. I did these... this weekend maybe? Wish my days wouldn't run themselves together so much, I keep forgetting its Wednesday. Oh goodness.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Drawing Club: Jimmy Page

The Led Zeppelin / Jimmy Page theme last night was pretty awesome. I really enjoyed the poses a lot... and all the hair. I was in a quick draw mood last night. So these are just really fast ink gestures, with a graphite lay in to add some simple shadow shapes for form.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Needed to post these before I forgot

Today at Porto's, finally tried a Potato-Meat-Filled-Ball thing (with Kim)
Yesterday at Priscila's, had a smoothy (with Kim)
Walgreens or CVS, not really sure which
And some sketches from Sketch Club over the past... month or so?

Thank You David Colman!

Card I made for my Intro to Character Design teacher David Colman :]

To see my work setup and a couple "In Progress" photos click here

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Zoo Day!

Here's a little something from today's LA Zoo trip. The people were some warm ups I did sitting in the chairs near the zoo entrance. As far as the animal drawings go, recently I've been becoming more and more relaxed when I sketch. I used to kind of tense up and rush myself but now I'm taking more time to analyze the anatomy and specifically take note of the underlying structures; like muscle shapes and joint connections. Great day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Renaissance Fair

So how incredible was my day... so wonderful I can't put it into words so here are some sketches to explain. This was probably the first real weekend that I haven't been working my butt off since I graduated a year ago. I forgot how wonderful spending time with friends can be, you guys are AWESOME! We went to the Renaissance Fair in Irwindale. Too many amazingly crazy characters! Next year we might just have to dress up.

And I'm sure you're curious how these wonderful masterpieces were created. The top is a crayon collaboration of everyone's creativity at the dinner table (you know the whole "I put down a line, I'll raise you a squiggle" game), but all cred for Petunia goes to Brandon, Ahhh! Real Monsters eat your heart out. And the two faces at the bottom are my doodles of Katie and Brandon because I can't sit still. More restaurants should serve crayons and big sheets of paper! :]

I also had a wonderful time touring Hollywood Saturday with Wilson, and if you've never checked out Barnsdall park it is amazing. I could never find any evidence of one of my favorite childhood movies which was "The Story of Robin Hood" and today thanks to him I bought it from Amazon. I'm kind of freaking out. This is seriously the best weekend I've ever had. Hope everyone else had a marvelous weekend!

Picked up these little beauties at Borders to get 2 Free tickets to the Ren Fair