Friday, June 25, 2010

Drawing Club: Safari

Lots of messing about this session. Brought Watercolor pencils and Caran d'Ache. Not the most successful experiment ever but you win some you lose some. My favorite of the night is the watercolor in the top right.
Model: Steve Jacobsen

Oh, and before I forget! Went to SILA's (Society of Illustrators Los Angeles) Art in the Park last weekend. I've always had an interest in landscape painting and this just reaffirmed that I need to get out and do more of it, whether that be in oils or watercolor.
Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Storyboarding w/ Gnass: Genre Boards

As some of you know I decided to take Storyboarding over at the Animation Guild with Karl Gnass. It's pretty groovy so far. First assignment was to pick a movie of a specific genre and board a significant scene. I didn't want to go too obvious so I went Rom Com (romantic comedy) with a Twist. That film being
Watching the detectives. One of my all time favorite movies. If you have never heard of it don't feel bad, NO one in my entire storyboarding class had either.
(Feel free to ask questions if something isn't clear!)
And in case you are curious how this was presented. Printed 8.5x14 and I totally had to pitch it! I assume it went somewhat well because everyone was laughing and some people even sounded interested in checking out the movie. And yes I did act out the voices! :]

Oh and the next set of boards will be all my doing, setting up shots and story points. BEWARE it's coming!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Drawing Club: Red Sonja + Captain Kirk

Sorry for the brief absence, I've been super busy with a freelance job and a storyboarding class at the Animation Guild. Sadly could only make it to half the session for Captain Kirk with Keith Klanderud last week. And this weeks Red Sonja theme with Stacey Walker was a packed. I happily stood the whole time, when you spend all day at a desk sitting its actually a nice change, might stand more often. Only thing is my hand starts to get tingly haha. So anyway, I also decided to post some of my less finished pencil sketches for once so you can kind of see how loosely I start.

Have a wonderful weekend!

come out if you can, and tell your friends!

Other events this weekend:
* Toy Story 3 now showing
* SILA Art in The Park Saturday 9-11am
* Enchante opening at Gallery Nucleus Saturday night

Friday, June 4, 2010

Get Out and Support PRES-AID!

I have been sending out messages, posting status updates, even using the good old word of mouth method to get out the word about PRES-AID. It seems that there are still not enough people aware of it so here is my attempt to get the word out even further.

PRES-AID: A fund-raising art auction to benefit animator Pres Romanillos

For those who are unaware Pres has suffered a relapse of leukemia, and is in the hospital awaiting a repeat bone marrow transplant. His friends are putting together a charity art auction for his benefit.

The primary auction venue will be live in Burbank on JUNE 20TH doors open at 12noon for registration auction starts at 1pm, there are also some wonderful items available on eBay, and pieces sold by silent auction at the Pres-Aid Auction Reception Friday, June 4, @ 1105 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank. (which was what I attended tonight)

If the items are out of your price range feel free to contribute by Clicking the Donate Button. The Talbert Family Foundation has set up a charitable fund for Pres. 100% of these donations will go to Pres and Jeannine, to pay medical and day-to-day expenses. Donations are tax deductible!

I was fortunate enough to be able to make a contribution to Pres-aid and get this fantastic piece through tonight's silent auction. Seriously almost cried when I found out I had the winning bid, the emotions were kind of overwhelming. I know that seems silly but Treasure Planet is definitely one of my all time favorite movies and to now have a sketch of Jim Hawkins is a complete dream. I absolutely adore it.
Please take a moment and check out Pres-Aid for more information about how you can offer a helping hand to Pres Romanillos

Thank you!

Drawing Club: Josephine Baker

Pen, Brush pen, Marker, Faber-Castell color pencils, and a white-out pen for pearls. Our model Karole Foreman was Fantastic!

Zoo Day!

Wednesday, lots of apes..
and a bear
Used brush pen for the quick warm ups and Faber-Castell colored pencil. It was really hard to draw the howler type black moneys near the chimps. Oh my they were going crazy, and it wasn't hard because they were moving, it was hard because I couldn't stop laughing, they were Amazing!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thank You Ed Li!

This is actually the color study for Ed Li's card. I like it better than the final.
To see the final gouache piece and a mini "In Progress" post click here

Gallery Girls: Cowgirls + Indians

I went to the downtown late nite drawing salon again. Used color pencil, watercolor, and my pentel ink brush. Found out my printer paper doesn't take watercolor all too well. Not that it crinkles, just that the fibers absorb color a bit strangely. The color either sits on the surface or becomes fused with the paper fibers. I'm going to have to take a cue from Glenn and try out one of those watercolor block things. :]