Friday, July 23, 2010

Sir Edwin Austin Abbey

I don't usually make inspirational posts, but for this incredible find I will make an exception. While at Ringling College of Art and Design I used to frequent Kimbrough library, one of the most amazing places ever. SO MANY high quality rare and out of print art resources. Oh how I miss it!
Portrait of Edwin Austin Abbey by John Singer Sargent
But anyway, one of my absolute favorite out of print books was "Edwin Austin Abbey: The Record of His Life and Work Vol. I and II" by E. V. Lucas. He is and always will be one of my favorite artist of all time. At one point I found a copy on Amazon but it was way out of my price range. Then I guess someone finally bought it because now it is unavailable. Yesterday while cleaning up my amazon wishlist I decided to find out who holds the copyright to see if it could be reprinted. Instead after a little searching I FOUND IT! Already in PDF form, both Volume I and II and the images are incredibly clear and quite high-res.
* Hint: Wait for the files to completely download then save, it may take a bit

Because this made me SO HAPPY! And just for fun here are some of my favorite images that I photographed of the book while still at Ringling :]
Enjoy, and have a wonderful day!
- Kendra

Friday, July 16, 2010

Drawing Club: Sally/Corpse Bride

Experimenting. I was surprised with how many times I've seen both Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas how little I could remember of the characters styling and color. Should have refreshed before I went haha. But  Sara Streeter was awesome as always :]

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sketch Club Mark Catch up!

Finally got a moment to catch up on my Sketch Club marks. So here are the last couple peeps I could remember. :] Since I haven't posted these in a while and for anyone just tuning in, I go to lunch with friends every Friday to get some fresh air and sketch. Once we're finished we pick a random victim, i mean person, to try and memorize and then draw later from memory, whom we lovingly refer to as "the mark." So these are all characters from memory.
Top: Fedora Girl from Royal T (11June10)
Bottom Left: Black and Yellow Lady (25June10)
Bottom Right: Bart Man (9July10)
Oh right, and don't forget to check out everyone else's contributions on:

Monday, July 12, 2010

My First Storyboard... you've been warned

So I have been debating on whether or not to post these. And decided since it was my first attempt, why not show it. Then I'll be able to track my progress, which is kind of the whole point of my blog anyway :]
The story changed a lot while I was developing it, primarily in regards to the characters personalities, relationships, and ages (as seen in these early development sketches to the right). So bare with me and this incomplete board. We had a critique last Wednesday which was REALLY helpful and made me see a lot of things I had overlooked. But these are the original boards I pitched. I did get some compliments on my sketching and pitching skills but now I need to focus on what really matters in boarding, the STORY! I have a lot to learn but it is a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to it.

*there were some technical difficulties when trying to upload these so sorry about all the individual images, I tried to make it less involved but Blogger kept shrink them so some couldn't be clicked and others you couldn't see what was going on.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Drawing Club: Silent Film Cowboy + Girls Drawing Girls

Top: Girls Drawing Girls Gallery Opening at the Animation Guild had a figure drawing session in the back with the Gallery Girls + 3 quick sketches of one of the Burlesque routines

Left: Amazing girl at Bob's Big Boy last night

Bottom: Silent Film Cowboy theme from Drawing Club with Leslie Marc Halperin

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th and Happy Birthday to me!

Since it's my birthday I took the morning off to scan some pages from my sketchbook. Top page is from Friday night out with friends. Next is children playing in the fountain at Pacific theatre in Culver. Followed by sketched from various events but mainly from Sketch Club.

Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th and enjoys that extra day off!!! :]

Friday, July 2, 2010

Drawing Club: Jamie Hewlett - Tank Girl

Just watched Tank Girl for the first time Tuesday, and what do you know, the theme for drawing club this week was inspired by Jamie Hewlett, one of the Tank Girl artists (Same guy who does the Gorillaz art). Really awesome stuff if you have never seen it. That seems to be the way my life works though, I always catch the clock at 11:11 and I learn about new things minutes before something about it comes into my life haha. I love it.

Model: Vikki Paschetto

Sunday I'll be 23! Goodness this last year has flown, but I'm loving every minute. Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone!