Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Life drawing from SOI

Another life drawing night at SOI. This time I definitely focused on the figure's shape, in a stylized way. I know I wrote this before but I really appreciate life drawing now than when I was in college. 

Totem pole - storyboard

Started storyboarding for the totem pole idea. This is the general direction we talked about:)

Sample totem pole animation

So based on last Totem Pole post, I did a sample animation:) Just something to set the tone, and just for fun. I think this is kind of too cute but I had fun.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Totem pole - Night and Day Illustration

I just finished 2 Illustrations of totem pole Illustration. It's for a new project I am working on with my husband and etc. I wanted to get the look & feel down and the tone of this project right. I'll probably simplify a LOT but I think as an Illustration, I love this level of detail. Actually, I used 3pt pen this time. I wonder how much detail I can get in with 1pt? Would it get lost?

Final Illustrations 

And some process. I started out with quick research (meaning google "totem pole"), and from the reference images, I did TONS of totem pole sketches. I probably did about half a day just coming up with new shape, overall silhouette, faces. More and more I explored, I realized how much "simple" works better to make the thing look like a pole. It's also easier to focus the attention to the details when the silhouette is simple. 
Once I was happy with the shape & face, I lightbox-ed the sketch twice, get the right proportions, and moved onto inking. Then quick color sketch. I learned this process in college and I still think it's the fastest way for me to get to the end product. THe right amount of planning makes the Illustration loose but controlled:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Halloween costume was...

So yea, I was my own Sim from Sims Social. I work for a social games company so it was kind of a natural choice. And I didn't have much time preparing costumes this year. I hope everyone had a great Halloween!