Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Stern King

This was going to be an entry for Sketchfrolic's "Kings"...but he looks more like a priest to me, so I think I'm going to go back to the drawing board. Huzzah!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Preparing for the Big Day

A really really over due post for Austin Madison's CHADES Challenge. The theme was "hairdressers of the dead". I had a lot of fun with this picture! There's nothing like creepy crawly creatures to keep us ladies looking our best in the afterlife!

I'm starting to worry about the colors showing up on my cintiq vs. the regular monitor again. (The last color test I polled delt with colors that were applied mostly with my old tablet, then adjusted later via cintiq.) As per usual, colors on the cintiq are always so much more vibrant than the colors I see on my other screen. To combat this, I've been trying to up the saturation and mess with the levels a bit...but then I start wondering if the colors look blown out on anyone else's monitors.

Here's what the original image looks like without any tinkering:

Compared to the colors I see on my regular monitor makes the colors appear very dull and sad looking. But who knows? Maybe the colors seem a bit brighter for everyone else? Does the top image look too blown out?

Please let me know...once again! XD

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Headless Ball

My entry for Chris Sanders's Sketchaholic contest! I've had this idea in my mind for awhile, so when I heard the theme was "Nightmares"...I got super excited! This song by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs was the major inspiration for it as well as Dame Shirley Bassey's "Get This Party Started". That's one ball I would love to be invited to!Now this is my street urchin submission for Sketchfrolic! I was really inspired by the whole "School of Seven Bells" concept...where pick pockets-in-training try to steal a man's wallet without ringing any of the bells on his coat. Of course, after the lesson, the street urchins celebrate by eating cold porridge and dancing on tables to old Oliver! showtunes.

The next theme is "Kings", so make sure to head on over to the blog and submit!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Can I be a nerd for a second?

Yet another submission for last week's Sketchaholic contest. The theme was to take your favorite anime and draw it in your own style. So of course I did Sailor Moon! I hadn't drawn this girl in ages...and honestly, I think I had a little too much fun coloring the piece. Because this piece would inevitably start my downward spiral into elementary school nostalgia.

Case in point. I went digging through my closest the other day and found my entire Sailor Moon card collection! While other kids were saving up their nickels and dimes for Pokemon cards, I was busy robbing banks and bullying kids in the school yard in order to get my hands on as many of these holographic goodies as possible.

This particular card deck was my favorite! It was $14.00 and it took me about a month to come up with the money. Only trouble was, they had sold the deck by the time I got back to the comic book shop! I was devestated. I think I cried all the way home in the car. Little did I know, that later in the year, the deck would find it's way into my Christmas Stocking.

Ahhh...the miracles of child hood. XD

On a completely different note, SIGGRAPH was absolutely amazing!! Every day was like a new adventure. There were lots of really great lectures and the exhibition hall was wonderful! I really learned a lot about networking and just being more forward and self confident. Now I have a lot of new friends, and seeing all of my old SCAD buddies again was awesome.

We spent most of the time at the Disney booth, where we got to talk to and hear lectures from Bruce Smith, Brittney Lee, and of course, Glenn Keane! (Who was nice enough to stay behind and sign everyone's Tangled poster!)

Speaking of Tangled, I am super hyped for this movie! All of the production work for the film looked absolutely beautiful. Of course, I couldn't take any pictures, (Or risk being tackled by ten foot tall gorillas in penguin suits.) but trust's going to be awesome! I'm super inspired now!


Did I mention, I now know how to navigate the Metro?! And...AND I rode on a bus! BY MYSELF!!(and occasionally with Zane and Tom...) It was pretty amazing. I would show you guys pictures of all of our awesome adventures, but...

I forgot my camera. DX

You'll just have to take my word for it...SIGGRAPH was a blast!