Tuesday, December 3, 2013
So CTN 2013 was amazing! I will post a recap real soon! But in the mean time here are some brushes paintings I have been doing on my iphone, what better way to use time while waiting.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Here's my last update before CTN! This piece has a lot of history in development and slowly has built up over the year. Once I arrive home I promise to share more of the process but for now, enjoy. And if you are coming to CTN this year, tweet me and I may have a print for you!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I received some amazing advice from an inspirational artist on how to tackle colour when going from a thumbnail to the final piece. This advice made something click for me, which is exciting and so before CTN I am revisiting some folio pieces. Keep an eye out on this site, a lot more to come.
Monday, October 28, 2013
So the sketch I quickly uploaded 3 years ago was always meant to be replaced. And it was one of those things that escaped me, but I found time this weekend and created a new profile. It was hard to make a big nose look cute but I did add heaps of bounce to my hair for fun (I can wish!) And have I mentioned how excited I am for CTN?
Saturday, October 26, 2013
So I'm starting to do quick 30min maximum warm up sketches to make sure I stay looser in my digital paintings! They can be ugly, they can be silly, as long as I quickly capture a moment. Here is one from the train the other day using the brushes app, and here's one I did trying to capture the blinding warmth of the sun in the morning. Let me know if you would like to see more!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
So CTN is around the corner and I can not wait so time to update the portfolio. I decided to revist a favourite design and started from scratch again. Sometimes you think you havn't travelled far in your artistic journey, and then you compare where you were a year ago and you realise your progress. Exciting times! This was based on the concept of island communities being connected by bamboo bridges.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Found myself at work sketching a Rapunzel with a pen while waiting for files to export, and here it is. It was a good challenge so I came home and did some pages of rapunzel sketches from one of the best art of books, Tangled. Glen Keanes sketches have soooo much energy, his drawings were really hard to copy, so much learn from this simple task.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I just came back from the most amazing wedding in Thailand. A lot of relaxing by the pool and lying around in the sun after being a bridesmaid for my best friend. I did find some time to create some quick colour sketches using the iPhone brushes app. I hope you can feel the sunshine!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I thinking learning to draw with confidence with a marker takes time, but it's something I am really trying to master. You have to be decisive and confident of each stroke. Will bring them to a class again.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This year has been going past super crazy fast, but strangley the busier I become the more I work off a schedule and I could fit life drawing back in. Here is my fist session back! I was surprised i wasn't rustier!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
A month ago I was without my car and was traveling to work by train, so I took the opportunity to work on my gesture and portrait studies. Using the Brushes app on my iPhone (no stylus) here are some of my favourite studies. It taught me sooooo much about colour and light, and the larger the brush stroke I used and subtracted I managed to get the correct colours down faster.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Hey guys, as promised, I've gone through some of the development files from my CGMA Armand Serrano course. First shot explains how the interior of this stick hut and some rough sketches of where the trunk idea came from. This process taught me so much and surprisingly helped with painting the final lighting!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
So earlier this year I signed up for Armand Serrano's Environment Sketching for Production at CGMA, and I am soooo glad I did. I learnt so much over the 9 weeks, the best part was learning creative new ways to approach environment designs. The course was full of knowledge and ideas on how to take a simple sketch through to production and all the little things that make a environment have story, my little mind was blown. But also watching an expert sketch sketch and build an enviroment with the lasso tool, blew my mind.This is my final piece from the course, I focused on the story of the 3 little pigs, and this is the stick hut design.
I have a lot of development work I need to sift through but I promise to post some soon.
If you haven't already, you can check Armand Serrano's work out here: Armand Serrano
And more info on the course here: Environment Sketching for Production