Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Character Design Final - Colette

Here's my final for class - a huge character design project. However, because of time management (with all the other finals and holidays in between) I'm not quite happy with her. I ended up defaulting into "my style" (if you can call it that) instead of keeping the original style I wanted to try on her. I really want to push myself with style on this particular story....ALL WELL. I'm already sketching new versions of her and she's already changed a bit. I'll continue playing with her and the other French Dystopian characters. YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF THIS!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

sketches and new demo reel

Here's a peek at what I've been working on for my Char Dsn final:


Also, I made a new demo reel (because 2 of my classes required it). It shows off my video/motion grpahics work. Its short and simple and has nothing to do with character design haha. Check it out here:

Phineas & Ferb guest characters

Latest assignment was to make 3 characters that could fit into the world of Disney's Phineas & Ferb. We have to create a kid, an animal, and a guest villain. As not being an avid watcher of the show, this was something a little different for me haha. Anyway, here are my characters and some sketches from the show:

I just realized that Ms Bumblebore's arm (screen right) doesn't really attach to her shoulder....gonna have to fix that. *huff puff*

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Penelope Cruz the Mongoose

Latest assignment was to make a celebrity caricature as an animal. This is something entirely new for me since when I think of Caricature I think of this:

I didn't draw those btw (obviously). But that's what I think of when I think "caricature"....totally NOT my style :/ But I was supposed to do something like this:

But Penelope Cruz doesn't have any props for me to work with and all I had to do was make a turnaround so personality sketches weren't really going to be a part of the finished product :/ Her body type, while beautiful, isn't too extraordinary. However, she does have big eyes, a wide mouth, and big hair. There's also a noteable in her facial proprotions. Anyway....

This isn't my greatest project. I had to pick priorities with it being finals week though. Lots of projects including another for this class....soooooooooooooooooo...yeah whatever here's everything haha:

Here are my first sketches. They're HORRIBLE. I was caught up between putting animal on a human and human on an animal heh XD

Here is a more anthro version...but this wasn't really where the project needed to go. So I had to re-do
Something a little more animal. But not animal enough :/ Prof wanted something completely animal but while paying attention to her facial proportions. I like this one the most though. 

This is what I ended up with. I don't like it, but I suck at turnarounds haha This is all animal, but with a sort of "mane" that is Penelope's hair and some of her facial proportions (short distance between nose/mouth, large almond eyes, ect).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Latest stuff from character design!

Oh look...a unicorn! <3

HANDS! From TARZAN! (Glen's a BEAST)
Latest assignment was to create a co-start for Amanda in 9 different color variations. AND SO I DID. This is Kitty, a poodle who likes to costume about as popular 80's bands :) I think Devo Kitty is my favorite XD

Monday, November 21, 2011


Today in class we drew from the Spongebob movie:

Also, latest homework was to take my character, Amanda, and draw him/her from 9 different time periods with fitting occupations. It was a LOT of fun!

My boyfriend didn't want a soldier for the 1940's though. He wanted a Geisha. So here's the Geisha version of Amanda:

He really is a super amount of fun to draw :) I'm the first one in the class to do a drag queen (even my professor has never done one!) so it's very exciting. So far, he's gotten some positive reviews :3 I think it's gotten better since I've tweaked his design a bit from the original (previous post).

Friday, November 18, 2011

Film Portfolio

In other news, I'll be meeting with SOS Television Communications downtown tomorrow. They offered to take a look at my portfolio so I revamped the general one so that it was more focused on my film/video work (A link to my Vimeo is above the post). So here's my current Film Portfolio :)

Amanda Reckonwith

Latest assignment was us getting random perimeters to create a character. Mine were to make someone with "an athletic build", who was "slightly taller than average", made using "square shapes", and who had a "vain" personality.

And sooooooooooooooooooooo....I made my first drag queen :)

I thinking of adding Amanda to the same story as Aero, Colette (who you'll see more of soon), Frederic, and Lawrence. He kinda plays the skeasy informant character. He's a flamboyant drag queen....but a bad one. Also, DRAMA Queen is more like it ;)

Next assignment is to draw him from 9 different time eras. That should be posted by this weekend at the earliest. I'm excited :3

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Collective Fail

Sooooo...Today in class we all failed together haha. Our prof brought in Enchanted (which I've only seen once but it has WONDERFUL animation sequences) to draw from and just....none of us could draw Giselle for our LIVES. hahaha I believe my prof said, "Some just suck. There's a lot of collective suck happening right now." So he stopped us and we did critique instead XD *commence self-pity*

Giselle (c) Disney and Amy Adams

This was my other failure of the night. For homework I had to draw a character in 5 action poses showing personality, do 5 head studies, and show 3 outfits. Mine is NOT very nice...I admit I just plain ran out of time :( My prof was not impressed ><'' BUT, I did get informative feedback for my Aviris designs.

This was done later in the evening for funsies. I had this darn quote stuck in my head for a day in a half so finally put it to a drawing! NiKita and Eulalia obviously drink haha The low opacity notes were given by my prof during my critique.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ladies (class sketches)

In class we were going over the female body. This included drawing Jessica Rabbit, Chel, and a random mermaid girl:

Chel (c) Dreamworks

Jessica Rabbit belongs to whoever owns Roger

We were looking at some development work on Ariel from the Little Mermaid when my teacher switched into doing gesture sketches from a tool called Pixelovely. We were to do gestures of people but try to turn them into Ariel....I didn't get much time to study Ariel's they look nothing like here really haha

Also, some other quick gestures.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

General Portfolio - 2011

This is a general portfolio that demonstrates all of my skill sets and does not focus on one artistic field in particular. This portfolio is the one I presented at my college's internship fair, in order to cover all of my bases with a myriad of companies.

For a more specific portfolio, please contact me (though I hope to add some to my blog here soon).