Going to be posting some older work I did about a year ago since I never posted them on here. So here's a couple on a date at the aquarium :)
October 12, 2012
This November I will have a table at CTN Expo with my friend Tuna where we will be selling our books, prints and giving portfolio reviews. Please stop by and have a little chat with us :) Sign up and have breakfast with the pros, meet lots of amazing artists, attend some panels or watch Glen Keane give drawing demonstrations. Come and have fun!
I'm very happy to say that I've been accepted into the Talent Development program at Disney Feature Animation this Fall where I will be a visual development trainee!! I look forward to learning and growing as much as I can. I don't know who will be my mentor(s) yet but I am super ecstatic and can't wait to begin!
Speaking of mentors, I was fortunate enough to be mentored by Lorelay Bove through Motivarti earlier this year. My goal within the mentorship program was to build a new portfolio and to expand my knowledge on design and visual development. We worked together one on one to make the project like a class assignment where I would bring something in each week to be critiqued. I received great suggestions from Lorelay and I used them to improve my work each week. By the end of my 8 week mentorship I had a better understanding of design and portfolio layout. What made this portfolio different from all the ones I did in the past was that I chose to do my project in a medium I used a lot as a kid so that gave my book a more personal touch. Bringing something that's YOU into your portfolio will make it stand out and not look repetitive when looking at it amongst other people's portfolios. I've had positive experiences with Motivarti through their guest lecturers and classes and I'm happy to see that they've expanded their program to mentorships as well.
That's all the updates for now. Hope to see a few of you at CTN!
September 2, 2012
August 13, 2012
I visited the Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line exhibition
this past weekend and it had such amazing displays
of his sketches. I brought along a pocket sketchbook
and a brush pen and did some mini studies of his figures.
My studies didn't capture the expressions he made with
just a few stroke of lines. Go check out the real thing!
June 21, 2012
June 7, 2012
May 25, 2012
Here are the remaining pieces of my Wicked project that I
forgot to upload. I explored some designs for background
characters playing with shapes and silhouettes. The B&W
key scenes are basically particular moments in each of the
musical numbers with some in between key moments to
tell the story. I had so much fun on this project and even
though it's been nearly a year and a half since I've finished
it I still have a fondness for it every time that I look back on it.
April 30, 2012
April 2, 2012
I was asked to be a part of the Pokemon Battle Royale gallery show at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, MN. I picked Rapidash out of the 151 because I'm a horse lover and it's a pokemon I've always wanted as a kid. The gallery show opens on April 20th. If you're local to Minneapolis please check it out!
April 1, 2012
February 14, 2012
February 9, 2012
February 4, 2012
I recently got into the Sherlock series on BBC and I adore this character. I think I've watched all the episodes at least 3 times now. Also, the soundtrack to this series isn't bad either. I love everything he wears, he can even make bed sheets look good.
January 12, 2012
The VS models are so beautiful they must not be human. Their job description must be to have wavy flowing luxurious hair and the metabolism of a hummingbird. I like watching the annual VS fashion show every year to see all the crazy impractical costumes they get to wear. And those wings! They can get pretty crazy but I like how creative and different they are every year.
January 5, 2012
I did some Christmas commissions for my co-workers at Disney Interactive Media. The two cats, Butters and Sissel, were for Lauren. She wanted her cats to be drawn similarly to how I drew my cat. The dog, Greta, was a commission for Leah's husband. I hope they were happy with it!
Hope everyone had a great New Year! I would like to post more on my blog this year. So my first post of 2012 will actually be an old painting I did to go along with my Wicked project. This is an establishing shot of the road that leads up to the wizard's castle. The house is the one that fell on Nessa Rose and you can see the Munchkin huts in the background. Looking back on this project I want to do more with it (i.e. storyboards, animatics) but I have other projects I should work on. Someday I'll revisit Oz!