Monday, August 29, 2011

Fire.

So this is a little different from my usual postings, but my friends and I did an elemental photo shoot, and I wanted to show you guys a few. 







It was lots of fun!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

characters in the bushes.

How are all you fine people doing today? Me? I'm superb!
I had a grand walk today where I drew lots. 
This makes me happy.

This was actually done a couple days ago when I wanted to just make a bunch of shapes and create characters out of them.  They are not my favourite but thats okay!


These were from my walk today.







Some days, all you need to have a wonderful day, is to go outside and look around at the gorgeous trees!
I may be sort of odd but on a day to day basis I imagine all these characters randomly popping out all around me.  It inspires me and makes a drive to the supermarket way more exciting. Sort of like J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland, how his imagination just takes off. 

Does anyone else do things like this? If not, you should try it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

more of your friend the sack of wheat!

So today, I thought I better continue working on the animation.  I went back and added an in-between to almost all of the frames so it would go by slower.  Then, I added some more. Let me know what you think.

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I think I may make him come back in on a magic carpet, what do you think?

Monday, August 22, 2011

buildings.

Have you ever looked at some artists drawings of buildings and been in such awe that you go out and try and draw one, only to realize how hard it really is? 

Well, that is me.  I see these incredible paintings and sketches on blogs, and disney imagineering, and I get this idea that if I have the same style of thinking, that I too, may make such a masterpiece. However, what I fail to realize sometimes, is how much time and practice they have done to be able to make pieces like these. 

I have been practicing lately, and this is the first one I am sort of proud of.  Don't get me started on the others. 


Anyone else have this problem? Or some words of wisdom?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

wheat update

So here is my newest update of my sack of wheat animation. I realize it is too fast, so I want to add double the pages. You need to look in the right hand bottom corner, and not pay attention to the huge watermark. I will try and get rid of it soon.

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If you have any ideas of something you want him to do, or have happen to him, let me know.

A New Wallet!

Those of you who know me, know that I have had the same pink American Eagle wallet for years and years now.  We are talking ballpark, 8 years, maybe even longer.  


Gorgeous, is it not? haha! Finally, a few weeks ago, I decided I needed a new one.  Of course, I wanted a disney one, so I went searching online. I didn't find the specific one I wanted, but I did find a good one. And today it came in the mail!!


The mickey ears were originally silver and it said M japan on it or something, sooo I painted over it. I also added a wee bit of colour as you can see. 



But look at all the room for cards! It's magnificent! 

On to drawing.  I have not updated in a while. I went to the mall to draw again, and this is what inspired my soul on this lovely wednesday afternoon..



Some pretty funny characters, I would say. 

The other day I was watching Finding Neverland (suuuch a good movie), and got inspired to make my own Neverland.  Here are a few characters that live in this world.

Mermaids.. of course.

Wood Sprites.

Elementals (this is earth) it was also inspired by a top secret project, my friends and I are doing..

When I got home, I wanted to try using my brown ink on some acetate paper.  I will paint it and see how it turns out.

P.s. If you have not eaten kettle corn, you MUST do so. 
It is heavenly..

What is something new you are excited about?


Friday, August 5, 2011

Watercolour Mermaid.

I didn't do a whole lot of drawing yesterday, but I did add colour to my mermaid sketch.


and I drew a couple things outside.  The squirrel was cute!


In other news, my dad is helping me make a three hole pegbar out of wood.  Its still a bit too thick but we are going to sand it down. I am going to continue working on the sack of wheat animation.  Some ideas I have for it is him finding a magic wand on the ground and such. 

Any suggestions for the animation? 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Make-shift Animation Desk

I have some very exciting news!
very very exciting!!!

So Yesterday I went to Granville island and bought a few things at Opus (greatest store ever).  A new Watercolour brush, a pencil sharpener (cause I always loose them). The post-its I bought at winners in Peachland.


aaannnnddd..... A light box which I am making in to an animation desk by attaching a peg bar to it! It works wonderfully. Here is a small animation I did quickly of a sack of flour to try it out.  Sorry about the huge watermark on it. It is a free trial and to make it go away you have to buy it, which I will most likely do because the program is amazing.  




(My animation is in the right bottom corner)

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Winnie the Pooh is AMAZING, You must go see it. I left feeling very pleased! I even brought my Winnie the Pooh in the movie with me.


(Yes that is Prince Caspian peaking out from behind them)

Does anyone know of a free program to put your drawings together in to an animation?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back from Peachland!

Hello my lovelies! Did you miss me?!
Well I missed me..haha!

This last weekend I went to Peachland and I drew a few things.  I was at the beach a lot, and when you are at the beach you think water, then Mermaid! (Am I right?)




Here is a few drawings I did at the mall with my good friend Karly



Aaaand some more idea sketches for the children's book I'm working on..




If you could go anywhere this summer, where would you go?
I would go on a Disney Cruise.. sigh.