Sunday, October 28, 2012


So the class assignment this time was to do an animal caricature.  Super fun, and I think next week will be more or less the same so I'm pretty pumped.  My final idea is on top, but I shall include a few other sketches I did.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Beginnings!

New is always nice.  Well, I guess that's not always true, but it is when new is better.  This is my new prized possession (I originally wrote my new baby, but now that I actually have a baby I will never again put anything on the same level as an actual child):

A SCANNER!!!  I have been very fortunate to have free access to the scanner at the place I work, and while I am extremely grateful for that, I am also grateful to have one specifically for my art.  Scanning can be finicky and wreak or shades and colors--but I am putting that all behind me.  Early Christmas to me!  Here is a sample scan; it is straight from the scanner, no adjustments or edits made:

Like looking right at my sketchbook.  World: Rocked.

Friday, October 12, 2012

My first GIF

So we had an assignment to do an animated GIF (essentially a 2D animation on loop).  I had only previously done hand drawn animations and they are the WORST.  I do not like drawing every single frame or drawing hundreds of pictures for 20 seconds of animation.  But I have seen the light!!!  For this assignment we were to do the drawing on the computer.  What would have taken me I don't know how many hours I took down to about one.  Very exciting.  Here is the design for my character:


Sunday, October 7, 2012


So for one of my classes we are focusing on caricatures right now and we were told to do one male and one female celebrity.  For no specific reason I chose these two:

p.s. The colors were hard to get right on the computer.

Friday, October 5, 2012


This was a class assignment, which is why it's in graphite--I wouldn't have chose graphite to do an art piece except now I might be more prone to do so.  The object was to choose a letter and draw 4 things that started with said letter.  I chose a sports theme and in case it's a bit obscure mine are: hook shot, Heisman, hockey mask, and home run.