Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Dunny Money

Had a project where we had to create currency and given my new love affair with vinyl and just all around awesome toys I did one of Kidrobot Dunny. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

Monday, November 16, 2009

In Other News..

so I have been busy with freelance and classwork. And I got pretty sick so didn't post a few things. So went to see Tegan and Sara and it was fantastic. That was a few weeks ago. I am getting ready to go to the CTN Expo. Excited to see all of the artists. Thinking about going to the DesignerCon Convention, I really want to get the Lava Magnus and Terror and meet Joe Ledbetter but I have to see what is going on at CTN. So much I want to do. Ordered a Beastlies can't wait for it to arrive. and the most fantastical thing is I found a Charlie Brown vinyl with the little Christmas tree. Love Charlie Brown. So that's life in a nutshell. Other than that I have just been working, looking for a new job and working on some product packaging and a catalog. Also started a new custom vinyl. More to come.

Testing 1 2 3..watercolor.

So thought I'd try my hand at water color. These have only been marginally edited to darken the values.it was an assignment thing and I thought a good time to try watercolor. Not exactly successful but hey I gave it the ol' college try.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Ok so it has been a full few weeks and these classes I am taking are proving to be time consuming and brain sucking. I like it. Kind of. It is forcing me to sqeeze my creative juices, you know so they are fresh. Although it would be remiss of me not to say every once in a while I really just want to go home and knock out. The stuff I am producing is cool though. It keeps me going.

So I'm trying to work on illustrations and I abused those color pencils a lot this week. I have only within the last few years embraced color. Hard to believe I know. My monochromatic prejudice was holding me back. However, I was a woman on a mission so I really just let if flow and I used all kind of color. It was definitely an exercise in trying to embrace imperfection. I have the crazy habit of trying to fix things that don't look right. Ok so here they are.

The next one is the one I dig. Woot Woot.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

As God As My Witness....

...I am going to post on a regular basis. I am defintely making an attempt to post on the regular but right now I am not doing any thing terribly interesting. Other than twiddling my thumbs waiting for Apple to release the updated laptops so I can pounce and purchase.

I have been lusting over the toy collection of Jeff Pidgeon. Now that is a collection. Makes my collection look like a junk drawer lol but if you get a chance and you love toys and all things awesome it is definitely worth checking out.

Jeff Pidgeon Flickr

Well thats all I have today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Starting again sucks...A LOT!

Most of my sketches have been fast funky profiles or quick sketch ups of ideas more for layout than anything. So I had to draw up a logos incorporating my initials. This is hard to do with a VR very different letters. So here are few I didn't mind so much. I really need to sketch more. Sheesh.

The bottom left one is an ambiagram. It can be read upside down as well. I became obsessed with them after reading Dan Browns Angels & Demons. I am not even close to the caliber of that artist, but it is fun and challenging.

Monday, September 14, 2009

D23 Expo

So on a whim I just said the hell with it and went to the D23 Expo. I have never been to this kind of expo and was unsure what to expect. I have been wanting to go to comic con but have staved off. It was not all of what I expected, but I am sure part of that is the fact that it is the first year. In the end I am just glad I went.

I decided to only go on Sunday being that the bulk of the Pixar and Animation panels would be going on. It was really great. The lines were long and it took hours but the panels were great. John Lasseter was the Keynote Speaker on Sunday and he did not dissapoint. Saw some great footage of upcoming animated movies and shorts and I have to say I am really excited. And not just about the upcoming Pixar offerings, but the Disney films as well. I am skeptical of the princess and the frog. It hasn't quite grabbed me but I will go see it none the less. I really want to go see it at the Disney backlot showing.

I also went into the Imagineering Pixar Panel and was pleasantly surprised. I debated going but in the end I am glad I went. I am not an avid fan of going to the parks. They have lost a lot of magic for me. But from what I saw and heard I have to say I am excited by what they are bringing to the parks and I am really excited to see these attractions when they open.

Finally I went to the Toy Story 3 panel. It was great to have Lee Unkrich and Darla Anderson on hand to introduce the great footage we saw. A lot of people left after the TS3 footage, and I honestly fought with myself about staying. I kept saying after TS. Then that was over, and I said ok just a little bit of TS2, and ok after woody gets cleaned up, and on and on. Before I knew it both movies were over. I have seen them both countless times. Even though this was 3D it was only an enhancement to something that was already great. I definitely was amazed that these movies still have the power to make me laugh and get lost in their world. It was great to see all my favorite Toy Story characters on the big screen again where I initially fell in love with them. And from someone who is kind of learning the basics of 3D animation I see the artistry that went into making those characters real. And making me love those characters like they are real.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Apparently I have an odd perspective....

So I took a Flash Animation class to kind of get a feel for the type of animation I may want to do at some point. Hopefully. And this is some of the odd crap that spilled out of my mind. I thought it was a little bent but I think the characters are kinda cool looking.

The Twins by =vramirez on deviantART

Ok so on that video the idea was Opposites. Taking your personality, and the polar opposite of yourself and geling the two in an animatic. As Im sure you've noticed the illustrations look like me. I skipped geling and stitched those bad boys(well girls in this case) together and made my own little frankenstein interpretation.

Dual Vision Video by =vramirez on deviantART

On this one the idea was Duality. So I made a scene literally where you see yourself and it's really overwhelming. Pretty straight forward I think. Well this is something else I have worked on more recently.

Classes begin today and I am definitely excited to see what I get to learn. This time around I am learning Experimental Animation, stop motion and what not. Illustration for storyboarding(dust off those drawing skills, or lack there of). And 3d Animation, which is what I really want to do. Wow this came out really long. Oops.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Trying to keep it AWESOME!

So I have been trying to keep the artistic thing going by drawing and such on the regular. Im not great but I am trying to get on track. So in the effort to keep myself in that state of mind, I have been allowing myself to do random projects. The latest combined my love for The Office, painting, and Mighty Muggs.

So I love how Dwight came out. Michael Scott is acceptable. And lets just say I hate this version of Toby as Much as Michael hates the actual Toby. either way it was a fun process. I will be posting some other stuff I have been working on.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ok so I am testing my phone blogging skills. Let's hope this comes out right. So I have been very bad about writing my blog. I am yet again vowing to change this grave injustice. But I working on a few things so I have more blogging to do. It may just get interesting. More...very soon....seriously.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


So I have this obsession with Threadless.com

The tees are great and smart and it is goal of mine to get one of my tees on there and printed. My design is in the running now help me out and vote.

Heart On My Sleeve - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever