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Thursday, July 30, 2015

a Polish Mermaid

So I went to a coffee shop yesterday, and started sketching what I think the Warsaw mermaid could look like! I wanted her to be a bit angry looking - a "Don't get too close" type of look. I kind of jumped the gun and decided to color this sketch, and had a lot of fun with it.

I think the pose could be a bit less stiff, but the colors are fun, and this start makes me want to keep drawing her! Being Polish, she's no fancy Mermaid - she's half carp.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pinups - Candice

Here is a pinup caricature for Candice - who has a Facebook page called "Stories of an Unlikey Farmer". I did this pinup for her featuring her lovely donkey friend and some of her chickens.


And I designed this lovely banner for her page using the elements from her pinup!




Monday, July 6, 2015

Studio Technique - Facial Anatomy Class

I just had the pleasure of taking another course (this time a 3 day seminar) with Samantha Youssef at Studio Technique! I technically learnt all the facial muscles while at Sheridan, but as always, I learnt so much more while taking Sam's class!

I had a lot of fun! And I'll be looking forward to taking the next seminar that's on Animal Anatomy. I'm stoked for that!

Here are some exercises I did for the class. First is a step by step process in drawing a realistic expression, including drawing the skull, and all the muscles that are active. And finaly, we had to create a series of expressions with a character of our own design. As with all new drawing approaches, it will take some time to master and I can't help but feel that most of these are really stiff and awkward looking... But at least I had fun trying!






 And finaly here is my character. I reused my Sheep Herder man from my Weight Lift Toss assignment, which you can check out here:


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Animation - Espresso Machine Card

As a mini side project, I animated this card for my good friend George's birthday! :)

He's a fan of Espresso, so I animated this Fleischer Brothers rubber hose Espresso Machine in his honor! It was a little bit rushed, but I had a lot of fun! I think he liked it!


Here is a still!