Thursday, August 20, 2015

Diffused Lighting Studies

I've been taking an online painting course at Schoolism.  Here are five pieces for the first week's assignment of painting under a diffused lighting situation (white light, soft shadows).  It's been helpful in getting me to tackle difficult lighting situations and just getting out there and practicing more.  I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the animation industry, as most of the courses on Schoolism are geared towards technical skills.   There's also a really cool option of taking a version of the class where you can get video feedback and crits from the professors themselves, but those are much more expensive and spots fill up really quickly. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Journey to the West!

One of my all-time favorite stories!  Journey to the West delighted me as a kid and I still rewatch some of the stories today.  My favorite character is Sun Wukong (Monkey) because of his crafty wit and strength...although he was a huge prankster who liked solving problems with his fists.  Rewatching the story as an adult I love the character dynamics even more.  Monkey and Pigsy are always bickering and trying to one up and trick each other.  Level-headed Friar Sand is always caught in the middle.  I love the dramatic scenes of Monkey calling out for his monk Shifu.  The poor Dragon Prince spends 99% of his on-screen time as a horse. 


Another piece for 72 Meeting Street!  It got me feeling nostalgic for my trip to Italy about 4 (! whoa) years ago.  Some of the essential icons of the trip were the beautiful cypress trees, the fountains, the lovely architecture, the beautiful lighting (and hot sun) and the long walks to and from class.  I also incorporated my love of little mark making patterns at the time in the trees.  

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Two Truths and A Lie

Ah I've forgotten to update this blog in a while.  Anyways this is a piece for 72 Meeting Street and it's based on the ice breaker game "Two Truths and a Lie."  

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Noble Heart

A new 72 Meeting Street piece for a piece inspired by a song.  This one is based on Phox's "Noble Heart."  I am a bit of a romantic...I also just came back from a trip to China to visit family and now I want to tap into my Asian aesthetic roots (whereas this is very obviously western imagery haha).  Maybe for a future piece~


Monday, April 27, 2015

Interior study

A continuation of me practicing backgrounds, lighting and such.  I'm not inclined to draw interiors usually unless the lighting is very pretty.