Mermaid

Mermaid drawing that I threw some color on. I liked the way the original photo of my drawing looked on top so I kept it on there. It really added some paper texture to the image. I am also proud of the tail so I might try some more mermaids in the future :)

Morning Mermaid! If I had more time I would have liked to have added some seaweed or bubbles.

Original Sketch

Beach Baby

It's not often that I find the time to color things anymore, like really render them out. Took me way to long to get this one done, and it was fun working on shading again, and some of the different textures. I used to do it all the time in high school when I first got Photoshop and a tablet. Just need to work on hands! 

Beach Baby colored in Photoshop :)

Original Sketch

Original Sketch

Just the beginning of linework in Photoshop

Just the beginning of linework in Photoshop

NetSupport School

Back in January I got an amazing freelance job at Tadapix! Animated Marketing in Hollywood. Since then I've been working with an amazing team of young like-minded animators on various spots and explainer videos for commercial businesses. I have loved every minute of my time there, and finally one of our completed videos has found its way online (posted by our client of course). So now I can share it! :) 

This was the second project I worked on so far, and one that I did a majority of the artwork for (besides the computer screens and the motion graphics sections). I animated a few of the scenes, like the video game scene and the final scene, but my co-workers and I go in and change things around in each other's scenes if necessary, so we all touched a lot of them. My favorite part is the lemur at the end :P

Petite Pan - Revisiting an Old Character

So I have this character that I've been drawing for a few years, and he's gone through some changes each time I revisit him. I've named him "Petite Pan", from a title of a digital painting I did of him years ago:

Petite Pan (precious)

Petite Pan (precious)

I think I started drawing him when I took a Greek Mythology course... or maybe some night when I decided to put on Pan's Labyrinth. Either way, I later on researched satyrs and found out how mischievous they can be, and decided to draw Petite Pan a little differently.

A more stylized pan, being friendly with a butterfly.

A more stylized pan, being friendly with a butterfly.

I was really into pens at this point, so I drew him all the time with a thick black outline.

I was really into pens at this point, so I drew him all the time with a thick black outline.

Every few years I would revisit him briefly and he would change slightly. Here are some really rough sketches from a few years ago, during a character design class while learning about expressions. The last one is a recent version, and this time I added a few more goat-like characteristics, which may make him look slightly creepy, but I like it.

A neutral and angry expression (and a foot)

A neutral and angry expression (and a foot)

Trying to look mischievous but looking more excited and cute

Trying to look mischievous but looking more excited and cute

With his horns stuck in a tree

With his horns stuck in a tree

A more recent interpretation

A more recent interpretation

It's great looking back at all the different ways I drew and interpreted a character (there are many more drawings of him but I haven't scanned them or don't have them anymore). I can see where I was exploring with different shapes and expressions. Old drawings are also great jumping off points whenever I am stuck in a drawing rut. I have shelves of old sketchbooks to look back on and see how far I've grown.

Finally, here is a digital coloring of Petite Pan mid-sprint. :)

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