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 :)
A sleepy squirrel to commemorate the holiday. Excited for colder weather (hopefully some rain too!), boots, and delicious fall treats.
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!
Starting my training routine for my next sprint triathlon! I participated in my first last year and am excited to try and beat my time for this round. I have until August to get back in racing mode, and improve my biking and running (swimming I'm good with). Hoping to be a part of the Long Beach Triathlon, and possibly the LA Triathlon after that in September. Work hard, play hard!
I have this wonderful cat named Albert (whose name changed to Boots after my youngest sister couldn't quite pronounce Albert) who has been around for a whole 14 years this month! He grew from a scrawny little rat-like kitten to a strong butthead cat and now has grown old, into a thin and calm kitty who loves getting scratched under the neck and sleeping on the couch. He was diagnosed with FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, much like HIV) a few years ago, and he has been doing pretty well since we got him on medication. Unfortunately he has recently been getting more ear problems, as well as anemia, and he is losing a lot of his fur due to his immune system winding down. It is rough to see him suffer and we are considering putting him down in sometime in the next few weeks :(
He is my little guy and I love him so much. I will try and make a few more little doodles about my favorite memories of him soon.
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
Some Valentine's Day doodles from this year. Had a wonderful weekend with my boyfriend and ate a bunch of chocolate as is the norm. Back in high school I would draw cupids every year for Valentine's Day. Below are a few of them, as well as a cupid doodle from this year.
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:
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.
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.
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. :)
Some doodles from yesterday. A cat, a hippo, and a baby. Added a bit of color on them in PhotoShop :) The baby kind of looks like Jack-Jack from The Incredibles, but that was unintentional. Also I think he has red hair so its even less so now that he's colored.