Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy New Year!!!!

We celebrate the holidays a little different here in Australia! Wishing everyone a happy new year and an amazing 2017!




Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Observation Taffy Wafer Studies


Love doing quick observation studies at my desk, always learn so much from each one. Here are some salt water taffy and wafer biscuits paintings.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Yummy & pretty still life studies




















Still taking the time to observe colour and light with still life studies. Here are some yummy snacks at my desk and some super tricky to paint orange roses!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Liesel the Book Thief Expressions & Poses



Liesel Character Design Exploration

Spending 8 weeks on one character design was a great challenge to slow down and explore every aspect and functionality of your character. Here is some of the development sketches I produced in Nate Wragg's CGMA Character Design for Production.




Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Liesel The Book Thief Character Design

So excited to share this character design with you! I have just completed Nate Wragg’s CGMA Class, Character Design For Production. For the last 8 weeks I have been working on this character, taking her through a production pipeline. And here is my final painting, Liesel from The Book Thief.



Thursday, May 26, 2016

Film Studies for Nathan Fowkes Schoolism

Week 1 of Nathan Fowkes Schoolism Environment Design Class, he asks us to study some of our favourite images, maximum 1hr each and discover the essence of the image. I decided to paint from some of my favourite movies, to challenge myself to learn more about cinematography but to become quicker at colour keys. No tracing and no colour picking, forced me to be smart with my choices and not get caught up with the details. As you can see, I got a little addicted painting these!

 12 Angry Men
A Shadow Of A Doubt
 Forest Gump  Papermoon
  The Good Dinosaur
  Days Of Heaven
  Laurence Of Arabia
  Rise Of the Guardians
  Road to Perdition
  Road to Perdition
  Road to Perdition
  The Shawshank Redemption
  The Shining Gladiator

 Inside OutThe Croods

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Big Bad Wolf redesign

At CTN last year I received some great advice on keeping the Big Bad Wolfs shape design but to push his personality further, so I made him a tad more crazy. Got to keep those big ribs to blow down the piggies houses. Also I included a before and after to see the difference the advice made.



Monday, April 11, 2016

Observing water in trendy cafes

Love trendy cafes in Melbourne and their different ways to serve water. Observation paintings completed while drinking coffee.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

CTN advice updating the final showdown!

 

Learning from some great artists at CTNx last year I have updated the Rooftop final showdown, here's a before and after!