Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas everyone!

So my Christmas is not so much a winter wonderland but a drive down the coast to chill and relax with family! What a year! Hope everyone has a very merry Christmas and I appreciate everyone's support and comments through 2013, it makes all the difference! And of course, I hope Santa is very kind to you!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

stop, wait... quickly paint on your iphone!

So CTN 2013 was amazing! I will post a recap real soon! But in the mean time here are some brushes paintings I have been doing on my iphone, what better way to use time while waiting.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sleeping Beauty's Castle has a new spin

Here's my last update before CTN! This piece has a lot of history in development and slowly has built up over the year. Once I arrive home I promise to share more of the process but for now, enjoy. And if you are coming to CTN this year, tweet me and I may have a print for you!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Home Sweet Straw Home

Continuing the story of the 3 Little Pigs, here is the interior design of the straw hut. I imagined the interior would be barn like, and the pig would use as much straw as he could.

Monday, November 11, 2013

This little piggy built a straw hut

After a hards day work, this little piggy built a straw hut! Watch out more 3 little pigs artwork to come

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Revisted the 3 little pigs for CTN

I received some amazing advice from an inspirational artist on how to tackle colour when going from a thumbnail to the final piece. This advice made something click for me, which is exciting and so before CTN I am revisiting some folio pieces. Keep an eye out on this site, a lot more to come.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gravatar late update!

So the sketch I quickly uploaded 3 years ago was always meant to be replaced. And it was one of those things that escaped me, but I found time this weekend and created a new profile. It was hard to make a big nose look cute but I did add heaps of bounce to my hair for fun (I can wish!) And have I mentioned how excited I am for CTN?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Updating an island

So CTN is around the corner and I can not wait so time to update the portfolio. I decided to revist a favourite design and started from scratch again. Sometimes you think you havn't travelled far in your artistic journey, and then you compare where you were a year ago and you realise your progress. Exciting times! This was based on the concept of island communities being connected by bamboo bridges.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tangled sketching

Found myself at work sketching a Rapunzel with a pen while waiting for files to export, and here it is. It was a good challenge so I came home and did some pages of rapunzel sketches from one of the best art of books, Tangled. Glen Keanes sketches have soooo much energy, his drawings were really hard to copy, so much learn from this simple task.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thailand colour studies

 I just came back from the most amazing wedding in Thailand. A lot of relaxing by the pool and lying around in the sun after being a bridesmaid for my best friend. I did find some time to create some quick colour sketches using the iPhone brushes app. I hope you can feel the sunshine!

Monday, September 23, 2013

My life drawing is improving

Going to life drawing 3 weeks in a row has already made a huge difference on my observation skills! I must keep this up!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Marker & life drawing is hard!

I thinking learning to draw with confidence with a marker takes time, but it's something I am really trying to master. You have to be decisive and confident of each stroke. Will bring them to a class again.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Returned to life drawing

This year has been going past super crazy fast, but strangley the busier I become the more I work off a schedule and I could fit life drawing back in. Here is my fist session back! I was surprised i wasn't rustier!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Aloha Hawaii

This was a quick 20minute colour study. I loved Hawaii so much! This was from my first trip to northshore, I have never seen waves barrel as beautifully as hawaiin waves.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Train sketching with Brushes

A month ago I was without my car and was traveling to work by train, so I took the opportunity to work on my gesture and portrait studies. Using the Brushes app on my iPhone (no stylus) here are some of my favourite studies. It taught me sooooo much about colour and light, and the larger the brush stroke I used and subtracted I managed to get the correct colours down faster.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

3 little pigs development!


Hey guys, as promised, I've gone through some of the development files from my CGMA Armand Serrano course. First shot explains how the interior of this stick hut and some rough sketches of where the trunk idea came from. This process taught me so much and surprisingly helped with painting the final lighting!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The 3 little pigs

So earlier this year I signed up for Armand Serrano's Environment Sketching for Production at CGMA, and I am soooo glad I did. I learnt so much over the 9 weeks,  the best part was learning creative new ways to approach environment designs. The course was full of knowledge and ideas on how to take a simple sketch through to production and all the little things that make a environment have story, my little mind was blown. But also watching an expert sketch sketch and build an enviroment with the lasso tool, blew my mind.
This is my final piece from the course, I focused on the story of the 3 little pigs, and this is the stick hut design.
I have a lot of development work I need to sift through but I promise to post some soon.

If you haven't already, you can check Armand Serrano's work out here: Armand Serrano
And more info on the course here: Environment Sketching for Production

Monday, July 8, 2013

the hike was worth this view

Delicate Arch in Utah, it was a race in time to hike up the hill and find a seat before sunset, but wow it was worth it!  Even the crowd booed a guy who got in everyones photo. So manny different types of brown in this painting, such a learning curb!