Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Employee of the Month

a croc-lizard- thing who had his photo taken for employee of the month. i liked how it turned out - though i had no idea where i wanted it to go in the 1st place. there are some places where i'd like to tweak & finish- but my mind didnt want to play ball last night- it was late :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Animation on Youtube

it's been a while since i posted any animation that i found and liked from youtube. so here it is. TY youtube!

sticky notes

Sleeping Betty - i love this one!

The Danish Poet - long but nice story

Monday, November 10, 2008

Witches Drew

well-- witches I drew. did these last month, but never got around to posting. picked up my KFP dvd yesterday from Target (Best Buy practically sold out- along with the figurine!) so the hubby and i went to Target and picked up the double pack. it was nice to see it again on my tv.

I is for Insomnia

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008


okay! owltober was a lot of fun! and my theme for this month (to keep me going) is My ABCs. the theory behind this is my personlized alphabet- my views, my favorite animals, cartoons, movies... things that make me- ME! so here is 4 to make up for the past few days that i didnt do a daily one, and tomorrow i'll make up the rest and i'll be caught up :)

Turnaround of Swiss Lee

have to fix the clean up here and there (the 3/4 back & the hands on the back)-- but that's always later isn't it? :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Turnaround Red Jack!

it's been forever since i've done a turnaround. this is the character that i made in my last class at the Animation Academy. before going into the class i think i had a good solid foundation in character design but with this excersise i learned to slow down and really pay attention to my shapes- its those little attentions to detail that'll make my future designs stronger. it was a lot of fun getting back to basics.

i plan on adding some clothes to him and finishing up his little side kick soon.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Tall Man

i can imagine him coming in for a drink at a saloon, but points to what he wants. a man of few words.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Owltober 28 Contour Owl

been a while sense i drew just contour lines. fun practice

Toot & Puddle

omg- i love these little pigs! not just because they are cute and pink, and pigs... okay that is most of it. But the show looks really awesome. Rich with color and expressions, it's a very refreashing cartoon to come on the air. it's based of books of the same name, by Holly Hobbie. it reminds me of cartoons i used to watch when i was younger.

Here is a link to some animation

here is an interesting article that recently came out in AM. I have been seeing ads for it for months.. so I am glad that it airs next month :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dinner Time

a little part of what i have been focusing on :)

Owltober 27 One Lined Owl

drew this owl without lifting my stylus from my waccom.
more of an excersise than anything really. i mean- really?!

but i was working on something else 'all day' - this was really a .. okay okay here's an owl!

so i am going to post a little snippet of my other artistic 'attempt' of the day to make it up to you!

Owltober 26 Peep

a freak of nature? or is Mrs. Owl not telling Daddy something?

Owltober 25 Zatarans

aww.. a little behind on my owls :) here is a sketch that a did a few days ago, but never got around to coloring. but i like the sketch, so here it is! make up for the 25th!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Owltober 24 Snowy

original title i know., i am a little distracted, maybe one day i'll look back at this and do what i wanted to do with it

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Owltober 23 OwlPhone

sanders drew this little doodle - it's too cute to resist!

WIA meeting, School, and the Sickness

cool. so last night went to another WIA meeting, been going to these for some time now, and the guest speakers were people in 'adult animation' (no- not hentai!) but animation geared towards adults. Venture Bros, ATHF, Family Guy etc. It was interesting, and the speakers were great. Overall you get the message- animation is a business & studios are going to make what sells, and make weird decisions like cancelling Futurama.

the list of speakers.

Patric Verrone - President, WGA West <-- former writer for Furturama
Yvette Kaplan - Director, “Beevis & Butthead” <-- currently at Sit Down, Shut Up
Ollie Green - Line Producer, “Superjail”
Adam Kosloff - Staff Writer, “Spaceballs: The Animated Series”

As for school. My time at the Animation Academy is now over, but it was great :) For the past few months... drawing and having fun wasn't co-existing. it was going through the motions, but taking this class really sparked that creative candle that was on its way out. I feel motivated to do something I am proud of saying I drew. Trouble with me is that i dont take things to the next level. I just leave it at the beginning stages, which i like doing. I like seeing little doodles that sparked creativity for something else. There was an explantion of what art/sketching should convey- it should reflect the skills the artist has at that time. magic word?- Commit! That really hit home with me, because I know I didn't do that- gotta commit to taking it to the next polished level. And- lets face it- people don't look at your hidden potential (a little HGTV joke), they look at what you just made, and you're skills are judged so. I learned that you limit your drawing by not seeing it to the end; if you really take the time to take it finish, you are able to bring it to a more sophisticated level. The enviroment in the class is great, people are friendly and approachable, and always willing to give advice. I can't wait to take my next class... I haven't been this moto in a long time.

As for my sickness- i am feeling much, much better. i think i was sick a lot longer than i realized, but then BAM - hit me outta no where. the only artistic efforts i was able to do everyday were the Owls. yay for Owls! Couldn't run/walk for the past week... blah. But before I was sick I did at least 50 miles this month. Woot!

I'll be posting up more stuff that I have been experimenting with at the Academy after the month is over, y'know, after Owltober?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Owltober 20 Belly Owl

feeling a little better :) look, not posting an owl late at night! anyways, my focus is back. putting more effort into everything... the dishes, walking the dog, and of course the doodle thing.