Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"When 900 years you reach, look as cute, you will not."

So lately when I'm home I've been doodling a little bit in Photoshop right after I wake up before I start working just to get the creative juices flowing . I never ever get anything good out of these sketches; they're mostly to get the crap out before I start on the actual work, and Photoshop helps because I don't waste paper on stuff that's just a jump start on the better stuff. But the other day some Star Wars music came on the ol' iTunes, and I decided to doodle some more Star Wars stuff. And these actually turned out pretty OK, so I kept going and filled a page up. They're still pretty rough, but I thought I would share anyway. :) I really like my take on Yoda. I might have to do a cleaned up version of him in this style at some point in the future. He kinda reminds me of Genndy Tartakovsky's version from the original Clone Wars cartoons, but less angular and more cuddly. "Snuggle me you should, yes. In need of hugs am I."

I also like my kinda wasp-ish, wino Jabba at the top there. That's what he would look like if Truman Capote voiced him I guess.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

DAK Day: Slow Tortoise, Fast Gestures

I took a little break from work today and went to Animal Kingdom to do a little sketching. Not too much came out of it, but I did do a pretty decent sketch of a tortoise.

I also did some gestures at the Festival of the Lion King show. For those of you who don't know, gestures are very quick sketches done right on the spot. They normally range from a few seconds to 15 or 20 minutes, and should capture movement and not be too detailed. They were my favorite things in figure class in college; I'm a very sketchy drawer naturally so they're a lot of fun to do; and the quicker the better. I loved doing gestures while watching movies or shows, and dynamic action poses were the most fun. Cirque du Soleil marathons on Bravo were the best. I haven't done any since I graduated, so I was a little out of practice, but given that and the fact I did these in a dark theatre, I thought these turned out pretty good. If you haven't seen the Festival of the Lion King show, I highly recommend it. It's like a short Cirque du Soleil themed to the Lion King with awesome costumes. And the Tumble Monkeys are amazing. I wish I could have done more with them but they were so fast and did so many flips it was hard to keep up!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wuv, Twu Wuv Is What Bwings Us Together!

One of my best friends from college got married recently and I decided that making them a pair of custom Vinylmations would be a really unique and cute wedding present. At least I really hoped it would be. I liked how they turned out, so I was sure to document them before I gave them to the happy couple. And these I share with you!

The groom, complete with sculpted top hat, real bow tie, glossy shoes and little gem button and cufflinks.

The bride, with a real dress with glittery top, tulle veil, a tiara made from a prefectly sized necklace charm and bow complete with gemstone.

The happy couple in Disney's Wedding pavillion, complete with Cinderella Castle in the background.

Just some romantic atmosphere pictures around the Wedding Pavillion. It was a beautiful place, my ideal wedding atmosphere. ;) I did a lot of girly giggling and wistful sighing while I was there.

And of course, no wedding is complete without some pictures at the Grand Floridian Resort, the absolute image of luxury and romance.

The actual wedding was a dream, I had so much fun and I could tell the bride and groom did too.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


My little nephew mailed my boyfriend and I a little picture the other day so we decided to return the favor and send him some back. Here's my contribution. Who doesn't love dinosaurs?