Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Anime North & The Strange Musician!

Korra, © Nickelodeon

I'm going to scout out AnimeNorth this weekend, pretty excited!
I don't have a table, but I'm really excited to check out the Artist Alley and see how it is. I am considering getting a table there next year with my boyfriend, so we'll see!

Unless I hear back from a wonderful opportunity, I'll be getting back to work on the Strange Musician very soon! I'm super excited. The past year has been very eventful for me, especially in terms of animation and learning my way through my own style. I'm pretty excited to say that I'm about to begin another pass on the designs I've done for the story thus far. I've really fleshed out the story itself and I can't wait to see those changes along with my stylistic ones be applied to the characters themselves. I should also have the Kickstarter up within the month, so that's exciting! I was planning on having it up quite some time ago, but I was having some issues with getting the video files as well as getting them edited together. I'll be able to get that taken care of shortly, though :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Something new!

I've been playing around with this new style of painting lately, and I think i's working pretty well for me. Some spots of this got a little muddled, but overall I still really enjoy it. With this style, I basically sketch something out pretty quick and try not to get TOO concerned about anatomy and stuff, and then I go right into flatting and making sure I have interesting shapework.

That being said, I'm definitely learning where I need work. As always, hands and feet - those are proving to be mos challenging for me. The great thing is, I'm really learning to have fun with my work. I'm excited to begin really introducing color and pattern into what I do. I've loved them for forever - one of my favorite artists is Mary Blair, who was very well known for her use of pattern, color and shape. I'm not sure I can ever achieve Mary Blair status, but I can sure try!

This summer is going to be a great one for me. I have a lot planned, and it could go many different ways. Regardless of which road I go down, I'm sure to make work and progress.