Saturday, October 31, 2009

Painted Doll....

So I have been busy brain-storming what I am going to come up with for my Frankie submission. I won't spill the beans just yet, but it entails one of my friends getting painted up as a doll! I had alot of little ideas flittering around, so I thought I would try and solidify some of them by painting her......everyone meet Stephanie June Ellis!

Grace Arts Life Drawing, take 2!

Here are the sketches from Tuesday night! They range from 10-20 faves are the two profile sketches.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grace Arts Life Drawing...

Hey kids!

Went to Grace Arts life drawing again on Tuesday night. Good fun! I will post the rest of my sketches a little later on. This is just a rough digital paint I did over my fave sketch from the night......

Friday, October 23, 2009

Quite frankly, it's Frankie!

I am a bit in love with the current model featured in the latest issue of Frankie magazine. She was staring at me (from the front cover) the other night, so I decided to paint her. It only took two hours from scratch to finish. It's ALMOST an exact representation, but I kinda like my spin on it anyways!
I sent it to Frankie as well.....they loved it.
Damo xoxo.

Grace-ful beauty

Grace Miller. One of the main characters in Wishope Island. It's just a quick conceptual painting I did of her watching the sunset and staring out to sea. Amidst a sea of bobbing 'Wishing Dandelions', it's just seconds before the evening sea breeze will send the thousands of glowing wind-seeds into flight.

In the Mood...

Here is the coverpage for my upcoming folio......featuring the wishing dandelions which are a central motif to the story I am creating, it's just to get you guys in the mood.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The 'Light Sprite'

Solara. A light sprite. She's a character I designed for my upcoming folio, but due to some changes I made, has been re-created and is now called Grace Miller (who happens to be a bit of a hippy child).

Solara is a pretty funky character in her own respect though. A personified 'distillation' of sunshine. She is a demi-god who is a bit of a prankster, very cheeky and a talented shape-shifter. She only takes on a physical appearance when she is in direct sunlight, otherwise she appears as more of a ghostly apparition. Only speaking in musical limericks, she lacks the true wisdom her alter ego Lunar posses.


Okay, so it's all full steam ahead at the moment with my new folio submission for my impending Disney (hopefully final) review.

I want this folio to be almost decadent in presentation. I want the visuals to be incredibly rich, with a lot of history and back-story involved. You can bet a lot of 'homework' will be going into my latest attempt to ingratiate the 'House of Mouse'.

Anyways, introducing my new illustrative/colouring style. I did this rough sketch of Toad (from Nintendo), stargazing. The way I coloured it is meant to be suggestive or perhaps 'evocative' of that childish, coloured-pencil, colouring-in technique/texture.  I wanted to restore a strong youthful quality/energy to my work to aid in the revival of my 'animated' style of illustration.

HEAPS more to come. I am so ridiculously excited about all this. My entire approach has evolved, subsequently my drawing style has too!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wind Waker

Just a quick 5 min sketch I did of 'Toon Link', from The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker.

This still happens to be one of my favourite consol games of all time, up there with DK64 and Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time.

I am trying to get back into the flow of my softer more rounded animation-y style of drawing. Disney have reported that my stuff at the moment is too stiff and my story-telling isn't strong enough (which I had suspicions they would say anyway). So I am currently at work on a 'Fix-Up' Folio, to re-submit for my next review. (Which incidentally is in the next few weeks.)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Vaudeville", Grace Arts...

Okay so went to some more life drawing the other night. Was horrendously late (poor form I know)....but hey I still got some great stuff done....

The final two are just scribbly 5 minute poses.....