Weird watercolors. Sorry for the long lapse in posts! These images are from a long-term project I’m working on - a children’s book about a sea captain who makes soup in her sleep. I’m really just learning watercolor so I’m enthralled with discovering new techniques, etc.
The website “feedspot.com” listed this blog as one of the “top 25 drawing blogs on the internet!” While I certainly don’t feel like I deserve this title, I appreciate their encouragement and take it as motivation to draw, create, and post more :)
An ink line drawing from a series of sketches I’m doing about a short story called Mrs. Midnight. I’m taking a class about creating a style guide for animation :) In this scene the main character Danny, a washed-up journalist in modern-day London has a run-in with his alter-ego from Victorian London in an alley. The image is supposed to show the two worlds bleeding together..
This is a sketch of an 19th century theater using ballpoint pen, watercolor, and pencil lines (no paths but inverted in Photoshop). I made this for a class in visual development for animation by Assaf Horowitz at CDA. We were assigned stories and had to create a visual style for a hypothetical animation about the story. In this scene a cross-dressing vaudevillian character called Mrs. Midnight is about to perform for a drunken audience and things will go badly :) i was trying to make this scene look surreal and ghostly, as the performer has discovered a path to immortality through eating animal brains haha. The theater is supposed to look vaguely baroque. #ballpoint #pen #drawing #sketches #ink #animation #concept #design #instartist #art #illustration #narrative #art #storytelling
Here are some sketches of a concept for a fancy jacuzzi with water wall designed by my illustrious friend Chris Nelson. He is smart, hilarious, multi-talented, and a millionaire. Consequently, he wants to build a huge $150,000 hot tub in the pool area of his loft building downtown haha. So I sketched up this concept using ballpoint pen and colored pencil, and shaded it in photoshop as is my usual strategy at work. One interesting challenge was to represent the board-formed concrete elements, which may or may not be very readable. But cool idea anyways!
Here’s one of about a dozen small gifs I made for the WET mobile website (it’s where I work!). I started with an illustrator drawing by a talented co-worker Jennie Lee. Then I brought it into After Effects and hand-keyed the curves :) This was essentially a short fun project but I might do some more down the road.
Here’s a quick iPhone capture of a little experiment with bubbles and projection that I’ve been working on. The Kinect data is captured using Daniel Schiffman’s kinect library: shiffman.net/p5/kinect/ The projections were created in Processing from scratch.