Friday, November 29, 2013

Go Sailors!

Happy belated Thanksgiving! So thankful this year for so many things: family, friends, boyfriend, food... and the time to doodle. Got to finish up some quick coloring of this doodle I did of my little sister for her first day of school back in August. It's not perfect but at least I'm getting some practice in :) Now to head to Fresno for a wedding.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Retiring my old tablet

I am finally retiring my old Wacom tablet. I got this back sometime in 2004 or 2005, when I found out tablets existed and asked for one for my birthday. I was so happy and grateful to get it from my family (it was an expensive gift for a teenager!) and it took my digital artwork to a whole new level. Sadly it started getting wonky the past year or so, and the pen has seen better days. So this past weekend I took advantage of the deals over at the CTN Expo and bought myself an Intuos Pro. :) Hoping to get as much if not more wear out of it as I did my old tablet. It also came with a Sketchbook Express program, which is simple but fun to play around in. Warmed up my tablet with a little sketch of a kid and his grandma at the zoo.

First drawing with new tablet
Old Tablet - graphire something or other haha
New tablet!

CTN sketches 2013

Some sketches I did today at the CTN animation expo. So glad i got a chance to draw! Hopefully more to come this weekend.

Hockey sketches

Boyfriend played his third hockey game of the season last night, and I took the opportunity to try and draw some of the speedy guys on the ice. So. Difficult. They kept moving so fast! I wish I had gotten some more cool shapes out of it, but what I got was a start. There are many more games to come before the end of his season, so I'll get more chances to practice :) here are some of the better ones.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

CTN sketches 2013 2

Excited to have spent another day at the CTN animation expo! I met up with some old friends met some new ones, and took in some new ideas on animating, directing, and creating animated features, and won myself some nickelodeon tshirts in a raffle! I also bought myself a new tablet, an intuos pro, because my old one from like 2004 is finally crapping out on me after a long productive life. Lastly, I bought a book called Ideas for the Animated Short, which was cowritten by my professor and has some images from his personal short film in it, including frames from a scene that I worked on and am credited for! Super stoked. So much overwhelming awesomeness in one day, and another day tomorrow. Here is a sketch from today's model session.