Thursday, March 31, 2011


I'm not at all the greatest life drawer, and even worse at drawing animals ... so when I do get drawings that are half decent I get all giddy :P

I'm starting to feel more comfortable with drawing animals lately ... these are some of my sketches from 2 recent trips to the zoo. There was a page of gestures that I was pretty proud of but no longer have :'(

The best thing about cold zoo days is that the rhino is inside ... warm and upclose!

Red river hog ... I call it the kiwi pig

These are soooo much fun to do! Tiny watercolour kit + watercolour pencils + a tiny water brush + a teeny tiny watercolour sketchbook.

He's one of my favourites to draw.

See how cute / kiwi-like?

He decided to roll over 3 minutes after I got there ... lol

Enjoy and please critique!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Animal and human morphs from life drawing today, some are more finished than others :P
Critiques welcome.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Old Paintings

Some 1st year painting assignments from last year :)

Still life of glass, metal and fabric

Mastercopy painting, original is Aladdin concept art from Dream Worlds by the amazing Hans Bacher

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mrs. Beets' House

Remember old Mrs. Beets? I got to design her Victorian house in layout class, it was soooo much fun to research and draw!

For me, layout seems to be one of those things that comes naturally one minute, and gives me hell the next. So I never quite know what to expect as to how long it will take me to do, and how well it will turn out. But I have to say, I think this is the first time that I've actually been happy with my layout for a long while.  
Hope y'all like it :) 
Critiques are always welcome.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pretty Perin Pin-Up

A giant pin-up I painted of my roommate Perin back in August 2010 :)

Poster colour on jumbo sketching pad


Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Greethiopian

A tiny watercolour doodle of Eyassu, one of my best friends.

We had a really fun day today mall ratting, doodling, grocery shopping and going to Lick's for my first time ever!

Watercolour and watercolour pencils.

Check out his blog!

More Baby Monkeys

This is my process for the little baby monkey i used in my muzzle sync animation :) I'm having a really hard time with drawing animals ... I need so much more practice! But in the end I liked how the design turned out, and I will be cleaning it up for my clean up assignment I'm REALLY excited about that :)

My initial design in my sketchbook
The amazing Pete Emslie helped me with the design and posing.
I'm so amazed at how much cuter she is now! This is the design I went with when animating.

Pete Emslie:

I tried to paint her over reading week.
But she's really off model and I really don't like how this turned out
... but it was fun to do.
Maybe I'll try again some time. :)

Critiques are welcome! Enjoy :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Little Baby Monkey

Muzzle sync assignment.
Voice of the cutest 4 year old ever, Kaitlyn Ashley Maher on America's Got Talent

Enjoy :) 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

150 Years Ago ...

... you will find my finished character design assignment.

This assignment surprisingly took a really long time, but it's finished! I really wish I had more time to spend on exploring better poses and expressions, but this will have to do for now. :)

Enjoy! Critiques are welcome :)