Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sleeping Beast (D)

A few years ago I did a sketch that J thought would make a funny little animation. Well, today I finally made her vision a reality by doing my first personal animation in quite a long time (and our first animation post in even longer). It was fun, even if it's pretty simple. Secondary action study FTW!
video

Here's the original sketch for fun and reference:
Belle, Beast and Objects (Oh, My?) [2012]

Monday, April 20, 2015

Commission: A Little Mermaid (D)

Several weeks ago I was approached with a commission for a proposal.  The lady was a big fan of The Little Mermaid, and her fella knew just what to do about that.  The process was a bit delayed when The Poppy came along, but luckily his timetable was flexible.  He was a delightful client to work with (which can be a rarer thing than you might expect with freelance), and it was fun to do this personalized adaptation.  And really, it was pretty easy to draw them, they look practically like Disney characters as it is.
(The finished version had personal text in the classic Disney/TLM fonts.)

Best of luck to this beautiful couple.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday Sketches -- Pawnee People (D)

These last few weeks we've found ourselves sitting around a lot during long, quiet, sleepy evenings with a newborn, so we thought it was a good time to finally check out Parks and Recreation.  Three weeks later we were all done and already missing our new pals.  Binge-watching is the best and the worst.  Anyway, here's what happened yesterday as a result:
Last time around the show du bébé was Alias, and, because I just realized that I had never posted the arts from that show after searching to provide a link, here's the character spread:
Whatever might be next?...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sunday Sketches -- Poppy Pertinent (D)

Recently we happily welcomed a new addition to our family.  She's sweet and snuggly and has quite  a shock of dark hair.  And, of course, now that she's finally here, she's just begging to be drawn, so I present her first portrait by her daddy:
And now, keeping in tradition set when The Speck came along, here's her first unofficial portrait, beloved by nurses one and all.
We love you, little one!  You already are and I'm sure you will continue to be the subject of many arts in the future.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday Sketches -- Family of Three (D)

I realized a while ago that I hadn't done that many drawings of our little family of three, especially as it was well on its way to becoming a family of four, so I did some over the last couple of months.  It's hard to quite capture this little guy's big (and getting bigger) personality, but I see a lot of him in these.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunday Sketches -- Disney Un-Disneyed IX (D)

(I guess I didn't post it early after all, ha.  But not late either!)

And thus we come to the close of the Disney Un-Disneyed Sunday Sketches.  I didn't do art for EVERY source material book/story, but I think I did most of them, at least the human characters and the most well-known ones.  This was a really fun project, not only for the reading, but also the drawing/designing.  I would like to color all of these eventually.
The Frog Prince (reviews here, here and here)

Rapunzel (reviews here, here, here and here)

The Snow Queen (reviews here and here)
The end!  And they all lived happily ever after.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sunday Sketches -- Disney Un-Disneyed VIII (D)

My Disney Un-Disneyed Sunday Sketches series is fast finally coming to a close!  I really thought I would have these all posted by the end of 2014, but oh well, life happened and there you have it.  This is an interesting set of fellows, the first of which is a stretch for this series in the first place (and it took a few tries to get his look just right, thanks to J for helping me figure it out, as well as the strategic placement of props), and the third I didn't even know was based on a book in the first place.  The second turned out just how I thought it would.
The Emperor's New Clothes (review here)
Treasure Island (review here)

A Day With Wilbur Robinson (review here)
Almost done!  I don't think I'll wait until next Monday to post the last set, so stay tuned for those very soon!