Monday, March 28, 2011

Lu'au Fanart

Last week was the BYU Lu'au. I danced in the Hawaii and New Zealand sections. I am not a very good dancer... lack of coordination and consistent stage fright do not combine favorably. But I had a lot of fun anyways. Even if I can't do it well, I really enjoy hula. It's just so... pretty. And actually quite spiritual, the way it tells a story. It makes me happy in my heart, to watch or dance. Or draw, in this case. I mean, can you find better material for gestures anywhere?

So today after a frustrating battle with the perspective monster, I decided to do some sketches of our dance, which I have been meaning to do since last week. And then a watercolor. I love watercolor.

It was a pretty good afternoon, all in all.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Señora Clara

Here she is in all her glory... A fairly finalized design (for now) of the lady, Señora Clara, in our film.

I did several turnaround on different aspects of the design for the modelers, and I was particularly satisfied with the design of the feet/shoes.

She's changed quite a bit from the designs I posted here, but so it goes. So it goes.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Stowaway Magazine

A few months ago I did some spot illustrations for the winter issue of BYU's travel magazine Stowaway.

Mmm. I love travel. Possibly one of my favorite topics.

You can read the articles online here and here, or flip through the magazine in it's entirety here. My friend Karen has some excellent illustrations in there as well.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pandora again

I needed to do something besides assignments, so here's Pandora again. She rides a scooter.

Saturday, March 05, 2011


For the past three days I've been at a color workshop with Bill Perkins, an art director from Disney. It was awesome. I love painting. I love painting so much. Because you get to play with color. And color is.. kind of miraculous. And Bill is quite insightful.

Anyways, at the workshop we painted a bunch of different model setup with different lighting conditions emphasizing different principles in color theory. We usually spent about thirty minutes to an hour and each pose, and we weren't supposed to focus so much on the drawing, just on color and value relationships.

Here are some of my studies from yesterday and today... The first day's batch didn't turn out so great...

I loved working with colored lights. I have some new ideas on how to design and execute a picture. I'm excited to try them out.