So this year I participated in Reddit Secret Santa on Reddit gifts. They match you with someone randomly, locally or internationally. So on November 25th I was matched up with someone from Ontario Canada. She didn't have much information to really go on besides the fact that she likes pugs, frogs, knitting and hates meat.
So being the validation seeking person that I am, I decided to paint something. I hope that I am good enough to not make this a weird... "uh, thank you... I'll hang it somewhere nice." and later discover they only hang the painting in the bathroom when you come to visit. Awkward.
So yeah, this poor (or lucky depending on your perspective) girl gets a painting of a very concerned pug in a frog suit, on a pond. A book of knitting patterns of cute things and a fancy new Moleskine sketchbook, which I personalized.
I hope this is a good gift. I love hand made things and I would probably freak out if I got an awesome painting from someone, but then again I am an artist so I appreciate that kinda thing.
A dramatic reenactment with the artist.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
My bestest friend in the whole world (that has a vajayjay) has been on a master painting kick. She wanted to be even more of an awesome painter which is nuts because she's already SO good. Anyway, she directed me to Dice Tsutsumi who is a painting ninja for Pixar as well as Blue Sky Studios. Im basically copying him so I to one day can hope to be a painting ninja too. I mostly draw here at Imagineering and rarely get an opportunity to do any sort of finished work. As one can imagine if you don't use it you lose it with painting too. So its time to go back to basics. The apples I painted are the tutorials found at Dice Tsutsumi's website... Try one for yourself!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It's been AGES. I recently scored CS5 from work and I really am loving the new brush features. It's been a long time since I've done a portrait of any kind... this one happens to be me. I worked from a photo (before you think I'm more awesome than I actually am) just to try out how the program works. I miss painting things...
BAM! Action shot. It's missing a few frames... SOME websites don't like more than 10 images.