Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tumblr

Hey everyone!

Im moving on over to tumblr!

I've really enjoyed seeing how much I've grown on this blog, but I've been updating both tumblr & blogger for a while now and am making the switch to solely tumblr.

Check out my updates at http://lillisketch.tumblr.com/!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Armand Serrano's Environment Sketching for Production Class Review





I took a CGMA class for the very first time this year. Specifically I took Armand Serrano’s Environment Sketching for Production. I hunted for reviews of the class to see what I was getting into, and found very little, so I thought I do a short summary of how my experience went.

Armand Serrano is an amazing artist who is known for his works in Disney as well as Sony feature films. He’s been working a very long time and is currently a vis dev artist at Disney. During the lectures, I found his voice nice and relaxing and enjoyed seeing many examples of his studio work.

In this class, you create and take ownership over your own project and ideas while Armand guides you through the process to develop pieces suited for production. He helps you cultivate your project and skills to bring out the best in your artwork. This is not a class of technical “how tos” (eg. how to paint, how to draw perspective, how lighting works, etc). This class pushes you to sketch, explore, research, and most of all, think, about your ideas. I myself like to rush to find the final image and paint to completion. However, this class forced me to sit, explore, and work that brain of mine. I had fun with it and my pieces were better for it. My favorite Armand quote is “We are not just draftsman, we are CONCEPT artists”.

The best part of the CGMA class is the Q & A. Definitely, definitely, take advantage of this time to ask questions. I found most of the best information came these sessions. Armand clearly loves teaching and it shows!

Overall, I highly recommend this class. Go take it! Go after your dream! :) You can do it! Get started now!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sailor Jupiter


Sailor Moon Crystal came out! It reminded me of how much I loved the show as a kid, drawing the scouts over and over and over... I had to do some fanart! I always liked how tough Sailor Jupiter was. Don't mess with her!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Wizard and I


"The Wizard will see you now!"

The entrance to the Wizard of Oz. Now the song "The Wizard and I" from Wicked is stuck in my head.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wicked : Elphaba and Glinda's dorm room



This is one of two backgrounds I did back in January where I based them off the "Wicked" story. What a great musical! I read the book thereafter. Elphaba and Glinda shared a room together at Shiz University and I thought that might be fun to do.


I did some thumbnails and ended up going with something like the last one.



Then I changed the sketch quite a bit from the thumbnail. I am taking Armand Serrano's class now and I now know the importance of thumbnails. Oh the headache I would have saved myself if only I had figured everything out in the thumbnail! I also ended up making the values much darker for a different mood. This too required a lot of tweaking that I might have avoided. Power to the thumbnails! :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Backgrounds for Titmouse 5 Second Day




A while back, Titmouse had 5 second day and I had the pleasure of helping out May, with his super adorable animation about a dimsum character. It was fun to whip these up! The BGs aren't the same without the cute characters as the short was absolutely charming.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

sloth poop


Sloths know how to enjoy a good poop.