Monthly Archives: November 2012

Playing with shapes

Anatomy classes always seem pretty straightforward – the model does a series of timed poses, and you have a precise amount of time to finish your drawing. One of the fun things about Drink N Draw at the AC Lounge

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Artist Spotlight – Ryan Woodward

There is a dramatic-yet-humorous scene in Osmosis Jones where the main characters are drowned in a wave of snot. I wouldn’t call it “beautiful” per se – it’s still snot. But it has an energy and a fluidity that stood

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Digital Speed Painting – Amazon Woman

This was intended to be a quick color study. My goal was to spend an hour or less working in photoshop. Five hours later, here you go! For the last few weeks, I’ve been doing quick, small thumbnail studies of

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Figure Drawing, November 11th

I’ll be honest and say that I wasn’t too thrilled with this week’s costume. In the dim light of a bar, this black-haired girl was wearing black-on-black and holding a black book and a black fan. The dress was made

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Michel Gagne’s upcoming feature film, The Saga of Rex

In 2008, I took my very first 2D animation class with Wattana Khommarath, the amazing man who taught me everything from my first bouncing ball and walk cycle to my first mind-blowing special effects animation (which, in retrospect, looked terrible).

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Finally Picked up a FRAME for Eric Goldberg’s Drawing!

Through my local branch of Women in Animation (the members of which are actually 33% male), I was invited to go on a tour of Disney Animation Studios with a group of other students in 2010. This was actually my second trip

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Figure Drawing!

Sunday night is Drink n’ Draw at the AC Lounge in San Diego. $5 for the model, $5 drinks all night. I don’t know if it’s being around other artists or if it’s the regular figure drawing schedule I’ve been

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Paperman – The Newest Pixar Short

If you plan to see Wreck-it Ralph in theaters, don’t be late! The movie opens with a new Pixar short called Paperman. Paperman is by far my favorite Pixar short (which is saying a lot, because for the last fifteen

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“Do you want to see it in 3D?”

  As many of you know, this past weekend was the opening weekend for Wreck-it Ralph – one of very few animated movies that my boyfriend was even more excited to see than I was. The invitation came with the

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