Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gemini in the Rain - Process

Here is another lead image for our newest Taffeta's Post on what Yesenia and I learned so far about Character Creation.  I wanted to draw our character, Gemini, being sad and pouty since I usually draw her smiling so much.

I also thought it might be interesting to see my process here on the blog:

Gesture > Rough Sketch > Lineart > Flats

Then it's just shading and detailing into the final image!

Usually it takes a few hours to go from thumbnail sketch to completion for a single character drawing and I use reference images and resources like colour lovers to inspire me along the way.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I created this image for the first of our upcoming posts to The Taffetas blog, this one in particular is a conversational update on our progress so far. I'm pretty proud of both image and post, so take a gander. We'll be updating on Wednesdays for a while.

I managed to color and shade the image while traveling by train to be with my family for the birth of my niece, Isabelle!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sketch Dump

These are some close-ups of my figure studies for Taffetas

Did I mention I love drawing hands? (reference from stock photos)


A character named Bianca from my friend's story, Fate Saga

 Also, I'm writing some neat posts for The Taffetas production blog!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hallmark E-Card Sketches

Here's the concept work I sketched for the mini e-card I created at Hallmark Cards this Summer! I loved working there, and I'm fortunate to start my full-time position soon!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Taffetas progression WIPs and silly sketches

Part of our Taffetas flow-chart

Things are going pretty good for Taffetas research. I finished some books relevant to our new pitch and our upcoming indie-production of the first episode(s) in a frantic attempt to better myself as a producer, director, concept artist, animator, etc. so as to live up to my expectations for the project. It's a tough thing getting through because I find myself sometimes procrastinating out of sheer fear of the task that lies before me (not the reading, but the responsibilities I have to making Taffetas a success and true to our artistic vision!).

All the while, Yesenia and I have also been researching mythology and pitching and are slowly working our way through finalizing details on Season 1 for our pitch book which has been an unexpected snag in my original let's-get-this-done-in-a-month schedule. We have a pretty nifty thing going on though in that we are basing the story of Taffetas to the hero's journey, but told through an interpersonal tale, from the female perspective.

 Also there's kissing.

 Meanwhile, I've started up a small 5 second animation challenge where I'm pushing myself in Flash with some slightly tweaked, personally untested methods of how I usually go about animating. In the end, this animation will also be my ID and icon for my updated Deviantart presence.

 I'm also trying to finish that forest sprite sketch to a cleaned up illustration...
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