Saturday, April 25, 2009


Should have really held off on that wip update from the post earlier, wasn't necessary because I finished only around an hour later.

Painter/3-4 hours/ref only for sketch and occasional colour reference

I'm happy with the result, more happy then what I am with my Stitch piece anyway.  Perhaps there is too much contrast for her skin, but I like the cartooney look :)


Painter just crashed, so I figured I'd boot the thing back up and give you a wip crop of what I'm up to, should be finished tonight sometime.

On other news, today, the 25th of April is ANZAC day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and is a day of rememberance and mourning for Australians and New Zealanders alike.  On a personal level today (out of all the 365 days in the year) is the proudest day of the year, annually.  I usually get up, do a minute of silence, and sing my national anthem, and often head over to Kings Park for the dawn service, one of a kind really.  

Today, however, dad forgot to set the alarm for 4.30 so I missed the dawn service, however I did 2 minutes of silence and remembered all day, so I think I redeemed myself.

Takecare everyone, and have a great day!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Recently I finished a character study on Disney character 'Stitch' and after Rhino falling to pieces workflow wise I decided Stitch is nothing without his mellow, laid back islander soul mate, Lilo!

So here you have it, my Lilo sketch, internet problems have delayed the post, and thus I am over half way through painting her, describing form while maintaining the cartooney, yet painterly look I wanted has proved difficult, but I'm getting it done!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Just sketching from observation, my teacher seems to think I have a personality kinda' like Rhino from the animation film Bolt, so I decided to sketch him.  Will finish the colouring in painter tonight!

1 hour, ref, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro