Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gussie study

Dear old Gussie, I've abandoned you for quite some time.

Part of the problem is that she always has a pained expression on her face, as she's a suffering teenager, misunderstood by the world, abandoned by luck, etc, etc (all this is, of course, how she sees it - there's nothing particularly abandoned or suffering about a girl growing up in a wealthy family). And drawing a character that's constantly miserable tends to make me miserable also, and I don't want to deal with their emo anymore.

But anyway, I dusted her off again, as I started playing with oil pastels in Painter. Just laid down the values in a desaturated red. Then added colour in PS, plus some gradient layers... my only qualm about this is that I started with a white background... big mistake, I'll have to keep in mind to change it in later attempts...

Here's an older version, before I changed her face a bunch:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


 Oh, Painter. I really have a love-hate relationship with you.

Finally did something worth showing. D:

Friday, April 8, 2011


Tangled came out on DVD, reigniting my love for the facial animation subtleties in that movie. Oh, holy crap, it's wonderfully executed.

. . .anyway, I drew some Rapunzel: