trying to draw more just for fun.
isn’t it more fun when you don’t have permission?
- mrs. mia wallace
We were to develop a Pirate Character from sketch to final artwork using Photoshop and Illustrator. The first step was collecting inspiration images on Pinterest. I love anything that requires “working” on Pinterest.
I like my character. She wears a tank top (none of this seashell-bra nonsense) and a belt to keep her sweet little dagger.
I took this class, uh, last June. Cringe. It’s true, my pirate mermaid remains a sketch because I still haven’t had a chance to finish her. The shame I feel is overwhelming, but that’s what’s fantastic about Skillshare. I can be ashamed from the safety of my home studio and finish my character whenever I get around to it. It’s not a big deal. You can work at your own pace and you get feedback from your teacher and fellow students.
AND look how cute she is! I see so much potential for her in the future, as a print or maybe even a short film.
Anyway, Skillshare is super fun. Classes are only $20, sometimes they email with discounts, which is even more fun.
On the 5th of January of 2012, Fabricio Lima turned 30. After feeling weird and lost, as we all do on our 30th birthdays, he made a list of 30 things he knew about himself so far. Then he created a GIF animation for each one of them.
Joy and I turned 30 at 10:00 and 10:01 on January 9th, 2013, but all we did was high five, have some drinks and move on. I find Fabricio’s GIF animations to be a much more productive alternative.
Fabricio is a designer/director from São Paulo who also writes and contributes with Motionographer.
Music: The Rhombus
ArtBridge is an NYC-based nonprofit organization that transforms unused urban spaces into large-scale canvases for emerging artists, connecting them to the public. Banner art is usually hung on construction scaffolding, but for ArtBridge’s first time outside NYC, artwork was displayed on the Greenkill Avenue Bridge in Kingston, NY.
Two large artworks were chosen from local (female!) artists Emily Gui and Adie Russell, each piece now adorns either side of the bridge. Gui’s work “Moon Phases” and Russell’s “Wide/way” (digital composite of vintage postcards) were picked out of nearly 100 submissions. Yeah, girl power!
It really brightens up the streets of Midtown and leaves everyone in the best mood. Their art will remain for six months until the fall when the exhibition material will be taken down and made into tote bags. More about Gui and Russell here.
Joy and I were excited about ArtBridge coming to Kingston, so we drew a fantastical representation of the town for our submission. Obviously the design was not one of the big winners, but we wanted to share it with you anyway.
Will the little train be eaten by the creek monster?
Yulie Cho is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Integrated Product Design, but loves animation. She’s taking a Computer Animation course and for one of her projects was assigned to interview professionals in the business. She contacted us.
I always giggle to myself when people call me a professional, which is silly because hell yes, we’re pros — but it’s just that I so vividly remember being in college with an assignment to interview a professional in the business. Like it was yesterday. But that was almost 7 years ago so get over it, Noelle. You’re a grown up.