April 30, 2009

Daily Crapbook: Empress

April 29, 2009

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My sister Elizabeth was recently in a short film called Bridge and for her birthday I wanted to surprise her with a watercolor inspired by it. But as I'm hopelessly unskilled in watercolors, it turned out like this. Maybe I'll just buy her some flowers instead.

April 28, 2009

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This is a doodle from ages ago I decided to go ahead and color in.

April 27, 2009

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April 26, 2009

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I wanted to look glamorous in Las Vegas so I bought some high heels. It didn't end well.

April 24, 2009

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April 20, 2009

Monkey Rag Update

I hadn't planned on posting this now, but as I'll be in Las Vegas for most of this week I wanted to have something on my blog to show during my absence. This is the board-o-matic for the Monkey Rag music video I've been going on about for ages. Its mostly small thumbnails (with just a few key poses and a small smattering of animation) so it doesn't really have that cutesy, bouncy feel I'm going for. It also missing a lot of a gags I've come up with and haven't sketched out so some of this stuff doesn't make sense to anyone but myself. To sum up, this is the bare bones, skeletal, anemic beginning of what I plan to be a fun and charming little cartoon. When I get back from my trip, I'm going to dive into working on this.

April 19, 2009

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My husband is going to attend NAB in Las Vegas and his studio was kind enough to send me there too. Hot. Diggety. Damn. Indeed. I'll be back Friday!

April 17, 2009

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Here's a pose inspired by Gene Tierney from the movie "Rings On Her Fingers"- available for free on Hulu!

April 16, 2009

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Not quite done with that cake number from "Singin' In The Rain"

April 14, 2009

Daily Crapbook: Cary Grant

I think I'm getting closer to figuring out what he looks like. Now I'm off to study another of his movies. Perhaps "Arsenic and Old Lace"...

April 13, 2009

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I watched "Singin' In The Rain" again and it has diverted my doodling attention.

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I inked this drawing five times, and this was the best attempt. All of my "quick drawings" seem to be taking a very long time lately.

Daily Crapbook: Cary Grant

I tried to do a quick caricature of one of my favorite actors- Cary Grant. I spent way too much time on it, but I think I came up with some interesting faces along the way.

April 12, 2009

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I'm trying to work out one pose- it keeps coming out differently though.

April 11, 2009

Daily Crapbook: Kiss Me Kate

Nate has allowed me to go nuts on Netflix, so I'm watching all the movies that have been on my list for years but never watched because they bore everyone else ("black and white? Ew!"). Today I finally saw "Kiss Me Kate"- a movie musical that I find odd. The music was superb (Cole Porter at his best!) and some of the dancing was incredible, but the actual story and the dialogue was very...annoying. Another very VERY odd thing about "Kiss Me Kate" is that it was a 3D movie. A 3D movie musical. While this explains why the characters were constantly chucking objects towards the camera, I still can't understand the big WHY of the whole idea. But oh well! The wonderful songs were enough for me, and Howard Keel's toothy grin tweren't half bad neither.

April 10, 2009

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I just realized that I haven't drawn a unicorn in years. Here's one just to make sure my girl license doesn't get revoked.

April 08, 2009

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...almost done with taxes!

April 07, 2009

In Harm's Way

This saturday at Relaspe Theater, my troupe "In Harm's Way" will be performing in "Jims's Birthday Extravaganza"! Go check 'em out!

April 06, 2009

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Trying out textures.

April 05, 2009

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I've been having a tough time drawing lately. The crests and troughs of my creative wavelength are occurring at a higher frequency lately. The boardomatic for "Monkey Rag" has been done for a few weeks now, but I'm not happy with it yet. It will be a week or so more until I post it. Now here are some doodles I've done over this past week.