December 21, 2010
December 13, 2010
Opus North Vancouver is looking to hire Life drawing models of all genders, shapes and sizes for un-instructed life drawing sessions to be held in 2011. Clothed and nude models are needed, as well as props and well behaved pets. The sessions are not instructed so the model would be self directed regarding pose lengths, props, etc. Models would be expected to provide artists with a nice variety of poses and pose lengths (we do have a pre-made schedule if you aren’t comfortable with that). We are offering 20$ per hour and we like to book our models a couple months in advance, if possible. CC to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like the classes to be about 3-4 hours long each, and we are looking for weekend and weekday models.
If you have any questions or need more information please call:
To speak to the Store Manager Ann, or the Coordinator Jeri
You can also e-mail your portfolio/resume and cover letter to:
Opus North Vancouver is looking to hire Life drawing models of all genders, shapes and sizes for un-instructed life drawing sessions to be held in 2011.
Clothed and nude models are needed, as well as props and well behaved pets.
The sessions are not instructed so the model would be self directed regarding pose lengths, props, etc. Models would be expected to provide artists with a nice variety of poses and pose lengths (we do have a pre-made schedule if you aren’t comfortable with that).
We are offering 20$ per hour and we like to book our models a couple months in advance, if possible.
CC to: email@example.com
Seeing which bird would look the best!
December 12, 2010
RED IS HARD! it doesn't erase, and I have a SOMEWHAT limited pile of reds in my Copic arsenal, so I'm jumping all over the reds finding sets to blend with. I think this is going well though. Got sort of a watercoloury look right now.
I did the bg first this time, because knowing there was going to be reds in the foreground I never wanted to risk smudging it out, cuz it never goes away. also I wanted to be a little sloppy, and just erase the greys on the areas I wanted to keep clean anyway.
I like it so far, I hope you do too. Going to try to finish it tomorrow.
December 06, 2010
For the most part classes will be affordable, 1 month long, have at least 1 assignment, free digital images, and a give away at the end of the class. you will receive a completion badge for your blog or website as well.
if you think you'll be interested in the classes please feel free to fill out this short form to be informed when enrolment begins.
You will not be emailed for anything but Copic classes hosted by myself.
Please help me by spreading the word to your friends for me, I'd really appreciate it!
I'll be cross posting this to all my blogs, so I apologize if anyone watches more than one blog, you'll be bombarded.
December 01, 2010
So I did a few sketches at body worlds but by the time I had warmed up they were closing soon, so I only got a couple decent sketches. Please keep in mind, all the models were plasticized and manipulated to show the muscle structure or internal organs, and if nothing else, they were all skinless -only bone, muscle, sinew and nerves etc. so they're not accurate to surface anatomy for the most part.
|This was one called Angel, because they had her back opened up like wings. I didn't draw the "wings" but it does account for the lack of filling out of her back in the sketch.|
|This is one angle of the female ice skater figure. her body was wonderfully twisted. this was my favourite one.|
|2 more angles of the female ice skater.|
November 29, 2010
That's kinda frustrating, to not be able to bring an image to completion fluidly. I'm going to re-ink it I think, on blending card probably and this time complete it.
I'll use my first inked version for colour testing, lol.
Anyway, enjoy the sketch for now. Hopefully it interests people instead of boring them.
November 02, 2010
Side note: I hate how this embedd code adds text links below it (which I removed). It's so slick until *Boom*, nasty text. the text within the embed is enough really.
I needed to do something other than little noodle apendaged potato cartoons. LOL
November 01, 2010
I've done the pencils for several pages from Day one(my chapters go by days of the trip) and so today I started inking some of the pages that were fully pencilled.
|page 4 being inked on my Light Tracer 2|
October 12, 2010
Anyway, I started working away on the page planning aspect of it. and I had an unopened sketchbook that turned out to be perfect. I have everything set up here, my post it notes, Triangle (improperly labelled as a t square, lol.) travel journal, and post it notes.
I am finally making use of all that table space I cleared out so I could have an art desk. When I'm home alone I often find it awkward to draw on the couch because I prefer to listen to music than watch movies while arting, but Kitty likes the movies. On my desk I'm right next to my music, and google, for referencing.
So I wanted to plan it out pretty well before tackling the full pages. I'm going to be colouring the whole thing in copic markers which as many of you know, can be a rather time consuming operation with all the layering and blending, so I want to make sure I have as few redo's once I get to the colouring stages, as possible.
I'm so happy to finally have a Full Spectrum lamp at my desk. It's true what they say about reducing eye strain, and the colour matching! my Copics never looked so good! when i look up from the desk, my whole apartment looks like I'm looking at it through a glass of apple juice. The world is just yellow! LOL
Anyway, back to work!
October 04, 2010
Anyway, this is my little frog entry:
September 27, 2010
September 03, 2010
|Daddys nasty yellow nicorette gum, HAHA!|
|The layers of colour in the hoodoo's was one of my favourite things.|
|Buttons on hat vary from picture to picture HAHA!|
|Not happy with how over-saturated this one turned out. Bad editing. its quite earthy in real life.|
September 01, 2010
The cheezy filler titles I threw in there just because they were dino words got the most votes but I'd never fathom calling a serious comic those. It was pretty clear people didn't have any idea of the story while voting.
Anyway, having said that, here is a quicky little modelsheet for the 3 main characters of the comic.
|Little Jepi: standard pose, Talk to the hand pose, Starch worship, jumprope|
Little Daddy: standard pose, wont climb hoodoo pose, nicorette bubble pose
Little Guru: standard pose, eating poutine pose, punting pachyderm pose, 2 run poses.
August 30, 2010
I've decided it's going to be either 8x8 or 6x6 square perfect bound book. and only one book, not multiple issues or anything. After this I'm going to do something about my mum too, but not sure what. we've never taken a long trip really. maybe when we moved to terrace.... That was an adventure!
The nice thing about my trip with Daddy is, it was well documented. Thousands of photos, a daily blog, and a trip map. All these will make it into my comic.
I think Each chapter will have a "day" Represented, so it will be either 7 or 8 chapters.
You can read about my trip on my other blog
Kitty is going to be making my template for me to make my pages for Ka-blam printing for when I scan each page, and I am debating posting it online or not. Technically my whole story is on-line already with the blog, and I'd hate to lose sales to the print world because people aren't very supportive of comic artists.
I know with Daqueran, many people don't buy it because it's online.
Well, anyway, this will be added on Gurukitty once I hammer out some of the logistics, and make a promotional image for it! I also need a title!
August 28, 2010
Super Limited supply. Only for people who spend over $20
well, wish us luck at the Con tomorrow!
August 23, 2010
August 21, 2010
August 04, 2010
August 02, 2010
August 01, 2010
I no longer have any acrylics (my least favourite medium on earth) and so I'm going to have to do it in oils which will be a long process I think. But anyway, I wanted to show my cute little colour test image because it will probably be cuter than the final painting HAHA!
|Click to enlarge|
July 20, 2010
Oh, side note, I've gotten very close to completing the screenplay. just a few more final sequences and I think it will be all hammered out :)
Andre- rainy morning by `guruubii on deviantART
I'ts going to be a rainy day, and it's (like most of my art) a concept art illustration based off a scene in my film.
I've inked it in cool grey, but I'll have to go in after and do some touch up inking as well.
So watch my deviantART journal, or my twitter (You'll have to follow me) for an announcement on when I start.
July 12, 2010
Element Total Words
Scene Heading 1187
Character Total Dialog Words
MAN 2 20
Words at start of session: 11468
Words at end of session: 13299
Total words written: 1831
New Scenes: 34
Action Words: 989
Dialog Words: 634
Words Written: 13299
Word goal: 20000
it was neat. Anyways, I did some rough animation for a promo animation I'm doing for Kitty, again LOL. It's going to me an animated Promo for Daqueran Issue 6. It will be neat I think.
Heres the line test of what I've done so far, in case you want to see that too. Hopefully it will work. Photobucket gives a little trouble now and then. Click the thumbnail to view it.
July 11, 2010
So I have some production statistics I get with my screenplay, and here they are. I'm doing a lot of revisions, so for basically every word I write, I also delete, so please keep that in mind!
Total session time: 3 hours, 51 minutes
Words at start of session: 10537
Words at end of session: 11548
Total words written: 1011
New Scenes: 13
Action Words: 815
Dialog Words: 88
* MAN 2
Script Goal (approximate)
Words Written: 11467
Word goal: 30000
I'm reworking my screenplay a bit today, then I'm going back to classically animating (on paper this time) a short segment for a promotional spot. I'm using it as a way of working out my skills to get me up to par for Conflagration. my Daqueran short was working out how fast I could rip through a film without trying to hard, ROFL.
Fan fair fest is only 2 months away and we also have a ton of work to do casting Tik's, making pendants and busting out some merchandise!
Well, back to work<3
July 08, 2010
a real line tester is expensive - Lightfoot sells them but the least expensive one is 900$ and it's really just a camera on a boom.(the best deal I can see is this one for $949).
The software is another story. Most people use Digicel, I used it in school, but I don't have it now. Plastic Animation paper will work I think, so long as the frames are numbered in sequence.
Anyways, I made myself a linetester! Woot!
I got a webcam - anything that will shoot still images is great
A dowel - got it from Opus for 2 bucks.
Casting Resin - I used Amazing Casting resin from Opus. additionally, I used a pre-made mold from Amazing mold putty.
I first mixed the resin and poured it in my mould. I held the dowel in place with my hand. The resin is fast setting (faster than most resins!) and heat helps the proccess, and since it was 30 degrees today, that was hot enough to make this set in less than 10 minutes.
The dowel secured in place, I cut a couple notches in the backside of the dowel on the top end, and wired my webcam facing downward. the notch helps the wire not to slip. Eventually I'll make a more permanent (and something easy to take my camera on and off the stand), but for now the wire works!
So thats it! I'll be using this for doing video tutorials, Live streams and pencil tests! It's awesome! I'm so stoked!
New: Heres a little test animation I'm doing, first chance to use my line tester :D
June 29, 2010
I got some product samples from versicolour in the mail today. I'm going to give the sketch cards a go, later on.
Seems like a neat company with some swell products :D
anyways, time for Dinner. Just wanted to share.
June 28, 2010
June 27, 2010
June 21, 2010
I almost never draw my characters nude, and while I was originally going to colour a waterfall, or shower or something behind her, I opted for something more abstract since I didn't want that classic tahitian beauty stereotype. LOL
The other one of her sitting was just me experimenting with a curvy animation style in a sketch and decided to colour her since I had so few coloured pics of her. it's very similar to a drawing I did before of her, so it's kinda like a redraw.
changed her shoes too.
anyways, thought someone might like em :)
June 19, 2010
anyways, Enjoy :>
June 17, 2010
The moss is 3 colours of green over top a yellow base. I blended them in a lot. I then used a piece of terry cloth misted with blender an dabbed it on for a little more texture in the rocks and the moss.
I'm going to finish it up this weekend I hope. I have to buy my other markers. Copics don't have a lot of oranges in the range.
Anyways, thought you'd be interested maybe... :)
June 13, 2010
So, I had to wait a couple hours at the Quay before going to a play (Diane's Daughter Gen was in Sweeney Todd at her highschool) and I was having a hard time drawing anything, so I started drawing the album cover displayed on my Zune, which was Gaga. and then the other little heads sort of ... filled in the rest of the page.
Top left: Jack making a creepy face.
middle top: Nakia, I'd like to move her eyes but, whatever
below Gaga: Penelope
Below Jack: Bala
Below Nakia: Sarah
Below Sarah: Peni and Victor
Below Penelope: Random guy.
I left this one a little bigger so when you click to enlarge you can see my sketch lines.. if you want to. To me that's always the best part of sketches, but I know not everyone is so into the organic mechanics (as I call it) of drawing like I am.
Oh, I do all my sketches with a blue mechanical Colour Eno pencil by the way.
Anyways, hope someone enjoys my sketches :)
I might post some photos of the piles if cast Tiks and Abades I have later today, Hee hee :)
June 02, 2010
In the background, Seth, Random Guy, Random girl, Pehny, and Sarah
I did something new with this one. I inked the BG and BG characters in grey and then did a few layers of french grey before colouring, and coloured in muted colours to push the BG back more, and the foreground characters are inked in black, with fully saturated colours
I think it was pretty effective
June 01, 2010
May 31, 2010
May 28, 2010
Edlyn, Jack, Nakia, Seth, Pehny, And Sarah plus 2 no name nobodies! HAHA
May 27, 2010
May 26, 2010
Demi Falconer with her Bow and arrow in a tree straddling a branch. ROFL! It's quite ridiculous. I remember sketching it and thinking that at the time too. I recall that I was just really interested in doing some nice drawings of my characters with a weapon of some manner and I remember thinking about the little details like how her dress would pull on the branch, and steadying herself with her foot on the lower branch. Overall I do like the sketch, I don't know why I never finished it. Maybe someday I will.
So anyways, I decided to scan all my half ideas, sketches and stuff I thought might be interesting to you today, instead of posting bad seabus sketches :p
I do like 2 of these a bit better than the one I did in the above sketch so maybe one day I'll revisit the concept. Again, I don't think the sketch is bad. Unfortunately some of my best sketches never make it to the final drawing board, for one reason or another.
Lets see whats next, Oh yes. Some of you might recall in April I did a Sculpture of Kitty's unicorn from Daqueran. I did some initial sketches for that one. Here is the main image I used as a reference for that sculpture.
As a last bit, here's a little section of my current sketch, that I hope to actually finish!
May 24, 2010
May 22, 2010
May 21, 2010
May 20, 2010
May 19, 2010
May 18, 2010
Copic Markers and Various Ink (splashed with paintbrush) on Aquabee Bleed Proof Paper.
As a side note, I have tumblr account, follow me there if you have one too.
I've made a page linking all my online hang outs.
It's located at my former commission website Gurukitty.com/jayleen. I'll gussy it up later.
May 17, 2010
I did a little bust sculpture of a new character for Kitty's Daqueran. I did the sculpture as a first sneak peek. Check it out
Its Polymer clay, and Real moss.
The painting was a bit tricky. Once I layered a couple times, it started to resist the coming layers. Gave him a bit of a swampy skin texture I didn't mind too much :)
I did the original sculpt a month or so ago, but didn't bake it and finish it off until today.
I thought I'd scan a spread from my little Moleskine storyboard notebook. It's where I first translate my little writings into images. I then take these into photoshop and make a real storyboard from them and make all the changes there.
my writing for my story tends to be in random notebooks, scribbled all about. I attempted to keep a real screenplay going, but it seems to be difficult for me HAHA! Eventually I will make sure everything gets translated into all its various elements though. Anyways, since I dont get to post much production stuff, I thought this might be nice for some people to see?
May 15, 2010
April 04, 2010
March 19, 2010
9"h x 6.5"l x 4"w
Made of Super Sculpey
Painted with Airbrush and Acrylic Paint.
I'm Quite pleased! Quite.
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