June 30, 2015

Scene Planning

Often times, especially for a technically complicated shot, I start planning a scene like this:

June 28, 2015

Homemade Kiwi Jam!

I just have to share! I made gold kiwi jam today. As Birdie is a great jar-er of foods, like pickles and beets, and I'm sure jams and jellies too. Oh and, it's really quite tasty stuff.

June 23, 2015

Wow. Go baby naps. I got painting done!

I can hardly believe how quickly I made progress on these backgrounds. The babeh has had a few good naps and I got some work done!

June 19, 2015

4 backgrounds Left to Paint!

A long time ago I took a break from painting backgrounds since I basically felt like my entire life was painting backgrounds. I've got 4 bgs left to finish up now. I think that using Corel Painter really slowed me down... It's such a laggy program! But I love the brushes and so dealt with the extreme lag. (There are a few awful things about the layers window in Painter as well that make organising files tough.) Here is a screen capture of the 4 leftover bgs in Bridge:
Seeing the 4 of them at once is motivational. I like being able to see the big picture when I can, it helps.

May 31, 2015

Babette Before and After

Pose tweaking! I love comparing before and after pose tweaks... It really makes the good and the bad obvious. I like to see when I can successfully improve a drawing. It helps to use a software that you layer the images over top of each other and then you can turn on and off the top layer to really see it for what it is.

May 30, 2015

Slow Progress on Scene 10 While my Baby Sleeps

These days I've been able to nab between 5 minutes and 1.5 hours a day to draw while my baby takes naps! Progress is slow but it's there. I'm just posting this to feel good about making enough progress to make a post about my short since about... September 2013?? Yikes! That's almost a year and 9 months! That's what learning a new toolset and having a kid will do I guess.
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