Friday, 31 December 2010

Bonnie and the Toys - Thank You card 2010

This is a picture of Bonnie wishing Andy, a Merry Christmas from herself and the Toys...

Completed on Livestream a few minutes ago! :D

This took absolutely FOREVER! But I am proud of it! *______*
A lot of tea went into making this, that's for sure! :D

I drew the original sketch for this about 3 days ago (after watching Toy Story 3) and decided I'd like to try and draw the characters. Every year I draw a 'Thank You' card to send to my friends and relatives for presents from Xmas. So this year, it will be a Toy Story 3 theme! :D (WHICH MAY I JUST SAY, DESERVES TO BE APPLAUDED AND GLORIFIED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FOR IT BEING NEAR-ON PERFECT AND AMAZINGINGLY SPECTACULAR, DON'T YOU AGREE? PIXAR ILU) :D

This was SO much fun to colour, I really want to try colouring like this again soon.

And if you do indeed have the 'Art of Toy Story 3' book (as I do) then you will see how I've taken inspiration (colouring-wise) from the page of children designs (which is without a doubt, my most TREASURED AND BELOVED of all the pages in the book :P )

Anyway - Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time! And a Happy New Year to everyone too! Bring on 2011! :heart:

(c) Pixar - Toy Story 3
Art by me!
Used: Wacom A4 tablet and Photoshop CS5
Time: MANY HOURS ;;___;;

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Merry Smithmas!

A little late perhaps....but a merry christmas to one and all! :D

A very rough livestream drawing done a few nights ago of the Doctor and Amy.

Amy has just given the Doctor a hand-knitted jumper (with a very groovy tardis on the front ;D ) to him, for his Christmas present.

(Though it's fair to say she probably didn't knit it herself.... She most likely got a friendly local granny in Leadworth to help her out... )

I enjoyed the Doctor Who Christmas Special, though I wasn't completely enthralled by it to be honest. It could have been more "magical" like the past series. Though I did love the "underwater/fog fish" idea, and of course it was lovely to have it on TV again! To see the characters once more! The next series looks AMAZING. I am way too excited for that to begin!

Happy Holidays everyone


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Painted Disney Characters - For Cecily

Another page of painted Disney characters. This is for my mum's friend at work's daughter, Cecily. Please click and full view!

I drew her brother (Oscar) some Star Wars characters, ( featured a few posts ago on here ) and after seeing them, she wanted some characters of her own as well! So her mother wrote down her favourite Disney characters for me to do and here they are!

Left to Right:
Ariel, Tinkerbell, Stitch (and Scrump), Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale, Aurora, Alice.

It was her birthday recently as well, so I thought I might as well do this for her. It's good practise, I guess.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

University Prospectus Project - Character Designs

Myself and two friends put ourselves forward for an oppurtunity to help the marketing side of our university create a prospectus aimed towards year 9 students in Secondary schools (so around 14-15 year olds).

They originally would hand out the normal university prospectus to these students, but these had long paragraphs and very limited pictures/photos which would interest this age-range.

So our "client" who works at Newport university decided to put forward the idea of creating a comic which would show a main character, as a year 9 student, going to a Careers Fayre and learning about what university is. Our character (who we named Joe for the time-being) is a somewhat naughty and un-motivated student who prefers spending time on his DJ set than learning academic subjects. His mother appears in the comic, and she is against him and his music choice of interest.

Joe has the typical "angel vs. devil" over his shoulder which helps the story unfold. Other characters include fellow Secondary school student-friends as well as a woman who he meets at the Careers Fayre who tells him about university life and what to expect (etc)

It was a really great idea, and we had a very tight deadline, which required a lot of very quick work, but we managed to get it done in time! To our relief!

I shall upload the comic panels I contributed to soon. We have literally just today given them to the client - They are being coloured by the design team at Newport uni now, and hopefully will be sent off to be printed on Friday! Myself and my two friends who worked on this project will receive two free copies of the final prospectus! I can't wait to see it!

Anyway - so here are my initial designs. (Please full view!)

We started off by each designing the main character. Our client wanted it to be a boy, so we all came back with boy designs.

The first section (1/4) of this page shows my boy designs.

None of my boy designs were chosen, so I was assigned the role of background character design.

The second section (2/4) shows designs for the 'mother', 'girl' (Secondary school friend who wants to be a teacher) and the other 'girl' character who 'Joe' meets at the Careers Fayre. I have highlighted in colour the designs that were chosen for the final comic.

The third section (3/4) shows further designs for the 'mother' and for the other 'boy' (Secondary school friends) characters. Again, chosen designs are highlighted in colour.

The final section shows further designs for the 'girl from the Careers Fayre'. The chosen one is highlighted in colour.

I shall upload the finalised lineart comic panels soon. And when I receive the finalised coloured prospectus' I shall scan/photograph them and upload here on here.


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Obligatory Mermaid

When in doubt, draw a mermaid.