Monday, March 31, 2008

'Kites' lighting

So, here's my first completely lit shot for Kites. I think it turned out rather was a beast to light because of the really dramatic camera swoop, but I'm pleased with the final result.

This is just an alternate lighting for the first segment of the shot. I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so I thought I'd post both.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I've totally been on a Grand Canyon kick lately...I can't stop thinking about it...go figure. So, I did this piece yesterday using the pen tool in Photoshop. I'm going for the retro travel poster look. It's almost done, I just need to add the text...I'll post the final as soon as it's done. I'm pretty pleased with the way this one turned out, and it was fun to mess around with vector style again.

This is my original concept sketch for the Grand Canyon piece done with Copic markers.

Just a fun marker sketch I did while my husband was filling the car up. I'm madly in love with markers.

These are the first sketches I've done in a long time just for fun. I wanted to draw some pirates and so I did...the satisfaction of doing that really made me feel a lot better. I've been really burned out lately, to the point that I didn't even want to THINK about drawing...but doing some sketching just for fun really helped me get out of that funk.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Massive update o' doom

So, things have been a bit crazy lately. I've been doing a lot of interviewing, working on Kites, and tying things up so I can graduate in a few weeks. Jungle Book is finished, which helped with the workload some, and things seem to be coming along, and I'll be posting more frequently again.

This first group of pictures is work from Kites. First on the docket is the start of a lighting shot...I'll post the finished one when it's done. I like the way the glowiness of this sequence is going, and now that we've got some new ideas thanks to Pixar, it looks like we'll really be able to achieve the look that we want.

This is(hopefully) the last color pass on the phoenix. I've got a few little edits to make, but then all that's left is a new opacity, specular, and bump map. So, crossing our fingers, this should be done in the next week.

These next images are some sketch work I did for my interview with the Disney Imagineering Parade and Show department. They were really nice, and I had a great time meeting with them.

Finally, the end product of Jungle Book. I'm pretty pleased with the way these turned out, I do want to get some nice production shots though if I can.