Meh; here’s Natalie in color — AND HER LITTLE DOG, TOO!
As a general rule, I unfollow artists when they’re rude to their followers. I.E. when an anon asks a simple question and the artist answers in a complete douche-nozzle way. This has never happened to me, but I have witnessed it way too many times. Seriously? If you’re this rude to your followers now, just think how much of a jerk you’re going to be when you get some “real” attention. And then what will happen? No one will want to work with you. It’s an age-old industry tale. You can be as great an artist as ever, but if you’re an asshole, people aren’t gonna stick around.
Be kind. Be generous. Be patient.
Latest puppet design. I can barely type, my hands are so shaky. Too much coffee and not enough food. Yeehaw.
This I’ve been working on for a few days. Again, it goes back to how I feel about my body and how I should allow myself to be engulfed by the cute.
Supposedly, it’s very European to accentuate your short-comings. i.e. I’m short and I wear flats — this I heard from an interview with Natalie Portman.
A pig that I drew a while back. I’m starting to realize that I should focus less on drawing beautiful people and more on drawing cute things.
I feel this is also a self-reflection. I should stop trying to be beautiful and just be me and stop resenting that I am referred to as “cute” rather than the more socially acceptable “beautiful” or “gorgeous”
Blacksad by Juanjo Guarnido
Blacksad and Juanjo Guarnido — One of my ultimate inspirations to continue with art. The beauty just doesn’t stop with him.
Working on a Mickey Mouse “Plane Crazy” figurine (don’t mind the green glitch across his eye in the photo). My favorite part thus far of the process is his little shorts with the buttons. Too cute. I’ll post the results when I’m done. I just haven’t seen a “Plane Crazy” figurine with his wild hair anywhere (besides t-shirts at Disneyland), so I thought I’d remedy it.
Oh — This is Tripudio. One of the characters for my animatic “TransNeptune”; a gory fantasy story in moving pictures in as close to the Disney style as possible. I haven’t decided on his color yet. Originally, he was colored brown like a Kangaroo, but when I started coloring him it just didn’t look right. Maybe I should go for something more extreme? Like green or red?
Here’s a great article about The Little Mermaid and an interesting interview with Glen Keane.
The most interesting part is this little tidbit:
I’m just about to start a little company. Glen Keane Productions. I’m starting very small with animation, drawings and the like. I’m about to start working on a new project that I really can’t start talking about yet. But I’ve got some ideas.
Can’t wait to see what he comes up with!
Oh my gosh….I don’t think my heart can take it.