"Dear Dad, Love Maria"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Art and A Freelance Job

I just got asked to do a freelance job for this portfolio company called Foldio. The person in charge saw my work on Deviant Art and emailed me offering the job to do five illustrations for them. I gave them a quote and accepted. Hopefully they like the quote and we'll move into doing other stages of the project. This came right after posting the final version of my picture for Mary. I also have a character design for Maria's dad finished, as well as some studies for Maria's facial expressions. After some more work I'll move into storyboarding the film. I'll put some samples of that on here as well.

The final picture for Mary.

I'm using the first design of Maria, I have yet to really work on her body though.

Facial expression studies.

More facial expression studies.

This is a study for the final design of the dad.

And this is the final design. Yeah I know his one leg is longer than the other. I draw some things wrong sometimes. Well, a lot. But usually those don't end up here.

Let me know what you think. I'm eager to read your comments.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


I've begun working at my internship with Motion Heads. Currently we're working on animating puppies for a film for the Ronald McDonald House, a trailer and ad for the Film-A-Thon and Project 21 Film Fest, and tomorrow will get a brunch with Fresh Artists non-profit, so we can put a psa together for them. We also are pitching some ideas to WHYY (PBS). Keeping busy, been doing some character designing for Dear Dad, Love Maria, but only on Maria so far. Working on facial expressions mostly. I also did a drawing for my friend Mary that I liked. We're beating up a boy that pissed her off.

I'm working on the color version and Juno is doing a color version too, so he can work on his coloring. I'm excited. You should be too.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Story Finalized!

Dear Dad, Love Maria is finished the writing phase. I've moved into character designs and soon storyboarding. After I get some drawings done you'll see them here. Not all of them, but some. I should work on sketching stuff from life again. I could use the practice.

Motion Heads starts on Monday. I'm pretty excited.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Random Maria Sketch

I decided to draw up a quick sketch for how I want Maria to look. I wanted to make the pose fun and non-story related.