Saturday, July 14, 2012

7-14-12: Home for Summer

The door of my room creaked as I walked past it today, and for a quick, exciting, gut-wrenching moment, I thought it was Tiger's scratchy little meow. Not consciously, just in my heart and stomach, I knew it was him. I was instantly transformed into to high school Jen, and the world around me seemed utterly weird - why was I in Mommy and Daddy's room? What had happened to it? The colors were all wrong, and the furniture was weird, and whose clothes were on the floor? Where was Tiger? And who was this little dog at my heel? Where was I going again, what was I doing? Oh, homework, right... For college... For grad school... That's my parent's beagle, Savannah, down there, and I'm going to the bathroom after having started a load of laundry. Graciously back to reality, relieved, but achingly conscious of a little scratchy-voiced, stripey-fuzz-butt-shaped vacancy in my life. I love you, Tiger. Thank you for the vivid reminder.

Monday, June 11, 2012

6-11-12: Another fun quickie...

Another fun quickie for the Sketch Jam group - this week's theme is angry faces.

Grr... You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

4-12-12: Collaboration!

I'm in a Sketch Jam group on Facebook. It's a great way to learn, to get inspired, and to connect with some of my fabulously talented peers! A friend, Jenn Thompson, asked the group for a sketch that she could color, so I whipped this up in a bit of free time - Julussa with her loyal ugly:

And here are Jenn's wonderful colors! So lovely!

Friday, March 16, 2012

3-16-12: Little Women

I've been reading Little Women for the first time - loving it. I'm almost done, and a little sad - it's one of those books that has become a good friend.

A quick warm up sketch, very stiff, and a shamefully lazy gradient background - but fun. My beloved Jo.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2-29-12: Old School

I've been reading Soulless by Gail Carriger, a Christmas gift from a friend. She goes into such detail in regards to the fashion of the time, it's hard not to get excited about bustles and bonnets. Here's a little research sketch:

<3 as always,


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2-28-12: Warm Up

Did this little warm up sketch before working on the boards for my thesis film today. Woo! Did it all on one Photoshop layer to try to get a little braver.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2-21-12: A Few Sketches

My good friend, Colin Byrd!

A lady from my head!

Another quick attempt at Gotye... I may be slightly obsessed, ha ha.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2-7-12: Kitty Bounce!

I totally forgot I had this! I did this in 2 or 3 hours after my last final this summer quarter! I hadn't slept, but had about 4 hours before Montgomery Hall closed for the break, so I decided to use the time!

Did this in Toon Boom!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

1-19-12: Music and Pups

I have a pretty strong love of music, especially that which digs right down and wraps its words around your heart. Music that's so good it almost hurts.... Music that, well, music that makes me do this.

I also love my parent's beagle, Savannah. We got Savannah when she was 3 years old - she came with her name. That was a while ago - long before I even knew there was an art school in Savannah, let alone that I'd live there one day! Talk about serendipity.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1-10-12: Gotye

I just found out about the musician, Gotye. LOVING his music! So I did a 10 minute sketch. =)

Best as Always!

<3 Jen