Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jessa Sininger_Disneyland Ho!

Sorry been really busy lately. Here is my image for "Disneyland Ho!"

Camila's Disneyland Ho!

Abu from Aladdin misses Disney :), very quick sketch.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stef's Fish

Jellyfish hat! :D

Potato's Tree

The best tree in the forest! ...with a really rough coloring job haha...might come back to this later..iono....i like how the tree is kind of a forest of its own...with smaller trees growing from it :)...also...bluegrass! woop! time for bed!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Laura Sayan's Fish

This is my fish drawing. I started with a small sketch of fish forming a flower and then I continued with a bigger drawing and colored it with markers.

Jessa Sininger_Best Tree in the Forest

Here is what I have so far on "The Best Tree in the Forest". I hope to get this and my fish done this weekend. I had a fantasy vision for this piece. I only wish I had more time to spend on these pieces. Oh well...

Camila's Tree

Pretty tree :D

Camila's Viking

After talking to Jessa at lunch time I came home and finish up this guy who has been on hold for a veeery long time now.

I hope you gals like it :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nicole's Fish

Woo, my first post. There's a lot more work I could have done, and the colors are kind of dull, but I figured I had better call it quits or it'd never see the light of day.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Potato's Fish

here they are! i had to color them twice cause photoshop crashed haha..anywho..hope you like! they were fun! Its a girl and a boy dressed up in their costumes...can you guess which types of fish they are? :D

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Camila's Fish

Hello everyone, I am sorry for my lack of posting I have been working in all the topics that i have missed but I have got so little time to get something decent I spend a couple hours trying to do a fun fish to take out my stress from work!!

See you girls around!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

jane's feisty viking!

Here she is, finally :P watch out for this one, she doesn't take shit from ANYONE! BRAWR!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tina's Fish

A sketch I threw basic colors on yayyy fish easiest shape to make ever x.x Sorry for my lackluster (and lacking) posts! I've been really busy with school. Mwah <3

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jessa Sininger_Fish

These are my research sketches to do a hybrid between a popeye fish and a mermaid. I also taped myself sketching it (link below). Final to come soon. In the process of painting the final image...


Pencil sketches
© Jessa Sininger

Jessa Sininger_Old Woman Shoe

Its been really hectic lately for me so I'm posting my research sketches for the piece. My idea is to do an old woman driving a roller skate like its a motor home. I hope to finish it soon but for now here are the research sketches. Final to come...

Pencil sketch
© Jessa Sininger

Friday, September 11, 2009

Laura's Shoe

Here is my WIP for the Old woman who lives in a Shoe sketch.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Potato's Shoe

Here it is! the finished piece. :)

The W.I.P.
this is the colored sketch for "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe" ..i decided to make the shoe the subject instead of the old woman :) . I'm really happy w/ it so far...I'm currently painting in more details so ill update later!


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stef's viking

Ladies, his sword is THAT big. Oh yea...
Just some experimentation

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Teresa's Viking

So apparently, Vikings didn't wear pointy helmets! I started the painting based on a real viking artifact and it totally didn't read like one! So I stuck to the typical look. He's stabbing a monk with his spear btw! Vikings were totally evil! They went around raiding monastaries, but according to text some monks were fairly reputable fighters, haha, so I made the monk synister lookin. Yea, Vikings are cool, haha.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Laura's Viking

This is the sketch and uncolored version of my viking. A colored version is in progress.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Potato's Viking

Late and unfinished, but viking none the less :)



Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Im going to be late w/my vixen.. so posting this as a saver.. promise it will be up soon sorry :o)

Jessa Sininger_Viking

Here's my piece for the "Vikings" topic. I may sketch up another one as well but for now enjoy. Who doesn't love vikings?

Pencil sketch
© Jessa Sininger

Monday, August 17, 2009

jane's voluptuous vixen

here she is!
teh voluptuous one :D

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tina's Voluptuous Vixen

Basically an extremely sophisticated mix of fox colors and... breasts.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sutefeni's Voluptuous Vixen

Big bootay oh yah. Sniffin the pits to check the freshness
I forgot i could use the comps at school.
I will be getting a new comp by next week! :D

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Voluptuous Vixens - tyau

Oh man. When I heard the word "voluptuous" I immediately thought Bootie Babes. Even though furries scare me, I couldn't resist doing one for this topic. Sorry for the lack of color/refinement!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Laura's Vixen

Here is my version of the voluptuous vixen. I was having a hard time thinking of how to portray a vixen and I did not know what I would draw until the last minute. I just started sketching this and had a hard time trying to draw the hand in perspective. I thought it would be cool to have the apple covering "Eve's" breasts as she is handing you the apple. I hope you guys like it. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Jessa Sininger_Voluptuous Vixens

I'm following suit after Potato. I ended up doing two pieces for this. I hope this won't become a habit. This is what my head cooked up as my vision of Voluptuous Vixens. Can't wait to see others.

Pencil sketches, colored in Photoshop CS2
© Jessa Sininger

Friday, July 31, 2009

Potato's Voluptuous Vixen

Finished this one early so here you go! Tried something new and im really happy with it ^_^


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rainbow brite

Sorry for the delay, better late than never, here it is my unfinished piece, I haven't got a chance to actually color the other two so I decided to post it as it is.

It's has been great to see the little twist of our own style that we give to the topic! I can wait to see the next one!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rainbow Brite....

This is my version of Rainbow Brite. I was never too familiar with the cartoon, but I do have some memories of Rainbow Brite, and since to me she's from the past I thought of her as an old idea in my head.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rainbow Brite- TYau

Ah! Sorry I'm super busy with work atm, so I'm posting an IOU. It's on my mind I promise! <3

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sutefeni's Rainbow Brite!

So my computer got the blue screen of death two weeks ago, but luckily I had this saved on photobucket before it passed (moment of silence). It's definitely not finished, but this should do for now :<
I'm hoping to get a new computer soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Potato's Rainbow Brite

Pretty much trying to rape your eyes with color :D ...full view for the full eye rape experience!

There was a lot more to this originally but i wasn't able to finish it all, ill update the post if i ever get back to it! :)

was a fun topic, looking forward to seeing everyone elses!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Jessa Sininger_Rainbow Brite

Rainbow Brite was my favorite cartoon as a kid. I was excited to do some pieces for this topic.

Pencil sketches, colored in Photoshop CS2
© Jessa Sininger

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hannah Lees

Name: Hannah Lees
Location: Los Angeles
Job Position: Hair and Cloth Specialist (Technical Animator/Creature TD)
Current Employer: Sony Imageworks

What are some things you have worked on: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Incredible Hulk, Vampire's Assistant, Land of the Lost, Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakqual and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use: First things first, I can't do a lick of anything without some inspiration. Now I've found that inspiration can come from anywhere, you just have to be open to it. Sometimes I am inspired by music, other times by something I see, or an emotion I'm feeling. I'm excited to be a part of this blog since the point of it is to be inspired by the topics! Next up, I just start sketching. Sometimes I work with several thumbnails, other times I just start drawing and the drawing just finished itself with little planing. Either way, I like to start lite and loose and get darker and more precise as I better realize the idea. It's a very organic experience, I'm usually not thinking so much about the steps, as I am just doing what feels right. I mostly work with a sketch pad and mechanical pencil. When it comes to color it's a toss up between colored pencils or photoshop, just whatever feels right.

What inspired you to become an artist: Once I was old enough to hold a pencil I never put it down. In second grade I told my parents I would be an animator, and 14 years later I graduated from Art School and got a job in Visual Effects.

What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: People and clothes. I don't know why, but I've always been drawn to the human form, and how clothes drape on it. I can get lost for hours in fabric folds, or the curves and weight shifts a body. So many expressive lines, each telling their own story.

Any tips you can give: First of all, have fun! If you're not having fun, then why do it? Second, don't be afraid to push yourself, go outside your comfort zone. We learn the most when we are open to the possibilities.

Favorite Artists: Jim Lee, Georgia O'Keefe, Glen Keane and Kosuke Fujishima, to name a few.

Favorite Animated Movie:The Incredibles, the Last Unicorn, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Disney's Tarzan, Anastasia, Nausicaa

Hobbies: Drawing (Obviously), Painting, Sewing, Singing, Video Games, Swing Dancing, Rollerblading, Baking and Riding my Motorcycle.

Christie Tseng

Name: Christie Tseng
Location: SoCal
Job Position: Ever still a learning student~! Also happen to be a props designer at Hasbro Studios
Some other things you have worked on: Bit o' freelance in comic, storyboarding and game concept art.

The process and tools you use: CS4, pencils, and those cheapo free ball point pens. I usually like to have a loose concept or mood in mind when I start something new. And half the times the final result is a surprise!

What inspired you to become an artist: I'm simply a kid who never stopped drawing! My doodling because more specific as I grew up with the anime/manga deal. In 11th grade I discovered the possibilities of entertainment art as a career and I've never looked back since. Above all I know that I just want to be able to draw and tell stories to the best of my abilities.

What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: I most often doodle characters, but I love environments as well; those two complete each other! (And lately I've been fascinated with trees... yep.)

Any tips you can give: Network with friends who share similar interests, seek out the best teachers and take control of your own education. Keep working hard, and stay humble!

Favorite Artists: Too many... To make things simple: at this moment, they be those crazy amazing Japanese artists overseas. Take a look at the production art for animation there (designs, boards, bg layout & painting, animation keys etc) and you should see what I mean.

Favorite Animated Movie: The Iron Giant

Hobbies: Reading comics, watching animations, keeping a dream journal, daydreaming !

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lovely ~little alien :oD

Name : Amy Gohal (Lovely - little alien :oP)
Location : Los Angeles
Position : Technical Animator
Current Employer : Rhythm and Hues

What are some things you have worked on : "Bohemibot" Academy Award winner of student short film for 2009, "As Seen on TV" a short film by Jay Shuster and Justin Graham, "What a dodo" short film by Joshua Slice. I'm a Creature TD so I did the rigging for all the above listed.
What inspired you to become an artist: I grew up watching cartoons. Hell i still watch cartoons if at all possible. I've loved animation since I was young and always knew I wanted to be a part of something big. I found myself in comics as a youngster and fell in love with that as well. Since I've collected loads of comics and appreciate all aspects of artists.

What is your most favorite subject to draw and why: I love drawing people. Im a people watcher. I can go to a mall, sit in a park or sit on a train and draw people all day. However I find myself drawing more cartoony animals and creatures sometimes.

What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use: I ussually start with pencil sketches and then light inks.. popping that into photoshop or illustrator is the next step... I never really feel anything is "finished". I go back to old pieces all the time and look at them to play with them and see what they would look like in different tones and shades. I find myself doing photography and 3d work alot more lately due to my job and just because I find everything, every experience to have its own artistic feel to it.

Any tips you can give: Never stop what you're doing, never settle, always push forward even when you feel blocked.. just dont stop.
Favorite Artist: Dali, Hieronymus Bosch, Khalo, Jim Lee, Clayton Crane, Marko Durjevic, Gabrielle Delotto, Humberto Ramos, Stuart Immomen, Skottie Young, Francisco Herrera, Chris Bachalo and the list goes on....

Favorite animated movie: that is so hard to answer.. I love alladin. I've always loved and felt immensely towards beauty and the beast, favorite CG up until recently would have been monsters inc but then came "Up." This is a hard question for me to answer because my list is soo long.. but those are a few at the top of it.

Hobbies: Making people laugh.. Comic book collector who previously worked at a comic book shop so... Comic book collector. Also rollerblader, reading, movie addict.. adventurous type, art of many kinds including photography.

Tina Wang

Name: Tina Wang

Location: Orange County, CA

Job Position: ... Student (3D art, environments for games)

Current Employer: n/a

What are some things you have worked on: A couple game mods.

What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use: Lately I've been working completely digitally--I roughly sketch out various ideas until I find one that particularly strikes me, clean up, then color. I don't concept enough to have any specific set methods, so I'm just trying out various things! Painter feels more natural and loose, but I often use Photoshop for finishing up and those super large resolutions.

What inspired you to become an artist: When deciding on what college to attend, I finally realized how fulfilling it was to be able to put in time and effort and have a tangible piece of art as the product... and that I should probably do it for a living. I've always loved art and video games, so this is the perfect union! <3 style="font-weight: bold;">

What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: I can't help but love fantasy and magical things. :<

Any tips you can give: Keep experimenting, don't get comfortable with one method just because you're finding yourself successful with it--you'll stop growing.

Favorite Artists: Frazetta is my first love.

Favorite Animated Movie: The Incredibles... and... all of them.

Hobbies: reading, playing games, watching movies, hiking, athletic-y things, anything with friends!

Donna Segal, Self Portrait

Name: Donna Segal
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Position: Compositor
Current Employer: Rhythm and Hues Studios
What are some things you have worked on: Curious George, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Foodfight, Land of the lost, Aliens in the Attic, Cabin in the Woods.
What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use:
I love to draw, paint, doodle. I like to do digital illustration, sometimes scanning my roughs and cleaning them up in photoshop, flash or illustrator, depending on the look I'm going for. I enjoy all kinds of paint medium, mostly oils and watercolours, as well as pastels. I also enjoy photography and am just starting to teach myself sewing.

What inspired you to become an artist: I have always had a leaning to the arts I think I fell in love with art making at the age of four.
What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: I have a broad range of subjects, depending on what I'm feeling at that moment, I do love to represent dance and dancers visually, that would probably be my favourite subject.
Any tips you can give: strive for progress, not perfection, and be kind to your artistic self!
Favorite Artists: Edgar Degas, William Kentridge, Wakako Katayama, Tadahiro Uesugi to name a few.
Favorite Animated Movie: The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Kiki's delivery service, Grave of the Fireflies, The Triplets of Belllville, Ponyo, Spirited away, Paprika.
Hobbies: Dancing (ballet,flamenco,samba), yoga, swimming, cooking, life drawing, finding out about different cultures, cooking up creative projects, so to speak.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Laura Sayan

Name: Laura Sayan (alilLouda)
Location: SoCal
Job Position: Lighting TD, Fine Artist
Current Employer: last job at Imageworks, but currently on vacation
What are some things you have worked on: G-Force, Sid the Science Kid, Rescue Me, Blitz 2
What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use: I always love to sketch out my ideas with pencil and paper first. When it comes to paintings I still love to paint in acrylics, watercolors, and more recently oils. I get my inspirations from nature and different fine artists.
What inspired you to become an artist: I grew up in an artistic household. My mom paints, knits, crochets, and does jewelry making. My grandmother and great grandmother also do different forms of art; such as embroidery,knitting, cake decorating, and sewing. I was always surrounded with creative people and had a passion for drawing.I remember at a very young age I loved to draw and color things in. I know the Disney movies influenced my decision to pursue art.
What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: I love to draw what I see. Life drawing is my favorite form of drawing; especially people.
Any tips you can give: Practice Practice Practice! I know that if I don't draw often enough I get rusty.
Favorite Artists: Frida Kahlo, Klimt, Munch, DaVinci,Tooker,Toulouse Lautrec, and so many more.
Favorite Animated Movie: This one is a hard one. But I know the first one that influenced my life was Toy Story.
Hobbies: cooking,drawing,crochet,exercise,movies,taking photos,planning my wedding

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Name: Irma Gonzalez

Location: Los Angeles

Job Position: Environmental/Lighting/
Texture /Modeling Artist

Current Employer: Freelance

What are some things you have worked on: Mask of Eternity, Red Giant (a video game and cartoon short for college), a bunch of Toon Disney/Jetix promos, Webisodes for NBC, Sid the Science Kid

What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use: Well when it comes to my art, I have a different way of doing it every time. First of all, I have to feel the urge to draw, otherwise it will never come out. If I'm feeling lazy, I wont be able to draw a thing. I start with pencil or pens and just sketch, see where my mind goes. Sometimes I choose a picture and get inspiration from it and go from there. I pretty much jump around from media to media.

What inspired you to become an artist: When I was 5 years old, I remember watching Looney Tunes, and I just fell in love with it. I always wanted to become an artist. Then I saw Metal Gear Solid, that game is the reason why I went to school and really focused on becoming an artist. 'Til this day, that game has continued to play a huge part in my life. I love that franchise.

What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: Environments!!! I love to create my own worlds, my own scenarios, my own landscapes. I love to have control of my worlds!!!

Any tips you can give: Just be consistent and never stop believing in yourself!!!!

Favorite Artist: Jerry Yarnell, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and so many more...

Favorite Animated Movie: Finding Nemo, Cars, Monsters Inc, Wall-E, Fox and the Hound, Up, so many disney classics...

Hobbies: dancing, exercise, drawing, painting, singing, cleaning, playing with my dogs, watching movies, horse riding...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chingyi Liu

Name: Chingyi Liu

Location: Orange County , Soon to be in Japan :)

Job Position: Marketing executive

Current Employer: TVB

What are some things you have worked on: Flyers, Posters, Magazines, Character Design, Logo design and Set design.

What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use: First start off with thumbnails sketch and overall composition, then either use pen/markers, or photoshop/illustrator to finalize my art.

What inspired you to become an artist: Drawing was the only thing I was good at when I was little.
What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: Girls, because I like the body shape and the fashion.
Any tips you can give: Keep drawing!
Favorite Artists: I have too many, the list keeps getting longer each day.
Favorite Animated Movie: Whisper of the Heart
Hobbies: Sew, make creative little things, read Japanese magazines, look at other artists website, sleep, music and stalk cute boys/girls.

Camila's self portrait

Name: Camila Davila Lohr

Location: Los Angeles

Job Position: Texture Painter

Current Employer: Sony Imageworks

What are some things you have worked on: Red Faction guerrilla, Alice and wonderland, and a pilot for boldly going nowhere :)

What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the
types of tools you use: Firts I go over a bunch of ideas in my head and then when I get some free time I do some sketches in photoshop and then try to make a final illustration of the sketch i like the best. I use photoshop, body paint, maya... color pencils and all that, I am starting to learn painter now :D

What inspired you to become an artist: I don't remmember :S

What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: I like to draw girls with cool costumes... I also like to draw fantasy (anything), I am not so good with landscapes

Any tips you can give: Always work harder to pursuit your goals.

Favorite Artists: Mucha, and I can't remmember anyone else right now... my brain it's fried

Favorite Animated Movie: mmm... I like the disney movies when the girl fend for herself and it's not waiting for a prince charming to rescue her, like Mulan, and I found emperor's new groove pretty funny. I also like Howl's moving castle and the miyasaki films, finding nemo and walley are pretty awesome.

Hobbies: draw, write, read, watch movies, go dancing, riding horses... :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Teresa T.C. Yau

Name: Teresa T.C. Yau

Location: Orange County

Job Position: UI Artist/Illustrator/Life Drawing Afficionado

Current Employer: Freelance

What are some things you have worked on:
Some indie film intro back in college, several kid titles for DS, Wii, PC, and some random websites.

What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use:
My design process begins with pen/pencil sketches/storyboards first, then rough mock up in Photoshop, and final execution in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, AE, or whatever. When I paint digitally I try to emulate traditional techniques and rarely use layers or blending modes.

What inspired you to become an artist:
Most likely Anime, hahaha... Oh anime...

What is your most favorite subject to draw/why:
Heads. So much to learn! So much to explore in hue/temperature/saturation change. So many planes to play with!

Any tips you can give:
Don't lose your inner child/creative spirit! I know I did and am still struggling to find it...

Favorite Artists:
Everyone! <3 ( But I REALLY love Leyendecker!)

Favorite Animated Movie:
Sleeping Beauty and Ratatouille

Hobbies: Spending time with loved ones, partyin, cooking, baking, fishing, cycling, taking my doggies out, not playing WoW.