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...