Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Here are two more pieces that are going to be in the Open Studio exhibition here in Lacoste! They were both inspired by real places and events. Both done in photoshop CC.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Here’s a little elf drawing I put on twitter earlier this week! In the midst of getting everything prepped for the exhibition, I didn’t have time to color it.
ALSO! I have been getting a plethora of the same sort of questions, so I decided to make a F.A.Q. page for my blog. Check it out!

Here’s a little elf drawing I put on twitter earlier this week! In the midst of getting everything prepped for the exhibition, I didn’t have time to color it.

ALSO! I have been getting a plethora of the same sort of questions, so I decided to make a F.A.Q. page for my blog. Check it out!

This is a three part piece I did for the Open Studio exhibition here in France. It’s a triptych titled Under the Same Sky.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Here’s a quick little comic I did based off of a short walk I took in Paris two weeks ago :^)

Here’s a quick little comic I did based off of a short walk I took in Paris two weeks ago :^)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Here are the first couple of pieces for the Vernissage exhibition here in France! These pieces were developed in my Travel Portfolio class after hours of exploring, hiking, and discovering new and exciting places in the South of France. I wanted to experiment a little bit with elements in nature and to dabble with some abstraction. Taking a more fine art route with this class really opened my eyes to some new possibilities that I think will help me in the long run with my career in animation! 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

the-nerdy-blogger said: Have you ever used an art program called Paint Tool SAI? If so, what did you like/dislike about it? I love your art and usually on great blogs I do annon love but I dunno I am being a dumb. I just really love your art style and stuff...<3

Thank you! I super appreciate it :D I’m gonna be completely honest, I’ve never really used Paint Tool Sai. I’ve seen friends use it and create crazy awesome work with it, but unfortunately I’m a huge mac user, and Paint Tool SAI isn’t supported on macs :’( If you or anyone else knows how to get it on a mac without having to download crossover or adding windows (or anything too complicated), I would surely appreciate it! Thanks again for the ask! 

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Monday, August 4, 2014 Sunday, August 3, 2014
jessdrawz:

So I recently read Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new graphic novel “Seconds” and holy cannoli it was awesome.  Katie is such an amazing protagonist. 

jessdrawz:

So I recently read Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new graphic novel “Seconds” and holy cannoli it was awesome.  Katie is such an amazing protagonist. 

Friday, August 1, 2014
jessdrawz:

Guyyyssss I’m so excited for Season 2 of Gravity Falls

jessdrawz:

Guyyyssss I’m so excited for Season 2 of Gravity Falls

gengastly said: Goodness gracious, your art is BEAUTIFUL! I'd like to ask something that's been bugging me for a while; how does one form a stable art style?

Ahhhh thank you! I super appreciate the kind words. People ask this question a lot to me and honestly the whole concept of “style” and how someone achieves it is super strange to me because it’s a forever evolving thing. I don’t know how to explain how one gets a style because I feel like everyone develops and fosters theirs differently?  I know for myself, I take inspiration from my personal experiences and hardships, as well as music.  Also, I immerse myself everyday with different kinds of artwork, whether it’s recent animation work or renaissance art.  Your style also might come to you when you figure out what subject you specifically keep coming back to, what color palettes you most enjoy, and what techniques you feel most comfortable with. I hope this helps, but there’s probably a lot more to it that just this when it comes to developing a style. The only advice that I know will work 100% is to draw everyday!  You got this! image