Monday, September 30, 2013

::Mister Octopus::

Posh octopuses wearing bow ties and drinking tea are fun to draw :) !

Saturday, September 28, 2013

28.09.2013

I'm prepping for another art show and improving (slowly) my digital skills.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

24.09.2013

Playing with markers again, old sketch with some colors.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

21.09.2013

Celebrating rather magical anniversary with my hubby :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

::Mosaic Cafe Exhibition::

Last Monday I was lucky enough to put my work up on the canteen walls in Leeds Art College.
I've got 10 different marker pieces on display for a good few weeks (possibly until Christmas).
 

I've to admit: I had a bit of trouble in choosing which pieces I want to show ;). 







Putting show together is hard, you need to have a clear idea of what you want to present, a certain theme or type of media that will make all pieces work together. As it's my first ever solo 'show' I'm still very nervous how people will react to it, would they like it or hate it? Will see ;) I'm back to college next week, time for another busy year!

Friday, September 13, 2013

13.09.2013

Few days ago I got 'Art of Wreck-It Ralph' from my hubby and as it's one of my favourite animations I couldn't stop myself from doodling little fanarts :) I loved those donut dudes, their design is simple but also awesome! Below my OC from Sugar Rush game :) And I may actually do donut dude in colour.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

::Strawberry Milkshake Vampire::

Little illustration done for my hubby :) I had way too much fun drawing strawberry milkshake blood!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

10.09.2013

Another still life study, around 1 hr.

Monday, September 9, 2013

::DFGA phase 02 - goals::

Goals for 2013/2014 semester (aka year 2), digital film, games and animation.

Yes, summer break sure went fast. In few weeks I'll be back to usual mad uni routine, including tons of projects and written tasks. It's a hard work but I've enjoyed my first year way too much.
  This time I've a clearer idea of what I want to achive, however this list may change when I actually get this year briefs. So... Things I want to improve this year are:
  • time management - I haven't missed a single deadline last year, however I had a massive pile of work to-do at some point and rushed few things (I'd probably do them better otherwise). This year counts to our degree mark so I need to work extra hard :)
  • drawing skills - Oh yeah, I know.. it's my ultimate infinite goal, but hey, I really want to improve and become better artist. Hopefully I'll be brave enough to go for life drawing classes.
  • 2D animation - play more with timelines in Photoshop and AfterEffects
  • networking - I'm introvert and I love my peace. Networking is probably going to be the hardest challenge of all since meeting new people freaks me out, but I want get a studio job after college so badly I'm willing to do it! :)
  • developing my own brand - or maybe more of a 'name', since the whole idea of 'branding' makes me think of graphic desiners not concept artists/animators. I've started it a while ago, slowly building online presence on various art related websites, but never really went all crazy and active. (I'm proud of my cghub and Behance portfolios.) Moreover, when I say 'brand' I also mean a coherent style that could be easy to recognise and will 'well present' my work. I may give a try and create a moodboard (or range of them) that will present my interests as an artist (inspired by StuckWithPins blog). 
  • spent more time working on personal projects - I got so many stories to tell stuck in my mind..
To check how I'm doing with my goals and projects check my college blog :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

08.09.2013

Still life study from today. As usual done mostly with hard round brush, but I've played with textured brushes a bit at the end (Maciej Kuciara and Viccolatte brush packs).

Saturday, September 7, 2013

::Around the world::

Alien searching for his home planet.

07.09.2013

Back to more regular still life studies.