Friday, February 28, 2014

Deco Disney: Aurora

Here's more Deco Disney; the third princess, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.

As a kid, I really liked her pink dress, but I think now I like the blue one better. But since I just did a blue dress for Snow White... I decided to do the pink dress with some magical blue bounced light.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Deco Disney: Snow White

The second princess of the Art Deco gown series: Snow White.

I'm not doing these in any particular order.... It's just if I have some inspiration for that particular princess, then I'll just draw her.

Related post: Ariel

Monday, February 24, 2014

Deco Disney: Ariel

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Art Deco? This concept has been on my mind for a while, and I finally just did it: Deco Disney Princesses! In case this wasn't obvious, it's Ariel. 

This was kind of a style and process test. I think it was rather successful for the look I wanted, so I'm going to keep with it. Pretty excited to do the other princesses..... 8)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

something Chanel-ish?

Sometimes this store I like, called Modcloth, has $15 grab bags to get rid of out of season stuff. Well, Liana and I tried our chance at these a few times, and there was one time I got a bunch of stuff I just didn't want at all. I traded her a top for a beautiful strapless black and white dress. It's a bit big on me, but I'm planning to add some wide straps to it.

The dress reminded of Chanel stuff and inspired this little drawing. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

the boy and his fox

So this is what I've been working on for the past few days.

A moment piece for my tree boy character. Wouldn't it be cool to play fetch with your pet fox in some forest?

I'm really loving this Cintiq, btw. If you were ever thinking about getting one but felt like it just costs too much, the investment is worth it. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Princess Celestia

So I watched all of the new "My Little Pony" series recently and completely fell in love with it. It's incredibly well-animated, the script is written with language relevant to our time, and it's just such a simple concept and story for a show, but somehow continues to capture interest with cute songs and quirky problems. The songs are too catchy btw....

I made this Alphonse Mucha inspired Celestia fanart. I hope to do more of these for Luna and maybe Cadence. Something about Celestia's design really calls to me. I think it's that magic four-color hair and how it's animated. HOW IS IT ANIMATED???

print available here:

I ended up doing all the decorative elements in Illustrator because I couldn't get clean enough lines in Photoshop. Also, it was just so much quicker in Illustrator.... That pen tool in Photoshop is useful, but I feel like it's not as easily manipulable.

PS: I chose morning glories as the flowers because Celestia raises the sun and is princess of the morning. :)


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

from the land of the trees

More work based off the short story by Barry Yourgrau, "Garden". This is the boy from the family my butterfly girl visits in the land of the trees. The original story is very vague and doesn't mention anything about what the girl or the boy look like or even where they are from. I just wanted to make something magical.

This is my interpretation:
A boy from a lineage of trees - he is one with nature and is very carefree. He lives with his parents in a house embedded in a large tree. He has no idea who is visiting, but even if he did, he wouldn't change anything he does in his day to day life.