Camille is a character I have had in my head for over ten years now. She is in the top 5 of my favorite characters in my brother and my upcoming book. At the beginning of 2018, when I started working on character design for the book, she was the first character I started designing. Even though I have been drawing people for years, I quickly found out I knew very little about character design. My first version of her was heavily influenced by anime
(cause I love anime) but it wasn’t quite right for our book. I took a few character design classes and earlier this year I gave her a redesign and this character was born. Her overall vibe feels right. What do you think of her? Also, this month’s Patreon Rewards are up, so you can download them here.
Hey friends, how was your weekend? And for you in the US, how was your Thanksgiving? Well, the painting today is one i co-painted with artist and model Codie Young. This was one of the greatest Artist Collaboration, i’ve done. I wish you could see it in real life. It’s one of my favorite paintings, and sadly pictures don’t do it justice. It’s 30″X40″ on Wood. All the skin tone and hair was painted with wood stain, which was super interesting to use as an art medium. I will definitely be using it again. For the background and markings we used oil paint. We carved out the eyes two layers deep into the wood and painted in with acrylic. It was so much fun painting it with Codie. It was my first time ever painting a picture at the same time with someone also. It was an interesting and great experience. I have a video that I will be posting soon on the process. For you Art collectors out there this Piece is up for sell in the Igor + André Store.
Also Tomorrow My Skillshare Class opens up. You Can Sign up Here. Please let me know what you think of the class. I spent a lot of time on the class and really hope it helps you grow as an artist/Fashion enthusiast.
Hey friends how was your weekend?
We’ve been worried about my cat Milo, who went missing last week. :( In honor of the wonderful cat that he is, I thought I would post a sketch I did of him. The Sketch was a concept for the book my friend, Sophie Ward, and I did. The book’s name is Ginger Marmalade Toast. We put up flyers of Milo today so hopefully we will get him back soon. He’s a good kitty.
How’s your day/night going? Ours has been pretty fun. I found this crazy text-to-speech software that reads whatever you type. And my brother and parents and I sat around and had the computer read the first few chapters of our book back to us. It was such a surreal feeling to hear another voice reading our book, albeit a computer voice, but it was awesome. One of my life time goals is to have Jim Dale be the reader of our book’s book on tape. Have you ever heard him read? He’s incredible and Dave and I agree we must find a way for him to be our reader. I’m going to put in a few more hours tonight to try to finish the 6th chapter. I thought in honor of possibly finishing the chapter tonight, i would post a drawing from the story. :) This drawing is a map i made a few months ago of a place in our stories called the Forgotten City. When i was first designing the city, I 3D modeled the the landscape for inspiration. It helped so much for when i was designing the city. I really hope you like it. I can’t wait for you all to read the stories. ;)
How are you?! : ) As I mentioned, I’ve been oil painting a lot lately and really enjoying it. I think the painting is starting to take shape now, and I’m getting excited about it. Hopefully it will turn out cool and I’ll have something fun to share with you! Also, I might have a new video coming soon. So my friend Carolina and I have always talked about building a giant tree house,and I decided to design one! Haha This is my drawing of it. I hope you like it!
P.S. this is pretty much my dream home ;)
Hey Friends how was your weekend? Mine was great! My Sister and brother-in-law got me this amazing book from the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA, so i have been looking through it non-stop for the last two days! I’m really excited to see what kind of art it will inspire :) I’m also working on a new oil painting… I’ve only done the first two layers of paint, but once it starts taking shape i will start posting pictures :) Since i just started oil painting more lately, I thought it would be interesting to take what i’m learning and apply it over to digital painting. The Picture above is what i came up with. I like how it’s a little bit different than my usual. What do you think?
Hi friends! How are you? So I ran out of clay and have to wait for more to arrive to finish my sculpture. I’m really excited, though! It is a super fun medium. Today’s post is a drawing I did for some character development for the story I am writing with my brother David. This is of lil’ Finn and Samuel. It also is part of the Series on Love : ) I hope you are all having a great week so far and I can’t wait to show you the sculpture if it turns out!
Awe morning! Wow feels good NOT waking up at 2:00 am today! haha It’s been crazy here, been raining non-stop for a couple of weeks… Which i have to say, has put me in a perfect mood for painting. :) The painting today is one of the first i’ve done with my new water color set. I had a lot of fun layering on this one. This is just a concept painting for a story i’m working on with my brother. You honestly have no idea how excited i am to show & tell you the story… Hopefully soon ;) Well i hope you like the painting, and i hope you’re having a great day!
Hey Friends, So today’s painting is the first of hopefully a lot more character Development Sketches. I’ve been working developing story ideas and trying to learn how to develop drawn characters. A little while back i stumbled on to the character model sheets for Pinocchio, and i was so inspired i though i would make some of my own. This was my first attempt at developing a character named “Lil Finn“. Though i like how this water color sketch turned out, it’s definitely not there yet. Still trying to get the hang of all this! But i really hope you like it! :) Oh lastly, I wrote you all a song this weekend! I think i will try to upload it for this Inspiration Friday! :) Hope you’re having a great day!
Well Good morning! How’s the day treating you? Well T Minus 8 days till my brother and i leave for NYC. There is still so So much to do… C’est la Vie ;) So my best friend since like i was in 3rd grade, Benje, arrived here last night. He has been living in Kenya for the last year or so. It’s been amazing catching up with him. So growing up, my brother David, Benje, my friend Sean, Ryan, and i have been best friends. And since we all have moved to different places and we are all doing different things now, we started a yearly tradition of doing a week (or weekend) vacation to catch up and relax. So tomorrow i will be leaving for that. Should be so much fun! I should have tons of pictures from the trip for yea ;) Ok Now for this sketch… You know how i’ve been saying i write music & write stories? Well i’ve finally officially started writing my first story book! My brother and i had a road trip this last weekend and we got rolling on the first book in the series. The sketch above is one of the first study/concept sketches i’ve done for the story. I really hope you like it! P.S. I’m thinking of posting some excerpts of the story as it is written… Is that something you would be interested in? EDIT: Just Realized i left out the newest member to the friends get away, Alice! This is the first trip since Ryan and Alice have been married! woot woot!