Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

In case you didn't get one...


Here is the Brundige 2008 holiday card.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Villa Villa Kulla


For perspective class.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Muffinhead Turnaround


My character, Muffinhead.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008


This is an oil painting I did of Lou and I with Huey, Dewey and Louie.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YWCA Drawing Sesh



These are two of my favorites I've ever drawn.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween




I was Juno, Lou was Brock Samson from Venture Brothers, and my brother was this kid Michael from the reality TV show Kid Nation.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ouchie



This is a new character I came up with called "Ouchie." He is a bit of a hypochondriac and is always complaining "Ouch!" I hope to use him in comics and films in the future...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Beach Santa


I realized that I've been counting dates one day ahead of the actual, e.g. 9/15 instead of 9/14...I hope to change that starting tomorrow. Correct dates from now on! Anyways, here's a Santa who arrived a few months early this year.

LA County Fair




I had a lot of fun there with my boyfriend, Lou. Highlights: the racing slides (in which you sit on sacks), a "kid's unusual collections" exhibit, predicting the winning horse in a horse race, crafting animal sculptures with sticks and bark. More to come...

Promenade Sketch


Had enough time today to catch these two playing chess outside of Borders :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jasper

The Warriors



Saw The Warriors for the first time last night...pretty great movie. Will draw more Warriors inspired pics later. This doodle is of the death of Warriors' leader, Cleon.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

How Emily Got Her Groove Back




Sorry the photos are dark.

Was it Glenn Vilppu that did it? My friend Sina and I started this awesome "Figure in Motion" class at the SMC AET campus last week, but dude, I was not feeling it. I hadn't been feeling it for the past month or so, while I was taking my Karl Gnass classes (he is so talented), and even last week in my new life drawing class. But today, our instructor, the accomplished Cathy Karol-Crowther, showed us a Glenn Vilppu instructional video.

Is his life drawing system a system that works for me? Maybe so. I don't like the fact that he (and my instructor) always start with drawing the head...this is something Karl Gnass specifically said not to do...And I think I know why. The most important step you take in figure drawing (at least if you want to be in animation) is to capture the gesture, the action, the "lines of direction", as Karl calls it. I agree with this, and think I may have problems adapting to the "start with the head" routine.

Otherwise, I think Glenn's system of drawing may be very helpful to me. He starts by drawing, not really lines, but curves that describe the gesture or action of the figure. It is a very comfortable style, and encourages me to loosen up with how I lay marks on the paper. After you establish the gesture using these curves, you start slowly bulking up the drawing for volume. This isn't necessarily just drawing shapes that fit into your gesture lines, but also laying down new curved lines that elegantly compliment your original drawing...Well, at least Glenn's drawings do that :)

Enough of this blabber. Hopefully all this writing won't be for naught, and I will continue to maintain my "groove" throughout this semester's class--if not forever?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Storyboarding Assignment














This was done for my first storyboarding assignment for my new storyboarding class at Smc's AET. The premise was: You're late for storyboarding class. Show how you get to class on time.

Sorry I haven't been updating, I just started a new job, and four new classes (all at AET). I'm super excited about my classes...they're awesome. I'm taking 2d Animation 1 (traditional), Storyboarding, Perspective, and Figure Drawing. I love being totally immersed in animation-related subjects.