Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Chloe Hendriks process

I've been wanting to sketch something nice out for my sister for a while, and my family recently found out that she wont be able to come out to the U.S from Holland this Christmas, so I decided to do this for her. It's a sketch of her beautiful daughter Chloe Jade Hendriks





Here is the process:






Sunday, October 24, 2010

Our first Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is coming soon, so Aaron and I are trying to get ready for it.

Here are some images!












I should note that it DID break. It wouldn't have, but Aaron was trying to "pound the rest of the junk out" from the bottom and it fell over our back padio and broke into pieces. Luckily we were able to fix it.

Our Halloween will be pretty quite for the most part, but...
We're going to Knotts on the 31st!
YAY!


-Melanie

Sunday, October 17, 2010

T-Shirt Design

I've been working on a T-Shirt Design for this website for a while, a potential to win a fair amount of money and have my artwork as an article of clothing both sounded super appealing!

So here's the product:





I love the tan color with the design the most, but the black and white also look pretty awesome, imho.



Friday, October 15, 2010

Character Modeling



A design I came up with for Character Modeling class, I wanted to do something a little different, so I thought a cross between Real Monsters and Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends. Thus this idea.

Here are my original concepts:



Some thought the pirate was too overdone, some thought the monster creature was too simple, and most liked the witch. I agreed with the majority of the comments, but I felt I'd go with the one they thought was the weakest and try to make something enjoyable.

My boyfriend hates the design, haha, but I like it.

Again, thanks to Mr. Patrick Ballesteros for his crit.


-Melanie

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

La Gecko! - Color soon




thanks Patrick for helping me with this guy, he totally looks alive now!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ghost in progress

video

Just starting a personal project, hopefully when it's done it will be useful in my portfolio. I'm liking the rough so far, but it's REALLY rough.

Lots to learn, more to come.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Empteh!


An old Sketch I found from a couple years back.
I may color and clean up later!

Friday, September 3, 2010

I lied








This came before Scully and Mulder, I have that one almost done.
My friend, Edgar Cardona, made one of himself and his dragon, that is what I figured me and my dragon would look like.
I dig it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Harley Quinn and Mr. Jaaaaay

Comic Con made me do it
X-Files up next!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Zero - Zombie equal rights organization





Character deisgns I've created for animation studio production class.
Zombies, random interviewer guy, Joan Rivers, Angelina Jolie, Paris Hilton.
More to come, I'm sure.

Can't wait to get to animating!


-Melanie

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mord-Sith

Comic Con was amazing.
It was my very first time ever going and I have had more than enough of my nerd-fill.
I was able to meet cheeks (Sean Galloway) and Laurie B. I wasnt able to show them any of my stuff, but it was nice to meet them anyways, even though I was extrememly awkward.
To make my trip even more epic, I came across another Sword of Truth fan. I had almost given up hope that there would be any around and then.... This! Which later then inspired artwork.

Oh art, how I love you *huggles it and the Mord-Sith*









Terry Goodkind's best females.






Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GD 2010


The stress of this class will be over soon.
It was fun while it lasted.
-Mel

Monday, March 22, 2010

Special Topics in Game design


Is kicking my butt.
I am so tired and i havent even painted these in yet, plus I still have to re-do a bunch of stuff on them. i am so tired and in so much pain. bleh.
i hope this all nighter pulls me through the class... i can't imagine i'd pass otherwise.
wish me luck,
-mel

Monday, March 8, 2010

save me


Psychology class project.
Me saving myself.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lady Gaga

I wont tell you that I love you
Kiss or hug you
'Cause I'm bluffin with my muffin
I'm not lying I'm just stunnin' with my love-glue-gunnin'

Monday, January 25, 2010

Leeloo colored


I'm am so scared to see what happens tomorrow night.
Last week I almost fainted in class. I shouldn't get so emotionally invested into my projects, but I can't help it sometimes.

-melanie

Friday, January 22, 2010

Colored Devil Walk

video

It's so choppy and ugh.
But whatev's I'm no animator. I wish I had the skillz.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Digital Ink and Paint

video

Sketch of my Devil Walk

video

Cleaned up verison.

Hopefully I will get the colored version up and running by this weekend. there are a bunch of pop, but alas, I am not an animator. I'm trying, though, I can't wait to get better. I'm sure Brad Bradbury would find this fit for passing, Mike Tracey on the other hand, says I am trying to "be cute" and do something more daring than a typical profile walk cycle to get a better grade.

I just agreed, but the truth is, I just doodled her and tht's how she came out, 3 quater view.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Leelu character designs







So, this quarter is pretty special because I am finally taking another character design class since my 3rd quarter. Since I am now in my 9th, I am hoping to have improved.






The class is called Special Topics in Game Design, the objective being to re-design a Hero (Korbin Dallas or Leelu), a Creature, a Vhicle (Korbin's Taxi), and an Environtment Design.






I'm pretty terrified, because my skills are still so... well, not great, haha. Some of the students are doing both Korbin and Leelu. I think I want to, but it took me two days to do this so, who knows, haha!






I can't figure out yet which of these designs I want to use as the final Leelu, though.
-Melanie