Friday, November 7, 2008

the cold that caught up with me....




Hey guys

Sorry for the severe lack of updates but things have been a little crazy here all of sudden... not to mention that I'm now lying in bed with a bad case of what I fondly call the "end of semester loogies".... you know the kind that starts in your head and slowly
makes its way down your body, I'm in the fourth day with means its well into my chest and I'm stuck with that annoying cough that sounds like your putting it on for attention...

Any way, enough moping, I thought I'd put this up as I was pretty proud of how it came out... I'd put the animation I did up but as always my internet connection wont let me (I'll wait till I'm back on campus)

hope you like it ^_^

Oh and I now have a new obession, James Jean he's a great American artist I discovered whilst at a little art gallery James took me to in Darlinghurst (thanks again James) - check out his site - www.processrecess.com

well, I hope things are winding down for you all and your gearing up for holidays
I'll be back soon ^_^

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

video

this is just a little test for an animation I'm doing for the start of my work...I need to get it done by tonight so I'm not sure if it will work out... but i do have a back up plan ^_^

Saturday, October 25, 2008

fairy






Hey guys

sorry I've been a little out of it, just finished of the book the other day and handed it in for printing, hopefully it will be done by Wednesday in time for class, AND I finished my essay (woohoo) so now I'm relaxing, doing some drawing and watching Toy Story 2, then its of to bed (I'm so tired I had a three hour granny nap tis afternoon ^_^

Hope you like this pic, the pose is inspired by one of Andrew Stanton's drawings (he did the designs for Lilo and Stitch) not sure about the colours, but I can always change them later

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Colourful Mary


Hey everyone

As promised, I did this one up today in class, I've gone back to using illustrator, as I just wanted nice clean lines and some blocked in colour, I'm gonna put it in my book... probably shouldn't, but Meh ^_^

Thanks for visiting : )

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mary Mary quite contrary




Hey everyone

I was at work all day today then uni from 5 to 7 so I thought I'd take a bit of a drawing break tonight... I know I know
I should be doing my essay.. but I have 6 more days (very unlike me I know : )

Any way, hope you like this, the style is inspired by Sean Galloway, the character is my own though.. well mostly, the outfit is inspired by "The secret garden"

I didn't have time to finish it of, but I'll do it up nicely in flash or illustrator tomorrow... after some essay research ^_^
Enjoy

until next time...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The back, a back, what a back...




hey guys,

Haven't been doing much drawing unfortunately, just trying to get everything together with my book, but I did this for the back page, its the mirror image of the previous drawing... thanks again Ant for the inspiration

Hope you all enjoy,

and if your interested in seeing my book, make sure you stop by on the 26th at COFA - I'll be shamelessly carrying it around and stuffing it in peoples faces (I didn't manage to secure an exhibition spot in time)

- over and out

Friday, October 17, 2008

Almost there...




Hey guys and girls, robots, aliens and... anything or anyone else that stumbles on this blog

I did this today for the inner front page of my book, thanks to Anthony for giving me the idea, even though all your ideas have now doubled my work load ^_^
hope your all well and things aren't as crazy for you as they are for me... speaking of, my computer broke down the other day... so just passing on an important message... back up back up back up... and with that

until tomorrow : )

Monday, October 13, 2008

ITS FINALLY HERE

video

Hey guys

So here it is... my final animation, although I'm tentatively typing this as I watch blogspot trying to load it... tis struggling abit
if this doesn't work feel free to go to this link and download it from there

http://rapidshare.com/files/153821570/finaltest.mov.html

I'll try to have some more vids up soon of a few of the other things I've been working on

ENJOY! - I know I'm happy ^_^

finger painting



Hey bloggers,

tried to upload this last night but blogspot was being slow... I drew the pic with pencil on paper (inspired by Annette Marnat) then coloured it in photoshop using my track pad : ) nothing like a bit of finger painting

Hope you all like it

Friday, October 10, 2008

Now for the book...


Hey guys

I'm back, and now things have wrapped up on the animation its time to move on to the book, unfortunately my In Design has gone all screwy the very day I need it (surprise surprise) so while I'm waiting for the wonderful ant to fix it I thought I'd start designing the title page and chapter separators

Hope you like what I have so far, I did this with the touch pad on my laptop again (I'm starting to get the hang of it)

catch you round!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Are you using this scanner?







these are kinda old, but I went on a massive scanning spree today for the book, and decided I may as well show some of them of... I ended up with waaay more pages than I thought I would... which is a good thing I guess, better too many than not enough

as always, comment if you can

lel

just a quick shout out

Just thought I'd add a quick note, that the latest girl drawings have been inspired by the awesome Annette Marnat - find her at - http://marnette.canalblog.com/ - let me tell you its well worth it!

- ok thats all :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

staying between the lines...





Thought I'd do this one at uni as its about 50 times faster and more reliable to upload the pics... the bottom one needs a little work, but I thought I'd go old school with the top girl and use my good'ol faber Castel pencils... it came out better than I thought it would but I think I need more practice with my colouring in....been a while ^_^

thanks for visiting!

I'm Back... did you miss me?








Well as you can see from the title, I'm back from Brisbane and ready to jump straight into blogging... ok thats a lie, I got back on Friday so didn't technically get "straight into it" but considering I was extremely buggered I figured I'd catch up on some sleep so I could provide some more decent entries than what would have happened on Friday night (polar bear in a snow storm style) ^_^

Thanks Ant for the message, and thanks to those that hung around, as a present I give you a few sketches, some I did tonight and others just before I left... enjoy!

The one of the girl in the hat was inspired by the Dutches with Keira Knightley, if you haven't seen it already, do... its a great film, just the right amount of funny and sad... made me appreciate being a girl in this era a lot more : )

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Muahaha! Ant's Takin' Over!

Howdy there Lel fans! My name's Ant, and I hope that if you know Lel, then you'll know who I am! If not, well, just ask her.

Anyhoo, I'm just here to let you all know that Lel won't be posting (or replying to emails) on here for a week, while she has a blast at a camp. But stay tuned afterwards, folks: I'm sure she'll be back in force in a week, with more awesomely brilliant stuff for you all to enjoy!

Catch y'all later!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spag bowl







Well bloggers

Here are a couple more pages, I promise I'll have pretty scanned versions by tomorrow, but in the meantime here they are in all their laptop camera goodness :)

The animals are mostly taken from favourite movies and the other is a little funny sequence about the hazards of animation... beware animating late into the night as you tend to fall asleep in the wrong situations :)

- this actually happened to my sister, we were eating spaghetti one night when we where kids and deep in conversation we were suddenly interrupted by a strange gurgling noise coming from the end of the table... Alex had fallen asleep on her spaghetti and was blowing bubbles in the sauce.
After cracking ourselves laughing mum managed to get her out of the highchair, wash her face and hair and put her to bed all without her waking up ^_^

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SATURN




Hey blogsters

I decided to fix the Bee girl up in Flash, and I'm trying to replace the other images with the scanned ones I did today : )
Hope you like this though, I did this using the mouse so my lines aren't as smooth as I would have liked but I think it came out ok
let me know what you think

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

back again


****SCANNED IMAGE COMMING SOON****

I know, twice in one night but I really wanted to show you guys this

I really need a scanner, but I hope you can see some of the detail : ) I guess she's kinda like a ninja bee girl... yeah, I think I need to work on the title a little...

till next time

Zoom zoom!



Hey everyone...

yep back with another page for the book, I did this one tonight and I'll try and do another one before i fall asleep... which may actually happen while I'm drawing... serisouly, I'm that tired right now :)

I know looking at this your probably thinking... why cars?? well I've decided I should probably do a few pages of different things (besides people) just to show that I can draw other things as well... I'm thinking of doing some animal pages and maybe some accessory stuff... if you have any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them

Be back soon

Monday, September 22, 2008

Big Screen Blowout reminder!






well things are looking good at the moment, I'm up to 28 pages on my book and have pretty much finished my animation... the only thing left is recording the sounds and figuring out one of the sequences so its a little smoother, can't wait to show everyone when its done... just a reminder to any one interested there will be two screenings of our major works,

the first is on the 18th of november at the Chauvel cinema in Paddington town hall - the digital media stuff starts at 6 then the time based art begins at 9... its all free so come one done and support us

the other one is COFA annual - its from the 26th to the 30th and will basically be a massive party cos it includes everyone graduating in 08, there will be art on display, screenings, food, drinks and music - should be really fun!!

any way above are the pics I did last night and this morning

enjoy and leave a comment if you can

:)

Monday, September 15, 2008

inksaway



I know I know, another dodgy photo - I will eventually invest in a scanner
in the meantime though, here is the blue pic from last night, decided to go over it in pencil and ink

It looses the fluidity a little bit but it turned out better than I thought it would : )

Sunday, September 14, 2008

"Everybody was sketching sketching sketching"








Hey everyone

Ok, so I finally finished most of the colouring.. some sequences are a do-over but at least majority of its done : )
Any way, to celebrate I bought "the art of kung fu panda" ITS FANTASTIC!! Nicholas Marlet is a GENIUS, seriously,
best 75 bucks I ever spent : )
Any way I spent tonight just drooling over it and trying to capture the movement and delicate shapes Marlet does
- turned out like this...

Have a great Monday : )

Friday, September 12, 2008

To colour is to be... really bored



Yep, thats pretty much all I've been doing these days - in fact I now have a bit of a claw hand because I've been using the mouse so much : ) but 6 more scenes to go and I should be pretty much done, then all I have to do is lay it out in After Effects, add the vocals (which I kinda have to record) to the music and then I"LL BE FINISHED! woohoo! this has taken so much longer than I thought it would - and been so much harder, I'm sore, frustrated and extremely sleepy, but its been a fun ride so far...

above is a little snipit of the colouring style I've been using - its a scene for one of the "lotti lotti lotti" sequences

Enjoy and
thank god its pants of friday :P

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't worry I didn't forget.. ok I did






Hey guys - I know I know, I broke my record for an entry a day - but to my defense I discovered I had homework due today that I still hadn't done at midnight last night so after pulling an all nighter I kinda crashed and spaced on the blog - so to make up for it I decided to give you two images.. better? ^_^

Hope you like (oh these are for my major work - there's going to be a montage sequence (I know its cheating)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Rock'n'roll all night!



Been busy animating tonight so I thought I'd show you the present I gave my dad for fathers day...I'll have some new stuff tomorrow : ) in the meantime sleep, eat and smile ; p

p.s. I made myself Ace - my dad is in the middle then top right and bottom left are my sister - top left is my stepmum

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The escape




Hey guys

Ok so I'm not a real fan of this one, but I figured I put it up for you to decide - I think its the composition thats bugging me...
any way - until monday : )

Saturday, September 6, 2008

a forbidden love




hey blogshaz (running out of alternatives to bloggers)

I did most of this last night but I didn't like the little boy the first time so I re-did it, its about a little boy that has fallen in love with the moon - probably not the most original idea but I really wanted to work with the pinks and purples

hope you like it : )

Friday, September 5, 2008

Kouwabonga!!



hey guys

so I'm kinda cheating here I did this yesterday... but I was a little distracted today -
I'm working on a piece about a boy thats fallen in love with the moon : )
its fun testing out my pink pallet - this one though was inspired again by Pascal
I think I'm getting the hang of painting water - but I still have a little way to go

thanks to everyone thats been checking them out - and thanks to Alina - I tried
to keep this one cute too : )

until tomorrow... oh it is tomorrow (man I gotta stop going to bed past midnight)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Snowbunny



well I finally have a new picture today! (I can just hear a yay from all my blog readers and watchers)
I've always wanted to do this but when I tried the snow was too hard so I got a little sore - I definitely
didn't enjoy it as much as she is : )

Lets hope the cold weather stays into spring
(I know, I'm weird)

until next time ^_^

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

woops



forgot I could show you this - tis one of the backgrounds for lotti learns - enjoy : )

still alive?

Ok so I know nothing much to show but I didn't get time to finish any flash ones today as I've been colouring frames for animation (not much of an excuse I know) I tried to upload the work I did so far but as usual blogspot is being a !@%$#^ and not letting me - I'll You Tube it later : )

promise I'll have more tomorrow
my new themes are "in love" and "snow bunnies"

stay tuned : P

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A long long day


Hey guys

Sorry I only have a half finished one to show you, as I've been working on a surprise for my dad... I should be finished tomorrow
- stay tuned, and if you have any suggestions feel free to send them my way ^_^

Now I'm of to get what ever sleep I can...

Monday, September 1, 2008

rainy days



Hey there blogers and bloginas

I worked on this one today - again I'm looking at Pascal's work for inspiration - I love the way he can capture rain so I thought I'd give it a try... hope you like it : )

one day down 4 to go ; p

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Morning...



thought I'd add this one - I re-did the balloon tonight and like it much better now : ) hope you do to
can't believe the weekend is already over and the serious countdown to my major work due date is on!! excuse me while I completely freak out...

good luck with Monday

Saturday, August 30, 2008

blue lagoon



hey blogabees

I started this a few days ago - just a rough sketch in flash then put in a sky and boat - I felt motivated today to finish it of so I put in the reeves and it all started flowing from there - I really like the colours in this one, I think I'm finally getting the hang of using colours - hope you like it : )

keep smiling

Aggghhh its a Yetti!





hey everyone

Hope your all having a great weekend and enjoying the sunshine : ) well... for the few hours it was sunny... I finished a draft run through of my major work, surprisingly I think I have too much animation, so I'm going to have to go back and take out some frames - everything also looks really fast, but its too late to change that now I think, especially as I haven't even started colouring!

The images above I did today, I needed a little creative break from my major work so I thought I'd surf the web for some inspiration then draw some fun stuff - I came across this cool site that gives you ideas of what to draw so I picked "Yetti" and "Star wars" I'm going to colour the yeti in later (I need an early night tonight as I'm working at the restaurant tomorrow) - oh bummer, its already midnight... oh well

hope you like the pics : )

Friday, August 29, 2008

just a work in progress



I know two post in one night - well technically one at night and one in the morning as its almost 2 : ) - like the title says its just a work in progress, I'm just trying to decide how to finish it of but as I keep falling asleep on the key pad I figured I better get 40 winks and continue later : )

comments appreciated!

memory like an?



Hey everyone

did this today - this time I used my mouse (much easier than the touch pad) I really like this one as I feel like it really is my image - hope you like it just as much - stay tuned for more : )

Lel

Thursday, August 28, 2008

it aint over yet : )



Thought I'd work on one last one before bed - this was really good to test out perspectives and was much faster (only took less then an hour) - I'm hoping its practice thats making me faster :)

here is the wavy sea...



Hey blogaboos

This little baby took me about 3 hours - I pretty much wanted to test out everything I could in flash : ) - I did it with the touchpad on my latop - so kinda like finger painting, next time I'll try with a waicom, but I'm quite proud of it. I owe it all to Pascal (my new un-official teacher) and total inspiration - Thanks for your help pascal

happy blogging!
and leave comments if you can : )

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

just keep swimming




I feel pretty down today, you know when your on a roll and literally fall of - well I did that today with my animation and landed on something kinda hard and pointy... But I figured I wouldn't end my good streak of making posts - something thats at least in my control... this is an oldie but one I haven't put up before so I thought I'd give you a squiz, any way - thats all from me, its time for bed... maybe I can climb back on the roll tomorrow :P

keep smiling and pass it on

lel