Digital Progress! Featuring Snow White!

One of my mini-goals this year was to make progress in my digital drawing skills. It's been over 6 months, and I can proudly say that I have made progress.

My linework is better (use of different brushes, steadier strokes), my figure drawing is better (thanks, drawing every day!), and I think Snow White's overall design is a lot more fun.


1) Crown-shaped brass knuckles (cause she's the Queen, whether the Queen thinks so or not)
2) Magical dwarf head ring -- I wanted to give her seven, but that seemed like a bit much
3) Dwarf pinup tattoo
4) Apple boobs! Maybe not so subtle, but I thought they were fun...maybe I should have made them green...hmmmm...

The new gal could use work, but right now I'm too excited about how much better she looks than the old version to care about all the little details that need fixing.

I've also decided she has a "7" tattooed behind her ear. You know, for funsies.

Recent things

I've been up to...well, the usual.

Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia hosted part 1 of a three-part film screening last night. For a small fee of five dollars, you get snacks and a great show. Some of the filmmakers were even there with props from their films. Travis Waugh came with a couple of the wolf masks from his recent film "I Am the Mountain, You Are the Water's Edge." Ian Foster's mechanical fish from "Direction Without Instructions" was there, as well as the cocoon from Jason Chen's "Subconscious." Jason Chen is also the co-owner of Paradigm.

For the 3th of July (I didn't go out on the 4th), I went to the Philadelphia fireworks with a couple of fellow animators. That was also when the animator Ashley Hamilton challenged me to create 10 seconds in 2 weeks.

And because I like doing all things crafty, I've been sewing a costume for a friend. Originally, I thought the costume was simple. Of course, it didn't turn out that way, and I've been working on this for far longer than I thought I would. I'm pretty proud of it, though. Here's an arm guard: