Saturday, July 31, 2010

THIS BLOG HAS MOVED!!!!!!

http://lizsstuff.tumblr.com

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Olympics


Personally I don't like this one, but Matt really likes it.

It's week five at his camp, which is Olympics week.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cowboy Up!


This has to be my favorite one out of the collection of clipart I've done for my boyfriend's summer camp. It's week four, which is western week.

Special thanks to Julien for helping me with coloring!

I need to learn how to use the pen tool so badly.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

HOW DO I DRAW SOCCER BALL


Third picture for my boyfriend's camp awards. It's sports week.

I'm not proud of how this came out. I hate the soccer ball.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cheeseburger Dan!

A comic idea my boyfriend and I thought of. I literally am in LOVE with this concept.

Born under American fast food conneseuirs, who traveled the world to study what makes food delicious, he was born in Okinawa, Japan. His mother and father ate lots of fast food, but still stayed healthy with a diet of seven veggies a day and one fast food meal. Cheeseburger Dan was born with a mutation of his head to be a cheeseburger from the overindulgence his mother had of eating fatty foods during pregnancy (not only that, she had a hard labor, may she rest in peace.).

Cheeseburger Dan and his father stayed in Okinawa. There, Dan was strictly taught Okinawan karate, kickboxing, and ten years of dance so he could be quick on his feet.

Why are there apple slices instead of fries? Why are these buns made of whole wheat? Why is there no toy in that happy meal? Cheeseburger Dan is ready to solve those problems


I can't wait to work on this project so much. I have to do lots of research by eating fast food! Yum!

I am currently doing research for my comic MY REBIRTH. I have a production blog of it HERE.

And one last thing...

...Despicable Me was just so D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm too sexy for my box...

Solid Snake doodle COMPLETELY done in Flash. My favorite video game dude ever.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Some day, I'll be King of the Pirates!

LOL ONE PIECE.

Another thing for my boyfriend's summer camp. It's pirate week.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Birthday from Flint!


This is for the son of my mother's friend. He is obsessed with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lineless Cutie

Sketched while I was babysitting for the kids of a friend of mine. I colored this in flash.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just a Cute Little Elephant

My boyfriend works at a summer camp and he has to give out awards every week. This week was CIRCUS WEEK, so I drew this little elephant.

Made in Photoshop CS5. Thank you for letting me use your laptop, Matt!

And yes, the header is from Adventure Time, which is the greatest cartoon in the world.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It isn't always 'tude

I promise I'll get some art in tomorrow, but I just want to discuss something, in response to this.

'Tude is, indeed, annoying to see. The expression above, if you saw the trailer for the new Disney movie (Which I'm excited to see!) is confusion. It makes me sad how a great cartoonist like John Kricfalusi can't tell the difference between the typical 'tude face and other emotions.

You have to understand the character to get the emotions. Here's some examples:

SMUG.



SUGGESTIVE



SASS


Johnny Bravo always scared me as a kid how sad.

See? Nothing is always 'TUDE. The main point is that it's all in the character's personality.

I'll put some bad examples up shortly.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Want your Spy Romance

Cute little collaboration sketch I had with my friend Ayana!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First of all, I kind of pulled a Katie Rice and started doodling my friends. The dresses are made from origami paper!My character Marissa ready to fight!
COMING SOON!




Saturday, April 10, 2010

Detail Shots




No shadings added yet. Finally got back to working on this project after some tough times in life.


Also, since it's almost beach season, look at this!



Oh do I wish to be at the beach right now.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Worst comic ever.


I'm SO uninspired.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blood Girls


Possible poster design for a blood drive at my school.
There's a lot of space on the right because there's going to be information.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kratos Bust

Something for Matt, since he got God of War III today.

FIND THE TUDE.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Marissa in Blue


Did this in Painter and it took me a LOOOONG time. Played with cel shading and I like how it came out.

What is 'Tude?


John Kricfalusi and Nico Colaleo have both discussed what 'tude is. Mainly John Kricfalusi, his opinion on 'tude is kind of biased.

Why?

Well...
Sometimes, you could see 'tude as if it was an expression. For example, THIS:







I would NOT concider 'tude. Amelia is possibly saying something like, "Can you do it?" or "That's interesting.

Yes, here Naveen has a 'tude face. But do you know what? It fits his personality. It fits the fact that he is a smug, womanizing assface.



I think that Dreamworks fails at 'Tude a lot (see above: How to Train your Dragon). The way they do it is just annoying and repetitive.




Oh GOD, I hated this movie. I know it's not Dreamworks but...GUH.

I'd also like to say that Dreamworks mainly fails at advertising. Yes Disney does have 'tude faces as well. I read here that 'tude sells. Indeed it does. Shrek is one of the highest grossing animated fimls ever. Man there's so many tude faces on their posters, and yes, it does sell.

Shrek, I was not fond of the style, but it had great one-liners and an unexpected ending. It's a classic to a lot of families. Congrats, Dreamworks, to that.

Maybe I'll try out HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON since Chris Sanders is working on it. I lost faith in Dreamworks since Monsters vs. Aliens, so we'll see about this...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

OH STYLOOOOO~


I saw the second trailer for Stylo today. A lot of people were upset at the animation being in CGI. Honestly...


I was impressed.

Now, the animated foursome are more, say, attractive in their two dimensional look. The transition of the characters from 2D to 3D improved over the years.
Remember this?


The style wasn't matched well in that video.

In STYLO, I think the CGI is more freestyle. It has more life. It's pretty cool that some animators aren't staying to the old rendered roots of CGI.


Fanboy and Chum Chum is a PERFECT example of freeform CGI. See the sketches above? Now look below.
Oh, the expressions! The compositon! The colors! And this is ALL in a CGI cartoon? Wow!

My, whatever happened to lifeless structures?




...I'm sounding like John K. Dear lord. I love that man.

Speaking of John K. and CGI, I know he pitched He-Hog to Dreamworks. I lost faith in Dreamworks ever since Monsters vs. Aliens, but I think they might do well with it. If John is with them, I think the animators will get in shape.
ON ANOTHER NOTE.
GEEKDOM PREVIEW.
Special thanks to Matt for all of the help!