December 31, 2008

Diane, I'm holding in my hand a box of small chocolate bunnies.

Some late night sketches + more, inspired by a bunch of Twin Peaks stills from the Archive.

Drawn in 2B, coloured in Photoshop

I heart Agent Cooper.

December 30, 2008

Character sketches

New Painting

Finished portrait of one of my sketches I posted last night.

Pencil Sketch, scanned in, painted in Photoshop

Work in progress

Original reference here, but I lost track of that fairly quickly...

December 29, 2008

Austen sketches

Nothing like sitting at home all day watching a 6 hour mini series like Pride & Prejudice.

And some unfinished ones, using reference from the Penguin covers

Christmas update

Okay, so I had 2 days off work before Christmas, and I couldn't think of anything better to do than try my luck and making one o' these:



Hope y'all had a lovely Christmas

December 10, 2008


A little sketch i started, but lost interest once i messed around with the shading too much. oh wells.

Went to the 2008 RMIT BA(Animation & Interactive Media) graduate screening at ACMI tonight and was pleasantly surprised. My favourite was Late Return by Daniel Luke, great timing, animation and had me snorting with laughter on more than one occasion...

December 03, 2008

more life drawing

Poses ranged from 1- 20 minutes

November 28, 2008

life drawing

Charcoal/pencil on A3 & A2, poses between 2 minutes- 20 minutes.

Trying to take a casual class once a week, hopefully in a few months I'll have that whole 'proportion' thing down... ha


November 24, 2008

fineliner on paper

From an old family photo of some relatives in the Philippines.

Really like how the two women on the right turned out, but the lady on the left is not so nice and also her arm is on... backwards. might try and redraw/paint this one

November 18, 2008

New Sketches

Just some sketches from the last week or so.

Thanks to all this new found spare time, I was watching Tarzan frame by frame whilst listening to Glen Keane and Ken Duncan's interviews with Clay Kaytis on the Animation Podcast and... wow. If you haven't heard any of Clay's interviews you're missing out on an insane amount of insight into the creative minds and lives of some of the best in the industry. Glen Keane and Ken Duncan were the supervising animators for Tarzan and Jane respectively. One of my favourite scenes in rough:

And a bunch of Pixar guys known as the Spline Doctors have a great podcast too with interviews with Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton, Richard Williams (!!) etc which made me squeal with glee (on a packed train no less- very awkward).

Adios for now,

November 10, 2008

And it begins

Hi. I'm Bec. I like to draw.

So here it is- home of the memoirs, musings and meanderings of a student animator from Melbourne.

Last week I finished my first year of studying at RMIT. I a mlooking forward to focusing on 2D next year.

Meanwhile, here are some snippets of my work from the past 11 months or so-

(Above) From 'Fall of the House of Usher' series

The Little Match Girl

And last but not least, some stills from the short I made in 2007, Bus Stop. (Made frame-by-frame in Photoshop)

Enjoy! Until next time,