Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bunny Plate

I found myself reading a craft book the other day and got an idea. I made myself a 3d plate out of a a clear glass plate I got from Crate and Barrel for a wopping $2.95. Hopefully this holds up to several washings.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Family Portrait

I've been meaning to post this for a long time now. This is an oil painting caricature I did for my parents for Christmas. It was odd painting in oils again after such a long break, but I think it eventually started coming back to me.


I was really pleased with the likenesses. I was scared that I would never be satisfied with a drawing of my parents. I've always found the better I know someone, the harder it is for me to draw a caricature of them that I'm happy with. Glad this turned out well!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ho hum the circus man

Look what I just made!

circus man! from Vanessa Appleby on Vimeo.




I decided to pull out the Animators Survival Kit and after some reading I felt compelled to make a dynamic walk. I tried futzing around with the passing position, as I have recently learned, this is key to an awesome walk. Instead of having the pass be the high point, it's actually the low, giving the whole thing a bouncier feeling. I think I may continue with this character. I'm envisioning him lit on fire by a firebreather in the background. We'll see.