Friday, December 04, 2009

The Mighty Nomad Gallery

I'll be in LA this weekend--actually, my flight leaves in about 5 hours! XD I'm so excited! I'm really tired right now--it's 2:48am--and I wish I could sleep but I have to finish some work for EA before I take off. Argh... must... fight off urge to... ZZzzzzzzz...

Getting this got me all peppy, though!*points above* A flyer/postcard that went out from Craig Harris on The Mighty Nomad Gallery this Saturday from 5-9pm! (On the lower half you'll find Kayli in all her boobtasticness. Hehehe!)

~Genevieve

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Mighty Nomad Gallery Preview

Hey Guys!

I've finally finished my painting for
The Mighty Nomad Gallery! Making its debut on December 5th, 2009, this approximately 25x30" framed giclee print on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper takes after the gallery's seasonal theme of "Snowball Fight." I enjoyed the two ideas for titles that Joe came up with: first was, "They can Still See You!" and the second, "Yer Killin' Me Here, Lady!" Both of which make the angry rabbit in the center a main character of sorts! ^__^

If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to see the piece in person, as well as the works of many other talented artists, the gallery info is here:

The Mighty Nomad Gallery
December 5th, 2009
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Meeting and Event Center
10601 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90232

Click here for more details.

Here are some samples, though the following tiny images don't really do the actual piece justice. Also, Joe made the update on the IITS Blog before I did so I am going to be lazy and just copypasta his clever quips straight from his post (Thanks Joe!!). XD Enjoy!

(Click the images to see the larger version!)

Kayli is ambushed on her way to deliver some treats to her forest friends. Her enemies? Gordo, Manty, and... inexplicably, a trained baby arctic seal.

You can almost see a cross-section of Kayli's head,
revealing cob web covered gears...
slooowly turning.

(thick Brooklyn accent)
"Yer
killin' me here, lady!"

Hardworking patriots doing their part or opportunistic squirrels profiting from the bravery of the field mice? You decide.

The resistance is, in fact, futile.

Babs & Buster: The Final Chapter

If you're interested, yes... the framed print
is available for purchase. Please contact me for further details after the show. At some point in the future, I may opt to make smaller sized, high-quality prints available in a limited print run. I'll post more information here as it becomes available.

Hope y'all have a Happy Turkey Day!!

- Genevieve

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

APE '09

Wheee! APE is approaching this weekend Oct. 17th - 18th at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco! Islands in the Sky (Keno's Lair Comics) will be at Booth 410A. Please feel free to stop by and say hi if you're attending! Compared to the hustle and bustle of Comic Con and even Wondercon, APE's gonna be a pretty relaxing show, methinks! ^__^

~Genevieve

Monday, October 05, 2009

Cat's Meow, Wix.com & CGHub

Hey Guys!

Some friends have been asking if they could see some of my animations. I wish I had time to finish all my animated projects I started while I was back at the Academy, and even more that I've dreamed up after that. (Someday I will get back to them, I swear!)

The only actual finished piece (and by that I mean gotten to color, since I have many pencil tests and animatics lying around that are rather embarrassing) is a very old short called Cat's Meow. I initially did this intending for it to fulfill my homework assignment of "Push and Pull." But I ended up polishing it further.

I apologize to most of the Academy peeps out there who have seen this waaaay too many times at the shows and are sick of it. m(-_-)m



I joined a site called CGHub.com. It's similar to CGTalk and ConceptArt.org but feels easier to navigate and has more networking features. So far, the members there seem cool and eager to give feedback. I've posted some of my art there, mostly things you've seen already on this blog, and old stuff from my website.

Speaking of my (seemingly ancient and forsaken) website Charicreatures, it's strangely dysfunctional at the moment due to pictobrowser. =( This led me to look around for quick and easy Flash Portfolio Website Builders, since I no longer have the time to make one from scratch. I found one that I want to share, called Wix.com. It's easy to build a free and fancy (but not too fancy so that it takes forever to load or find your way around) Flash site. The coolest thing is that it's highly customizable: you can add your own images anywhere; you can change the parameters, such as speed of animations, type of page transition, etc. in any Flash element on the template, and there are many types of templates to fit your needs.

~Genevieve

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Mighty Nomad Gallery

A super-talented artist named Craig Harris came to my booth (I was away at the moment) at Comic Con this year, and dropped off a card about his new gallery he organized, called The Mighty Nomad Gallery, in LA. I contacted him later and he asked if I would like to submit some pieces. After I heard this, I was beaming widely all week, dazed with joy, excitement and disbelief! I was so honored and humbled that Craig would allow me to be a part of such a great line up of talent!

He said that he was good friends with Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, well known as an incredible and prolific artist who's worked all across the industry from comics, to animated series, to games. He's an awesome, sweet and humble guy, and one of my inspirations! So Craig and Cheeks, if you happen to be reading this, thank you both SO much for giving me this special opportunity! ^__^

I've been working on the gallery pieces ever since. I've never submitted to a gallery before so this is a bit daunting! Needless to say, everyone else there in the gallery are veterans to the animation and/or comics industry. And here I am, just a lowly n00b compared to them!! TT__TT

Still, I've been at it every day. I need to speed up and get my first piece rendered so that I can start painting!

So I can't show you guys what I've been working on yet. But for now, here are some penguins!

Tomorrow is our Ship Party for MySims Agents. I'm excited, but I'm more excited to go home early to keep working on my painting!

Enjoy and wish me luck, guys! ^__^ I'll need it...

~Genevieve


Friday, August 14, 2009

MySims Agents Art

I love being on the MySims team and I'm really happy to have been able to design so many characters for the game. Now that MySims Agents is coming out on Sept. 29th, I would like to share some of my concept art. It's funny to see the difference between when I first started on the team and how I currently draw the characters because at first, I didn't get the proportions quite right. Now that I'm more comfortable and familiar with the style, I can see the difference...

A poster of all the NPC icons you will encounter in the game as you talk to characters.
Various Yeti concepts



Color test
The version of the Yeti they used in game.


One of my favorite designs - Luke
Gabby's wall eyed dog, Grit
Madame Zoe
Poppy's Dog, Dogwood
Chaz & Tim
These are designs for some CAS outfits you can unlock in the game...




Steampunk gear




Preston in a Yeti suit.
Skip Rogers
Gothboy Version 1
Gothboy Version 2
Professor Nova Concepts
Morcubus, the main villain
Magellan the lemur
Zombie Carl
Violet - early concept
They ended up using a simpler design of Violet so I used her detailed version to make a Geisha outfit you can unlock.
Buddy Outfits - Before & After
Here are some of the characters in-game so you can see how the 3D modelers brought the characters to life from 2D to 3D. My friends, Serv, Robert, Paul and Kampol modeled the NPCs while Ethan and the outsourcing group worked on CAS. I think they all did an awesome job modeling, rigging, texturing and lighting the models. To see more characters, go to the MySims Agents Official Site.












~Genevieve