Friday, March 01, 2013

Jazz and Draw; Illustration Pages; Stuart Ng; JustJennRecipes; Gwendolyn Gallery

Hey Guys!

Lots of updates lately, hehe! My friend Philippe hosts an awesome blog called Jazz and Draw, where he combines two of his passions--Jazz music and Illustration--into a huge online collection of talented artists sharing their Jazz-inspired 
artwork (or any inspiring piece of music by an obscure composer they'd like to highlight). To quote Phillipe, "The goal of the blog is to get everyone (me included) to discover new artists as well as new musicians, styles and/or albums." Check out the blog, also join them on Facebook!

He has so kindly approached me to participate on the blog and recently added a post with my sketch relating to John Coltrane's song, "Afro Blue." You can see the post HERE! ^__^
Thank you so much, Philippe!
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This is a bit late (SO sorry, Lou!), but I just wanted to share: my friend at Illustration Pages was SO kind as to feature my work on his wonderful site HERE!! I can't thank him enough for such kind words! ^__^; Check out more at Lou Simeone's site, it's a fantastic resource for artists! http://www.illustrationpages.com/
Also, you can now buy my For the Love of Lines sketchbook on Stuart Ng's site HERE! My friend Stuart has so kindly agreed to carry my books and I am ever grateful for his support!
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My talented friend Jenn is an acclaimed Baker Extraordinaire and Purveyor of Geeky Goodies, and for Christmas she surprised me with a gift box of these incredible homemade matcha and chocolate Hulk, Domokun and Santa Yoda cookies! They were absolutely AMAZING! Thank you so much, Jenn! They were so ridiculously delicious when I took one bite it made me want to HULK SMASH!! Visit Jenn’s site at http://justjennrecipes.com/  More Photos After the Jump!
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My friend Bill Robinson (flimflammery.com) held a Kickstarter a while back for his beautiful new children’s book, Gwendolyn & the Underworld. He held a gallery in December showcasing some of his prints and original work from the book, and I was amazed when I saw these gorgeous pieces in person. Some of his prints were personalized with original doodles on the mat; some were meticulously crafted into a multi-layer, three-dimensional print. My photos don’t do his vibrant art justice, but as you can see Bill is incredibly talented, and if you are interested in buying any of his work, be sure to check out his Etsy page HEREMore Photos After the Jump!

Thank You To All the Sly Fans and Friends and Followers of my Tumblr and Blog! ^__^

Hey Guys!

I’ve been super busy with work and hadn’t had a chance to post lately! I just wanted to take a moment to say how wonderful you guys have made me feel--thank you so much for all the Likes, Comments that have made me smile, and for enjoying my work enough to Follow me on Tumblr and Blogspot. You guys are THE BEST!!! ^___^


Now on to the update, hehe! This isn’t in any sort of order, but here are some of my super rough sketches of story beats that were loosely happening throughout Sly 4. I say ‘loosely’ because we had to get these done super fast and early on in the production stage… even before I knew how the villains would really be defeated (Mrs. Decibel rolled up in a rug; The Grizz crushed by a rock). The sketch of Bob Cooper was done way before we ever started the Ice Age level (I didn’t even know his name was going to be Bob let alone what he looked like, lol)! I just remember thinking, ‘Prehistoric Sly = giant sabertooth neanderthal raccoon??’ These were fun, though!

 
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Some have requested that I post more characters, and in particular, Penelope! So here are my Penelope concepts!

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For Anon and a few of those who requested Geisha Banners, here are some (some borderline NSFW?) geisha banner designs I concepted out!
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I forgot to post these SUPER early rough concepts of Carmelita with the other bunch. Just playing with hairstyles, faces and clothing for her.

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On the topic of mice, I’ve also included some Mouse Trooper sketches...
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Some drawings of Sir Galleth I did for Ghostbot’s Flash cinematic cut-scenes.

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Some Giant Salamander statue designs, a cobra found in Arabia, and some sketches of the giant fish tank, playing with types of fish and having fun with Sly and Murray’s crazy antics! ^__^

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Another Geisha house mural, a Rioichi and Tennessee Kid Cooper design for the Flash cinematics, some bdesigns, Sumo Cat obstacle designs, signs around the Japan village (my personal fav is the barbershop sign!)

 
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A fountain concept for the Japan level and some funny medieval torture devices.
 

Enjoy!
~Genevieve