Thursday, January 26, 2012


So 4 hours to work (while I was at work) quickly turned into 1 hour to work (FAIL.)
So I changed the most imperative things (according to feedback I got on facebook. Thanks guys!)

i.e. Made the elephants eyes smaller, and cheeks rosier
Changed the mane on the lion (so it will now read more mane-like)
Fixed my green chin boo-boo on the lion...oops!
And a couple other minor details.

So these are my 2 submissions to AOI and SOI. We'll see what happens. **crosses fingers**


Here they are....colored. A lot more frustrating than I thought to try and create animals that could all exist together....I realized I've never really tried to multiply projects before....I need to work on this skill.
Anyways, what do you think? I have to turn this in by 5pm this evening. PLEASE give feedback

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Color studies

Here are a couple color studies for a project I am currently working on for my portfolio

Monday, January 23, 2012

AOI is a-comin'

AOI submissions are this thursday, and I still haven't finished my pieces for it.
I think I want to submit my "Suburbia" piece (after I do a bit of editing on it), that you can see here (it's the first thumbnail). I also think I'll submit the cute little christmas giraffe I made for Ashleigh Jones for a secret santa present. BUT my giraffe needs some friends, so tomorrow I'm going to make him 2 friends to be a 3 part piece for my submission.

1-a lion with ornaments in his mane
2-an elephant holding a present in his trunk

I'll post when I finish! Have a great monday!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Second Semester Senior Year

And the time has come.
DUN dun DUUUUNNNNN......Second Semester Senior Year.
You will all have a front row seat as I am about to embark on the last few months of school I have. The portfolio reviews, the projects start to finish, the piles of letters I am about to send to potential employers and clients, you will get to see it all.

This semester I am also taking 2 classes that I am required to blog about every week, and the links to these blogs are located at the top of this page "Monica's Animations" for my Design for Media class, and "Monica is Drawing" for my Cafe Sketch class.

I have also linked my website (HURRAH!) that I completed about a month ago. I will be updating my site a few times a year, probably right before directions, and then again next fall. This blog will be the one that I will be actively updating and communicating on.

So if this is your first time visiting, welcome! I'm glad you are here! please feel free to comment, critique, or just follow me for future posts. I look forward to hearing from you :D

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hey everyone, I'm hoping my friend Alex won't be checking my blog in the next 24 hours...but I'm making her this little ballerina illustration, and I wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions before I give it to her on saturday...
what do you think?