Saturday, October 04, 2014

Long overdue Update!

Hey Dudes! Sorry, I've been blogging mostly on my blog here

http://www.eca-la.com/blog

Follow me on instagram too!

@victoriaying

AND! I've got a new blog celebrating nerd fashion! Including some awesome DIYs ;)

http://www.laceandlore.com

but I'm updating here to let u know that I've moved, I'll update here periodically, but for more recent updates and random articles, please check out my other blog!















Monday, May 05, 2014

Jet Pens Review Part 1

Recently our friends at Jet Pens sent us a few fun samples for us to try and review! I felt like a kid in a candy store when I opened the package! 
One of the wonderful things about our little surprise package was that it came with 4 colorful brush pens. I tend to be conservative when I sketch and I'm not one for using colors, but I always admire the sketchbooks, like Meg Hunt's, that are pretty and colorful! This was a great opportunity to try using color myself 


They included the following four colorful Brush Pens
4) Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen - Persian Blue 






The Fudebiyori Brushes are felt tipped, medium in terms of firm-ness, and very inexpensive! They're actually quite fun for sketching even though I'm not the most fond of felt tips. 
I liked the use them for the underlay, using the light colors got me comfortable with using colors without committing too much. 
The Clean Color Brushes are real brush tips, I think they are synthetic because their price on Jet Pens is also quite inexpensive! (Our pentels we buy always are around 8-12 dollars, so these being 3.30 seem like a steal!) I really enjoyed drawing with this pen, you can get a really really beautiful fine line, the tips are springy and resilient which is something I didn't expect from such an inexpensive brush. I also like that you can get a drier stroke with these. I might invest in the whole set! 
As with any new medium, I had to play around a bit before I got comfortable. While playing with the pens I realized that if you go back over the red with the yellow, it blends it to create a soft look. I didn't love the look, but it was fun to try. I tried to keep the colors mostly analogous but I think I'll try something more daring with them soon. 

This sketch was done based on the cover of the Fashionable Selby book. I found it in Anthropologie last weekend and I had to grab it, it's such a beautiful book describing creative people's lives and studios! I love taking a peek at studios and this is a fantastic resource. 
Try some of these brushes, they're fun and who knows, maybe they'll get you thinking about your sketchbook differently! We'll have more reviews of the grey and black pens next week! 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Goldilocks



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Sketch of Goldilocks for Sketch Dailies!






Friday, April 04, 2014

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Eve in the Garden

After visiting the Mary Blair exhibit at the Disney Family museum I was inspired to do this piece with Eve in the Garden of Eden!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Work in Progress

It's been a bit of a rough patch for me in terms of my personal art, so here's a little thing that I've been working on on and off for the past few weeks. It's definitely still a work in progress, but I thought it would be nice to share something like this with you guys!


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Age Before Beauty?




I've always loved doing Pinup girls! They're so cute and they have so much personality. I took a little time over the holiday break to make these little greeting card girls. You can find them here!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Last of my "Frozen" Art Posts

I think? If I dig up anything else I'll be sure to post it here, but for now I think this all that's left! The stragglers if you may.


One of the newest deleted scenes from "Frozen" shows the girls interacting on coronation day like sisters, In this scene I designed their "Dressing Room" which was lots of fun because it's basically a giant closet! There's still lots of Rosemaling but thinking about the architecture of this space and that huge window were probably the most fun parts 


Early on in the film there was a "Love" town, this was a concept for the interior of someone's house. It was lots of fun to think of the cheesiest saccrine valentines day themed house! Even the Doilies are made out of hearts! 
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Frozen Art DUMP!

Hey Guys!

Frozen is out in theaters so I thought that I would share with you some of the things I worked on while on the film.
I worked on it for one full year and at the time it was the longest I had ever worked on a production!
Sometimes while you're working on a film you forget about the pieces that you worked on and which ones you liked, doing this really helped to remind me of all the work I was proud of from this Movie.