Hello, hello - I haven't had too much time this year for personal work, so I'm glad to post a little bit of it - even if it only arises from spare time on my commute. Please enjoy these train-riding New Yorkers.
Well it looks like the movie I did the title logo and design work for, COFFEE TOWN, has been bought by HBO. Super exciting stuff!!! Check it out here:
Like just about everyone else I know, I am super pumped for 2014. I'm especially excited about a project I'm collaborating on that has been in development over the past few months. We've finally moved into the concept art, and while I can't talk much about it yet, I CAN show you the above progress on one of the character designs I've been working on. I love getting to draw badass ladies!
Hey everyone - here's a little bitty update from my sketchbook. Can't get enough of them train-riding New Yorkers! :-) Practice, practice, practice.
It's always a great surprise for me when I sift through an old hard drive I'm trying to organize, and lo and behold, some sketch pops up that I completely forgot I did! Check out this ninja I drew for a friend once upon a time:
Helloooo August! Well I survived the heatwave last month, but not the work wave. Well sort of. Just didn't have much time for personal work. But that doesn't mean I can't squeeze in drawing time while I eat and such...which brings me to the following anecdote.
Anecdote: I was eating pizza one night to sort of re-charge my day because I'd been feeling really burnt out. This little boy and his father were sitting at the table next to mine while I was drawing and writing To-Do lists, which is something I tend to do when eating alone. When the boy got up to leave, he said: "Bye," to me, heads for the door, then turns around and says, "Miss, your drawings are wonderful" in the most adorable British accent possible. It was the sweetest thing in the world and I honestly don't think anything could've turned my day around so quickly as a compliment from a child.
Here's what I was drawing when he left.
(I also did a lighting test below).
Wow June has completely flown by - I've been running around a bunch this month so I've been falling asleep on the train much more than drawing. So admittedly, there are less drawings. But I find this little group just as charming. My favorite find was the this huge muscular dude who was dutifully... knitting on the B train. Knitting. Amazing. The MTA is an infinite conveyor belt of characters - I love it. Please enjoy my sketchbook additions for June!
Hey everyone - COFFEE TOWN comes out today!
This is CollegeHumor's feature length debut and a film I'm proud to have contributed to. I made the logo for the coffee shop that is the main location of the film. So you see it a whole bunch - all over the coffee shop, on cups, on barista aprons - it's pretty sweet! Here is an early review of the film to check out if you need any further encouragement to check it out: http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/coffee-town-review/
Okay ready to see it? You can rent it on iTunes now!
Tonight was another great experience with the folks over at Dare2Draw. This is my second time going to this event and I have to say, it really must be one of my favorite figure drawing sessions/networking pow-wows that I've ever been to. The models were really awesome and kind of hilarious this time - they really got into their characters and costumes, which I loved. Amy Reeder was the guest speaker, focusing in her talk with us on perspective and its capabilities as an agent of story-telling. It was a really smart topic - all about returning to the fundamentals to achieve a more mature form of visual storytelling. Please enjoy a few excerpts below from my Dare2Draw sketching frenzy. Also, the image above is a quick drawing I did of Rocket Girl, the heroine in Amy Reeder's new comic - set to be released in the Fall. Rocket Girl wears a big round helmet, and I was really drawn to how pleasing the shape of the glass is where you see her face. So I drew her face within the shape and the shape only. I really love it - I think it's very smart design.
Just did a quick color test for the character I posted about the other day. Haven't thought of her name yet, but I am absolutely sure she will be a little fireball. I think that shows a bit more with some color. Pencil test coming soon - I seriously can't wait to make her jump around and stuff haha.
Noelle Raffaele - artist