Monday, July 21, 2008

Finding Time

Here is the latest sketch for my future homepage. I added some text to give you an idea where I'm going. I wish this was in color and I could direct you to my site but production work has increased in the shop (7,000 shirts to print) and I haven't had much time to work on my illustrations... frustrating but duty calls!

And below are a few more sketches. The little girl's name is Emma and I'm developing images featuring her with a variety of animals. There is an abundance of wildlife where I live, and I'd like to reflect that in my work through a short story I'm writing.

And this is a small model I made a few weekends ago. It's far from perfect, but it was a real help in drawing the lighting on the face in the homepage sketch.


Amy Sullivan said...

This looks very good. So, you will be able to click on a bird & move around your web site. Fantastic.
I can't wait to see it in color.

Phyllis Harris said...

I really like this layout for your homepage. Can't wait to see it in color!

Good luck with all your workload! Speaking of workload, I'd better stop looking at blogs and go make dinner! ;o)

Eric Orchard said...

Beautiful drawing! I love the perspective.

Amy Sullivan said...

My goodness Anthony, that is just the cutest little sculpture I have ever seen. I was going to ask, about the models you use for your work.The positioning us your figures...they are so perfectly done.Just amazing.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hi everybody.. Thanks!

Thanks Amy! I found out real quick I'm not a model maker... haha! the stand is all crooked and i got so frustrated putting in the details... I think I'll just make head models from now on

Hi Phyllis, thanks!

Thank you Eric!

dBurk said...

Very nice Chris! I'm sure it will be great once it's up? Are you putting it together yourself (the design and the programming?)

And I really love the little model you've done. You're style transfers perfectly to 3D! What did you use?


Alexiev said...

Great work...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...
Alexiev Store

Anonymous said...

I'm totally in awe! That model is incredible and your homepage looks fantastic. Your book is sure to be wonderful too, especialy as you live in an area of such beauty. Good luck with your book and I hope you get some time to work on it!

-J.Meyer said...

Wow, nice model and I love the deer!
I cant wait to see your webpage up and running.


Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hi David, thanks! I'm putting the site together myself so it won't be fancy... I hope to study Flash real soon. The model is made of Sculpey

Thank you Alexiev!

Thanks Jess! I hope the story turns out well... it's a rhyme :)

Hi Jennifer! thanks!

Kristi Valiant said...

Wow, your little sculpted model is just so adorable. I love her legs bowed just a bit, the upturn of her toe, and of course, I adore your style of drawing and creating faces. Well done again, Anthony!

kathy hare said...

she is lovely Anthony, I love the idea of using a little model to help with lighting and character development..

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Kristi! I'm glad you noticed the details

Hi Kathy! Thanks!