Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CTN Expo

I found out about CTN animation Expo a little late, but I decided to go check it out anyways. I heard that it’s a relatively new convention. I finally got to meet Glenn Vilpuu. He is such a kind man. When I was taking oil painting class in college, my teacher was such a big fan of his. He would always tell me that I should look at Vilpuu’s art. I love that teacher. He really loved what he did, and it showed. Since he was such a big Vilpuu’s fan, I’ve always wanted to meet the man in person. Mr. Vilpuu told me that there are so many famous artists at the show. There were also a lot of students everywhere.

I met other artists that came all the way from Canada and from England. They were here for portfolio reviews. Disney booth had a very long line for that. I didn’t see Nickelodeon there which I thought was rather odd. The studio is right down the street from the convention. There were a lot of panels going on. I went to Chris Sander’s How to Train Your Dragon one. They were funny. It was mainly about the storyline. The lines for the panels are super long, so I didn’t really go to too many. I sat in the overflow room to watch some of them on the screen though.

I got to talk to many artists. Armand Serrano from Sony Pictures Animation was especially sweet. I was glad that he was able to see my thought process for many of my works. Not too many people actually notices little things like that. I also got to play with the Cintiq for about an hour at the Wacom booth :p. I think I’m still more of an Intuos person, but it was still fun to play around with the Cintiq for a bit.

~ Patara

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yeti's BG

Background: Yeti's Mountain & Maya's village. I wanted to try to keep it simple, so that it will compliment the characters. It initially started out pretty graphic looking. For me, it's quite hard to draw a simple background without characters. I just kept getting the urge to put in more and more details which I started to do with the village and then forced myself to stop again. *struggles*


Monday, November 15, 2010

Snow Bunny

I just made this for one of the Yeti page. It's so hard to animate things x_x. It takes me so long.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Website (Finally!!)

Guess what! We just put up our new and improved website. Well, there are still some tweaks that we'll have to do, but I think it came out rather nice especially the Explore section. If you hover over the penguins on the Yeti page, they even say their names :o "oohs and ahhs". I did a lot of illustrations for the backgrounds of each sections and I think they came out nice. I was going for the "stage" feel.

Since my little elves and I do not know how to program, it was very frustrating to try to get the website to do what we wanted it to do. Luckily, master Dormando did some magic and got everything to work (thank you thank you, oh great one).

We're also working on the gallery and online store section, but meanwhile, you can buy some stuff at our Etsy shop :).


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Picollo Islet

Okay, I think it's about time that I start to update this blog again :p. I've been working on the website art and contents. The technical part is difficult for me because I'm not a programmer, but thankfully someone is helping me :). It's very close to being done. I'm also doing some background designs, so I'll start with Picollo Islet, where the Picolettes live.



We designed the Picolettes for Comic Con 2010. They are available as limited edition blind box Zipper Pulls. While we're working on the online store, they are available at our newly opened Etsy Shop.

~ Patara