gina draws stuff.

I space out and I like to draw things. This is my art blog.

I'm an animation/illustration student working on too many projects at once, usually.



Personal Projects:

Weather Eye

Part of this assignment for school is to take the four traditionally-drawn self portraits we did and mess around with them digitally, so I’ve been really amping up the creepy Kubrick stare with this one.

Been working on a series of self portraits for my Illustration class. We had to do all of them with traditional media rather than digital, which was a challenge at first (I was a little rusty even with my sketchbook), but it turned out to be a lot of fun! And now I remember how much I love watercolor (and ink wash). It’s good to work with media you’re unused to or unfamiliar with to shake things up and expand your skill set, so this is definitely a good start to school this year.

Working on my Beauty and the Beast story a bit and this rough sketch turned into a not-sketch. Not happy with the drawing bit of this but it was a fun exercise in lighting and practice with this brush, which I like a lot (though I’m slipping into bad old blur-esque habits)

Eli and Romana, who is the story’s equivalent of Gaston. (Eli is the equivalent of the Bimbettes and her man du jour).

Paying tribute to this brilliant man. Rest in peace, Robin :(

I know there’s still a chance for Studio Ghibli to make feature films in the future, but it still broke my heart. :( Here’s a little tribute to you, Hayao, and all your wonderful animators and storytellers.

I’m working on things. Lots of things.

The most magical thing about my graphic novel is that the characters all came out looking exactly like they do in my head

(this one is Ram, btw!)

Sansa was my favorite thing about last night’s episode of Game of Thrones for like a million different reasons and I’m probably gonna essay all my thoughts about it, but for now I just had to draw her and that dress, the end.

Sansa is awesome.

Insert Garnier Fructis theme music here

Possible redesign for an old-ish collaboration, not sure yet. Just messing around at the moment. That hair, though

Underappreciated Disney princess dresses for the win!

I took a break from drawing to, um, draw some more, and then it turned into this. This dress appeared in the movie for all of four seconds but it was definitely my favorite of Ariel’s dresses.