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.



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Been working on a pitch and took forever to get even these rough designs down ughhh

I know they look more finalized, but the characters were drawn in different styles at different times, so I need to merge the two styles into something between semi-realistic and animation-friendly. Also, the lead character (pink half-hawk girl) looks too much like a space ranger in this outfit; I like her stripes and color scheme (and the hair is definitely staying), but she needs a more organic, summer kid kinda look.

But even so, it’s nice to have something to go off of. I’ve always wanted to design a character with a hot pink half-hawk :)

Alright, cowboy, pack it up and move it out!

Sketched this while watching Atlantis: The Lost Empire with my niece and nephew, then threw some comic-looking light and shading on it. This movie needs more love!

Just a work-in-progress shot from a thing I’m working on so this blog is a little active! Depending on where it goes, I’ll share more later.

Laptop’s on the fritz, so I busted out my sketchbook for traditional drawing instead and forgot I had all these sketches.

Apologies for the bad quality! Also Tumblr’s sizing capabilities are weird.

Lupita Nyong’o, flawless human being and resident real-life Disney Princess of 2014.

She’s gonna rule the red carpet this year with those dress choices, I’m telling you!

(Happy New Year, by the way!)

I’m open for commissions right now! On sale for Christmas!

I’ve had a few questions about this, so yes, I’m going to be doing these for the next couple weeks to help with bills and Christmas shopping.

Here’s price information:

  • Character busts or full figures, lines only (no color) = $9
  • Character busts or full figures in color (flat colors/lighting) = $15
  • Characters in full color/lighting with minimal backgrounds - $18
  • Characters with color, lighting, detailed backgrounds = $25 - $30 (depending on complexity)

- These will be digital commissions. I’ll email you a full-size file of your picture upon completion. Prints of artwork can be mailed at additional cost.

- Payment via Paypal only.

- Please provide references for original characters! (I’d rather not draw fanart of licensed characters, so as to avoid copyright infringement).

I will send you the rough lineart for your approval while working on your commission. Because of time constraints, I’m going to limit the $25/$30 commissions to two slots for now.

Signal boosts are appreciated :)

Hope to be drawing you things!

It is here

Hah sorry, just excited. I started drawing all my female lead characters back in August as a challenge. I wanted to 1.) practice avoiding sameface, 2.) redesign older characters in my current style, 3.) practice clothing design and hair styles, 4.) show personality through body language/props, and overall just have a good reference of all my ladies.

This was a fantastic challenge for me, and a lot of fun, as well! It went from four character busts to eighteen almost full-length figures. Character design is my favorite area of visual storytelling, and this also reminded me of how much I love developing characters and telling their stories.

They’re in (mostly) chronological order of when I came up with them:

  • Row 1 - these are super-old misc. rp characters: Tamra (2002), Aralynd (2003), Rynna (2003), Tera (2004)
  • Row 2 - these are the main ladies from a novel project I’ve had since high school: Keda (2005), Hana (2005), Knox (2005)
  • Row 3 - these are various characters from misc. projects I might pick up again I guess?: Sanoe (2006), Lissa (2007), Renee (2008)
  • Row 4 - Vic (Project: Weather Eye, 2010), Romana (Project: Dualite, 2007)
  • Row 5 - Phinney (Project: Dualite, 2007), Nora (Project: Dualite, 2007)
  • Row 6 - Ana (Project: Dualite, 2007), Hess (Project: Shot From The Hip, 2011)
  • Row 7 - the leads of my graphic novel project, Uproot: Noor and Pratibha (2012)

SO YEAH lots of information no one cares about, but good for my own reference and for people who are curious. So glad these are finished!

Or, ‘how my mom greeted me when I came home to visit yesterday.’

This is what happens when your brother gives your mom his old iPad and she discovers free apps with farming games on them. (This was followed shortly by, “I’m not paying real money to buy feed! But they’ve been eating nothing but corn and now they have to eat soybeans! I don’t know what to do!”)

In case you didn’t know, Sleepy Hollow is awesome.

I didn’t have a tablet for a week, so I got out my Prismacolor markers and my sketchbook and did a quickie sketch/shading of Jenny, Abbie, and Ichabod! I really enjoy markers. And Sleepy Hollow. Did I say that already?

Making some animatics for a job application. This was a silly little extra one based on this comic from a few months ago.

Everything about this is ridiculous, especially my voice acting. But hey, it’s a thing!

(Warning: Turn your volume down a little, I do get kind of loud.)