All images Copyright by Lindsay VanDeWeghe 2012

Friday, January 29, 2010


My latest project for Grad. Portfolio is going ok...honestly, I'm so confused about it. On one hand, I want to be able to carry though my original idea and see it to the end, but on the other hand, it doesn't seem to be working out the way I had originally planned. Maybe the thoughts in my head just aren't "dark" enough to make this a night scene, as originally planned. Maybe I'll change the fireflies to butterflies, but then the whole point of my story is gone. I don't know.

Here's what I have:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

still playing around....

I like the look of this technique. It's late, and I'm pretty tired, but I had to do SOMETHING worthwhile today...I was so disappointed in the photos I took for my Grad Portfolio class...they just didn't turn out like I hoped. I'm taking more tomorrow.

Can't give up. Gotta keep chuggin' along.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

Monday, January 25, 2010

what I did tonight instead of homework.

Well, technically this IS homework, but just not homework that I should be doing. Oh well, it was one of those projects where I lost all track of time. i started around 6PM, and didn't look up at the clock until 11:30. I love projects that make me do that.

I decided to try a little something different today. I was inspired a lot by the short stop-motion film, Madame Tutli-Putli (link is in post further down), where they digitally placed real human eyes on the clay puppets, so I decided to try it. For my first time, I'm really happy with how it looks! I'm definitely going to use this technique in the future.

I decided for experimenting's sake, I wouldn't put a lot of time into the clay head. I just needed something to get the general form down. This is the picture I used:

Pretty simple, right? Not too many shadow shapes, etc. Next time I do this i'll be more concienctious of the light source.

Then, I took a photo of myself. PLEASE excuse the ridiculousness of this photo.

Finally, I spent the rest of the time putting in some skin tones, hair, etc, etc. The background's a bit plain right now, but you get the idea. It was mostly just an experiment.



Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Project-my life almost depends on this one.

This is my final project for graduation. I am going to do 3 illustrations around this little girl. More to come later, but I wanted to show you what I have so far!

Friday, January 22, 2010

in progress 3

Still plugging along...:)
Where the text ends is about the center of the page (this will be a two "page" spread) I think the cat turned out really nice, though.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In progress.

It was a semi-successful day.

Successful because: I was able to take a picture that I could actually use. This picture above is by no means finished, it is simply an in-progress. I like it very much!

UNsuccessful because: I tried to figure out how to do a "screen shot" video, so you guys could see how I do these. After 2 installations of different programs that appeared to not work at all, I moved on. EIGHT HOURS LATER, I realize that it's been recording the whole time, but it will not let me see, edit, or delete the video. FAIL. I'll get to it one of these days...hopefully.

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Project!

Hello and Happy New Year to all!

I've been in school for a whole week already, and have already gotten some pretty awesome projects. For my first project in Children's Book illustration 1, we have to illustrate a nursery rhyme. I chose "Cat and the Fiddle", and wanted to use my 3-D/digital technique. I'm thinking that i'll find out how to record myself doing this and post it here, as a kind of tutorial. I know that a lot of people are curious about my technique, and it would be better to show you rather then try to explain it in words, right?

So here is the model and the possible pictures I might use for this project. I decided instead of having the cat playing an actual fiddle, maybe he could be playing his whiskers-something a little more fresh.

Please let me know which you prefer! Comments are welcome!

option 1 (above)
option 2 (above)
option 3 (above)