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Inks and worlds!

6 Private Eyes are Watching You

Hi everyone!

Hope you are doing well! I’ve posted this work before but had to bring it up again! Have you tried alcohol inks on yupo paper before? It is incredibly fun and – if it behaves – it can create amazing landscapes for imaginative worlds!

This one I had a lot of fun with. Alcohol inks are very temperamental and dry quickly, so act fast and go with the flow. One of the biggest things that can be both an advantage and a problem is that the inks can “bloom” (pushing the colors away). However, if you have a straw handy, you can blow on it to create cool patterns, like the shrubbery at the bottom of the image. I actually used a paper towel to help smudge the inks along in order to create the log. Also, if you have a spray bottle handy, you can spritz a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol into the air and then bring your piece nearby the spray – just barely so you get a few of the starlike effects, similar to salt for watercolors. For the characters, I used pen and markers to fill in the color.

If you have any great tips for alcohol inks, let me know!

All the best to you and God bless!

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Artwork Private Eyes are Watching You by Brittany Edsall

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Character Design and Drawing

StudyOne of the most beautiful art forms in the world is drawing. It has such fluidity and motion, and almost seems to breathe.
Recently, I went down to Atlanta to hear a few people from Pixar share about their experiences with the company. (I survived I-85 – thank the Lord! Glad to be alive!) While I was waiting to enter the auditorium, I met several other students from SCAD. It was a joy to hear their goals in animation, production and visual development. One of the biggest things that made an impression on me was that they too absolutely loved the beauty of drawings. It was wonderful to be in such a community of artists!

As I continue in visual development, the character design works by artists such as Jin Kim and Carter Goodrich have been such inspirations. They know exactly how to bring out the emotions and quirky uniqueness of each character they get to create and know. Each personality has a history, likes, dislikes, convictions, vices and qualities. That is what I want to bring out in my work.

Here is an example of one of my characters. I don’t want to give a name for him or synopsis, but rather his personality to show through – who he is, and all of the above.

Thanks everyone for your support! Let me know if you have any tips on character development! All the very best to you and God bless!

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Artwork by Brittany Edsall