Sunday, February 26, 2012

Migwi's Home Sweet Home.

Staring into the distance. Watching the sun go down.

This is a very rough idea for a bigger scene in the book. In the story an ancient tree plays a big part and it's Migwi's home and he loves it. Migwi loves his tree, where he lives with his family and to create an illustration with just him and the tree, surrounded by lots of little details would be lovely. In my head anyway haha.

So far what I will change the following in this scene: create a bigger tree with more branches and add more life in it. I really like how Migwi's color palette stand out against the greens and browns. The biggest obstacle was that it would be a big painting, but after creating this wasn't that difficult to paint at all. Bigger washes for when I need to add colors for the tree (more flooooow!! hehe) and I'll use a sponge for the leaves and then for adding the details, many tiny brushes!! It will take more time, but end result should be worth it :D

I think this is the last of the 'older sketch work', old as in drawn somewhere end 2011. I'll update with new work soon and hopefully it'll changed a bit!

Stay tuned!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Family Peek!

Hello Everyone!

It's time for snapshot!

Seriously. The difference between picture size large and x-large is too big! Do enlarge the image for better view. X-large ends up in the side bar and large is this. Doesn't make sense! Minor rant there hehe. Let's see...I drew and painted this a while back and I figured to show it to you before I start showing peeks of new art. Migwi has a mom, dad and baby sister. It's going to be interesting to draw the entire family of Migwi and giving them their own characteristics ^_^.

Hope you all had a great weekend and a great start of the week. This week is going to be really busy for me, so wish me luck!

Take care!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cute Litte Animals

Hey Everyone!

TJ here! Apologies for the lack of posting. For this post, I wanted to show you some little characters I drew a while back. It was to see how cute the characters had to be, but no doubt they will change slightly to fit Migwi. We can't have a cute main character and realistic friends hehe. I will do separate post about each friend as well, where Susanna and I tell more about the character.

You know, between the holidays, organizing my admin work and finishing up my own projects, I had to set Migwi aside for bit. I'm currently thinking of a schedule to work on the Miwgi project, but balancing my time between all my projects and everyday life still proves to be difficult. It annoys me that I am not doing as much for this project as I'd like, but I can only do so much. It sucks though.

The annoyance aside, it's a slow start, but I'll show you little bits of doodles every now and then, because I know that this book will eventually be completed. So big big Thank You to the people who are following our journey already and support this little blog.

The plan is to combine the animal sketches with another project of mine, so all the sketch work won't go to 'waste'. It's quite easy to keep the focus for sketch work on only one thing, while an image can be used for more things.

This is it for now! Till next time everyone :)