Box castle time!

I am moving so there won't be any updates until I settle in.  I have so much crap.


Rabbit Habits

Oi oi oi!  Boondock Saints is on, stirring my need to be rebel rousing.  Oh Willem Dafoe, you are such a good crazy person.  Makin out with blokes, hiding guns in your purse.  Only to be just. like. you.
Anyway, here is the Alice turn around.  Sorry it's so tiny ::

I am possessed!  
In nomine Patri Et Fili Spritus Sancti.


Down the Rabbit Hole

Environment thumbnail #2.  These will be all together on the same page, of all the places Alice will be.  Then there will be a final environment, more detailed than these.  This particular environment is a scene of Alice emerging from the rabbit hole.  I have not put her in it yet, just like the other one.  I am waiting for that.  The white rabbit in this spin is in actuality a diety of a forgot and destroyed civilization.  Notice the juxtaposition of the climbing trees eating the ruins vs. the pipe forest?  Eh?  Eh?  

Anyway off to do more.  


The sun is like a toy balloon (all in a golden afternoon)

And it's spring finally!  Flowers and bunnies and evil squirrels that mock my cats by eating in front of the window.  My toes want to be free, and I hate socks, and I am itching to break out the sandals.  Anyway.  Here is my first THUMBNAIL (n-o-t final) for Alice's environment ::

I haven't added her yet.  Guess where she goes!  It's like the opposite of Where's Waldo.

Here is the final color comp for the Tweedle Brothers.  They get an environment too.  This project keeps getting bigger + bigger.  Always in motion is the future.  (haha lame Star Wars joke.  you know you love me so shut up.)

I am really happy with the way they came oot.  Tomorrow I hand draw Alice + the queen to match the feeling this color study has  (which means, I have chosen finally the style of this damn story).
Next for Anna ::  pillow time.  Remarkably like hammer time.  Except with pillows. 


Tweedle Doo, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle You, Tweedle Me

So I had to do it.   I just...I just had to.  I made the tweedle brothers.  Except, of course, with a twist.  Siamese twins (mwahaaahahaha!!?!) Yes, well, it is in the future and also it is all industrial which means at some point there was some sort of leakage of pipes, or whatever happens when things contaminate things and people....when you get babies in jars with one eyeball.  The research was super fun with this one.  And I am not even kidding.  So enough talking, I do that too much. 
My favorite.  Just imagine the way they would walk and tumble aboot!  Oh, joy! 

Also another one that motion would be amusing.  Mm-Hm.  Be intrigued.

I dont have it in me to do kittens/jesus/jesuswithkittens calenders. Only if they are evil/mutant/robot kittens with a vampire/zombie/ninja jesus.  I could jump on that boat.
It should also be known that the decision has been made that one of them will be intelligent and the other, notsomuch.  SO you should picture in your head the first drawing, the top being smart-ish, the bottom being stupid and dancing aboot and making noises while the top one is trying to get work done.  Hilarity ensues!  Makes me oh so full of giggles.
And I love being full of those.


I'm telling you

I have a problem.  I must get lots of things done.  Projects, projects, projects.  
My parents came up 10 days ago, left today.  I got absolutely no work done, but it was worth it.  Ok, thats kind of a lie that I didn't get anything done.  We went up to North Dakota and damn if I forgot my nice camera.  SO many abandoned buildings to explore.  Anyway, my grandpa is master of all things wood related, so we (together, mind you, even though I am terrified of saws because of how accident prone I am.  Side note:  I picture my fingers being chopped off, flying in all directions, and one of them flies up right into my eye and now I am eye-less and fingerless) NEVERtheless out there in the shop cutting up boards and plexi-glass (another side note: burning plastic is no fun to cut ohmygod.) to make give away portfolios.  These are way too much work.  Simple in design, incredibly complicated to put together.  I will post photos later. But I did get that stuff done.  And I got to see my mom!  I love her and we bawled whenever we thought of parting.  Lots of cuddle time that I needed.  It's so empty in my apartment though, so I have my tv and itunes on at the same time.
In the meantime, lots of stuff to do on the Industrial Alice project.  Must come up with more creative name than that.  Let me know if you have ideas.  Here is a boring color study of the queen of hearts.  I.E. JUST a color study, I dont think I have decided on that face yet...same with Alice.  What I really need to do is decide what this is for...movie?  Game?  It matters.  Cause its too....human?  They are too fashion model.  Im going to work on that next.
Anyway here is the final color study.  After MANY.  Enjoy.  

p.s. Its good to be back.