Tag Archives: drawing

My head is still kind of spinning…

15 Jun

Due to a massive amount of business I have been neglecting my blog! Sorry about that. This is an old doodle I created in 2008. I have newer stuff coming soonish (I just gotta take some photos). I figure it’s better to focus my energy on learning After Effects and painting rather than fiddling around with marketing and junk. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple months:

* Painting mostly custom portraits and some random small paintings (which I plan on getting in my web store soon).

* Learning After Effects using After Effects Apprentice. I’m almost done with the book and I really think After Effects is much, much better than Flash. The learning curve might be higher but once you know your way around it is so much simpler as far as keyframing. I am looking forward into diving into another project.

* I finished the Fox animation and it will be having it’s world premiere at the Old Town School of Folk Music on July 29th! Tangleweed and Shotgun Party will be performing as well. It should be lots of fun!

* Teaching comics to kids in Oak Park. I’ll be teaching a few workshops through the summer too if you know any interested kids…

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Another Goose

1 Jan

Part of a goose for the music video. For this one I only drew one wing and to save time I’m just going to duplicate it and flip it horizontally.

Duck Duck….

31 Dec

I whipped this up tonight…not sure how long it took because I kept getting distracted by youtube videos of ice skating on sidewalks and bon jovi. Pretty much everything I’m using is here except for another foot!

Quack Quack Quack

25 Dec

One of the ducks. There are layers for each of the feet, the wing, the body and the parts of the beak.

a farm scene

22 Dec

Another backdrop from the animation I’m working on…a farm. The green thing in the middle is a pen for ducks and geese (and their heads pop out during the video).

Digital Masterpieces = Affordable Gifts

26 Oct

©2009 Mindy Fisher

I haven’t been posting much because I haven’t created anything that I can show off (quite yet). I’m working on a bunch of custom portraits for the holidays as well as an animatic/limited animation project. I don’t want to post any current artwork because I don’ t want any recipients to accidentally stumble upon them. So I dug up this portrait of a German Shepherd I made for a client. Her name is Elsa.

I wanted to point out that I am offering digital portraits in addition to gouache paintings. The digital portraits are a great way to purchase original art if you are on a budget. Digital portraits are $35 (and then $10 for each additional person/pet/special thing that you want added to that particular portrait).

If you are interested in purchasing a portrait email me at: mintimindi@gmail.com with a couple photos of the subject(s). You can also pay me via paypal at that email. Once the portrait is complete I will email you a high-resolution copy of the portrait which you are then responsible for printing (which can be done in many formats).

If you are interested or have any quesitions do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment here. The deadline for digital portrait orders is Dec. 14th but consider getting them in asap because I tend to get a lot of orders around this time.

 

See Also:  Ornagifts

Check out Chika a Day!

16 Oct

I met Naomi Martinez probably about five years ago when I was tabling at the DIY Trunk Show for the first time.  She told me that she was working on a comic book and gave me her card. Later in the year we met up again at Gutters which was a monthly comic book group held at Chicago Comics. Since then we’ve been great friends and I really admire her style (and she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met).

Naomi’s art is always positive, colorful and fun. The majority of her pieces feature Chika’s (super cool grrrls) and Monstrochika who is a little furry, blue monster. She also creates plushes, murals, and other fun stuff. Someday I would love to see a children’s book from Naomi. Until then I recommend checking out her website and her blog. Currently she is drawing a doodle a day and has over 20 doodles up so far. The image I have featured here is one of those (and it kind of reminds me of myself when I was little).