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…

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).

Virtual Dr. Sketchys

26 Sep

I attended a virtual Dr. Sketchy’s last night in Second Life (hosted by Tart Gallery). This is one of my sketches (I have to admit I’m a bit rusty in figure drawing so I know this could use some work). It was fun and challenging. They gave people 10 minutes per pose so I sketched this out last night then spent an hour and a half inking it with ball point pen. One of the biggest challenges is that the physics in Second Life are kind of wonky, so things don’t lay as they naturally would. The avatars have textures on them and that doesn’t always match up with the lighting. Considering it was done with basically video game characters it was pretty good though. And there was a great music stream being played, and other cool artists participating. If it works out with my schedule I hope to do it again.

First Post.

17 May

I’m not sure that I’m capable of blogging…I barely had the attention span to deal with Twitter…but I am going to try this out for a little while and see how it goes.

This image is from one of my more recent commissions. I created two coloring books for a local Chicago band, Tangleweed. They play mostly bluegrass and I had the opportunity to see them live recently. I had never really listened to much bluegrass but Tangleweeds cd’s definitely had me tapping my toes. I would recommend them to anyone. (From top left: Paul, Scott, Ryan, Kip, and Billy).

Working on this project has got me thinking that I really need to create an original coloring book using my art. It’s on my list of things to do in the near future.


See Also:

Cold Cold Ground Video

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Coloring

A little elbow grease (and lots of fun) gets you a free e-book!

Color Me Contest!

As My Eyes are About to Fall Out of Their Sockets