Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Puppy Pebbles

 Ever since I graduated from high school my parents have begun putting all their care and attention into raising puppies.  I mean, my dad was never one for spoiling our pets, but this one here sleeps in their bed with them even though she is now a full grown American bulldog!  So for my mom for Christmas, I've decided to do a painting of Pebbles when she was still a little puppy.  Though the pup has certainly lost none of her spark or hyperactive overenthusiastic curiosity, she is still as cute as a button and still does this awesome little head tilt thing when she's interested in something.  In this pic I was playing the piano and she had never heard it before, and the pose was so perfect I had to take a picture of it.  I think she's gonna love the painting and I can't wait to get it printed! (and no, my mom is not on facebook so she won't see this before Christmas :-p)

Below you will also find a few process paintings if you're interested.


And here is the short that almost killed me!  I have to say I've never gone with so little sleep for so long, even when completing my thesis at RIT's School of Film and Animation.  For those of you who have talked to me about this project, you know how close it was to not being finished with the last minute technical disasters I've had over the last week before it was due, but thanks to the awesome people in the Viz Lab and a week of sleeping in the lab and only going home to shower, here it is! 4 months of hard work and dedication! Hope you enjoy :)