Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pie day from Junior and Snoopy

#grizandnorm #griseldasastrawinata #kittyillustration #pieday

Pie 'N Burger

Happy 3.14!!!!  Have some pie!  This is my favorite pie place in my hometown Pasadena
#grizandnorm #griseldasastrawinata #foodieillustration #foodieart #pasadena

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sweet Snoopy

My sweet Ol' lady Snoopy.  Always happy to see me.  Love her to pieces.
#grizandnorm #griseldasastrawinata #catillustration #snoopykitty

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday Tip - Basic Head construction

My first contribution to the Tuesday Tips! I will mainly focus on topics from a storyboard perspective, but of course they can be applied to anything. Technically speaking (we’ll get in the entertainment part later), the main goal is to “clarify” the ideas you are presenting, which usually means to “simplify” them. In this instance, I’ll start with the human head, since human is what I have to draw the most. Heads (mostly faces) is what an audience is drawn to most when looking at the screen, so it’s a good idea to figure out this one first. I find drawing profiles first more helpful because it’s easier to adjust features and get a clear idea of the head design. Since I have to draw characters in a lot of different situations (and then some more), I try to find a shorthand that will convey what I want as quickly and clearly as possible. The more I get to “know the character” I’m playing with, the better I’ll get at finding a shorthand for it. Next time, I will cover ASYMMETRY in facial expressions. See you soon!
#grizandnorm #normandlemay #tuesdaytips #tutorial #basicheadconstruction

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o is my latest celebrity crush.  She is so beautiful and graceful.  I saw her speech on beauty that made me sob like a little girl.  Growing up, I also hated the color of my skin.  Growing up in a Chinese descendants family, it is very important having a light color skin.  I’m the darkest among my sisters and mother; in fact the running joke was that I’m “item goreng/geseng” which losely translated to ‘burnt and crispy’; and not until I’m an adult that I start loving my skin color.  If you have a chance, please watch her speech, I gotta warn you, you may cry.
#griseldasastrawinata #grizandnorm #lupita

Tuesday tips -- Tangent

One of the many things to watch out while you're drawing your composition is tangents.  Tangents are shapes that touches in an uncomfortable way.  There are many tangents, but the most common ones are continuous long lines and edges/angle that touches each other.  So just make sure you overlap your objects and avoid these.  

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday tips -- Color comp

 I always do a quick color comp for every painting.  I like to use a very basic color theme.  It's very simple color theory that always works for me.  Try it out and have fun.
#tuesdaytips #griseldasastrawinata #art #tutorial #colorcomp #colortheme

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I love Loubi!

More Louboutin illustration.  Can't get enough of them.  Love them all.
#griseldasastrawinata #shoeillustration #art #grizart #louboutin #fifi

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday tips -- highlights

To make your object color stays fresh and juicy, you need to add color to the highlight.  If you just add white, it'll become dull.

The good rule of thumb is
* warm object -- cool highlight
* cool object -- warm highlight
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Miu Miu Lilium

Happy Valentine’s day!!!!  Treat yourself with something nice.  I’m loving this Miu Miu Lilium.

#griseldasastrawinata #shoeillustration #art #grizart #miumiu