Friday, December 31, 2010

Meet Buck: CG animation link

A wonderful CG animation that's brilliantly done, I absolutely love the painted textures! Enjoy!

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sketches of the day

I'm really happy with how these sketches came out, so I thought I'd post them.

I enjoy the whimsical fantastical world in respects to my personal style, but I have fun trying to expand my abilities as well, like the cartoony elephant and Corgie mix, which was inspired by a friend. Overall I would say I enjoy drawing illustrative fantasy, cartoony/Disney, and realism.

If you believe in faeries, you'd probably enjoy this, an event celebrating art, music and inspiration. Inspired by Brian Froud and Wendy Froud's artwork. Brian Froud and other artists attend annually.
Faerie radio - music that is highly inspirational, featuring a wide range of cultures and styles.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Inspiring Artists

We all have our inspirational figures that really fuel us to do what we are passionate about. So I thought I'd post links to a few of my favorite artists.

Todd Lockwood
He's an astounding fantasy artist with an exceptional ability to captivate audiences and pull them into the story of the painting. I absolutely love his lighting as well. He's been a great help as well since I've started school back in 2008 when I first contacted him.

Brian Froud
A wondrous faerie illustrator, he truly takes you to the heart of the faerie realm, and ability to capture features in them is awe-inspiring

Marta Dahlig
Inspired me on how to paint digitally, but her realistic humans are just amazing, the first image I saw done by her in the magazine Imagine FX I thought was a photo, but pulled me into the realm of digital art further.

Raphael Lacoste
I absolutely love environments, but he really takes them to a whole new level as a matte painter, creating new realms that look so real.

James Gurney
Dinosaurs were an obsession of my childhood but I still love the power and amaze of the creatures from long ago. A whole world where people and dinosaurs living together was genius, which he illustrates with such command. A truly great painter, I'm currently reading his recent book Color and Light: A guide for the Realistic Painter there is so much information packed into one book.

Jordu Schell
I only recently found out about his work when he came to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh to do a lecture and demo. His knowledge of human and animal anatomy to create such bizarre to curious creations on canvas or in clay is especially unique.

Bob Rafei
Concept Artist working at Naughty Dog, he led the designs of the Jak and Daxter series with his fun and unique concepts both character and environment. Since Jak and Daxters last game release, he has been working on the Uncharted Series.

Mary Grandpre
Illustrator for the Harry Potter Series, her illustrations have a veery unique style she calls soft geometry. Having much of her work in a wide variety of publications, her pastel style is desired for many freelance projects.

John Manders
A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, his illustrations take on such an energetic cartoony feel, that you can tell his work as soon as you see it. He's created a number of his own childrens stories and illustrated for others.

If you have any you'd like to share, feel free I love discovering new artists works.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


The past few months a small group of students have been working on a comic at AiP. It's a client based project of Antigone.
Our crew:
Director: Stephen Allen
Art Director and Script Interpreter: Nick Vincinti
Layout/Storyboards: Brittany Drew
Environments: Brittany Drew
Characters: Olivia Okobi and Max Ward
Painting: Anthony Williams and Brittany Drew
Branding: Steve Smith and Dan Porter
Cover: Alex Pinto and Olivia Okobi, as well as Anthony Williams and Steve Smith

It's a total of 36 pages and its being wrapped up now, the last few pages being painted. Now enough talk, here is some glimpses at it!

All art posted was created by me, except for the characters which were Olivia's creations. =)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Opening page

Guten tag!
Well here goes the journey of scribing my art, explorations and adventures. I hope to make this a fun and inspirational journey for anyone who stumples upon this place.

I'll post sketches, works in progress, photos from travels, helpful links and music I find inspirational. It'll be used as an accessible way to update my going ons for my website too! You can view my actual web portfolio at: Art of Brittany Drew

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you return!