Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some Designs and Sharing Stuff

So I haven't had much of a chance to share work I've been doing for, ohhhh the past YEAR for my job! Just didn't really get motivated to compile a good little collection. And since most of these spots have aired for quite some time, I'm assuming they've run their course enough for me to share some behind the scenes of a few elements.

My biggest and most enjoyable position so far has been character design and color work. Color used to be my kryptonite funny enough, when I was younger, but I've beaten my weakness to a pulp over the years and now love working with it.

All of this artwork in this post are for just a few General Mills spots I've worked on so far.

I really loved this first design here:

This was the final:

I had to paint a doll concept as quick as I humanly could, and she came out super cute!

I love painting mock-ups for scenes to help set the environment. My painting skills in Photoshop are getting faster and faster:

I even got to paint (a ton!) of backgrounds for a series of Trix web shorts. Though since I was still new at it and doing so on a mass scale, I soon found out I was way in over my head and had to bring in extra help!

Which designs do you recognize? See any on TV recently?

Next post will have...DINOSAURS!


Nathan Dickey said...

Awesome, congrats on beating your color weakness! that shot with the kids at the table has so much life!

The commercials always bugged me though, why can't the rabbit just get a freaking bowl of his own cereal!?!

j.etienne said...

that's right,the final bonnie model is perfectly drawn;She looks very "Disney"

Matt T said...

Excellent designs Jess! :D
Isn't that the Cookie Crisp wolf at the bottom of the post?

Armando said...

These are super awesome!

Tel Coelho said...

I loved your characters!!!
great work!!!!

Anonymous said...

yay, looks great. Do you take requests?


Francesco Malin said...

Great characters and works Jessica, i love them! I like the contrast between the drawing and painting digital background, congratulations!

Lindsey Lydecker said...

Jessica, it's Lindsey from work. I'm sitting at your sintque right now actually writting you this <3
hahah your work is amazing.
im adding you to my blog
hooray! ^_^

ok see u at lunch

Efe said...

Wow, such beautiful stuff.

And of course, I've seen your work all OVER tv. (Just saw your stuff on "Eat, Sleep, Draw" a minute agi, and linked in. So cool!)

kanishk said...

Great characters and works Jessica, i love them.

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Guy said...

hate you sooo muchhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

these are fantastic.