Friday, February 27, 2009
The day has arrived! I will be hanging out with Billiam all weekend in the little slice of heaven known as SP13. Come say hello! We each have a bajillion prints, originals, bookmarks, pins, and other goodies to throw your way. I will have all of the pieces I brought with me to APE as well as these newbies:
and possibly a few more. The Sea Dragon piece will be a limited edition of 15, so you might want to show up early if you want one. I will also be listing everything that I have left over in the Etsy shop on Monday, so don't feel bad if you live far, far away and can't make it. I understand how it is :) And now its bedtime - Have a great weekend everybody!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Coming to a Wondercon near you!
I'm late (and lacking) in posts for the last week, but I promise to make it up to you even if I have to bake cookies for all of you. I'm in full prep mode for Wondercon, and I will have plenty of details to hand out in the next 24 hours, but right now all you need to know is that Bill and I will be at Small Press booth 13 (SP13), and you should stop by and say hi!
And for all of you IFers: Exotic birds are instinctively attracted to other pretty feathers. It was a no-brainer for this little guy:)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Dave and I joined some friends last weekend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and we had a blast! One of my favorite parts of the aquarium was the Sea Dragon tank. These things are crazy! So crazy, in fact, that they needed to be painted. So here they are. And wouldn't you know it? One of them has a crush on the mer-girl, so he's giving her a flower. Sea dragons are so sweet:)
I'm going to do something a little different with this and turn it into a limited edition print. I'm not sure how limited the run will be yet, but probably no more than 50. I will have this with me at Wondercon next weekend, and any left over will go up in the shop after that. I can't believe it is so soon! I certainly have my work cut out for me. There will be more updates on Wondercon things coming your way this week, but until then I leave you with this commercial that was stuck in my head throughout our trip to Monterey and also the entire time I was working on this painting. Enjoy!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Back in July, I was lucky enough to take my very first trip across the Atlantic to visit my brilliant friend, Sean, in Oxford. We spent a day in London, 3 days in Oxford, and 2 whirlwind days in Paris. The weather in the UK was surprisingly sunny and gorgeous, but our time in Paris was spent dodging sudden downpours. I didn't mind - the reflections from the rainwater made the city all the more gorgeous.
The IF topic this week is "Celebrate", and I felt this piece is appropriate because it is a celebration of my short time in Paris with my good friend. This is the second piece that I have made in honor of my trip, (this being the first) and I will be bringing both of them with me in print form to Wondercon. I may do a third of London, so stay tuned for that! Wondercon is two weeks away! Come by and say hi if you can!
Monday, February 09, 2009
Maui is a demi-god who is responsible for fishing the Hawaiian islands out of the sea. That makes him awesome.
He is also the last in my series of Hawaiian gods! Now I have to get busy on other exciting things. I missed my post last night, so expect at least two more posts from me before the end of the week. Happy Monday, everyone!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Girlhack Work in Progress from Brittney Lee on Vimeo.
I just realized that I never posted any of my artwork from this project. My good friend Meg came to me (nearly two years ago now!) with the idea of doing a video podcast for all things geeky, techie, and girlie. She asked me if I would like to animate the opening, and ofcourse I said yes. We have both been super busy since then, but I managed to get the opening for "Girlhack"near completion a while back. Since it is a Flash swf exported as a quicktime movie, there are some dropped frames and compression problems at the moment. But not to worry! I ran in to similar problems while creating the landing page video for Whirled and know what to do to fix these issues, but it is a pretty time consuming process and I just decided that it is fine as is for now. There is also one background missing, so when you see it just pretend that it is a huge shopping mall :)
On a bit of a sad note, I am no longer a Three Rings employee as of yesterday. Times are tough, and even totally awesome game studios are feeling the pinch. I wish all who are still aboard the Nautilus the very best. And hopefully this means that I will be posting more frequently, at least for the time being...
Happy Thursday everyone!
Monday, February 02, 2009
As I mentioned in the last post, I saw Wicked for the first time yesterday. I have so much to say about what I saw and how I felt that I just don't think I can do it justice yet. I need to process everything and put it into a well-written post, and I cannot do that this evening. What I can do is post this little sketch. Its not much, and it has its faults, but at least it is something. I think Elphaba is a fascinating character, both in the show and in Gregory Maguire's novel. I have been trying to draw her for years, and have never once come anywhere close to something that I like. This is not quite there yet, but it is a start. You can also expect more Wicked inspired artwork in the future. Have a great week everybody:)
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Laka is the Hawaiian goddess of forest, plenty, song, and dance - namely the hula. The name "Laka" means gentle, docile, attracted to, and to attract, and thus she is also considered to be the goddess of love. I thought that was appropriate with Valentine's day coming up and all:) She is also the first of two new Hawaiian god prints that I will be bringing with me to Wondercon, so I hope to see you there! And if you can't make it, no worries - she will go up in the Etsy shop post-con as well.
I'm late again this week, but I will definitely have another post later this evening. Yesterday was a landmark day for me, because I FINALLY got myself to a performance of Wicked. Because my collective self is currently a jumbled soup of Wicked geek-outery, all I can say is if you happen to be in the Bay Area, do yourself a favor. Go see it. Now. More to come later.