Wednesday, November 12, 2008

a story artist

29 comments:

Alex said...

Nice smile. Looks very contented. :-)

Sònia said...

magnifico!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Jeez, this and the dog sketches below are great!Nice going!

Josh Taback said...

Hey Jenny,

I came across your blog following various links. I LOVE your sketches. I recently started on the Cintiq at work and was wondering what software you use to do most of your sketching.

Keep posting!!!

---Josh

Roukse said...

Nice !

Nicolas P. Villarreal said...

Great work!... i love the expression on the dog of "nervous time"...


Salud!!!!

Lovelace said...

Beautiful. Wish this comment box would allow for a sketch response.

Seth Hippen said...

What wonderful lines throughout.

Dody said...

courageous story artist look hehe

Nicks said...

I like the free flow in all your sketches. nice blog.

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JoR said...

oh jesus!
love this blog, your style it so...
and also...pf...
i've no words...

Johnny Castuciano said...

I love this blog as well as your other diary blog! I will definitely follow this blog

Chiara said...

She's really cute. :)

Bob said...

You really should be designing movie posters, Jenny. You would give today's "stars" both a classical and classy facelift!

Your beautiful linework on a two, maybe three-color one-sheet.

I'd collect em!

B

Nico said...

siiigh. I love this blog.

Alex said...

Okay, this may not be a place to mention it but...

I love your segment in Scrambled Ink and was looking around to see where I could find more of your work when I saw IMDb list you as story artist for "How to Train Your Dragon".

I'm not asking for a sneak peak of the movie, but was wondering if any Nordic lass sketches or Valkyries may appear on this blog?

Jenny Lerew said...

You lot are all lovely to leave such kind comments. Thanks!

Josh--I used Photoshop, mostly; I also draw on an HP tablet with Sketchbook.

Alex-yes, I did work on "Dragon"-but any drawings I did on that will have to wait till after the film's released(if then). It all belongs to the studio and it's a little over a year or so away from being in theaters.

On the other hand I might well do a viking--I have viking horses and not all viking girls are alike, are they? ; )
I can tell you that all the character designs for that film, by Nico Martlet, are utterly stunning.

Alex said...

Yeah, I was looking for Viking inspired, not "Dragon" specific. I know that work is owned by the studio, and burried under a heap of NDA's or whatever your industry uses for protection.

Of course it's hard to separate ownership at times, I know in the high tech industries when you're salaried, pretty much all ideas belong to your employer if in the least related to your work with them.

I like the original art in the Dragon books, very messy and childish, but great fun. The stories are great too, we blasted through all volumes so far with my kids. I think our kids may be too old to enjoy the movie by the time it comes out, but there's no telling. I'll probably see it though.

Jenny Lerew said...

I hope I didn't come off too didactic, Alex--clearly you know the whole score with these things. : )

It's funny...I loved drawing those characters-thing is, I like them so much and as usual drew them enough in my own style that the lines can blur sometimes...that is, I'd be afraid of unconsciously posting a sketch that could be misconstrued as being from the actual film.

You get it--but all it'd take is for someone to see a viking-like drawing, see my IMDB credit and then intentionally or not disseminate my work as if it's an example from the film. It sounds paranoid, but oh, man--the places some of my original work have wound up...

There's just no telling what people will do with one's stuff on blogs, both words and pictures. I've found whole sites that rip from this and friends' blogs. Not much one can do. Anyway, it makes one wary.

Alex said...

Being wary is better than ending up in trouble. Just thinking back to a movies "making of" I watched the other day, the original concept art covered a very wide base. You're right, even if you were to draw something straight out of Asterix it could still be misconstrued...

'nuff said. :-)

joonasjoonas said...

you have such a good flow in your sketches!

Juz said...

I love your work!

Ken said...

lovely work you have here - will be back for more!

Clio said...

Hey is that Kendelle? Gorgeous sketch!! Happy New year, Jenny!

mark kennedy said...

I thought that looked like Kendelle too. Happy New Year, Jenny!!!

Hobo Divine said...

This is a gorgeous blog Jenny!

~ Hobo

harvey said...

Just love your drawings.

Craig Harris said...

Fun drawings, a lot of life in all of these!!

alternategoldenfinch said...

I simply love these types of illustrations, simple, and expressive, full of life, and emotion. Really have a talent there. I only wish that I could offer you some gratuitous amount of cash for these, but sadly i am but a lowly student. So until I have it I shall give you a bit of praise here and there if thats alright. :)