Trying to work on some more dynamic poses, and Lita came to mine almost immediately. I was always a huge Amy fan, but in recent years I've really come to not have a favorite scout; they're all so different and complex and flat out awesome.
Lita was great because she was so homely - loved cooking/baking - but was also the one who had the most martial arts chops. (Also: lightning punches. Nothing beats that.)
I finally got around to watching The Lorax, and I have to say I liked it a lot more than I thought I would! Vibrant colors everywhere, squashing and stretching galore, and random yet catchy songs. (Okay, so by that last point I just mean "How Bad Can I Be," because I literally laughed out loud imagining Ed Helms singing that bit. And it's been stuck in my head all day.)
I mostly loved the Once-ler flashbacks. I have to keep at his likeness though - his face is a weird circle shape, and his features are deceivingly simple. Also, skinny lads in vests? Yes please.
My second entry for the Twenty One Pilot contest! This is for the song "Holding On To You."
Really had a blast with this one, and I really like how it's nothing at all like my usual stuff. I'm fasinated by the concept of Dia de los Muertos, and combined that imagery with the Twenty One Pilots' skeletal branding. Based on the idea of not letting someone go due to fear of the unknown, and letting that consume you. I love, love, love this song and hope I did it justice.
No real surprises this year at the Oscars... unless you count the un-classy cut off of the VFX crew for Pi. So disheartening, to put it simply. What a way to treat the industry that puts the magic into the media we so dearly love.
I was super happy for WDAS for their Paperman win, though I did love Adam and Dog dearly. And while I was happy for Mrs. Chapman and the female driven Brave, I would have loved to see Wreck-It Ralph win. Alas, as Jennifer Lee tweeted, "Ralph is about the misfits, for the misfits, so it fits."
(And I'd be remiss if I didn't fangirl over Adele - how utterly gorgeous was she? - and Jennifer Lawrence. Guhh. ♥)
I only just learned of the passing of Caroline John who played Liz Shaw in the early seasons of Who. She passed away in June of last year, and what with Elizabeth Sladen and Mary Tamm having also passed away recently, it's been a somber time for classic Who fans.
I've only seen one episode of John's - Inferno - but Liz was so memorable for being independent and smart, calling the Doctor and UNIT guys out on their stupidity or misogyny. It's sad that Liz didn't get a goodbye scene in the show, but I'll always remember her fondly.
I've been really in love with Kate Spade as of late - and it's always fun drawing from fashion. Lately I've been obsessed with dark tights/light shoes, too. The inspiration for the coat can be found here, but be warned you may loose hours of your life: adorable things ahoy.
A poster design I came up with for the Twenty One Pilots contest, based on the song Car Radio. I had so much fun doing this! This actually deviated from my original thumbnail sketch, but I'm pleased with how it came out.
I have an idea for a second poster for Holding On To You, same color scheme but dramatically different aesthetic. Can't wait to start!
I watched Marie Antoinette today. Then I proceeded to scour Wikipedia reading up on the history of France during this era. Rococo was the first movement we studied in my art history class, and so I have a soft spot for it.