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Wolf Guts for Bi-Weekly Challenge

This week’s challenge was to choose a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers, and I had a few top picks but at the end of the day I couldn’t resist doing Little Red Cap.  In the Grimm Brothers version of the story, the wolf is cut open to get Little Red Cap and her grandmother out, and heavy stones are put inside before he’s sewn back up.  When he wakes up, he can’t move from the weight and dies.

I started by doing a few quick thumbnails on paper, then I scanned in the one I liked best and did the sketch digitally.  I prefer to sketch digitally because I can flip, rotate, copy and paste at will— saves a lot of time!  Then I printed the sketch out at full size (12”x22”) and lightboxed it on to watercolor paper.  (At this point, I wasn’t entirely sure whether I was going to paint this or do colors digitally so I wanted to keep my options open.)  Once I started rendering it out with graphite, I decided to proceed with colors digitally because I wanted to maintain a feeling of depth with lighting.

XO.  I’m way late to the Queen Bey train, but I had to.  She’s perfection.
Graphite + Digital.

XO.  I’m way late to the Queen Bey train, but I had to.  She’s perfection.

Graphite + Digital.

So Minneapolis got like 8 inches of snow or something stupid, but regardless of our crappy weather I’m ready for spring.  Drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge for the topic ‘Spring’, I wanted to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites: Fantasia.  That segment with the centaurs and the drunk satyr and all the baby unicorns was something I’d watch on repeat as a kid, and it always makes me think of the season.
Decided to go digital this round because holy crap it’s 2 months until my wedding and I’m in panic mode now, hah.

So Minneapolis got like 8 inches of snow or something stupid, but regardless of our crappy weather I’m ready for spring.  Drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge for the topic ‘Spring’, I wanted to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites: Fantasia.  That segment with the centaurs and the drunk satyr and all the baby unicorns was something I’d watch on repeat as a kid, and it always makes me think of the season.

Decided to go digital this round because holy crap it’s 2 months until my wedding and I’m in panic mode now, hah.

Made some revisions to this… Looked super creepy when resized so yeah!! Graphite + digital.

Acrylics + Gouache on Stonehenge 140lb Hotpress, 9x12”

Acrylics + Gouache on Stonehenge 140lb Hotpress, 9x12”

Graphite on Stonehenge 140lb hotpress, 9x12” - WIP shot before paints. 

Graphite on Stonehenge 140lb hotpress, 9x12” - WIP shot before paints. 

I hope his helps someone!  If you have any questions feel free to ask me on tumblr or twitter @jenmundy!

Happy Galentine’s Day ;)!

Happy Galentine’s Day ;)!

Ponyo likes ham!  These Ghibli pieces are definitely the longest ongoing project that I’ve ever worked on but it’s nice to whittle away at them in between other pieces.  I apologize in advance for blinding you with the color palette on this one but anyways RAINBOWS

Ponyo likes ham!  These Ghibli pieces are definitely the longest ongoing project that I’ve ever worked on but it’s nice to whittle away at them in between other pieces.  I apologize in advance for blinding you with the color palette on this one but anyways RAINBOWS

I’ve been loving all of the awesome submissions to witchsona and thought I’d join in!  I’d probably spend a lot of time flying around creepin’ on people if I was a witch, and I’d use a spell on Stella (my cat) to make her less obese.  She’s cranky because she’s hungry.

I’ve been loving all of the awesome submissions to witchsona and thought I’d join in!  I’d probably spend a lot of time flying around creepin’ on people if I was a witch, and I’d use a spell on Stella (my cat) to make her less obese.  She’s cranky because she’s hungry.

Finally completed the inks on this!  Now on to colors….

Finally completed the inks on this!  Now on to colors….

Year of the Horse - Completed.  I’ve been designing some sugar skulls at work this past couple of weeks and somehow these guys ended up looking like lucha libre horses…. I’m ok with it.  Anyway, Happy Lunar/Chinese New Year, guys. 

Year of the Horse - Completed.  I’ve been designing some sugar skulls at work this past couple of weeks and somehow these guys ended up looking like lucha libre horses…. I’m ok with it.  Anyway, Happy Lunar/Chinese New Year, guys. 

Year of the horse - Inks before colors!

Year of the horse - Inks before colors!

This was so much fun to work on—Light Grey Art Lab does it again guys.  They’re just beastly at coming up with the most incredible ideas for shows. Great Personality opens on January 24th, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.  If you’re in or around the Twin Cities, you should come check it out!  Sam Wolfe Connelly is having an artist talk over at MCAD right before the show to start his weekend workshop (that I wish I could have signed up for!) and the first of 4 interactive dating sims based on the Myers Briggs personality tests comes on the same day—and it’s free!

Also… sorry for all the radio darkness here, life has been hectic.  I just started a new job last month (who would have thought I’d be doing product design? crazy.) and this whole planning a wedding thing is no small task.  I’ve got some stuff that I can post soon though, so keep an eye out! :)

The Ghibli series continues, with Ponyo!

The Ghibli series continues, with Ponyo!