Other Panda Worlds

Friday, January 20, 2012

Above Water

Dear readers,

This semester is going to be BUUUSSYYY. Just got through submitting for my first 2 rounds of recruiters. A very busy semester indeed. I hope I'm prepared enough to stay ahead of the pack and charge straight ahead to whatever comes my way this year. 

First, here are some character studies. There are more to come of the dogs and more expressions. But here are some of the little boy and little girl who care for the main characters of my thesis story. :3 
I tried to portray a slightly more androgenous boy that's more effeminate, stylish, spoiled. I'm contemplating adding a cardboard crown on him. ^^;; Would that be a bit much?

 And here are some for the little girl who is more outgoing, adventurous and slightly more shabby than the boy. I want to suggest a slightly more tomboyish personality in the girl who side kicks Lost.

And here are some final interior drawings. Some still need more tweaking. But I hope you guys enjoy. :]

More to come for sure. Stay tuned. :]
Love, Erica.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lost & Found Thesis work. :]

Herro fellow Panda lovers! :]

I've got some drawings I'd like to share w/ you! :D So it's only been a week back at school, but already I've been bombarded with old friends, great music, and a lot of what is to come these next 3 1/2 months: work, work, work, work, work. I'm already well into my thesis senior project, and I'm just pumping out all these final pencil drawings for the final illustrations. But I wanted to share a few with you to get you excited too! ;] So here they are, the main characters of my book, Lost and Found! These characters are all highly fictional, but are very heavily based upon two funny animal friends I adore and love in real life who will be left nameless, but I like to think their true identities are pretty obvious to those who know them. :D
Still fiddling around with the shape and design for the main doggie protagonists. 

Still sort of working out the kinks between cute, and a little more sentimentally serious close ups. 

Well, I suppose that was just a little taste. But I hope it keeps you coming back for more, and hungry to digest some more cute doggie goodness in the weeks to come. 
Love, Erica. 
ps. I hope everyone's sticking to their new year's resolutions! I know I'm damn well trying on mine: Be strong, happy, healthy , & active. And just to stick it at the end of those 4 and extra just on the side, stay connected! :] 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New work to ring in the New year!

 Happy New Year's everyone! :D I hope everyone had a very wonderful New Year filled with love, family and friends. I know it's been such a long time since my last post, but this post and more to follow will just prove that I HAVE been staying productive this winter break. I was asked by my mother to help her design and illustrate some thank you cards and envelopes for her this coming new year. Her new year's resolution involves appreciating the people and things that you have in your life right now instead of getting involved and caught up in the people and things that are not in your life and focusing on the things you WISH you had, but focus more on the things you do have and how much they mean to you. If anything, your good karma is sure to accumulate with all of the thoughtful attention you are paying the things and people that are around you, and in turn it will pay back in of itself. :] You  never know. So yup. Here's the finished art and designs for that. Hope you guys enjoy and stay tuned because this next year and semester is sure to be filled with crazy events and busy with work and art. I'll keep you posted. I can't 'til you visit again. I aim to impress. ;]

Love, Erica