Monday, October 20, 2014

Wild Flowers


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Early morning spontaneous watercolor painting. And by early morning, I mean 4am.

My body clock is a bit off lately....

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Environment Sketching for Production assignments







My CGMA class wrapped up last week, and I’m so happy to finally share what I’ve been working for my course! 
I chose to develop my concept for this illustration I made a few months back since I already have a story in mind for it. Throughout the eight weeks we delved into silhouette, composition, staging, values, adding meaning and history to the elements in our work, and improving on what we’ve done the week before.
Our instructor Armand Serrano stressed the importance of having a strong concept as the foundation of the artwork, with everything else—design, technique, perspective, composition, values, and color—working in support of it. He also reiterated the importance of getting the values down first then dealing with colors last, which is why only two of the illustrations above —my final pieces—are in color.



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Dear Mother Nature


My entry for LoopdeLoop's animation challenge is now up on their blog! Watch the whole thing here, and don’t forget to rate it 5 stars if you like it!
This month’s theme is “Childhood”, and my animation is inspired by the time I tried to send letters to Mother Nature after watching a Nickelodeon cartoon of a kid writing to her on leaves (plus points to anyone who can find this old animation on the internet because I can’t!). 
I’m SO happy to say that this, along with all the other amazing loops posted on their blog, will be screened at Loop in Melbourne on September 29, and at Nickelodeon Studios (!) in LA on October 3! 


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mini Life Update + New Links

Hi guys! I’m currently working on a bunch of new things for my freelance work, personal art, and my CGMA class (I’m taking up Environment Sketching for Production instructed by Armand Serrano, which is mindblowingly awesome to say the least). I’m really excited to share them all to you guys soon!
In the meantime, if you’d like to stay updated with my art I have a couple of new social media accounts you can subscribe to:
www.facebook.com/JecaMartinezArt
www.instagram.com/JecaMartinezArt
I also changed my Twitter username to keep things consistent:www.twitter.com/JecaMartinezArt
I hope you can check them out (and give them a Like/Follow while you’re at it!)


 

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Sketch and Scratch


Experimenting with a quick and sketchy style


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Galloping

Galloping
gouache on sketchbook paper
No electricity and internet for 3 days is the perfect time to read, sleep, and paint. 


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