Monday, May 13, 2013
A painting of MARY: Virgin Mom (happy belated mother’s day?)
Based on: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/70018570. I was trying out a new painting technique. I feel like some things I’ve been experimenting with for a while finally came together.
I’ve been inspired by the art of this amazing fellow Sachin Teng: http://sachinteng.tumblr.com/. Also perfect timing to see this post about not going overboard with shading: http://troy-artlog.tumblr.com/post/49562532600/how-to-make-your-art-look-nice.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Partners in Preservation Program: https://www.preservedmv.com/
This was a recent freelance project that I worked on with The Duke and the Duck, a local production company. I did the storyboards and a bunch of the artwork. Other talented folks did the animation.
The two guys who hired me were super nice and a pleasure to work with. I want to work with them again. The project is all about preserving old buildings and parks in DC, so naturally living in DC, this was very appealing to me. I'm really proud of how the whole thing turned out.
And if you happened to be in the DC area or just happened to love old DC buildings, go to the website and vote for your favorite site!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I realized that I now have 26 followers here on this blog. I’m so happy and honored that you guys are following me. I’d like to start posting more, though sometimes I find it hard, maybe because I feel like a stranger. So I thought I’d take a post to introduce myself.
My name is Heather Larkin. I am 28 years old and I live in Washington DC. For my day job, I am a freelance animator and illustrator. I’d really like to work as a storyboard artist for TV or feature films. I’m trying to build up my storyboard portfolio and apply for storyboarding jobs.
Right now, I’m working on an online comic called “Myst The Book of Atrus” based on my favorite book EVER. You can read it online here: http://mystcomic.smackjeeves.com/.
Personality wise, I’m a huge nerd. I recently reorganized my bookshelves into categories, so I can tell you exactly what subjects I’m interested in: Central American natural history; Japanese language; medieval Europe social history and Old English; biology and animal behavior; film editing, directing, acting and storyboarding; story writing; art technique and human anatomy.
I also get really excited about office supplies.
Some random backstory: I was born in Queens NY. I went to Princeton University and majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The best outcome of that was that I got to study zebra behavior in Kenya. After I graduated, I entered the JET Programme and lived a year in Japan. I love Japanese.
Ta-da. So now you know a little something about me.
Nice to meet you! よろしくおねがいします。
Nice to meet you! よろしくおねがいします。
Thursday, March 7, 2013
This is a pitch I did for a story called "Tilly". It's about a girl really into military stuff who is given a princess doll for Christmas.
My goal was to create some storyboards for my portfolio and practice pitching. I've been working on it in fits and starts since November and most of that was editing the story.
I did the drawings in TVPaint, which has an easy to use timeline. I used Quicktime to record my voice along with the computer screen as I clicked through the drawings.
I liked how it came out. I'm excited to do another one.