Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Weekly Update: The Big News!


As promised, the big news - I'm now Full-time!! The great guys at Glu decided to offer me a full time position! :) I'm super excited to be working there! Not that I have been working there already, for the better part of this year, but now I don't have to think about my end date & finding a new job. I super happy. I really enjoy working there, as I've mentioned before. :D Happy, happy, happy. ^_____^

Oh, and to welcome us (one of the environment artists became full-time as well. Go Adam!) to the full-time, they decided to parade us around the studio. As everyone shot us with nerf darts. Video link below.

So besides all that going on this week, most of my free time & creativity have been put into making Save-the-Date's for my wedding next year. I took the idea from here: http://somethingturquoise.com/2014/01/07/diy-instagram-save-the-dates-2/

Well, that's been my week. Lots of excitement at work. :) Doing creative/crafty stuff in my free time.

Til next week!

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My Top 3 This Week:

2. This stamp: https://www.etsy.com/listing/201426456/mini-heart-stamp-cute-little-heart?ref=shop_home_active_4 - Such a time saver for me, making those Save-the-dates :)

3. Copic Markers. I just bought some today for the first time. Its always fun trying new mediums :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Weekly Update: Big News Next Week

Its been just another normal week of work this week, so it going to be a super short update. I will have some exciting news next week though!

I did finish watching Kill la Kill last night. I don't think I've enjoyed an anime that much since I was a kid.

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Top 3 This Week:
1. Legend of Korra: Book 4 - well, technically it started the week before, but I can't believe we're on the last season! I don't want it to end!

2. This happened on Friday: http://www.dannyngan.com/post/99698464780/just-another-day-at-the-office - I was there, it's just hard to see me.

3. #inktober - Everyone is drawing in ink this month! Even I have been giving it a shot. If fun to try new mediums :)


Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Weekly Update: Another Week Gone By

Not too much to share this week. I've been working on some fun stuff but it will be a while until I can actually share them. Everything is going good though. We even picked a date for our wedding this week! Yeah!! Now I can spend a little more time on some personal projects now that I don't have to search for a venue. **sigh of relief**

Did anyone check out the teaser for Pixar's next film Inside Out? Check it--> http://youtu.be/1t0A_tZGrYw

It doesn't show too much but I'm looking forward to seeing more. I think it's an interesting concept & I'm curious as to how it will play out. :) Though, Anger looks like Super Meat Boy in a suit. Just throwing that out there.

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My Top 3 This Week:
1. "Kill la Kill" - my new favorite anime. So crazy but I'm really enjoying it. On Netflix streaming so check it out!

2. New "Big Hero 6" trailer came out this week - http://youtu.be/8IdMPpKMdcc - Really excited about this one, looks like a lot of fun :) & it comes out just in time for my birthday!

3. Animation Desk App - I found an app that I can use to animate on my iPad. Still figuring everything out, but so far I like it :) if you have any other animation apps like it, please share!


Until next time!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Best of Daily Sketch - September 2014


Not too many drawings this month. So much wedding stuff to do! Oh well, I did do a bit of playing around with a new animation app. Woot!




Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Weekly Update: Scooters & Waterfalls

This has definitely been an interesting week. First off, we were given about 6 scooters for everyone to share & ride around the studio. They're a lot of fun! But I'm just waiting for the first crash to happen. Definitely put everyone in a great mood when they first arrived. Like kids on Christmas day!


Then, a few days later, I arrived to work and found out that overnight, a pipe burst in the artist section of the studio, flooding the whole area. Water dumped on 4 desks from the ceiling. My computer was on the floor, so it also managed to get a little wet. I had several days of work that I had yet to chek in. SO SCARY!! But all worked out in the end, my computer lived. All was good. All the artists were evacuated to the other side of the building and no work was lost. Just made for a really interesting day. 

Besides that, work is going good. Just wrapped up some really fun animations. Can't wait to share them! Also, the Habit RPG app I mentioned last time has really helped me keep track and stay on top of things! Yay! (I'm even writing this blog post on time!) 


Favorite Things of the Week:
1. PBS Game/Show - Fun YouTube channel where they discuss different topics relating to games. Usually things you've probaly never thought about. Fun to listen to. https://www.youtube.com/user/pbsgameshow/about

2. Coworker Blog: captainsquishyfishy.tumblr.com <Doodles/speed painting/art dump from one of the animators I work with. Check it out. (Also, make sure to follow me too! Lydiatheanimated.tumbler.com)

3. Rediscovered this video... Too funny XD http://youtu.be/0QqT1P4VO30

Enjoy! See ya next week!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Weekly Update: Better Late then Never

A little late this week, but I promise I'll get better at this! :D

Last week, we celebrated Deer Hunter 2014's 1 year anniversary! Still going strong! To celebrate the team got to go play something called Whirlyball. If you don't know what that is, look it up. Because it is awesome. Basically like playing lacrosse on bumper cars. 

Also, this week launched Amazing Battle Creatures!!! I didn't get to work on this one (I wish I had!), but a great group of artists did & you should definitely check it out!




Top 3 Things I'm Loving This Week:
1. Bancroft Brothers Podcast: http://taughtbyapro.com/category/podcasts/ ...Animation Pros talking shop. Need I say more?
2. Animation Test for the new Popeyes movie: http://youtu.be/i4tNuM9XttM ...Watch it. Lots of fun. Sony knows what they are doing. 
3. Habit RPG: https://habitrpg.com ...Fun way of staying organized & starting good habits (like drawing everyday). Turns tasks into a game & you into a levelable character. 

That's all for now folks! See ya next time! Play a little Amazing Battle Creatures to pass the time ;D

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Now on Tumblr!

So over the weekend I was sick & quarentined to the couch. In my boredom, I decided to set up a tumblr account! :) If you're on tumblr, make sure to follow me! I'll be updating it soon. Check it out here: Lydiatheanimated.tumblr.com 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Weekly Update - An Engagement & Parties

I thought I would try something new and start doing a weekly update. Cool things going on at work. Unrelated stuff happening in my life. And I will finish it out with my top 3 things I'm loving this week.

Well, to start out, over Labor Day weekend, my boyfriend, Ali, and I got engaged!! Woot! Honestly came as a surprise. But a good surprise. Involved a nice sunset walk on the beach.


So, person projects have taken a bit of a back seat as I search for a wedding venue. 

In other news, still working at Glu. I have really, really been enjoying my time there. The people I work with are great and I feel like I've known them for a really long time. I hope I get extended or become full-time because I'd hate to leave. 

This week we finally went out to celebrate the release of Dino. They took the team bowling. It was a ton of fun! 


I actually had more fun at that then I did at the Destiny release party the night before (Congrats to Ali & the rest of the Bungie crew!!). Maybe because I don't drink. It was still nice though. They rented out the EMP Museum in Seattle so we got to walk around the museum after hours. And they had a room full of stations where you could play the game. If you haven't checked it out, you should. :) And same goes for Dino Hunter ;P




That pretty much sums up my week. Lots of parties. Lots of fun. And an engagement. :)

Here are my top 3 things I'm loving this week:
1. "Lovely: Ladies of Animation" Art book. Just got my copy in the mail from when I backed their kickstarter. Really loving it! Features personal art from Lorelay Bove, Brittany Lee, Claire Keene, Lisa Keene, Victory Ying, & Helen Chen. Available on amazon, so definitely check it out! 

2. My new favorite mobile game: "TsumTsum". It's a Disney themed puzzle game. Super cute, originally from Japan. Ali &  I play like everyday, we're obsessed. 

3. And last, not really art related, but fun for all us geeks out there: Loot Crate Subscription Box. You pay a subscription fee & every month they send you a box fill with all sorts of geeky things. It's fun. Like getting a birthday present once a month. :) They send cool figurines & comic books & posters. I usually keep half & then gift other things. It's fun to just open it up & see all the surprises. >> Lootcrate.com

Have a good week everyone!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Best of Daily Sketch - August 2014


A little bit of everything this month. Some digital work. Some quick sketches in my notes. Enjoy!








Saturday, August 2, 2014

Best of Daily Sketch - July 2014


End of July already! Wow! This month has been a lot of rough doodles in the sides of my notebooks, but sometimes those are the best. :) Also have some more finished stuff. Enjoy!








Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores Released



Exciting news! The game I've been working on was released a few weeks ago! (I know. I'm a little late). I'm so happy to finally be able to share! Please check it out! It's free to play!

Here's a link to info & ways to play: http://www.glu.com/games/view/dino-hunter-deadly-shores

Thanks! Enjoy!

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Long Overdue Update

Hello!

Its definitely been awhile since I've done an update. So here we go!

First, I was gone 2 weeks in May. Touring Spain & Germany! 'Twas super fun and inspiring. Lots of nice architecture & art museums. Here are some highlights:








Aaaand that's only the tip of the iceberg. I have oh so many more pictures. I can't wait until the next time I get to travel out of the country!! I'll admit though, I meant to do soooo much more drawing (or any drawing at all) during the trip, but it ended up just being a lot of us either sightseeing or sleeping. There wasn't much in between. 

Then, when I got back it took a very long time to recover. I only recently started to draw again. But, I shall strive to keep it up!

Work is going good. You'll be getting an update about that in a week or two. Exciting things!! 

Welp, that's basically it. Just busy with work. Spending a lot of time outdoors, now that the weather here in Seattle is warming up. :) 

Until later! 


Best of Daily Sketch - June 2014


Its taken me a while to get back into the swing of things, but here are my sketches for June! I promise to be better about posting again :) These are all for sketch dailies. Enjoy!






Thursday, May 1, 2014

Best of Daily Sketch - April


This month brings many quick doodles from my notebooks. I've been pretty busy with work & life and haven't found as much time to sit & draw. So instead I've just been doodling! But I've really liked my doodles this month. Hope you enjoy them as well!