Thursday, December 22, 2011

Evil Rafa WIP

Eventually it might not look like Rafa, I might want to give him wavy hair instead that parts to the side... I'll figure it out later.

-Bianca DG

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's Been a While

It really has been. I did not go to life drawing as much as I wanted this semester, and I guess that depresses me a bit. But I'm truly excited for next semester and do more drawings!

-Bianca DG

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Skull Mania

I enjoyed this project, I practically memorized the skull. It made me want to re-learn the skeleton all over the again.

-Bianca DG

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another Test with Steve

Another test we did with Steve in lighting class. This was a total of 2.5 hours to be done, that crazy guy. I woke up feeling nervous this morning, and then he tells us there's a test. I knew there was a reason for my feeling nervous. I feel fine with this, seeing that it was done under pressure. Aside from the obvious mistakes, I think I'm going the right way.

-Bianca DG

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bottles Test 1

The Glass Projects first pass. It has a mix of almost every kind of glass in the MIA presents. I should have cropped the top, but I'll most likely just re-render it later after I get some feedback. For now, ciao.

-Bianca DG

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Animation Thumbnails

I think thumbnailing is my current favourite part in the animation process. I'm not good with classical animation, but I actually think I want to do some as a hobby one day. I was looking at Thalia Tomlinson's Youtube channel, and her stuff made me want to do some fun animations. I gotta get better at this stuff though. I want to be an animator as well.

-Bianca DG

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The 45 Minute Test

Steve Kahwati likes to make his students suffer. He made us do a 45 minute test in class after teaching us about glass for 1.5 hours. I like how intense his classes are, and I have a very similar mentality. I like being worked to the bone, it's funny. I'm not the best, but I like to work to be.

Model is from
-Bianca DG

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Close to Final

Happy Halloween~

-Bianca DG

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I've been busy with learning Maya, the ups and downs. Here's a lighting assignment that I still have to work on, but I thought I might want to showcase it. I'm starting to understand how surface shaders bounce light, and how I want my lights to be like.... if that makes sense. I have no knowledge in lighting, but it's something you can always learn. For now, I'm still working on trial and error and trying to see what looks nice.

-Bianca DG

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Be Grateful and the CNE Part 2

I am the type of person who is not used to being grateful because I tend to like to do everything myself, so I don't really know what to be grateful for. Aside from the obvious, and having access to all the needs and some of my wants. I live a pretty good life. Sometimes, I forget that I live a good life because I get so consumed in my small world.

I came home tonight to see a car parked out my lot, and I was pretty annoyed because I knew that it was company. I then remembered that my mother told me that she was going to have company, and then I sighed before I knocked to get the door opened. After my mom saw me, she gave me a kiss and introduced me to her friends. She already told one of her friends about the summer job that I had.

That friend of hers talked to me and she says, "You went to a wedding to draw people as the wedding favors right?"

I said, "Yea, it was fun."

Then she talks to my mom's other friends and said, "Look at that! She's having fun! She didn't even talk about the money! Having fun while earning money, isn't that great!"

Then I thought, "Hey, that is right. It is great."

I think that we all get so caught up in being busy that we forget that we're actually doing something that we love. It's good to have fun, but to make a living out of it is an even better thing to do. I don't want to compare myself to others because that is usually not fair, and maybe what I'm saying is also not fair because it's not the same case for everyone. But the deal is, when you find what you really want to do, don't forget to be grateful.

Second part of the entry, here's some more CNE Caricatures:

-Bianca DG

Monday, August 29, 2011

Reasons Why I love Rafa

Although the title is a joke (just a little bit), I really do have good reasons as to why I love Rafa. My best and current example would be because he gave me the best advice I had heard so far in my life (actually, it's the second best. The best one was when Graves told me to go to Animation). So in any case, Rafa gave me one of the best advice today, which was to break out of my mold.

The way I remember he explained it was that I had a certain way of drawing, techincally that I drew myself all the time, and I tend to draw other characters similarly to myself, but with different features here and there. I made dumb excuses, like I usually do, although I'd like to stop making excuses. I still have that thing where I always have to defend myself even though I'm not really being attacked or anything. I will break out of that eventually. Woah, lots of "I"s.

Rafa teaches me ways to break my habit=formula=rut. I don't know or really care whether he does understand me or not, but that fact that he tells me the truth, and the fact that he's teaching me how to break out of the mold that I've created for myself is something that I admire. I really DO want to break out of my mold, because the goal is to always be better than yourself. I also really want to do something different, something I don't usually do, but because I'm so concerned about pretty drawings that I don't even realize that I'm stuck in that small world.

In Rafa's words, "Get out of your little box." I love him (but I love Josh the best.)

Here's a dragon.

-Bianca DG

Thursday, August 25, 2011

CNE Caricatures Part 1

My friends and I started a business at Toronto's CNE. So far its been a great experience, and the clients we've had are wonderful (aka, they don't treat you like they own you). Our tent neighbours are also very nice. So in any case, here are the first few drawings I will show you.

-Bianca DG

Monday, August 15, 2011

Peterborough Ex

A new post after a month of nothing. I'm sorry to have been off the radar, but I haven't had the opportunity to take proper pictures of my artwork. I have been doing work, like a comic and life drawing, but I haven't taken proper pictures of them yet. In any case, this post is all about my Peterborough trip that happened during the 11-14th of August. We were and are considered Carnies.

Above are two kids who hung around us a lot. They were loud, and something got on my nerve, but it was fun having them around.

The booth. It's empty and disorganized, but we'll find out a better way to set-up in the CNE.

That pretty much says it all.

This guy right here is my friend Rafa Bale. He's a funny guy, and is willing to do the crazier things. The hand holding the flashlight is Steph Braithwaite. We decided to go dumpster diving to grab chips from the Lays factory. It was a new experience, and although it sounds gross, at least I was able to have such an experience. I have their blogs on my link side. Great artists!

-Bianca DG

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Water Bottle

I have a problem of losing water bottles as a yearly occasion. I almost never lose anything, but water bottles seem to be that one thing that just disappears from me. Well, in the annoyance that I cannot find the water bottle that I like, I decided to just design one. The limitation is that the background colour would have to be white, but that's fine with me. Anything that isn't branded by anyone is my type of bottle.

-Bianca DG

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I got Bored, and then Bored Again

I was working, then I decided to draw something while I export everything I was working on. But I got bored working on this, mainly because after an hour, it still had a long way to go, and I just don't care about it much to keep working on it. Maybe one day, I'll actually make something painterly and nice, but for now, my interest piles up in a more spontaneous style.

-Bianca DG

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Year Book Design Idea

Classmate: Will you be designing a year book cover?
Me: Yeah.
Classmate: What's your idea?
Me: Myself, as usual.

That's right, I decided that I want myself as the poster girl for the yearbook in the AAC, but who knows if my work will be chose. Either way, it's another fun montage for me. LOL!

-Bianca DG

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Three Hour Pose

My very First 3 hour life drawing pose! I tried it last weekend at the TSA, and I really want to go back again. Next time, I'm thinking of using water colours. But for now, this is made with pastels, charcoal, and pencil crayon.

-Bianca DG

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bye Bye Mattress

This is a speed fun painting with a brush I just discovered in photoshop. The brush blends the two colours you have on your pallette together, and the colours that appear to be more prominent is based on the pen pressure. I always wonder if the things I say make sense.

In any case, I personally witnessed a truck with a mattress behind it, and the mattress just flew out, as you can see. It was funny, but dangerous. It was on the highway, but the guy behind the truck didn't get hit by the mattress, which is a good thing.

-Bianca DG

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


More fun paintings. I say different things in all my different blogs. Although I like to update them all. It's a little troublesome, but it's not too difficult. ANYWAY.... DOUG!

-Bianca DG

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's the way I hold my Charcoal

I finally understand why I draw differently each time. It's because of the way I hold my charcoal, and unknowingly I've been changing the way I hold it every time I draw. I started doing that because I used to have shoulder pains from life drawing so much. There is a certain way to hold conte that helps me draw better and get a great line, but it actually hurts at some point back where my rhomboids are.

-Bianca DG

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Vampire Vulture Barney

Believe me, I'm not bored, I just can't stand looking at the same project for hours and hours.

-Bianca DG

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Every Time I Draw, It's Different

It's the truth! Every time I life draw, my style changes for some unknown reason. Maybe I'm still trying to find that style, but whenever I draw, I just like to get lost in the process of drawing. I never cared for style, and until now I will say that I do not have a style. It is unexplainable, maybe my professors have a better reason than I do. Although I have to admit, I do not care much for the reason of the difference of my drawing styles. Does that make sense?

-Bianca DG