10:41 pm, jenniferhom
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last of 26, color pencil on paper
i try to do one of these every year..  this one turned out way smirkier and less creepy than i intended :P
26 was rough.
i’ve heard that 27 is either forgettable or horrible/necessary.

last of 26, color pencil on paper

i try to do one of these every year..  this one turned out way smirkier and less creepy than i intended :P

26 was rough.

i’ve heard that 27 is either forgettable or horrible/necessary.


01:27 am, jenniferhom
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haruka, watercolor on paper
4 years of classical schooling and 5 years of professional illustration evidently couldn’t train the sailor moon fan art out of me.
i don’t know if anything will make me happier than watching old sailor moon movies while painting neptune and uranus.  that series was one of the best things about childhood.  no joke.
why can’t there be more entertainment about kick ass girls?  and what’s with every villain also being female?  i’m sure this show is doused in metaphor about femininity…or is some social commentary about women in modernity.  maybe i’m just frustrated by the ubiquity of the “weak boy protagonist” :P  
my point is, i love sailor moon.  everyone is strong and at least a little gay.  and that’s the best.
i hadn’t worked in real media since last july and i’m surprised how much more satisfying it is to paint in real life than digitally.

haruka, watercolor on paper

4 years of classical schooling and 5 years of professional illustration evidently couldn’t train the sailor moon fan art out of me.

i don’t know if anything will make me happier than watching old sailor moon movies while painting neptune and uranus.  that series was one of the best things about childhood.  no joke.

why can’t there be more entertainment about kick ass girls?  and what’s with every villain also being female?  i’m sure this show is doused in metaphor about femininity…or is some social commentary about women in modernity.  maybe i’m just frustrated by the ubiquity of the “weak boy protagonist” :P  

my point is, i love sailor moon.  everyone is strong and at least a little gay.  and that’s the best.

i hadn’t worked in real media since last july and i’m surprised how much more satisfying it is to paint in real life than digitally.


12:25 am, jenniferhom
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i shot an arrow into the air, pages 28-32

zine posting part 6


09:31 am, jenniferhom
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i shot an arrow into the air, pages 23-27

zine posting part 5


11:30 pm, jenniferhom
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lunar new year, for McDonald’s, photoshop

ad illustration for McD’s year of the horse campaign.  thanks to Benjamin Milam and AD Lauren Lenart for the opportunity!  (this partially explains those 6 months of radio silence.)


10:38 pm, jenniferhom
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i shot an arrow into the air, pages 18-22

zine posting part four


12:45 pm, jenniferhom
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i shot an arrow into the air, pages 13-17

zine posting part three


12:45 pm, jenniferhom
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i shot an arrow into the air, pages 8-12

zine posting part two!  style influenced by charlie harper in page 8 (“this is my home”)


12:43 pm, jenniferhom
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i shot an arrow into the air, pages 1-7

insert some cliche about the world turning, etc.  i’m working on a zine about cha-cha-cha-changes and the summer/fall of 2013.  this will allow me to document things that have been said and work in a variety of styles outside my comfort zone.

one strong influence is page 4 (“i’m leaving”) where i heavily reference the work of Oren Haskins.  his work is incredibly charming.


08:14 pm, jenniferhom
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frizbee and suburban holiday sketches, digital, pen on paper

for every day of radio silence, this blog hemorrhages followers.  i guess that means i have a bunch of bots following me.. 

a lot has changed over the past six months.  i started dancing, exercising, and picked up a few freelance gigs (one of which is the above illustration of my dance partner’s sister and her beloved puppy).  

most significantly, i’ve lost and gained important aspects of my life.  there’s a zine in the works while i sort those things out.  more on that later.


11:46 pm, jenniferhom
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shimmy and shake, page 2, digital
this style is absorbing an obscene amount of time/energy.  completing the book will probably take a while lol.

shimmy and shake, page 2, digital

this style is absorbing an obscene amount of time/energy.  completing the book will probably take a while lol.


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duttonart:

Background paintings for the Maurice Sendak Google doodle. Fellow doodler, Jennifer Hom did a brilliant job leading the creative on this and doing all the heavy lifting, including the characters, animation, and the layouts and block-ins for these BGs. I was happy to do my small part and take the backgrounds to a finish.

I was even happier to use this opportunity to study Sendak’s work a little more closely. I originally planned to paint these backgrounds in watercolor, but due to the complexity of the project and the short timeline I had to work in, I opted for digital. Yet I still feel like I got to learn a thing or two about how he composed images and made sense out of the most amazing kinds of clutter, whether a dense jungle, buildings from the pantry, or the skeletal remains of a farmhouse ripe for a birthday parade.

Happy 85th birthday to a true master! You can see the fully animated tribute here:

http://www.google.com/doodles/maurice-sendaks-85th-birthday

Here are the fully composed backgrounds for the Maurice Sendak doodle— Thanks Dutton!


10:49 am, jenniferhom
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"Oh please don’t go— we’ll eat you up— we love you so!"

I am honored to have worked on today’s birthday doodle for Maurice Sendak.  One of my very first memories as a sentient organism was of Where the Wild Things Are.  My pre-school teacher read the book to us kiddies and held a staring contest like the monsters in the forest.  I beat all the other students and my teacher.  This is still one of my greatest accomplishments.

Many thanks to Corrie Scalisi and Mike Dutton for engineering and art collaboration!


03:14 pm, jenniferhom
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shimmy and shake, page 2 draft, digital
i’m an awful character designer.  hopefully this project will force me to think more carefully about my forms…differentiating among 6 women all wearing similar styles of clothing is a challenge.

shimmy and shake, page 2 draft, digital

i’m an awful character designer.  hopefully this project will force me to think more carefully about my forms…differentiating among 6 women all wearing similar styles of clothing is a challenge.


11:15 pm, jenniferhom
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shimmy and shake, page 2 study, digital
i’ve passively worked on an old “children’s book” idea since 2008 about King Henry VIII and his wives.  i figured that finishing it off could be a good exercise in shapes and composition…and make me feel like i’m generating a consistent body of work.
i’m really out of my comfort zone by stylizing my figures so heavily.  though this approach is proving very time-consuming, i hope it all works out in the end :-/
this is also keeping me from drawing embarrassing amounts of sherlock fan art…i can’t promise benedict won’t creep his dashing way onto this blog though.

shimmy and shake, page 2 study, digital

i’ve passively worked on an old “children’s book” idea since 2008 about King Henry VIII and his wives.  i figured that finishing it off could be a good exercise in shapes and composition…and make me feel like i’m generating a consistent body of work.

i’m really out of my comfort zone by stylizing my figures so heavily.  though this approach is proving very time-consuming, i hope it all works out in the end :-/

this is also keeping me from drawing embarrassing amounts of sherlock fan art…i can’t promise benedict won’t creep his dashing way onto this blog though.



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