Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel is one of my favorite actors. I love this interview with him because he talks about his passion for directing his own films. I confess, I have a bit of a nerd girl crush on him. If you haven't seen "This Is The End" yet I recommend it!


 



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Mini Biography

I wrote a fairly entertaining biography of my life for a job I applied to at Nickelodeon a couple months ago. Should I incorporate some of this into my "About" section on here?


Stephanie Gibree had a lot of trouble learning how to ride a bike and rode a scooter until she was nine years old. She was not a natural athlete. However, she was born an artist! People often referred to her as a character. This trait began to manifest in her life quite literally at the whim of her parents.


 


To achieve the simplicity of bedtime, her father had to pretend his home was a hotel and that Stephanie was a little old lady in search of a room for the evening. She would not go to bed until she was given a full tour and found a room that was satisfactory. At age 5, her mother was instructed to assist and include her imaginary friend, ‘The Professor’ in their daily lives.  This included things like setting an extra place for him at the table and buckling him into his own car seat.


 


Thankfully, Stephanie is much easier to work with now and applies her sense of character into the world of animation. A perfect career choice fueled from strong imaginations.


 


Stephanie spent time crafting her skills and her passion only grew. She enrolled herself in a life drawing class outside of school and listened with intent all the way to the front door of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Upon acceptance, her long awaited journey into animation began. She produced work centered in children's media, experimented in an array of mediums and absorbed feedback from fellow classmates and friends.


 


Stephanie now abides by the phrase “Do not be afraid to fail.” She believes that being an artist takes courage, not just for slaying dragons, but also for challenging limits and reaching one’s dreams. This spirited girl is currently on the hunt for her dream job in the animation industry. Look out, she hugs!





Monday, July 29, 2013

Motion Graphics

I am editing a new reel today of my motion graphics work. I can't wait to show you! 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Marionette Thoughts


Here are two versions of my Marionette page. I had an idea! Maybe the text could be more music/song inspired. For example it could resemble a music sheet. Something to consider since it's about singing. That might be one way to have continuity with differing backgrounds in the story.

I also like the first marionette. His strings and pose are nice. What was concerning me was his lack of style. I was worried he looked naked even though he was made of wood. Maybe I could combine the two pages. The girl could be in the pose of the first marionette page.... 

I can also play around with a lighter colored background for the marionette. That way it will feel like its following a similar color palette as the Parrot image. 



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Friday, July 26, 2013

Olay, Lauren Cosenza and Me?!

Here are two videos I worked on for Olay Beauty featuring Beauty Blogger, Lauren Cosenza. I was so excited to work on this, being a lover of beauty blogs myself and Olay products. I highly recommend Lauren Cosenza's blog also! 



1 - Fashionably Beautiful to Go from Stephanie Gibree on Vimeo.


 



2 - Your Fashionably Beautiful Oasis from Stephanie Gibree on Vimeo.


 


 

 



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Marionette Page two

Page two of my children's book I am working on for Ivy Leaf Studios. I had a lot of problems with this initally and it started off as a completely different puppet. I am so happy with how this turned out, however. 


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Hey Ladies!

Something I'm drawing for fun. I cant sleep lately, so why not draw girls? I feel like I would excel as an illustrator for beauty magazines! Ya know those little doodles they throw in next to articles for things like "How To Find The Perfect Shade of Lipstick". 


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New

New project, new client, new drawings! 


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Crafts

Some decorating crafts, a hanging terrarium and flower arrangment. I'm a regular Martha Stewart! 



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Saturday, July 13, 2013

And So It Begins

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Here is the first page of the first children book I am illustrating. More to come!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lana Del Rey Tribute

This is a page from my sketchbook inspired by the song "Dark Paradise" by Lana Del Rey. The lyric I was most interested in was "...There's no remedy for memory...".


I love her album "Born To Die" its so nice to have an album you can listen to all the way through. I'm teaching myself "Video Games" on the guitar right now. Its a great song to practice playing if your a beginner like myself. 


I used a lot of different mediums on this one and was able to get a matte effect. Now I want to use a more reflective paint to contrast the bottle with the label and background. 



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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

Style


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I am working on finding the right look for a children's book I am illustrating. This is part collage to give it texture. I love the font! The first letter is done in "Neo Retro Draw" font. I love it for this idea because it has negative space and reminds me of chalk drawing.