Monday, June 28, 2010

Week of 6/27

It's Sunday again! People were probably busy this week, it's cool. However this week's Sketch of the Week is:

Time Machine

Speaking of, Sketch of the Week can be submitted anytime throughout the summer. If you have any sketch prompt ideas, comment below.

By the way... I realize I have yet to post anything to this, my desktop caught a virus and the scanner doesn't work with my laptop. Should be fixed soon.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

a little late treehouse

I've spent the past week driving and flying willy-nilly all up and down the west coast, so I'm afraid this is a bit late, but I had lots of fun doing it! While sketching I was thinking of the treehouse as a sort of religious structure, with a holy person living up in the heights and lower disciples or secular farmers tending the shade-grown crops growing around the foot of the tree.

And I guess introductions are in order: I'm Bridget Underwood, a student of 2D animation. As much as I love the craft of it, I really just want to be a storyteller, and I think animation is one of the most beautiful ways out there to tell a story :)

Week of 6/20

It's Sunday again! We got a lot of reaction from the treehouse prompt which was great to see. Lane put an abundance of thought into Sketch of the Week this time, see her post below for a more detailed explanation of it. However it is:

Scene from a book, book cover, or how you would do it's Hollywood adaptation.

Speaking of, Sketch of the Week can be submitted anytime throughout the summer. If you have any sketch prompt ideas, comment below.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Can I call dibs again????

So guys, I've been thinking about my childhood a lot since I've been home, and I thought of another idea for the sketch prompt for next week. I know I called dibs last time, but I think this one will be really really fun too!

I'm not sure about you guys, but read everything I could get my hands on when I was little. Especially since I lived in a small Georgian town, it was great being able to transport myself into any place I wanted, with the turn of a page. I went for all of those Newberry Award books, lol. Most of those books really changed my perspective on a lot of issues, and I have to say that Lois Lowry really hit it home with The Giver.

So, I want you guys to pick your favorite book from when you were a child, and sketch the most memorable scene that comes to mind. Pretend that you're redesigning a book cover, or you can draw one of those small sketches at the beginning of the chapters.

OR!! Don't you hate it when a movie version comes out and they cast the characters completely wrong and the backgrounds aren't how you imagined them at all? Now's the perfect chance to show Vignette Gazette followers how you really pictured Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, Bridge to Terabithia, Tuck Everlasting(!), etc.

Have fun, guys. :)

-Lane Ngo

Treehouse for a Friend

All-in-all, just a sketch. I was playing around with a character design for another project and since he works with his hands I played off the sketch of the week a little.

Building a house in a tree for a little fairy. Maw.

I guess this is where my bio goes. My name is Robin Stanberry, of the North Carolina Stanberrys. I am an animation major and love the ever-living crap out of my profession. I am a libra-dragon and love waking up to the smell of freshly cut grass. Yum. Summer. <3

Friday, June 18, 2010


Don't worry. We'll live in the sky, where no one can hurt us. We'll stay until the woods fade and the leaves wither. By then it will be time to go home where they will have missed us so.

So, this was kind of a disaster from the beginning, so trying to resurrect it from the dead took foreverrrr. But now it's up, and ready for feedback.

By the way, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Lane Ngo. I'd like be an Uncarved Block. It's a Daoist term for being a jack of all trades, and being able to carve yourself into many different shapes multiple times, instead of being just one shape and only useful for one thing. So I want to animate, illustrate, and look into motion media. Oh, and as long as the story is told right and it is visually stunning, there is nothing wrong with a happy ending.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Less than Awesomest Treehouse


So i still don't have a scanner. And i suck at drawing treehouses (and i've tried many, many times), so this one isn't all that awesome. Oh and i don't know how to digitally paint but i wanted to be able to post something so it had to be digital.

Um. Yeah whatever here ya go!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Underwater Treehouse

This blog has the freshness of a smooth espresso.

I'm Cassandra...erm, okay..I'm a sequential major who isn't into comic books. But I love working with the very talented individuals in animation. My favorite thing to experiment with is light, color, and atmosphere.

The ocean floor has a lot of similarities to land, so I thought- why not have a treehouse underwater, maybe a natural one made of some sort of coral? I don't know; I was listening to Avatar while painting this so maybe that's why I was thinking, "blue."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Week of 6/13

Hey guys! It's Sunday again, which means it's time to upload.

But don't stress out, a lot of you probably have problems scanning stuff (myself included), or you're not home, or maybe you're returning from China. So, just upload your stuff when you're up and running.

Lane asked for the Sketch of the Week this time to be:

The Most Awesomest Treehouse Ever

And so it is. Oh and from now on, sketch of the week is going on a "dibs" system. So call dibs in the comments for the next week.

We also have some new members, though I don't know who exactly. Seems like there's new ones every hour. I'm thinking of adding an About tab at the top, where you can all add a short description and bio of yourself.

Check it out! I thought we could post news too.

first art post!

Hey guys, here are a couple of my sketches from my China trip. We're posting life drawings, right?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Here we goooo

I'm a little late on posting this cause I have no internet.

Anyway, today is the 6th of June, that means Vignette Gazette is officially rolling!

Though the site could still use some work. I modified the original template so it was wider, and fixed the issue the poll was having. Though do we need a poll? And how about color choices (the lime green's gonna go)? Give some feedback.

And now the long awaited first sketch of the week theme is....

Draw Yourself with Your Pokemon

You can submit Sketch of the Week anytime throughout the summer. If you have any ideas of what the Sketch of the Week should be, comment below! I'll post some of the ideas so far in the comments too.

So let's crank up the awesome, people.

Lauren will probably edit this post cause I did it wrong.