Sunday, December 30, 2007

A not so dirty hippy


Oh, hello there. Didn't see you come in.
I know I've been a little absent for the past couple of weeks, but it's not my fault! I have been afflicted with an incurable vice. One that quivers at my every touch. Curse you foul temptress, thou name is DS! As you might have guessed, I got a
Nintendo DS from my awesome big brother for Christmas (which totally made me feel like an asshole cause all I got him was a DVD). I have new responsibilities now, like saving princess Zelda and taking care of my Nintendog. Nevertheless, I will do my best to keep up my blog ...and finish my film ...and bathe regularly........ But I'm not making any promises!!!
Oh yea, here's a little character work I did last month. Enjoy!

25 comments:

Andre Barnwell said...

lol..i know its about time i almost felt bad about not putting my stuff up during screening but everything is coming together slowly but surely. hows animation going for you?

Aurora said...

hahaha!
nintendo DS, eh?
I´m heeere!! hi! can you hear me?
:D
when you stop playing...keep on drawing beautiful illustrations like this, please
these remind me of Janis Joplin
saludos!

Amanda said...

Her hair is so puffy! Reminds me of a scarf I own <3

Mmm, Zelda C:

Guillaume said...

Ahh nice to see those, I remember catching a glimpse while you were working on them. Very cute, I like a lot! Nice use of the fabric texture, I like using that little trick too ;)

robi pena said...

Good work Mel! It longs to dance with her :-))

SalBa Combé said...

I like your stuff. I love your the girl with the cup of coffee. I will back to see your new works.

Urban Barbarian said...

You really incorporated some great "character" into these illustrations! Full of mood/emotion! Great job and Happy New Year!

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

These are awsome! Happy new year!

Juanma said...

these are lovely. you doing 3d now?

Mel Maduro said...

Andre - My animation is kinda non-existent right now, but things will pick up pretty quick once the new semester starts
Juan - Yep, but I did most of my 3D work last year
All of you awesome people - Thanks for the love everybody! It's a privilege to get comments from so many great artists :D

Sorrentino said...

fun work you have here!
love the shapes of your ladies!
the goth love thing remeinds me of Drawn together, good stuff!

bog_art said...

You have a really nice blog here.. I really like your post "DC Madness".. Good luck with the rescue of the Zelda princess..

Robin Hall said...

Curse the Phantom Hourglass, curse the stylus, curse the DS, infact! It's too addictive....

Right now I'm in the process of catching Pokemans on it...

I love the hippie, love love love 'er!

dintoons said...

lovely moves on this little lady! and a great little blog you have here :o)

dear mel, wishing you a fantastic new year 2008! thanks for each of your wonderfully creative posts, inspirations and encouraging comments! and hope to see lots more of your uniquely creative stuff in this brand new year ahead!!

take care, love n peace, and do keep drawing, creating and sharing, my friend!! ^_^

Fabian Dores Pais said...

great work

Ellie Ventura said...

she is so cute! Nicely done.
By the way, you were joking about not bathing right?! lol
:S

GhettoFab said...

heheh I love the attitudes shes sportin! Brilliant stuff

Eric Orchard said...

Hi, Mel. Great stuff!

Heidi Smith said...

I love this character!!! She is wonderful, the colors are so fun!!

Jason Barnes said...

please tell me some animation is going to be done with this beautifully drawn young lady. the textures in her hair and dress are freakin' fantastic!!!

eagerly awaiting your next post,

-Jason

Joe Karg said...

The DS is super fun. Careful not to let it take too much of your time though cause I really like seeing your stuff:)

Peace,
Joe

Howard Shum said...

Nice art on you blog!

Matthew Kalinauskas said...

So mel... was this a self portrait? :-)

Matt Shepherd said...

COol, what did you paint this in? looks pretty wicked.

Justin said...

Love these! They have so much life and character.
JC