Elissa is a monkey made of monkey parts. Some People call her Radio. Everything posted here is her creation unless otherwise stated.


Posts tagged digital art


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Apr 24, 2011
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a study of studying

a study of studying


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Apr 14, 2011
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I had her over for tea and borrowed her bone structure.

I had her over for tea and borrowed her bone structure.


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Apr 13, 2011
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The things he doesn’t know about himself are the things he thinks he knows about everybody else. 

The things he doesn’t know about himself are the things he thinks he knows about everybody else. 


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Mar 22, 2011
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Feb 18, 2011
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Click through if you want work in progress images.

Click through if you want work in progress images.


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Dec 11, 2010
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Dec 8, 2010
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See the forest for the trees.  drawn on my iPad.

See the forest for the trees. drawn on my iPad.


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Nov 24, 2010
@ 9:19 pm
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I sketched this in less than an hour, using anatomical reference from an art book I’ve been working my way through.  It’s a shame actually, once I finished the sketch I really wished I’d been recording it, it went so fast.

The book’s got information about facial expressions an the muscles that dictate them, and I’m at the part with the brow and how the frontalis muscles are like venetian blinds on the skull that pull the brow back and wrinkle the forehead.
As a note I love high shiny foreheads and side parts.  The mobile picture that I did the day before yesterday was also from lessons in the book, that one dealing with how movements of the eyebrow effect the folds of the eyelid.

I sketched this in less than an hour, using anatomical reference from an art book I’ve been working my way through.  It’s a shame actually, once I finished the sketch I really wished I’d been recording it, it went so fast.

The book’s got information about facial expressions an the muscles that dictate them, and I’m at the part with the brow and how the frontalis muscles are like venetian blinds on the skull that pull the brow back and wrinkle the forehead.

As a note I love high shiny foreheads and side parts.  The mobile picture that I did the day before yesterday was also from lessons in the book, that one dealing with how movements of the eyebrow effect the folds of the eyelid.


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Nov 23, 2010
@ 4:47 pm
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waiting and drawing (Taken with instagram)

waiting and drawing (Taken with instagram)


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Nov 20, 2010
@ 10:12 pm
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Decapods! 

(Source: radiosignalsart.com)


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Nov 19, 2010
@ 3:26 pm
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Work in progress. 

Work in progress. 


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Nov 18, 2010
@ 2:36 am
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Here’s a WIP look at the feet. 
You might have noticed that it’s flipped horizontally.  That can be a helpful shortcut for testing symmetry when doing digital work. When I used to do more work on paper I’d use a mirror to check it, but with photoshop it’s easy enough to flip it, work for a while, and then flip it back.
Feet have a really interesting shape to me.  I’m not happy with these yet, but I have always adored how much like a monkey appendage they are. Hands objectively resemble monkey hands but I always feel their humanness. Feet look less like monkey feet than our hands look like monkey hands, but something about them feels so primate.  They stick out like the ugly cousin of the body. The part of us meant for the dust.  I find them ugly but I love their primitive functional nature.

Here’s a WIP look at the feet. 

You might have noticed that it’s flipped horizontally. That can be a helpful shortcut for testing symmetry when doing digital work. When I used to do more work on paper I’d use a mirror to check it, but with photoshop it’s easy enough to flip it, work for a while, and then flip it back.

Feet have a really interesting shape to me.  I’m not happy with these yet, but I have always adored how much like a monkey appendage they are. Hands objectively resemble monkey hands but I always feel their humanness. Feet look less like monkey feet than our hands look like monkey hands, but something about them feels so primate. They stick out like the ugly cousin of the body. The part of us meant for the dust. I find them ugly but I love their primitive functional nature.


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Nov 15, 2010
@ 1:19 am
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This thing is taking me forever but I like where it’s going.

The song is Merry Goes Around by Studebaker´s Blacksmith Shop, licensed under creative commons. Download their mp3s and donate money to them if you like them at http://www.jamendo.com/. I spent a fair amount of time today looking around for CC music to include with the videos.

(Source: radiosignalsart.com)


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Nov 13, 2010
@ 8:48 pm
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"Conversation" Work in progress: I added braids and started working with color. The video captures at least part of that process, I didn’t think to record until part of the way through.  The thing is still very much in progress, it feels like there is a long way to go. 

The music is Black Swan by Thom York.

(Source: radiosignalsart.com)


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Nov 12, 2010
@ 11:09 pm
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(Taken with instagram)

(Taken with instagram)