Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Current

I haven't really updated, journal wise, in an awfully long while because I was so busy this semester with school projects and what not, as you all may know. I haven't even updated my deviantArt page completely... there is a ton of stuff that still hasn't been loaded yet. Been trying to get time in with family and friends I haven't seen in forever. Chris, my brother, invited me to go dancing at Sandrini's on Saturday night, which was fun. I took one of my best friends, Merrisa, and we had a great time. Never done that before. :) It was nice trying something different.

Well, besides that, I've been working on the sketches I've promised to complete. My goal is to have them complete before the New Year, which is Thursday... so I should be good... hopefully :-D

Just found out about the NEW YEARS EVE ART SHOW HULA BALOO http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=54592237992&ref=mf
Hopefully, I can get some art to show in it. My brother's band is going to play too! The Silence Club http://www.myspace.com/thesilenceclub . I can't wait!

I'll update as soon as I can. Probably won't be until mid-next week because all my work is back on my main computer, and I'm nowhere near that. ;)

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and year!

Monday, October 20, 2008

alive? barely


It seems every time I finish one project, another one is right there looming in the distance... and I'm still behind on homework no matter how much sleep I am missing.

I feel like every hour and minute that passes as I sit here doing art, I get flabby and feel less mobile. I have decided that I am not taking a Winter session course, and that I am only going to take 4 classes in the Spring instead of the usual 5. My body cannot take this lack of movement much longer. I do get the minimum exercise a week, but it just isn't enough. And when I don't move, I don't sleep as well. It's a vicious cycle.

At least what I am doing, I feel productive in my field.

I finished my botanical poster piece I've been working on for three weeks last night at 2 a.m.

Botanical Poster by ~amithystblade on deviantART
Yea, the image above is what it was before this weekend. I won't be able to upload the completed version until I get it back from the professor, probably next week or so.

Just finished my 5 poses of Whitney Snow (my Snow White set in 1940s, film noir).

Snow White_Whitney Snow 2 by ~amithystblade on deviantART

You think I would be done... but no. I have two computer assignments for my online class that were due earlier today at 5 p.m. Yea. So I better get to that.

I wish I could write more and update those who read this, to let them know they have not been forgotten, that I've only been sucked into a deep dark hole of homework (though the mind of the imagination isn't all that bad, it just takes too much time). I hardly have seen Kevin this semester. When we are together, half the time we just are with each other doing homework. It's a pleasant feeling to know that I have someone who loves me and doesn't get bored with me as I do my homework. I'm so grateful that he is not a physicist. Was watching The Big Bang Theory tonight, and I swear, Sheldon is cute, but oh my no... I would go insane if he was my guy.

Ok, enough typing... back to the drawing board... (literally!)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Keeps Getting Better

So this week, again, my car needed to go to the auto doctor. And again, she's cost another pretty penny... blah. This is why I am getting my degree... to get a better job to pay for stuff.

In the midst of that, I have had a ton of projects going on, all of which, thankfully are coming along quite smoothly. Here are the current outlooks of those projects.

Botanical Poster project - sketch
inspired by Mary Tudor
and by
"Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row."

Snow White project - concept art
inspired by film noir

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wine bottle project

Wine bottle and label project. Been into a film noir kick and finally saw Sunset Blvd. and was inspired. Made it look like a magazine ad (though very low key).

Detail of the label.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Miss Tippy Swab

finished an assignment for class that is due tomorrow morning.

Object: to create a cartoon character out of an inanimate object; illustrate them in normal attire, naked, and then their skeleton; make sure they all interact with one another in a scene or on the same panel.

My creation - Miss Tippy Swab

Miss Tippy Olivia Swab (Miss Swab or Tippy for short) is a seventy year old female cotton swab. A very maternal and loving character, Miss Swab never married or had children. Some often though she was the kind of person who was the mother and friend to all, which left her with no time for a family of her own. Though Miss Swab is not as innocent as she appears, there is a completely dark side to her. Miss Swab spends her nights as a seductress, dancing in the shadows of the late hours, no one every suspects a thing.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Mesh Tool

The duck I made for my computer class last week... created in Adobe Illustrator with the mesh tool... this is not a photograph. Click for closer view and more information.

Full image

Detail image

Monday, September 8, 2008


Character Design class sketches

Anatomy for the Artist class sketches

Thursday, September 4, 2008


temporarily on hiatus due to taking 3 studio art courses, 1 adv. photoshop & illustrator course, 1 upper division art history course, part-time job, and an internship.

may change to sketch dump blog, to be updated at least once a week.

Ashleymarie Sey DeBondt

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day 55

Here is the reason/excuse for why I have not updated my "Sketch a Day" blog like I should have been.

Final for life painting. 30" x 36" oil on canvas.

I am also going to be gone this weekend on vacation. :) But I shall be working on some sketches that I'll post up later.

Day 54


Day 53

saloon girl

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Day 47

my version of Ted McHall (an original character by :iconmrspadfoot12:) Her version can be found here [link] for her school project "Project Nam." I'm not sure about the whole character or story yet, but I know he is a hopeless romantic who is kinda quiet so I wanted to do a piece where he was twitterpatted by his girlfriend Lily (whom you cannot see but that is who he is looking at). I made him to look a bit more like Dick Van Dyke's son... because I find him and his father both attractive, and Dick van Dyke was a babe when he was younger and served as a radio announcer in the Army Air Corps during WWII.

My version is copyright of Ashleymarie Sey DeBondt, Character copyright of MrsPadfoot12

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Day 46

The Tickle Monster

Day 45

Retro is my thing. I love it... it's a passion. I was so thrilled when I created Mary Lynn. Born in 1940, she lives in the present day of 1958. Original character copyright of me.

Day 44

Every dog needs a home...

Day 43

Sketch of a Stitch plush.

Day 42

Sketch of a Figment Plush

Day 41

Nessie, grown a little more, now hungry and alone on the streets of Scotland.

Day 40

Baby Nessie finds a friend

Day 39

A cute little guppie... :-D He's scared. I think something is chasing him.

Day 38

Georgette... inspired from The Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland...

Day 37

Another sketch of class model... this one looks more like her and less cartoony... in my opinion.

Day 36

Sketch of class model...

Day 35

The Red Head before... here she is after.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Day 25

Tia Dalma from POTC.

Day 24

Giselle daydreaming at sunset in her blue curtain dress. :-D Another completed sketch... the sketch got pretty much erased while I was coloring it. :-p Please enjoy. It's for a contest on dA. Click to enlarge. :-D

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Day 23

Decided to put up the finished piece rather than the sketch here... you can see the sketch of "Starcrossed Lovers" on my deviantArt page. This was a request that was asked of me a few months ago. I finally finished it. :)

Day 22

Elaboration on previous sketch "Susie" the little girl with the balloon... well this is Susie all grown up. :-p

Day 21

part of a project that took all day in class... so it became my sketch of the day.