Friday, June 3, 2016

The Little Mermaid and the Sea Witch


I’m taking the story of “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Anderson and illustrating 5 scenes from it to add to my portfolio. Here is the second! 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Tire Swing

Biking Home


A Little Princess Illustration


Monday, March 14, 2016

A Little Princess


An illustration based on the book, A Little Princess, I did.

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Little Mermaid

I'm taking the story of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson and illustrating 5 scenes from it to add to my portfolio. Here is the first!

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Glass Coffin


This is an illustration I did based on the fairy tale, The Glass Coffin, by the Brothers Grimm. I chose to go with a more obscure tale this time.

Painter/Photoshop
12 hours
© Jessa Sininger

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nerdy Mermaid Sketches


Sketching nerdy mermaids. I’m planning on doing a series of drawings based on this concept.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

"Oh dear," said her mother; "it may well be a troll you are sleeping with! But now I'll give you some good advice how to see him. I'll give you a candle stub, which you can carry home in your bosom; just light it while he is asleep, but be careful not to drop any tallow on him."

This is an illustration based on the story, "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" in my vision. It is a Norwegian folk tale.

I kept the color palette restricted to blues. I find I rely on the color purple way too much in illustrations so I had to hold back on this. As always I manage to get in a strong light source so the candlelight was fun to experiment with. I wanted to play with warm and cool colors with this story in particular since the two live in a cold ice castle and become fond of each other throughout their stay. The tapestry on the wall reflects some key elements in the story, as does the giant silver crown on the bedpost.

It has been around a year since I've last done a fairy tale illustration. Fitting enough this story deals with a year as well. I've been craving to do another and finally found the time for this. I'm planning my next one now!

Painter/Photoshop
12 hours
© Jessa Sininger

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Inktober Week 2







 
I’ve been doing Inktober over on twitter. Here is the second batch.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Inktober Week 1







I’ve been doing Inktober over on twitter. Here is the first batch. I haven’t missed a day yet!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hermione

A drawing of Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.
Mornings...

Sunday, June 29, 2014


I sketched a centaur. Can't even remember the last time I drew one.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Princess Belle

This is a piece for a #DisneyLadiesCollab on twitter. I was lucky to get Belle.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Frozen Elsa

I saw Disney's Frozen recently and fell in love with it. I had to draw Elsa from it.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Howl and Sophie

A quick warm down sketch for the night of Howl and Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle. Pretty much did it for my friend who loves this movie.

Midnight Owl


A couple of comic pages based on an old dream.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dragons

Another Children's Illustrations I did featuring Dragons.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Peter and Wendy

An Illustration I did of Peter Pan and Wendy with a water-colored look.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Into the Woods

Here's a black and white illustration I did of a girl and her friend.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sisters

An illustration based on my sister Sadie and I when we were kids. We'd play with Barbies and My Little Pony's all the time.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

This is an illustration based on the poem "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" in my vision.

I wanted to bring to life the brooms with something more than just animation so I added the light effect with the swirls to bring more magic to the scene.
The color palette is mostly muted except for the brooms which hold contrasting colors to create more separation from the depicted world shown.

Photoshop
© Jessa Sininger

Friday, June 28, 2013

Larissa Fable

Illustration for a book idea.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mirror Mirror

This is another illustration from my series entitled "Investigation of a Fairy Tale". It's a retelling of Snow White as a murder set in the Victorian Era. An unknown woman was found dead on the cobblestone street with what appears to be an apple in her outstretched hand.

I wanted to do my interpretation of the old school fairy tale painting techniques.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Charming Meeting

This is another illustration from my series entitled "Investigation of a Fairy Tale". It's a retelling of Snow White as a murder set in the Victorian Era. An unknown woman was found dead on the cobblestone street with what appears to be an apple in her outstretched hand.

I wanted to do my interpretation of the old school fairy tale painting techniques.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Little Mermaid Tutorial

 Click Images for a larger view.

I came across the old folder of my Little Mermaid Illustration and noticed I saved iterations of my steps. This means I can do a tutorial. Yay!
It's rare I'll document my progress in my illustrations because I'm extremely lazy to take 2 seconds to save out images.
I tried to cover exactly what I did on this piece and my normal tendencies for Illustrations.
I hope this explains it well.

Also here is a list of the major brushes I use in my art (mostly Illustrations). These are Painter specific brushes (not Photoshop).
I'm pretty basic when it comes to painting. I haven't used any photo texture specific stuff yet. I have used an overall canvas texture to complete a few pieces, but apart from that I wield the normal painter brush for majority of things.
I work in Photoshop or Painter or both. I draw everything by hand traditionally and scan into the programs to work from there. The brushes are the best things I've come across! I urge you to try/implement these awesome gems!

If you have any further questions or need clarification please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Silent Hill: Book of Memories


A game I worked on is finally released! I was an animator on Konami's Silent Hill: Book of Memories. It was great working on something so incredibly dark (darker than anything I've done before). I had the fortune of animating many of the famous characters and some new faces (my favorite character is the tree boss). This game is a bit different from the usual Silent Hill games going into a bit of fantasy. Pick up your copy today!

http://www.ign.com/games/silent-hill-book-of-memories/vita-110040

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thorns Cover

Here is the cover for the first volume of my Webcomic, Thorns. I also did a version of this as the banner for the site. Go check it out!
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Thorns Updates every Monday.

Thorns Comic: www.thornscomic.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Expressions

Some sketches of facial expressions for a young girl.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Glasses

One of the characters I'm working on. I was part of the glasses/braces club as a kid...fun times!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Grimm Meeting

This was an old sketch I had done a long time ago and I had always wanted to color it. It may be one of the only illustrations I have placed myself in. I'm obsessed with the Brothers Grimm so this piece is a child of that obsession. Who wouldn't want to meet the brothers if given the chance?!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mimi


Here are some storybook illustrations I did with a different painting technique.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Nutcracker


This is a scene from the story of The Nutcracker where Clara wakes to find the rats attacking her Nutcracker who has come to life.

This painting came together rather quickly. It was fun working with the different textures and color for this piece (you know me I love my bright saturated colors). Clara herself was a joy to work on. I went for a more 3D look for her when rendering.

Painter/Photoshop
© Jessa Sininger