Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I Love Your Face

Finally I got to do some art for Megamind. This movie is so funny I just love it to death.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HTTYD Hiccup with the Ladies

Hiccup isn't very good with the ladies...

Here is a sketch I did for How to Train Your Dragon. I know its been a while since I posted last. The comic is seeming to monopolize all my art time. I will try and update more. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Harry Potter

A while ago I did a poll for which I should sketch Avatar Air Bender or Harry Potter. Potter won so here is the set I did for it.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mermaids_Page 2

More Mermaids...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Here's another sheet that's going into my portfolio. I took my old designs I drew a year ago and did some more concept art for it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mermaids_Page 1

Here is one of the pages for my Artbook as well as my portfolio.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Need Feedback For My Comic Please

I thought this day would never come!

Alright folks I need your help in choosing what style of painting my comic should be done in. The choices are 1, 2, or 3. If you happen to like certain things about some please do let me know.

I gotta say if your wondering this is was the hardest most boring thing to do is paint 1 page dozens of times. I came up with about 6 different painting styles on this and have narrowed the selection to 3 to choose from (the ones not included are not part of the group for the reason either it took too long to render or it looked horrible). Also a quick note don't judge whether the paintings look done or not. Look at what it could be. A good rule of thumb is to look at the top two panels to judge. The bottom panels were done fast.

Here's the details:
Painting 1-Color scheme is more stylized and contrasty. Isn't based on natural tones that go together. Background more rough painted. Characters are bright and colorful with defining strokes. Influence is a little bit of Loish with the blob of color look then I went my own way from there.

Painting 2- Background rooted in neutral subdued tones found in real life rendered close to reality with a bit of messy strokes. Influence is Carlos Meglia. The characters are rendered a bit more vibrantly.

Painting 3- This painting has a traditional painting style to it. Influence was my Rapunzel and Snow White painting style piece. Tones in the piece are muddy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Starbucks Sketches2

I went to Starbucks today and did some quick people sketches to warm up for the day : )

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Looney Idea

If you know me I come up with the craziest ideas most times. This is one of them. I just couldn't get this idea out of my head so I had to put it on paper. I love watching Looney Tunes (although the cartoons with the road runner and Wiley were not my favorite ones at all). I wanted to mimic the old cel style with a little traditional flair.

Artwork © Jessa Sininger

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Comic Preview

Here is a preview of one of my pages of my Comic Book I've been busy working on. I am now 25% finished. Which means 24 pages. There will be 100 pages for book 1. The series will consist of 3 volumes total and one origin story on one of the characters. It will be free online as a web comic. However the origin story will cost a little since I have to figure out a way to make a little bit of money off this. I will print it out on books that will be sold online and at conventions when I finally launch (hopefully next year).

I took it to get scanned and it turned out looking horrible. I'm going to have to find a way around this since my scanner isn't big enough. Anyone have any suggestions with scanner options?

I can't give anything away about the characters or the plot till it gets copyrighted. Sorry guys. Its worth the wait though I promise.

Artwork ©Jessa Sininger

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Princess and the Frog Art

This was a speed painting of my idea for the Princess and the Frog. My hand is so going to fall off right now. It took around maybe 3-4 hours to finish. I'm the odd artist where when I get an idea to draw/paint something I can't just log it away for later I have to paint it right away no matter what I'm doing. I get that way with movies and shows as well. I have to watch what I put in since I'm susceptible to being influenced into doing art for it. I'm trying to practice in different forms of art. This would be concept art. After seeing this movie I was so excited. The last time I was excited about a Disney movie was either Mulan or Tarzan whichever came last. So I finally did some fanart for this lovely movie. Its a long time coming. It was tough keeping it loose and gestural. I didn't use any sketches or reference for this piece. I free hand painted the whole piece. Hope you enjoy!

Can you spot all the main characters from the movie in this piece?

Oh and my favorite character from this movie has to be Dr. Facilier. Not only is Keith David a wonderful voice actor (Goliath from Gargoyles-yay) but his design, personality, and animation were show stopping. The part where he's singing and he jumps in the air in slow mo gotta say I kept replaying that part about 50 times. I think I have a thing with villains for some reason. They're always my favorite!

Colored in Painter
Artwork ©Jessa Sininger

Star Wars Kids

Here's one of my side projects. I had the idea to sketch my favorite Star Wars characters as children. Yes I know there is no way Padme, Anakin, and Han Solo can be about the same age. Simmer down ubber fans. This is my take on some of the characters in the universe. I loved the idea of teaming up a fun loving cheerful girl with a smart alec prankster as well as a devoted quiet but angry child. The result is some of the shenanigans they get themselves in.

Star Wars ©George Lucas
Artwork ©Jessa Sininger

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Here is a painting I did of Batman in Painter.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Brave Little Nutcracker

Here is one of the concept paintings I did for The Nutcracker. I'm trying to keep it really loose and gestural.

The Nutcracker Designs
© Jessa Sininger

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Nutcracker

Still on the road in creating my art of book. Here is my new baby...The Nutcracker. I redesigned the characters. There is another page of this but I'm not sure I'm going to upload it yet. For now enjoy.

The Nutcracker Designs
© Jessa Sininger

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ruby Animation Layout

This is some keyframes I'm going to put bordering my concept art pages for Ruby and the Magic Carpet.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ruby and the Magic Carpet_Character Roughs

Ruby is a curious little girl who dreams of adventure. One day she meets an unusual friend who happens to be a magic carpet...

This is one of my concepts for my Art of Book I'm working on. Its called "Ruby and the Magic Carpet". These are the rough sketches of the character in various poses. Its a look into how I sketch my characters from the starting point. After this comes refining and detail. I decided to make the style a bit rolie polie with a bit more smoothness to it.

I will upload a page of a couple of the characters when its final. You will get to see about half and the other half will only be viewable in the book.

The final will consist of a bunch of illustrations, a small comic, and character designs of the concept.

Ruby and the Magic Carpet
© Jessa Sininger

Thursday, January 28, 2010

More Centaurs and Random Sketches

Here is the second lot of Centaur Sketches that have been sitting in my sketchbook unfinished. These are a bit more rough and gestural and I hurried to color it. And some random sketches from my sketchbook that went nowhere...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Anastasia Redesigned

This is my redesign of Don Bluth's Anastasia. It is the winner from my last poll. As a extracurricular project that will be my fun time apart from working on my projects I will be doing polls every week for different things you'd like me to draw. Each poll will start on the weekend and the winning selection will get sketched and uploaded by the end of the week. The poll is on my page on deviantart.com. If you want to vote just follow the link provided below. Remember a new poll goes up every weekend. Usually by Wednesday there's a clear winner.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Isabella Character Sheet

This is my character sheet for Isabella. The secret is slowly coming out. I'm working on a comic. This is one of the main characters in it. It will be available online sometime in the future. I've been working on it now. I can't really get into what its about yet. There's still some secrecy going on.