Busy Bee



Hey everyone,

First, I'd like to thank-you all for those who have been following this blog, whether making yourself known or not. It really helps out when you're looking around like a frightened animal who hasn't seen light for what seems a lifetime, and receiving a positive compliment. It makes me feel a lot better, honestly. I'm not aware that my work effects others, since I'm mostly too busy checking out other's work! So, thank-you.

Also, here is the finished pencil drawing of my thesis character, Lily. Paul Felix has made a huge influence on my work as of late, and I tried to emulate it here. His ability to make the unbelievable tangible in his illustrations is mind-blowing, like Milt Kahl's uncanniness to animate. Paul deserves so much more recognition than he receives. So here's to you, Paul!

Also....Go Apolo Ohno!! He's amazing!!

Cheers,

-H

14 comments:

McLean Kendree said...

Dang haylee, how you gettin' so good?

Eric Braddock said...

Awesome! It's looking great, Haylee! :D

Icepick said...

I'm one of the silent viewers, but I admire the work :)

RAWLS said...

Fantastic 'Felix' feeling! Great work Hayls!

Arthur Gil Larsen said...

Just stumbled over your blog.
Inspiring stuff! I like your rough pencil lines, compositions and also the coloured. Keep it up! =D

Betsy Bauer said...

Gorgeous, Haylee!

Louise Smythe said...

lovely piece! also, thanks for talking about paul felix all this time - i hadn't heard of him until you mentioned him last semester and he's really a brain exploder! in a good way. haha.

your stuff is always so inspirational, haylee! seriously, you have an intense work ethic, a great attitude and spirit and it always shows in your work. i am definitely one of those people who check out your work and then get super motivated. :D

Danny Araya said...

Looks really great. Are you using powdered graphite or a regular pencil?

Haylee said...

Thank-you everyone for your kind and supportive comments!

Louise: Thank-you. That's very sweet of you to say. I only wish I thought of myself like you do!

Stevie Ray said...

You're so good at capturing atmosphere, I think that's one of the things I love about what you do~

keep going :)

Adam said...

I always do enjoy seeing your updates. I've recognized the name Paul Felix before, but never actually looked through his stuff til now. I see what you mean; very inspiring!

Jens said...

such excellent work :)

Jesse Nelson said...

Great sense of depth and atmosphere! Cool blog too; there's some really fine work on here!

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful!!!