Lisa Villella

Twenty sixteen

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Was challenging. I've done a slew of conventions since my last post, that have kept me preoccupied and overwhelmed. Between my personal projects I've felt swamped. 

I'm looking forward to leaving the weight of 2016 behind. Even if time is just a human construct, the notion of a fresh calendar year reigniting my interests in bettering myself through artistic and physical exercises, hobbies and extra curricular activities I've neglected.

Or just ditching all of it and traveling. I've always wanted to know what it would be like to live in a yurt.

 

Poker face!

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Around March I'd finally finished a project I'd been working on for about 4 months. Not consecutively, but collectively. I might not had made it out if I'd worked nonstop on this, but I'm super excited about it because the end product is so much better then I anticipated.

I wanted to create a deck of cards based on the world from Avatar: the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra. I replaced the original suits with the 4 elements (earth, fire, air, water), and separated 54 different characters into their respective elements, both benders and non-benders. So it's a deck of 54 different pieces of art, there's no repetition. 

It was an endeavor to say the least. But both series' are so magnificent and beautifully done, the animation is magnetic and the characters are endearing and flawed and varied. I wanted to pay homage to something that captivated people on every continent.

 

Sketch dailies

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I've fallen a little behind on the sketch dailies that I've been participating in via twitter and occasionally Instagram. It's a really great community of people using social media to the advantage of spreading  their visual talents with daily prompts.


Here's one from a few weeks ago, the prompt was Robin Hood. I want to flesh it out into completed illustration, I've just been working on developing the values.


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I'll post in progress and more from sketch dailies as I work on them!