Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sailor Pinup Workshop






This was from a while ago....I should have posted them before.  I tend to draw big, so sometimes feet get cut off on small sketchbooks like the one I had this day (damit!).  The fishnets were fun to wrap around.  Pinup themes at the drawing club never disappoint.

Monday, August 3, 2009

70's 'Shaft' Workshop



This Drawing Club workshop was themed after 70's Blaxploitation films.  Bob always has theme related music playing during the workshop, and this playlist was awesome.  Funky basses are totally up my alley.  Michael, our model, rocked that stage.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

French Maid Workshop




(Mischevious) French Maid Workshop at the Drawing Club (dot com).  From a while back, but I decided I should post them before the newer drawings....it was a fun drawing session...top are five, down to ten & then 15 minute poses.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Water Tribe

A Katara pinup for my friend Johane Matte's online comic Water Tribe on Deviant Art.  This is fan-fiction and her amazing version of Zhao's life after being dragged away by the Sea Spirits on the Northern Water Tribe invasion at the end of Avatar Season 1.  Check it out: it's awesome art and a page turner!  Be sure to start from file 1...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Drawing Workshop-Poison Ivy



Drawing Workshop this Thursday at the Drawing Club.  Theme was Poison Ivy.  5 to 20 minute poses.  Posted from quick poses to longer poses, in that order....last pose really needed a background to be explained, specially from the angle I was sitting.  Glad it was a longer pose.  I was tempted to continue the bottom two drawings at home, but then I remembered that is the best way to ruin nice workshop drawings sometimes  :)  So I just added a quick dark contour on the figures and left 'em alone.  

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

drawing workshop-martial arts themed




Drawing Workshop from january 22 '09 at The Drawing Club.  Michael Wood modeled as "the Kung Fu Master", a lot of fun to draw...I kept drawing his boots when I should have made up the ninja socks in the drawings below.  5 to 15 minute poses, posted in that order.  Just when the hand is nice and warmed up...the workshop's over!!!   
Oh yeah, and this was a drawing workshop, not a martial arts class.   Don't comment on the kung fu 'cuz I don't practice martial arts or follow m.a. forums.   Thaaank youuuu !  Love ,  Elsa

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Anime News Network interview




















Anime News Network interviewed me last week and I shared my experiences in art, illustration and animation with Evan Miller, who expressed my thoughts much better than I could ever have  :) Thanks, Evan, for an amazing article.  I am usually super shy when talking about myself in venues like these, which dramatically decreases coolness, hehe. But none of that here.  

And being an anime website, I decided to draw a pinup in homage of the first graphic novel I got my hands on back in Monterrey way back when: Yukito Kishiro's  cyberpunk story "Battle Angel Alita". This was definitely a big influence in my drawing for years, and it still is.  I also collected "Aqua Knight" which I found dear because of the Spanish names included.  And of course for the great art and the water themes.  I should do a pinup of Ruliya too, with the Orcas.

This drawing was sketched in blue col-erase, but then I "inked" it digitally in the cintiq....I think Im falling in love with it....specially the History button.....It was supposed to be a black & white illustration, like from the graphic novel, but I ended slapping quick colors on it... and I'm glad I did.