Exotic week

Hi everyone!

It looks like this week I have been fighting the gloomy weather with some exoticism!

Tropical trees and plants – if you watched my previous videos you saw that I started sketching tropical trees and plants a couple of weeks ago. I got some new Inktense pencils (by Derwent) for my birthday and this week’s coloured sketches were an excuse to try them – they’re absolutely brilliant and I love them already!

Peacocks – they are one of my new obsessions at the moment. I am drawing and painting lots of them. What for? I am still to figure it out.

Etsy – my new products are up! Click here to have a look.

Doodles – Crazy what you can draw when you’re on the phone/Skype! When I came up with this whole page of bacteria I was like “What?!“. Have a go and see what happens!

Admin and database work – Not the most exciting job but necessary! I’m sure ‘Future me’ will thank ‘Past me’ for being so organised.

I didn’t mention it in the video but this week I also worked on some character concepts for one of my clients – exciting! Hopefully I will be able to tell you more about this in the near future but for now let’s just be patient.


The Lilmen

Like the Jackson Five there are currently 5 of them. You may have seen some of them before. I give you theeee Lilmeeeen!

Camille Medina-Little Men_FIVECamille Medina-Little Men_FOURCamille Medina-Little Men_ONECamille Medina-Little Men_THREECamille Medina-Little Men_TWO

They are still a work in progress as I am still looking to get a sense of how I want to colour them (digital or analogue, that is the question) but I thought I would share.

Have fun today!

You Rock

You Rock_Camille Medina

© 2016 Camille Medina

A little something to help you get through the week. Remember: you rock!

Artwork featured on Print & Pattern

Today the great news I got was that my work was featured on Print & Pattern! I am so thrilled again!



Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

© 2016 Camille Medina

© 2016 Camille Medina

I recommend you follow this piece of advice as it feels real good!

Exhilarating on some Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj but also works on any kind of music.

Come on people, it’s 2016! Have some fun!

(*Wishing I had the same dress as the one I drew!)

Quickly, here’s something that I have been working on this week.

© 2015 Camille Medina

© 2015 Camille Medina

Character personality and colours

In a way, this post is a bit of a follow-up to my Designing Characters post.

As you can imagine, in most cases characters don’t stay in black and white. They get coloured in.

I was working on a personal project yesterday and I thought that it would be nice to show an example of how different colours or colour combinations can change a character.

Let’s use what I did yesterday!

First thing first, here is our character. At the moment she is called ‘the lady’ but will probably be renamed something else later. It doesn’t matter for now. What’s important for now is that this character is a joyful, happy lady who wants to spread happiness in her neighbourhood.

© Camille Medina 2014

© Camille Medina 2014

Because she is joyful and loves colourful things I imagined a colourful outfit for her. For some reason I was very specific about wanting her to wear a green cardigan and to have brown hair but other than that, I wasn’t sure about what other colours I wanted to use. That’s where a colouring test comes in handy: it enabled me to explore and play around with different colour combinations until I found something I liked.

As you can see, same lady – different colours – different personalities. For example, although the blue dress looks nice, it feels as if it is making the lady a slightly more shy, reserved person, which she isn’t. The pink dress, on the other hand, is looking a little bit too ‘little girl-y’ to my taste. I like the red dress a lot but I think the yellow dress and red wellies combination is even better (and on that version she has a green cardigan too!). The yellow dress has that open, friendly, sun-like feel that I want for the character so that’s the colour combination that I am going to use.

Doing all those tests was quite a fun process and I was amazed at how different colour combinations can change a character’s personality slightly. I mean. I already knew this was the case as it is part of the basics. But I never stop being amazed at that sort of things.

Colours do help define the personality of a character!