Thursday, May 15, 2014

Character 34 - Snow White

"I'm awfully sorry. I didn't mean to frighten you. But you don't know what I've been through. And all because I was afraid. I'm so ashamed of the fuss I made."
- Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)

So this one's a wee bit early this week, just because I had time to work on it yesterday and I really wanted to post it. I'm finally on the last day of class, waiting for my final exam to start and watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. There's a thought, actually... perhaps when I'm finished with my Disney countdown I'll start a Harry Potter one! Hmm.....

Next time, Jane Porter!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Almost there!

"People gonna come here from everywhere, 'cause I'm almost there!"
-The Princess and the Frog (2009)

I can't help but sing this song every time something happens to push me closer to Florida! Obviously it's been a while since I last uploaded anything, but don't fret! I believe I've found a way to continue with my Disney sketches even with my horribly busy schedule! First, let's break down why I've been feeling so positive lately:

#1 I've just gotten myself a new job!
I haven't really talked about any of my work history on here, mainly because I want to stay focused on the sketches this time around, but my last handful of months have been pretty rocky job-wise. I landed myself a graphic design job for a few months, which was great at first, but it just didn't pay the bills! I guess that's how it is for artists nowadays, especially when you first start out: we're taken advantage of because we're so desperate for work... 
BUT this is supposed to be POSITIVE, because two weeks ago (and after about a hundred applications filled out to different places) I got myself a job at Bath and Body Works! Oh, how I love the wonderful feeling of human interaction again after being cooped up in an office for so long... So far I love working there- and with me working again and my husband working as well that means we're that much closer to saving up enough to move to Florida!

#2 This is the last week of school for this semester!
As much as I loved going back to school, this semester has been a huge hassle, what with me and the hubby both working so much. It's hard to write an essay when when you barely have any time off! So once I'm done my final essay (which I'm actually working on right now), and I hand in my final project for my Graphics class (a whole website design!), and I take my final Geo exam, I'll be all finished! That leaves me to concentrate on working, working, working!

#3 It's finally SPRING!
After the oh so long Winter and the seemingly never ending cold weather, the plants have finally arrived (along with allergies...) and Spring has sprung! Nothing like a bright and sunny day to lift your spirits, right? Well it's definitely done a whole bunch to help improve my mood, especially on a great day like today!

Because of all these wonderfully positive things, I've decided to continue with my Disney sketches again! I think to give myself a wee bit of a break, though, I'm going to go back to the weekly posts that I did with the last countdown. So now, every weekend (possibly Friday or Saturday), I'll be continuing with the Disney character sketches! I'm still keeping the same list, so this Saturday you can look forward to seeing my sketch for Snow White! About time, huh?

Also, going weekly helps the blog stay true to it's name. Bi-daily Disney Magic just doesn't seem to sound as nice...

TTFN! (Ta ta for now!)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Character 33 - The Bride

"Til... death do us part..."
- Constance Hatchaway, the Bride, The Haunted Mansion (Disneyland, 1969)

For this one, there were a lot of different brides to choose from. I ended up picking my favorite one- the 90's Disneyland bride before they replaced her with the newest bride, Constance. The Haunted Mansion is my favorite Disney ride, and the bride is my favorite ghost (alongside the Ghost Host, of course)!

Also, I am super proud of this one. Without a doubt, this is my best sketch yet!

Next time, Snow White!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Character 32 - The Mayor of Halloweentown

"The king of Halloween has been blown to smithereens! Skeleton Jack is now a pile of dust!"
- The Mayor, The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

My first claymation character! I'm really proud of this one, but not as proud as I am of the next one... :)

Next time, The Bride!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Character 31 - Princess Kidagakash Nedakh

"A thousand years ago, the streets were lit and our people did not have to scavenge for food at the end of a crumbling city!"
- Princess Kidagakash Nedakh, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Right after Milo comes his lovely wife Kida! It's a shame that this movie didn't do so well with the critics, but it still holds a very special place in my heart.

Next time, The Mayor of Halloweentown!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Character 30 - Milo James Thatch

"You think it's some kind of a diamond. I thought it was some kind of a battery. But we're both wrong. It's their life force. That crystal is the only thing keeping these people alive. You take that away, and they'll die."
- Milo James Thatch, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

One of my favorite Disney guys- I always like the nerdy ones :)

Next time, Kida!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Character 29 - Ursula

"I can't stand it! It's too easy! The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!"
- Ursula, The Little Mermaid (1989)

Another for the villains section.

Next time, Milo Thatch!