Thursday, October 31, 2013

Heyyy,

Just wanted to let you guys know that I will be moving most of my posts and work to my Facebook Art Page and Tumblr blog from here on out. I've been resisting the move because I'm slow with change (clearly) and have a lot of work on here, but it's just easier to go back and forth between FB and Tumblr. Thank you guys so much for supporting this blog!! If you still want to follow my work and other posts, please click 'like' on my page to continue getting updates from Facebook.

Thanks again for your support and see you on FB!

steph


Thursday, October 10, 2013

APE Sneak Peek


Looking forward to APE! See you guys there!! :))

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'll be at APE 2013!!



I am returning to APE 2013 at the Concourse Exhibition Center, this October 12-13, Booth #442 (map of exhibition hall below)! I'll be selling prints, sketchbooks, and original pieces this year. It's a great little con to see new creations, toys, art, and more! Please stop by to visit, peruse, or chat - I'm looking forward to seeing you all! :)

Concourse Exhibition Center
635 8th St., San Francisco, CA, 94103 
Booth #442 (towards back of hall)
Sat Oct 12 11:00AM-7:00PM
Sun Oct 13 11:00AM-6:00PM

Badge Pre-Order:
http://www.comic-con.org/ape/badges-registration
$10 pre-order or $15 at the door
 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Please Vote '5' for my design!

I submitted a T-shirt design for the Tegan and Sara Threadless Design Challenge (Tegan and Sara are a twin duo indie band*). Please vote '5' for my design - it's the last 3 days! My motivation behind winning is to donate half of the proceeds to the SJSU Animation/Illustration program, where I studied and received my art education. They are in dire need of funding, and I felt this could be a great way to make some art and donate more than I could normally afford (but winning is necessary to do this!).

Please click the link below to vote for my submission, Heartthrob(s)**:

http://www.threadless.com/ teganandsara/heartthrobs-4/

Below are the final design and thumbnail sketch on a napkin (while eating at Jong Ga House in Oakland - good eats, btw!):





In the spirit of good sportsmanship, please feel free vote for other designs you might like :)

If you would like to donate to SJSU's Animation/Illustration program separately: http://bit.ly/sjsuai_donation

Please feel free to forward! The more votes I get, the closer I get to donating...BIG. Thanks so much for your time and support!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Finally Joining Tumblr!!! stephdere.tumblr.com

Ok, it looks like I'm coming out from under my rock and joining the rest of the world in web feeds.

I've joined Tumblr!! A blogging site that posts images and writings. Please follow if you like and thanks for looking!!

http://stephdere.tumblr.com/

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Speed Paint Studies

50 min.

18 min.

33 min. 

Been practicing more color/light by speed painting. Lots of trial/error, but learning a lot and enjoying it :) Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Kauai Sketches, Part 2




Part 2 of my Kauai sketches...These were mostly done at the hotel where i wasn't bitten up by mosquitoes and could sit more comfortably. There was a koi pond I really liked and I have two sketches from that location. These took about 45-60 min with gouache and watercolor paper. Enjoy and thanks for looking! :)