AMEC

I’ve been busy. Again. Super busy. But came across this old image I created for a science publication while I was trying to make space on my WD passport. It was a fun drawing to create and wasn’t sure if I’d posted it before. So it’s up on my website for now. www.susangyoung.com for more illustrations and stuff!amec

Graphic De-whaaa?

I do graphic design. My mfa was in Illustration, but I do graphic design and animation too. For a long time I’ve said “Oh yeah, I really should put my graphic design stuff up on my website”, or “Ohhh- I’d have to email you a pdf of all my work…” but NO MORE! I’ve finally just gone ahead and posted it. I only have a few things up there now, but it’s a start. Now that I’ve reconfigured my site it will be easier to post stuff as I dig it up.

But where did the Character Design section go?? Well, it will go under doodles.. or maybe illustration.. I still need to re-edit some things…

graphic design

new graphic design section

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So to view these, and more (as soon as I get to posting more) – click HERE! or go to http://www.susangyoung.com/graphicdesign.php

Piper and Pickle SMILE

Just released today, a children’s book written by Dallas veterinarian Brittney Barton and illustrated by Susan Young, SMILE is available for purchase online. Veterinarian Dr. Brittney Barton Dvm, has just published her first children’s book emphasizing the importance of teaching young children about the human/animal bond.You can buy it  HERE.

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Cleaning House (adding animation)

I’ve just revised my website- I tweaked the bio, deleted the ‘news’ section (as this blog has replaced that), added SHARE buttons and created an animation section. I’d put it off, as revising my website (in my head) is laborious, time consuming, and generally overwhelming. But much like cleaning my house, once I’d done it, I realized how quick and easy it was, and wondered why I’d lived in squalor for so long.

Take a look! click here!

Roller Derby ~

I was asked to create an image for a roller derby player. She’s a gun-slinging, roller derby playing mother of three. You know, your typical south Louisiana girl. Did I leave out zombie fighting? She will be fighting some zombies too. At any rate, I rather like the initial sketch, and it makes me think I should hit the gym a bit more. Here it is:

I’m generally not a guns person, “No weapons at preschool”. So in order to get this character down, I drew while playing ‘Red Dawn’ in the background. I hadn’t seen ‘Red Dawn’ in ages. I remember loving it- “Wolverines!”- but has anyone seen it in a while? It’s pretty messed up. It’s full vengeance and fear . Have I changed? Has society? Was the mindset of America that crazy during the cold war? The kids were told to stifle their grief and turn it into anger. So messed up. But ‘Red Dawn’ and stills from Tomb Raider helped me make this roller derby girl.

 

Tortuga Tattoo

A returning client asked me to create an image for her tattoo. She is great- she knew just what she was looking for and was able to communicate it and had examples of similar images. She wanted a tribal-esque land turtle, and wanted to see a variety of color combinations to help her decide.

I started with a basic pencil sketch:

turtle pencil sketch and then traced my own drawing, creating a more graphic interpretation:

graphic land turtleLastly I imported it into Illustrator and traced it out, making edits along the way to make it cleaner. Once it was a vector image it was pretty easy to mock up a few different color combinations.

turtle finalsShe loved it and will get it done in a few weeks! So looking forward to seeing it!

Imagine a Child

Imagine a Child

Whoa! Another animation! I was really excited to be a part of this animation. I got to develop the character and do all the cell images for the animation. Daniel Perez, animator extraordinaire, put it all together and directed and animated it. Megan Lardner was the producer. Click on the title above to view the video!