Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat

I originally created this image of Curiosity as a static illustration back in August 2012, when it first landed on Mars. This week marks four years on the red planet for the rover, so to honor that, I’ve made a little animated GIF.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

That's a Human Ear All Right...

I've loved the movie Blue Velvet since it came out years ago, so I had a great time painting this little piece for a David Lynch-themed gallery show. On a whim, I submitted it to Creative Quarterly journal and am so pleased that it is a winner in their fine art category and will appear in issue 39 later this summer! Can't wait to get back to doing more little icky paintings...

Acrylic/mixed media on 5x7 wood panel

Friday, October 31, 2014

Fast Yeti

This is just a goofy little animation project I’ve tinkered with off and on for the past several months. Illustration work was done in Photoshop and animation in After Effects (soundtrack by Waylon Thornton):

Fast Yeti from Denise Plauché on Vimeo.

Unlike the more organic make-it-up-as-I-go-along process used to create the Alice animation, I did plan this one out a bit. 
Initial character sheet:


Rough cut/animatic using the storyboard sketches:

It all started with the series of paper toy monsters I created last year, which led to more projects, including a cover illustration for the SCBWI Southern Breeze Chapter’s newsletter, then on to other things, like this furry backpack (shown with his pal, Gonzo ;) ):

Needless to say, I’ve gotten a bit carried away with all these yetis—there's even a large version of the paper toy, originally made to hang on the backdrop of my booth at a career fair, that now salutes tailgaters behind me on the road:

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Luerzer’s Archive

Spied copies of the new Luerzers Archive’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide Annual at Barnes & Noble this weekend—can’t miss that stellar cover by Brian Stauffer! I’m extremely honored that my work was selected for inclusion!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2014 3x3 Illustration Directory

I was surprised to find in my mailbox today a copy of 3x3 Magazine's curated illustration directory, which is also being sent out to U.S. art directors, buyers, and editors. Big thanks to Charles Hively for featuring one of my pieces in it! I look forward to poring over it later, but it's back to work for now…

Monday, December 23, 2013