Friday, April 11, 2014

Nickelodeon Philanthropy Project

Every semester the interns of Nickelodeon Animation Studio participate in a philanthropy project to benefit the local community. This semester we painted a mural for R.L. Stevenson Elementary School in Burbank, CA. Each of us submitted designs and I was lucky enough to have my design chosen to take to finish. The mural would revitalize the lunch shelter and be 8 feet tall and 49 feet long.

The original design called for substantial revisions. 

My original theme was breakfast, lunch and dinner in California, featuring the redwoods, desert, sierras, and coastal regions. The piece would move from sunrise to midday to sunset. 

Characters were traded for animals at request of the client. 

It was an honor to work as the project lead. I was able to consult with Andre Nieves who paints many of the murals inside of Nick's main building. I created a list of necessary paints and supplies, did the initial line drawing on the wall, and organized our amazing team of volunteers.

Friday, Day 1
Monday, Day 2
Our Day 4 Crew. Frankie is Fabulous. 

We completed the mural in 4 days, working from 2pm until 6pm or 9pm each night. We were super excited to see the finished product and can't wait to hear what the students think of their new space.




Need a mural for your space? I'm itching to do another one:
kheckey@gmail.com

True Detective

I really enjoyed the first season of HBO's True Detective. The performances were amazing and the set design blew my socks off. If you enjoy creepy southern-gothic bayou murder mysteries featuring deeply flawed characters.... this is going to be your jam. 

Here is a quick poster mock up:


Because I love process GIF's. 

The show also features a great title sequence. Learn about it here: http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/true-detective/.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Sketchbook Update





Animal GIFS

I had the awesome opportunity to go to the zoo with a couple of kids. The were my good friend’s niece and nephew. There is something cool about drawing pictures just so kids will think its funny. They would constantly ask me “are you going to draw this one silly? Are you going to draw this one serious?”
My boyfriend was super cool and taught me how to make gifs this weekend. Its really fun I think I’m going to do it again. 








Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Teacup Sketches

These are some brainstorming sketches and rough character designs from a short film I am working on called "teacup."