Sketch Studio - By Anna Overmoyer

Friday, November 7, 2014

Product Recall

WARNING!
Octopus eggs were found packaged in Diet Coke bottles, and they are hatching now.










Also, guess who's living in Ireland now?  Me and my octopus, that's who.  It is unbelievable to finally be here after all the planning and dreaming dreaming dreaming about it.  I'm still recovering from the overwhelming culture shock and I've finally arranged myself a tiny studio.  I can see my breath most of the time in there, but it is really helpful to have a space to escape and create.  There shall be many more creations coming.


Love,
ANNA
xoxo

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wild Children

I love them all, of course, but I think this has to take the cake for favorite commission of the summer.  
The mother of a friend of mine asked if I would make some puppets based on her three kids, her "wild children".  "Would that be weird?" She said.  I said that it absolutely wasn't!  I later considered the fact that I'm probably not a very good judge on what is considered weird.  So, sorry if this is weird.  
Anyway, these are sort of meant to be in the same vein as my Lost Boy.  It was a really fun challenge to create these guys.  

















Process







You're welcome for the product placement Nedlo Brewing company.




Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for lookin'!

Also, forever I have been chewing everyone's ears off about my 12-month trip to Ireland.  I take off TOMORROW!!



Love,
ANNA




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Green Fawn

Look!  A new friend!















The wonders of living in the woods.  Insto-environment!


Love,
ANNA
xoxo

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wood Fairy


























Process



BBQ anyone?


















Love,
Anna



The Boxtrolls!

The last two summers I went and lived in Oregon.  It was a great adventure, and I was working at LAIKA Animation Studio doing secret, mysterious things.  Well, good news!  Exactly one month from yesterday you, yes YOU can go to the movie theater and see what we did!  I admit, I didn't contribute much, but its still the biggest thing I've ever contributed to, so I'm pretty proud of it.


Also, having been on the inside while this was being made, I can say with authority, this is a really good movie.  It is beautiful, funny, heartwarming and occasionally nauseating.  What else could you ask for in a movie?  So without further ado, here is the trailer:


GO SEE IT!

Love,
ANNA

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sheep

Ok, I promised news and I'm sure you've all been dying of anticipation.
That was a joke.
I've told a bunch of people about it preemptively, so sorry of this is old news, but now it's official:


I'M GOING TO LIVE IN IRELAND FOR A YEAR!!!  


Ahhh!  I've never been this excited about anything.  Ever.  

No, I'm not going to visit anyone I know, and no, I'm not really going for a job as such I am going to be living in a variety of households and filling a variety of rolls in return for food and bed.  My first stop is a nanny position in NW Ireland and I'm really looking forward to it.  BUT, it is one of my primary objectives to also have a good long stay at a sheep farm while I'm there.    

"Follow your dreams, no matter what! :D" was drilled into my head when I was a kid, but what was drilled into my head nearing the end of college was "Grasp at any opportunity you can get out there!  Make as much money as you can so you can pay off your loans and start working on your retirement fund ASAP!" 

Whoa!  I get it, but whoa!  That is not for everyone, just like college is not for everyone.  There are lots of means to an end and corners of the world for us to fill.  

I may have a college education, but I want my corner to have sheep in it.  Shoot me.


Love,
ANNA
xo



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Another Family Portrait

Here is another family portrait commission I received from an old high school classmate!  All of them are so beautiful and accomplished.  How can there be so many good genes in one place, eh?


Thank you so much for your support guys!  And a HUGE thank you to my uber talented composition consultant, Cassey Kuo.  Ya'll should check out her work.

And, of course, if you'd like something like this done for you or someone you know, give me a holler.  I'm trying to be an artist :)  Hey look!  I just did this to make it super easy!
Bless,
ANNA

xoxo