Monday, December 20, 2010

In progress II...

Some big changes are taking place after a great crit from Yiyi and Grace. More to come.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Drop/Leaf Redux

Finished off and fixed up the droplet of water on a leaf animation. Added some more bending to the tip of the first leaf, made the drop fall faster in the beginning, and completed the action through the droplet falling on the second leaf. Yay :)

Leaf/Droplet from Marissa Krupen on Vimeo.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Duke Ellington Assignment

Based on a piece of text we were given and needed to incorporate...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lots and lots to catch up on...

As the title says... lots and lots! Too much to talk about right now (it is Finals Week after all). So a quick holiday card in progress. This was the first draft of the background. When I have a chance I'll upload the original sketches, and I'll keep updating with the other drafts/pieces I have done already.

Happy Holidays and look forward to posts about what I've been working on at the end of the semester, CTN, and other fun things!

Friday, November 12, 2010

WIP India

Just started last night and put a few hours in. To be continued tonight!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


We had an assignment for class that was described as an "illustrated essay." It needed to be part type, part photos, and part animation. The subject was home and we had to describe what home meant to us and/or where or what we defined as home.

I chose my apartment at school... and tried to describe how messy the place is. My room is often in a state of chaos, but I love all the colors and illustrations and inspirational pieces I have pinned to the walls. Will be adding more to the end and resubmitting... but for now... my home essay.

Home from Marissa Krupen on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Droplet on Leaf Animation

Quick study for Handdrawn Animation class - The assignment was to do a droplet falling on a leaf, rolling off, and to watch the leaf react to the weight, the droplet to change shape, etc. At some point (probably next week when I'm done with midterms...) I want to sit down and make it so the second leaf reacts as well! But for now, a droplet of water falling on leaf!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Texturing from SIG Model

This is a project from awhile ago:

I needed to texture a character for a research game testing user sensitivity to varying levels of human motion in video games. The low-poly model had been made, but needed to be fixed up a bit and UV mapped/textured. The UV map had been automatically generated... but needed A LOT of work. This was the end UV layout (just made it symmetrical/overlapping on side to side to save time since the model just needed to be basic and non-distracting). I also put one of the quick texture maps. It just has a flat color - there were a couple of tshirt and pants variations from this one. At some point I would love to go back and play around with the texture since I already have the UV's all laid out!

Friday, October 15, 2010

AWE Sleeping Bag Weekend and Updates!

Getting back into the swing of things at school! Here is a new design for an AWE flier. More to come with updates from the summer, the internship, and new work!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

This was part of a character assignment. We each came up with a list of a couple of hero and villain combinations. Then we switched. I ended up with a bunch of great options but went with Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. The assignment was to depict them interacting and recognizable as their characters. We were also supposed to try out a new illustrative style. I didn't do such a good job with that, but I had done that with the NPR assignment, and I was trying to do something with a bit more interesting perspective at least. The original sketch was just focused on the two of them falling - with extreme proportions, angles, etc. But it looked weird without the context of Reichenbach Falls and the distance they had to fall. I still want to clean this up quite a lot, and might try and second version more zoomed in. But for now...

Sunday, May 16, 2010


This was an assignment for class based on NPR. We were supposed to illustrate a feeling, memory, or reaction to some aspect of NPR. Mine was sitting in my apartment for the first time and realizing that Fresh Air was broadcast just down the street, here in Philly!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tomer Hanuka

Some animal illustrations in the style of Tomer Hanuka. Fixed up the turtle's background especially... This is part of a series of 3 artists with 3 animals each. More to come!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Updates! End of the Semester...

As the semester has drawn to an end, there will be a couple of more updates to post here of the many things I have been doing in the past few weeks.

So first off: Wine Labels! All nice and shiny and mocked up on real wine bottles!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

AWE Postcard Design

Some Graphic Design work for Advancing Women in Engineering. Michele requested a gear design (to match the logo) on the front. This will be Pre-Orientation invitation card for the Class of 2014. :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Heaven and Hell

These are some wine bottle designs for digital illustration class. The concept is based on Dante's Inferno and Paradiso. Still working on Hell. The lettering at the top is cut out on the label. When it is on the bottle, all you see is the silhouette of the white letters (not the grey). I will post some pics on the bottle soon...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Some Art from Thesis

Here are some pieces from my Thesis Animation:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Other Animals

A LOT more stuff to come. But here's a quick update on some of the other animals. Based off of the artists Tomer Hanuka and Tadahiro Uesugi.

Once I catch up from the Thesis crunch and Passover, I'll post all the stuff I've been working on the past month or two!! :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dr. Seuss Animals

As a part of an assignment for Digital Illustration class - We had to illustrate 3 animals in 3 different artist styles. My animals were an octopus, a rooster, and a turtle. These are in the Dr. Seuss style. :) Stay tuned for the other two which are in the midst of their first finish.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Before she started falling apart over Holiday break (unfortunately). Hopefully, if I have more time after Spring Break, I will fix her up again and take some nice turn-table photos (a la the Aristocats Butler sculpture).

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'm official!

Haha I officially have a website:

It's nothing special (yet)... but my demo reel is on there. I'm just excited to finally have a website! :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010