Rebecca Monaghan

2D digital artist who likes to animate sometimes; planning on working in the Game and Film industry. Currently studying Computer Arts at Abertay University, This is my sketchbook blog where I will post my sketches, WIP and finished pieces.
20min Lasso tool doodle. This was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be!  

20min Lasso tool doodle. This was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be!  

Sketchbook unref pose practice. 

Sketchbook unref pose practice. 

Cross hatch doodling. 

Cross hatch doodling. 

Quick sketches I made a while back when visiting the National Portrait Gallery in London. I had a great time and hope to visit again! 

Portrait painted of my granny for her birthday. My whole family literally don’t age which is really weird, but fingers crossed I get those genes! :P 

Portrait painted of my granny for her birthday. My whole family literally don’t age which is really weird, but fingers crossed I get those genes! :P 

Photo study of Brienne of Tarth. I really enjoyed painting this and I hope you all like it :) 
I should do some more armour/medieval sketches soon 

Photo study of Brienne of Tarth. I really enjoyed painting this and I hope you all like it :) 

I should do some more armour/medieval sketches soon 

Scribbles are fun! :) 

Some 2-5min sketches. I didn’t think of anything, just let my hand draw. I hope to develop these in the future. They’ll go on my art to do list. 

Some pre production work for my animation. The style of the characters keep changing but I think I’ve got one I’m happy with. Both the male and female are the same shape but different colours and the female has more scales on her head to help tell the difference. 

Hopefully I’ll get the animation coloured the way I want but it looks more likely to be black and white for now. I plan to colour it during the summer though! :) 

Some environment colour concepts for my animation. 
It wont be as messy as this when/if I colour it, just trying out some colour experiments. 
More pre production work to follow.

Some environment colour concepts for my animation. 

It wont be as messy as this when/if I colour it, just trying out some colour experiments. 

More pre production work to follow.

Work in progress for my 3D Character Illustration. 

Work in progress for my 3D Character Illustration. 

A screen shot from my animatic. Baby turtle are just so cute! I can’t wait to properly start animating this little guy :)   

A screen shot from my animatic. Baby turtle are just so cute! I can’t wait to properly start animating this little guy :)   

A Siamese Fighting Fish painting I finished today. Ref used. Might fix up the texture later but for now I’m tired. Enjoy! 

A Siamese Fighting Fish painting I finished today. Ref used. Might fix up the texture later but for now I’m tired. Enjoy! 

For my 3D environment coursework I’m using an old painting I did of a shanty town as inspiration and ref. Below are two water colour sketches of what I’m aiming for my environment piece to look like.

I’ll post up my final 3D environment once it’s done. 

Some screenshots from my animation “Unity” I made for a contemporary dance performance. 

Some quick charcoal drawings. I love to be really sketchy and fast with charcoal.