Friday, May 4, 2012

Penny Dreadful Theater


Finishing up the theater Penny Dreadful will be showing her 3 short films in! Coming out around Halloween! ©Penny Dreadful Picture Show ©Imaginarium LLC

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

60's NYC




©Penny Dreadful Picture Show ©Imaginarium LLC

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Penny Dreadful Picture Show, Morning After shot

Had fun a couple weeks ago shooting some plates with the Imaginarium crew for the upcoming indie Anthology "The Penny Dreadful Picture Show" The below car will be driving around in 1960's NYC so with some clever 3D tire replacement, killer green screen clean up from Laura J Hill and some epic sign replacement between the 2 of us we should be able to pull off these shots!
If you never notice we have done our job :)



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Personal Work Is So Important

For my sanity at least! For the past couple of projects I have had to make some hyper real CG! From spider legs crawling out of a cake, to a massive landscape full of weeds, trees and rocks to the wonderful world of OZ and a closet full of heads, I needed a brake with something COMPLETELY different! These little guys are from my textile design days:
So I decided to create them in 3D! This is the first stage...trying to block in some colors and lay around with composition. Not happy with the hands and feet yet but hey I'm happy working on something NOT realistic. I miss being an artist :)
So here's the progress! I hope you like it and check back soon for more updates!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Imaginarium Logo 2012

Hello world! Sorry it's been a while since my last post but I've been super busy doing some 3D VFX on 3 different horror shorts! They are part of the "Penny Dreadful Picture show" Look for some CG haunted theaters, spider eyeball legs, heads blowing up and a virtual 50's NYC.

In the mean time here's something to hold you over:)
Going back to my roots with some good old Photoshop.
How I've missed thee.

Don't forget to check out my site for all future updates!
http://www.nikiemonteleone.com/

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Self Promotional Project!

I know very VERY little about rigging. Why not get better for 2012? Done and done. Hopefully this girl will be skipping along in no time. Check back for more progress and some cute character sketches:)

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm All Finished with The Witches of Oz directed by Leigh Scott

What an amazing year it has been! I have learned so much and met some great creative people! We have a new trailer coming soon to apple trailers but enjoy some key art in the meantime!
This whole image is 3D except the actresses (one of them is me;) and the desk to the left of them. I did all the 3D modeling, texturing, animation and lighting with some amazing compositing done by Imaginarium's lead compositor Laura J Hill.

Jack Pumpkin Head and Tik Tok! Can you spot the only real element in this scene? Jack's body is played by one of our 3D guys with some amazing costume design by Regina Amato! I did all of Tik Tok's animation and texturing as well as Jack's texturing. I also did the lighting of the Wizards chamber (played by Christopher Lloyd.) Again, the awesome compositing was done by Laura J Hill.  I love my all girls team!! We are certainly a minority in this male run industry.






Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New CD Design for The Histrioniks!

Check them out! Album is dropping soon.
Visit the link below for more info!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Histrioniks/26099342160

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Starting my 27th year with a new career!

Sorry it's been a while but please check out the movie I just started working on:
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/witches-of-oz/first-look

I'm learning so much from working with some amazingly talented people!
Please continue to check back for more updates.
Cheers and Happy Summer

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gotta Love Free Exposure!

http://openbooksociety.com/article/fan-art-madness-supernatural-women-edition/

"I like the way her hair is done, the different shades of color give every curl its own movement. The proportion of her head with the look in her face gives her quite an attitude; no vampire will mess with Sookie Stackhouse. I like the author’s technique and every detail she put, even the bloody red background gives it its own style. (Caro)"

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Illustration for the New Year!

2010 Resolutions:
1. Be more creative
2. DRAW MORE!
3. Learn C4D and Maya better than anyone I know
4. Collaborate
aaaand learn Spanish with my new Rosetta Stone CDs!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Nine West Kids, Mootsies Tootsies Kids, and Sam & Libby Girls




Check out these cute patterns I designed for the Jones Apparel Group! Please keep checking back for more exciting news!

Skull-A-Day

Yay for free exposure:)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Nikie

I have a new obsession... I WILL learn this program! I needed something different so I started messin around with 4D, photoshop and illustrator. Yay for my sanity!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

NikieMonteleone.com

New site! Definitely still a WIP but let me know what you think:)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Check it out! I'm on the MICA Website!

Situated on top of the entrance of the infamous Brown Center. From left to right: Pink Solid Works (Silk and Tulle), Blue Twin (Chanel Silk), Empire Snapped, Green Solid Works (Tulle and Silk), Black Twin (Chanel Silk)


Well would you look at that! My '05 senior thesis "Parallel Imitation" collection is being featured on MICA's website! Pretty interesting what they say:

"The department is concerned not only with the production and understanding of fiberwork itself, but with its interaction and connection to other mediums and materials, so you are presented with critical writings concerning fiber and contemporary issues in the world of art."

hmm....

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Skulls Will Never Go Away

Trying to focus on some personal pieces before NYC eats me alive!