Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ball Bounce

Had some upload issues, but here it is, my first CA project, the ball bounce!  Still working on the cleanup from my first two TA projects, but I'll post those soon too.

mwhiting bBounce final from Mary Jane Whiting on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Had to ship my tablet back, so I won't say I'm 100% with this yet, but it's as close as I'll get before the summer is over.  Thanks to Victor himself for helping me a lot with this :)

Edit:  Love this boy, the one he finished of me is on his blog here:

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tracks of the Ice Titan

Hahaha, so I'm really sick... which means I sat in bed all day and painted things.  And then photoshop crashed.  But I did make this and I even threw in a giant at the end just for Victor haha.  3 hour speedpaintsy.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Blog header in-process

I love color, but establishing the right mood with it is really difficult.
I was trying to go for something much darker, but I kind of stuck to my old roots and ended up with this... which goes to show that I still can't break my old color habits.
Anyone have good suggestions for making fast color blocks??  I just can't seem to move past my bad habits, and I'd like to break out with a new technique.  Also, my new little avatar doodle.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


*EDIT:  I am doing a revamp of my blog... if it looks strange right now, it's because I'm doing test runs for a new header and profile picture.

So, there was a Game of Thrones marathon this weekend... so I finally got to catch up on all the episodes, I errm slept through (i blame art school workload).  Anyways, i decided to make a little sketch of the thing I'm most excited for next season: Margaery and Joffrey!

Friday, July 13, 2012

First adventures in MAYA

Thought it might be fun to show my VERY first foray into Maya yesterday.  I played with Maya for about 3 hours and then tried to model a few items from around my house--nail polish, a box, and a spoon.  It was way more difficult than I thought it would be, especially tackling with annoying geometry problems (that eventually, caused my very first crash).  I actually found it harder trying to remodel them today and got worse results... so, it's just going to be a lot more practice until I get this beast figured out.

Can't wait to try and get these UV'd and textured.

Monday, July 9, 2012


A little preview of today's speedpaint that I'm going to take a little further and finish in color.  I miss the outdoors, just wish Texas was a little less hot right now.

Still working on this.  Three movies and a bunch of distractions later...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

starbucks cafe sketches

Found a starbucks giftcard in an old pair of pants that I was about to give away... looks like I'm gonna be cafe sketching a lot more.  Anyways, here's a "self portrait" haha, I started with ref, but it doesn't look anything like me.  Oh well.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

6/28 Speedpaint

Still in the mood for speedpainting, so I chose to do a little interior piece (because I still hate perspective).  Spent about 1 hr in photoshop... I think I'm getting faster, but, I might sit down and try to refine (FIX PERSPECTIVE) and finish this in color.

The bear rug is an homage to Brave.  And the fact that I like bears.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Knee-highs, turtlenecks, velcro shoes

Hahah, something stirred up a bit of nostalgia today in psychology class... was I the only one that wore uniforms my whole life?  All I remember was the itchy, scratchy card-board box khaki pants that drove me insane for basically all of middle school.

But, now I get to wear real clothes... yay (!?)

(And in other news, next project I want to do is a comic page....)  That's it, I wrote it down.  So now it's gotta happen.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The glade

I feel really lucky to have had the time this weekend to finally tackle a new painting project.  Thanks to Evan and Carla for critiquing this, even though I didn't fix everything :(


I really owe it to Victor, who has helped me time and time again and continues to be a constant source of inspiration to me.

Also, i'm cleaning out my brush sets... if anyone wants a ten-set of chalk sketching brushes, send me a message.

Friday, June 8, 2012

PSYC 2301

So, while everyone else in my psychology class today self-diagnosed their own personality disorders and took notes, I drew all the awesome dudes of pyschoanalysis-- Freud up top, Albert Bandura, Raymond Cattell, Rorschach, and Freud's daughter.

More psych doodles... I went to a really lovely wedding this weekend.


Monday, May 28, 2012

after sorolla

One hour master quicksketch.  also, rough 1 hour speedpaintsies.  Not happy with the comp, but i might flesh it out anyways.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Quick photoshop sketch to figure something out...  eventually need to find something better than multiply layers :/

"Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work." - Chuck Close

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 2

Finally working on a header for my blog.  About an hour in so far... lotsa work to do.  It's me, fishin' fer salmons.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Summer Sweater Challenge: Day 1

So, I got back from Ringling yesterday.  Took a nice 20 hour nap, drank a real cup of coffee and now I'm back to work.  I've decided to challenge myself every day and try to crank out at least one painting/drawing/whatever.  So, this is the start of a mastercopy (no color picking) that I'm working on. About 2 hours in, but now I need another nap and to do some drawing... so, I guess I'll prolly just wrap this one here.

Monday, April 30, 2012


Sculpture and enviro for 3d design final.  The story is a 20's era flapper possessed by the mink coat that she wears.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Drawing II Trojan Horse Project

My trojan horse project from drawing II.  Final + Process.  Still have some more work to do, but since I'm sitting in art history and trying to still paint the end of this (and watch a presentation), I guess I'll post it already.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Character jumps are finally over!  A few of the animal sketchings at Jungle Gardens and new perspective thingy I'm working on as a digipaint.