Sunday, October 18, 2009

Animal Sketches

Janine Tondu
Hi everyone just wanted to stop by and post a sketch I was happy with. Just so you know I was happy with the buffalo in the upper left corner not the poor elephant but it felt wrong to cut him out so there he is.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Speed Painting...

Janine Tondu
Okay my attempt at digital speed painting ..which isn't really speedy.
Also a try on a Character design project from my mentor.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Pen and ink sketch of my little sister.


Recently me and my family were reminiscing about my dog Zorro. He was such a feisty little thing but so sweet, so I did this watercolor sketch.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Miff under the mushroom

A picture I had done for my sister for the newest addition to the family! It came about with my newest character a turtle named Miff.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

IF Hollow

Prince Solitaire was once a bright young man, until the day he fell in love and had his heart ripped from its sanctuary within himself. From that moment on his heart became hollow.

Mod Angelpod

Final product (sorry for the crappy scan)

Color comp 2

Color comp 1

Rosso Fiorentino's Angel Musican upgraded.

Italia Sketches

My favorite sketches I have done while I studied away. Enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2009


ⓒ Janine Tondu
Here is my go at a caricature so what do u think?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


ⓒ Janine Tondu
My newest practice image, basically I am trying to smooth out my
wiry lines and as you can see its getting there.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Knitted Goods

A quick header I did for my sisters site go check it out!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

La la la la

ⓒ Janine Tondu
Just felt like playing around with my photoshop it was fun.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dreams that Sway

Digital work I can actually be proud of. I have come a long way and still have longer to go, but for now I'm semi satisfied.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Poster preliminary sketch

ⓒ Janine Tondu
Basically a sketch for my digital painting poster project/contest. I'm pretty sure I am not going to win so I figure I can have fun with this one and go at my own pace. It's a girl in a pond catching fireflies with her mouth while a little froggie is watching. Sounds cute but can I execute it, I will find out. 15 min sketch done in Corel Painter (I am sorta loving that program).

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Perceptions and Realities

ⓒ Janine Tondu
Another proj. I am currently working on. So far this is just the sketch and the quick color comp, well as quick as I tried to make it. Basically it is my version of perception vs. reality. People gain their perceptions from what they hear around them, so therefore people base their realities on what they hear. Not too sure if that makes sense to you but when I was thinking it up it sounded perfectly plausible to me.

The Pianist

ⓒ Janine Tondu
My digital painting for class. I can at least say this much I had my moments when I actually enjoyed working on it, so thats a good sign. I just hope this is the stepping stone toward better digital paintings, because I really, really want to get better.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Balerina Abbey

ⓒ Janine Tondu
Practicing my speed painting I decided to do my new character Abigail, I had used her in my children's book. I love her and I love ballet so what better to paint then abbey doing ballet. I would definitely love for some critiques so please do give some pointers if you'd like.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Baby Cards

Here are some of the Congratulatory (I think I made this word up...)
Baby Cards I did for work. It was fun to play around with.
All work done by Janine Tondu

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dark and Light UNITE

Not the best one of these I've done but hey you can't get them all.
Anyway if you know the game Kingdom Hearts you will understand the title lol.
Drawn by Janine Tondu

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pale- Mint

It's a Kitten! And her name is Mint. I swear I dreamed of this cat no lie anyway this is the piece I did for IF Pale not sure yet if I want this one to be the piece since this time around I have loads of time.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

IF- Contained

Well it will be my first Illustration Friday piece. A kid contained in a library corner or something to that extent.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Moment in Peace

Another sketchbook piece. I decided to try out something new which involved toning the paper with pastel. Joy! To my great amazement it was a complete success.
All work © Janine Tondu

Thursday, January 8, 2009

~Edward and a Lamp~

Bored at work so I decided to brush up on some illustrator skills...I love Vectors!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year!!! My New character for the new year Murk!
He's a button sprite who loves collecting buttons. As you can see he has no arms, his creator forgot to put them on so he uses his mouth like a vacuum to suck things up, like his buttons for instance.