Saturday, April 29, 2017

Social Season

The social season is happening now that spring is in the air. Inspired by a friend!



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Scabbers

Catching up with the Harry Potter Design Challenge! Here’s my version of Scabbers.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Faerie Queen

Since faerie folk are the ultimate mischief makers, I thought it was fitting for April 1!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

At the National Portrait Gallery

Going through pads of paper and thought I'd share this two minute academic study that I did at a life drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The theater is lovely, though it's not an ideal set up to draw in unless you draw on a small surface, as seating is quite packed. But it's a nice experience and the gallery is always worth a visit!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Character Design References Interview

This was a really fun interview I was given the opportunity to do for Character Design References! They ask great questions, I really enjoyed sharing insight into my journey and process.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Goyle

Trying to catch up on the Harry Potter Design Challenge!  Here is my version of Goyle.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Petrichor

I know it's been a while since I've posted any artwork. Everyone who knows me personally knows that I am most probably the worst person in the Western world when it comes to sharing personal work on social media. My goal (as usual) is to be a bit more consistent this year!

I've been traveling a lot this last year for work, and adventuring with Doctor Who and the Tardis has been keeping me company during my real life adventures as I have been re-immersing myself in anticipation of Season 11! Here is a little something for the Whovians out there.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Angelina Johnson

It's been a while since I've had time to visit my blogs and social media! I've been traveling a lot to work with different studios and have been in a different city between Europe and North America almost every month this last year!

I've have been participating when I can in a fun Harry Potter design challenge on Facebook, and since CTN starts today (I'm very excited) I thought I'd share my colour sketch of Angelina as Quidditch Captain.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cersei Lannister

Had a great time at Dr. Sketchy Montreal's Game of Thrones themed drawing session.  Some of my favourite models did amazing work as Daenerys Targaryen and  Cersei Lannister! Here's a quick Alex Lindberg inspired Cersei Lannister character concept, that I sketched out between poses.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

General Leia

Since I had done a Princess Leia character sketch for sketch dailies a while back, I thought I'd do one for Episode VII. I wanted to work with the concept of my previous Leia sketch, but also capture her as she is portrayed in the latest film. It was fun to take a little break from work and contribute to the overabundance of Star Wars fan art out there!


Friday, January 15, 2016

Vanessa Ives

I haven't had a chance to post in a while.  Been so busy organizing things with my book, Movement & Form. Here's a little colour sketch of Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful. I felt like doing a fun design of her character from Season 1.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Canadian Animation Featured Artist

I have been featured on Canadian Animation! For the Canadians out there, this is an amazing and current resource for art and animation in Canada.
http://www.canadiananimation.com/2015/03/animator-samantha-youssef.html


Monday, March 23, 2015

Chesire Cat

This was done a while ago, its a colour character sketch I did of the Chesire Cat for Hullabaloo.  It's been really great working on this project!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Nintendo Sushi Podcast

Had the best time doing a podcast with Nintendo Sushi!  Ace and I talked about about my book, concepts of drawing, animation, Star Wars and how we define normal.  It was a very fun conversation!  Ace had some great things to say about my book, so thank you Ace for a wonderful podcast session!

http://nintendosushi.com/108/

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Viewster Animation Festival

I am so excited and honoured to be part of the Jury for the Viewster Film Festival, Animated Worlds. Viewster offers a great opportunity to animation film makers out there!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

I know I haven't posted in a while, largely because I've been working on my drawing book, Movement & Form.  The campaign to support it is finally out, please check it out!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Toon Talks Podcast

This was an amazing experience. I am so honoured to have been invited onto Toon Talks Podcast. Sandra does inspiring and intelligent podcasts. She asks great questions and if you haven't had a chance to hear her podcasts, you MUST check them out! Thank you Sandra for the opportunity!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Movement & Form

I've been working on a life drawing book of the syllabus I developed on gesture, posing, movement & form.  You can read about it here:
http://www.theyoussefdrawingsyllabus.com



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hullabaloo

Here's a visual development piece I did for Hullabaloo!  Inspired by my own elementary and highschool experience!  You can read the story about it on their Facebook Post.  It's such a great project and I'm really excited to be working on it!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Animation Art Show

Here is the piece I donated to the Animation Art Show, an auction taking place in Dublin, Ireland in support of Irish children's charities.  The fundraiser takes place October 17, 18 & 19.  This is an amazing event, you can see the video from 2013!  (My illustration from last year is at 0:28sec)


Monday, September 29, 2014

Hullabaloo

I am so excited, honoured and privileged to work on this project! The team of artists are some of my greatest inspirations! Please check it out!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hullabaloo-steampunk-animated-film


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Oberyn Martell

Here's a title credit for the character of Oberyn Martell (from the Game of Thrones series) inspired by the style of Alexander Lindberg.  It was so much fun to explore a simplified design but stay true to capturing the character.  I'm considering doing more of the cast!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Baobhan Sith

Too much work and chaos to get through these days, and I didn't get a chance to participate in Sketch Dailies this week.  I decided to take some time this morning to do a colour sketch for the Baobhan Sith theme from earlier this week, if I was to take time for one Sketch Daily this week, this was the theme that peaked my interest the most!  I love mythology, so I always enjoy those themes when they are posted! :)


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Merida Takes Aim

Here is the Pixar's Brave piece I did for Pixart!  I had a lot of fun redesigning Merida, and am really grateful to have been considered and showcased in the August feature. 

You can see the article here:
http://pixartimes.com/2014/08/21/pixart-august-feature-ii-merida-takes-aim/

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Princess Leia

I just found out the Sketch Dailies' theme was Princess Leia and despite being swamped there was no way that I was going to pass up that theme! It was destiny; two things that I love, drawing and Star Wars, converging together.  So I had to do a quick colour sketch this evening to make it in time!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Gibson Girl

Here's a 5 minute sketch from a Charles Dana Gibson costumed life drawing session.  Derwent Drawing Pencils on Newsprint.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Retro Aviator

Trying out a 1950s rendering style for an art direction assignment.  Only Black and White and one colour allowed!  It's fun working with restrictions and in a simple style to try to find ways to communicate the design.  This is my design of Ace M.H.Hughes, Aviator Extraordinaire!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nike

Didn't have a lot of time, but I had to do a quick sketch for Sketch Dailies on my coffee break.  I wish I could try to colour her but there just isn't time.  That being the case, I couldn't pass up Nike!