Thursday, September 30, 2010

Build your house on a firm foundation

A series of illustrations for a teeny-tiny little section of my senior film. Thank you Troy for teaching me how to draw water!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Book Toss

Haha, I forgot about this. This was the final project for Troy's 2D Effects animation class this past March. Completely killed a hardcover copy of the Goblet of Fire shooting reference for this.


For Webber's 2D Character I class....

Monday, September 27, 2010

An American in Paris

some sketches from the titular "American in Paris Ballet/Dream Sequence" from that movie. for Professor Webber's sketchbook. :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010



I feel like I haven't been in school for a year, but it's only been 6 months. I guess because it's been an eventful 6 months. At any rate, I start back tomorrow with 2D character animation I, Senior Project 2, and history of animation (which I've been saving for YEARS to take during senior 2).

and now, my star wars RPG character. she's a force witch. :D

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Margot Tenenbaum part deux

used an old photo as reference for the backdrop.

I collect old photos - 19th century-50s, but my favorites are 20s-30s. I'm thinking of starting another blog to catalog and share them with the world...

if and when I do, I'll give the link here :)


Back in 2007, as a project for a photoshop class, I used Gail Carson Levine's book The Two Princesses of Bamarre as basis for a bunch of character designs and such. so, here's a BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!

some of these are ok, and some I still love, but some make me wince. :)

Elf slightly goth

warmup of the day.

Animation for The Story Ship going swimmingly! I hope I can keep up something like this pace once school starts next week. o___o

Monday, September 6, 2010

Margot Tenenbaum

A portrait of guess who :) it isn't finished - this is only the flat colors. I'll be painting a lot more texture into it.

I also did another Blanche drawing, but this is the only good part of it:

Friday, September 3, 2010


It's September 3 already. Time sure flies when you don't want it to. :P

Animation is moving along for The Story Ship; I've finished cleaning and coloring one scene and compositing another, but I'll have to get permission from my boss to post stuff here (and try and remember a good compression method so that I can actually upload the clips. :P)

Here's another spare-time monochrome Blanche doodle:

And now, a rant! I don't know what all music you listen to, dear reader, but I have noticed in the general populace of young adult America there is an acute lack of classical music. I'm not talking about movie soundtracks, here! I'm talking about instrumental music written for the sake of music. Like abstract painting just for the sake of color.

I don't like all classical music, but in general I do and I have a good group of favorite composers, and a ton of respect for ALL composers whether I like their music or not (probably stems somehow from growing up with 12 violins and 5 pianos in the house).

ANYhow. Here's some good stuff, I guarantee - music that is emotive and sounds like a story; my favorite kind. This is a list I put together for cleanup animation:

And none of it comes from a movie soundtrack, by gum! With the possible exception being Bernstein's symphonic dances; but really what Bernstein did with those was take the most prevalent themes from his musical West Side Story and rearrange them into a classical suite. picky, picky. :)

and speaking of music, this is rather intriguing - Brian Wilson reinterpreting George and Ira Gershwin! I'm a much bigger Gershwin fan than Beach Boys fan, but this really sounds neato.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010




O HAY look, Brian Lee O'Malley totally drew me and I look awesome:

heheh. that was fun to make. DANGIT I SHOULD'VE MADE MY HAIR GREEN OH WHY oh why am I in such an allcaps mood? ...Interesting.

ok bye!