Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Class Doodles Ever!

Some dumb doodles from this past semester's Art History class. Last class doodles ever! Pretty crazy! Most of them are, of course, of my cat, Zelda (but we call her Baby). I guess this might count as my New Years post? Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Boy with Baseball

It was a lovely few days in Mammoth. The snow was non-existent, so the skiing wasn't too great, but it was  nice to get away from LA and hang with my little sisters for a bit. Ah, bonding. I didn't do much sketching up there, sadly, but here is a colored drawing of a sketch from one of my school notebooks. I realize that the notebook sketches from this past semester may very well be my last, unless I purchase a notebook solely for sketching. Weird! I hope everyone is having fun gearing up for New Years!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mammoth Owl

Heading off to Mammoth with the family for a few days. Here is a goodbye owl, made while my mom was taking her time to pack this morning.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Further decorated my Christmas bags for my family and friends. It was a great Christmas this year, same routine as every year, though somehow it felt like the end of something. A lot was different, with a couple babies and a few lost loved ones. I think it may mark the arrival of new traditions next year. Maybe Christmas will be at another house next year? I will have to wait and see! Hope everyone's holiday was fantastic as well. On another note, I got a pajama set with a matching dog hat (I know, I'd be jealous too). Happy Holidays to everyone! :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gate Background Progress

An update on my background coloring! This is for a scene from my film, well a few scenes, and its almost there! I still need to add a bunch of bushes and trees and things, the drawbridge, and the platform that it opens onto. I will probably bust out the paper tomorrow to finish it for good! Finals work is kicking my butt but it'll be all over soon!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CTN Model Drawings

Some model drawings done at CTN a few weeks ago. I haven't been able to do any since last May, so it was really nice to do figure sketches, even if it was only for a few minutes :) It was a couple, though I didn't do any good ones of the male, and they were dressed in 40s era clothing. Mobsters and guns kinda thing. They did some super fun poses! I hope they do it again next year.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Title Card!

Here's a wycinanki-style title card for my movie. Still not sure how to do the type... I may end up washing out the color a bunch so you can see the words once I put them on top. We'll see how it goes. :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

First Colored Scene!

First colored frame of my first completed scene!! I feel like I've passed a milestone for my film and I'll soon be able to bust out these puppies super quickly, though let's be honest... um, no. It's not completely done, though. I still  need to work out how to animate the leaves. I've done some tests but they aren't quite working out yet. I'm mainly focusing on my Mongol sequence, so hopefully I'll be able to post some new tests from that soon, once they stop looking so crappy :\

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bisnis Card

Here's the design for the back of my business cards :) I got them made for the CTN Animation Expo and now have a bunch to hand out despite giving away a lot of them already! The other side just has my name and a link to my portfolio blogspot (, because I haven't done enough research about buying my own domain and/or blogspot is one of few sites that support videos! Need my reel on my site for sure. Anyway, they turned out really cute! :3

Starting to Scan Movie Scenes!

My first scanned frame for my first cleaned scene! Excitiiiiiing! My friend Robbie helped in between some frames and now it's all ready for ToonBoom! I hope to have time tomorrow to color the scene completely before my meeting with my professor.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Background 14

Cut outs for a background for my film :) Made with painted water color paper, gouache on black paper, and black construction paper. I'm going to scan in and animate the leaf parts bc it's supposed to be windy in the scene.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gate Background

Working on a background for my film! I am terrible at perspective, but in my defense the straight-roof look is on purpose! Slowly but surely...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mongol Run Cycles

A quick composition of two run cycles for my film. I'm really proud of them but still have so much to do! More characters, backgrounds, and foreground elements before mid-December!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Got back from CTN today, and had a great time showing my portfolio to artists and getting some awesome feedback! :) Also, my friends and I got the pleasure of enjoying sing-a-long time with Richard Sherman, and my heart cried a little from happiness. Also, girls night all weekend (and yes, that meant nail polish and braid trains). I will post some of the sketches from that weekend soon, but for  now here is an unrelated painting.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Brian and Sherry and Tommy

Characters I made to represent the balance of my heart, my brain, and my stomach. One is always in charge.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bridal Dresses Photoshoot

Drawings I did while bumming around my friend's photoshoot for a wedding dress company. Cool stuff! :D

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sketches from the Aquarium

Quick sketches done at the aquarium a few weeks ago. Fun times with animation friends and aquatic creatures!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Soccer Sketches

Drawing my friend at his soccer game! :) They kept asking me to play and I was like “OH NO, no…. no thanks” Me + sports = ball in face

Monday, May 23, 2011

More character designs and colors

A temporary lineup of characters (they are not all completed designs yet), and some colored bugle designs. 

Some poses of Bolek.

More designs of other characters. I posted some of these previously.
Also, I have a title for my project! A Polish phrase, Mały trębacz, which translates to The Little Trumpeteer.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Life Drawing Final

Some pages from my Figures class final. We had to put together a portfolio of the different projects from the semester. I had a great time in the class, especially cause we drew so much! The longest pose we had was 10 minutes, but we normally had 2 or 5 minute gestures. I need to find another life drawing outlet for the summer!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Taking a Walk

Finally decided on a name for my character! Bolek, short for Boleslaw, a Polish name meaning "great glory." Also my father's middle name! Here he is in a walking pose, drawn for the poster advertising our end of the year animation screening on Friday the 20th. Super excited!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Color Ideas

Color Palettes for my eventual color script, and a rough layout with some color splashed on it. Colors are organized by the mood changes within the film.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Character Development

Current design for my main character, whose name as of now is Bolus, but everything is subject to change!

Development and color ideas for two secondary characters, the Old Man and the Goat Herder, along with one of his goats, Billy. Not set in stone yet, either!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Building Development

Development of the look of my film focusing on the buildings in the village and the wall around it. Here are also some trees and bugle designs.