December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas :) Hope you have a truly wonderful time, and eat lots of food (specifically desserts!) !!! God bless!

December 20, 2012

Sea Bird

Warm up sketch from this morning inspired by the song Sea Bird by Burning Hearts. I felt "artsy" today and wanted to draw something different just for fun. It's fun drawing these sort of drawings every so often. Enjoy!

December 18, 2012

I love my scarf

I recently bought a new scarf that's neon yellow-green, and I absolutely love it! It's so soft and fuzzy and great since now it's getting cold. This is also a "what i wore today" from yesterday. Enjoy!

December 17, 2012

Native Girl

Morning warm-up sketch from a few days ago that I forgot to post. For some reason I've noticed that I've been drawing a lot of people in boots and fur lately.....maybe since it's getting cold.....anyways, Enjoy!

December 13, 2012

Hunt Victory

Story sketch from today. I'm going to try drawing more of these for fun and to practice with telling a story with expression and body language. These are fun yo! Enjoy!

Flower Girl

Sketch of a hippie girl for fun :) I wanted to try sketching more loosely to help my storyboards looks more loose and have better gesture in them. Enjoy!

December 11, 2012

Sea Princess

Sea princess sketch to practice with getting better sketching lines. I tried convincing myself that I was drawing with a pen rather than with a tablet in order to change up my sketching style. Enjoy!

November 29, 2012

The Kite

Here is the project I've been working on for the last couple of months :) This is an animatic of a story sequence that includes the Cloud Girl character and the boy with his kite that I designed, as well as all of the park people. I had a lot of fun drawing this, and I can't wait to make more sequences! Enjoy!

November 24, 2012

November 21, 2012

Jack Frost

Jack Frost fanart since he's just such a COOL dude :) he he...yeah....bad pun.....Jack's my fave guardian by the way. Enjoy!

Rise of the Guardians belongs to Dreamworks
fanart belongs to me

November 19, 2012

Sketch Today

Lotso sketches from today :) My goal is to try to do gesture sketching every day for practice in order to get my skill set up so I can carry it on into my storyboards. Plus I'm also planning on doing more live action film studies for storyboarding in order to change up my shots. I was inspired by Dave Pimental's many fantastic gesture sketches in his book "Evoke" (he is incredible!) Some of these sketches were based off of home videos that I watched. Enjoy! 

November 18, 2012

CTN Thoughts and Gesture Sketches

Hi everyone! :) Wow! CTN was incredible and such a memorable experience! I've never seen so many animators in one place at once, all coming together for their passion for animation.  Everyone was really nice and extremely easy to talk to, and I loved every minute of the convention. Plus you could feel the creativity overflowing throughout the convention floor. Very inspiring in every way. I really want to go next year, and now I am more inspired than ever to work on my portfolio, and remembering to have fun creating art. Thank you to everyone at the convention for being awesome and nice! Here are some gesture sketches I drew at CTN in the Atrium hall area, and also during Dave Pimental's gesture drawing workshop (so much fun!) Enjoy!

November 14, 2012

CTN-X Expo Time!

Hi everyone! This year I'm heading to CTN-X expo, and I am so excited and nervous! I can't wait to meet so many incredible artists and mingle with my fellow animation peeps. Hope to see some of ya there!

November 5, 2012


Paperman fanart for today :) That cried several times during the short and also during Wreck-it-Ralph. So good! Enjoy!

Paperman belongs to Disney
fanart belongs to me

November 4, 2012

I Can Fix It!

Another Wreck-it-Ralph fanart sketch of Fix-it-Felix :) His character was so adorable, and I just loved him and Sgt. Calhoun! Plus the whole time while I was watching I was thinking, "he he, he's an animated Kenneth Parcell from 30 Rock." Enjoy!

Wreck-it-Ralph belongs to Disney
fanart belongs to me

November 3, 2012

"I'm Gonna Wreck It!"

I seriously loved Wreck-it-Ralph :) Such a good movie! I highly recommend it to anyone who's wondering about seeing it. Enjoy!

Wreck-it-Ralph belongs to Disney
fanart belongs to me

November 2, 2012

Space Guns

I like sci-fi, so I decided to draw a space girl with a gun for fun. Man I need to start sketching more....anyways, Enjoy! :)

"The Kite" Colorscripts

Some colorscripts I did for a project I'm working on :) (Cloud Girl look familiar? wink wink) I had a lot of fun painting these and experimenting with color and lighting. Enjoy!

October 26, 2012

Cloud Girl in the Sky

Hooray! I finished my storyboards just in time for CTN :) I decided to paint the main character, the Cloud Girl, just for fun before doing my color scripts. Enjoy!

October 23, 2012

I Love Green Tea!

First off, I really, really, REALLY like green tea. Pretty much anything green tea flavored I'll eat, that's why when I went to Japan in the summer I was in heaven.  Anywhere I went that had green tea ice cream, green tea dango, or even just plain ol green tea I just had to have. But my favorite green tea food is.....

GREEN TEA KIT KATS!!! (yes they do exist)

Basically, green tea kit kats are just white chocolate kit kats, but the white chocolate is green tea flavored, as is the delicious powdered layers on the inside. Surprisingly, the green tea flavor isn't all that strong, which makes it sweeter.

 I could pretty much eat them all day, which is why I bought a lot in Japan to bring home.

But alas, came that fateful day where I was on my last green tea kit kat.

I was devastated to say the least.

But hey, even though I tried to be overly sentimental about it,

it's still food, and well I ate it like that.

However, recently I went to go buy a bento at my local Japanese market and...

 There they were, along with two other varieties, vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate.

I was pretty much overjoyed that now I didn't have to have them shipped over from Japan if I ever wanted to have one again,

but I was also just plain ecstatic over the fact that I now had the opportunity to buy the kit kats whenever I wanted.

Ok, that's all for now :) I might want to do some more of these on Japanese food, but we'll see. Enjoy! :)