Thursday, December 22, 2011

Action Analysis Completed!

well....almost.. :p there are still some things I'm going to tweak/add in a few days (just small things like a glow on the candle, fixing the boards b/c they make no sense (lol)... etc)

The final Action Analysis :

The final scene:

The pan test:

Thanks to everyone who helped me out with this! especially in the compositing stage!! I would have been really lost without all of the help, and most importantly I learned a LOT from my class mates! Thanks again guys :)

This little project has been the source of so many late nights and physical pain, I'm glad to say its over :)

Now I'm going to continue working my butt off on my portfolio! That probably means I cant post much from it... third year seems to be the year of very little blogging :(

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Group Film - Style Proposal

Bleh, just posting because its been a while! This was done for my third year group film project as a suggestion of how I thought the BGs and Characters could look. The colours and lighting were tweaked by my group mates Chris Hong and Alex Chow :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wooley Animation Test

Just a test of my stop motion puppet, there is supposed to be a traditionally animated butterfly that hes looking at and it lands on his hand :) i may redo it a bit slower tho!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Classmate Sketchies!

just killing time in story class waiting to be critiqued :) this is not a serious post btw lol just had fun doing these and thought i would share! :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Stop Motion Puppet Finished!

Wooley is finally done :) I cant wait to see how he animates too! I had a lot of goof ups with this guy (mainly the sculpt of his face, its waaayyy off from the original drawing) but I learned a whole lot from it. Not too shabby for a first puppet I guess ;)

I don't think I'll be able to animate him for at least a week D: I have a ton of neglected school work that I should get crackin' on! till next time i guess :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Stop Motion Puppet Progress

Hes actually finished, I just need to take pictures!

Happy Halloween!

well almost! just a few more days :p but heres a voodoo zombie girl! this was a life drawing assignment where we had to transform a pose into a hero or villain. the pose reminded me of another drawing i did too

also, i totally think she looks like Angelina Jolie lol my sister pointed that out haha

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Miss Fortune - Fun Pack

Exploration for layouts and characters in my action analysis project. The painting is really rough because I was just trying to get an idea of how i might paint it :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stop Motion Tests

Test from week 6

just a few tests i've done over the past 6 weeks of school (technically i've only animated for 5 days!)
I love stop motion class, this medium of animation is amazingly fun and so magical! i've been waiting for so long to try it out and i've been so stoked for it but now its confused me :( I dont know exactly what direction to head into.. but we'll see i guess! lets just hope i make the right decision!

anywhooo puppets on the way :) should be done by the end of reading week i hope!

**EDIT! I forgot to mention that the last animation test was done with my friend Chris Hong :p

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Hunger Games - Katniss, Peeta and the Pearl

I just finished reading the Hunger Games series last night, and my goodness was it amazing! I literally could not put them down :| I read all 3 in 5 days...(its easy reading and huge font) but still!!! I didnt get much work done, and then when i finally did finish i couldnt get my mind off of it! So I had to do this little drawing as a way to kind of get emotional closure (lol i know but the series really touched me!) anyways, its Peeta and Katniss from a scene in Catching Fire (dont worry I wont spoil anything!) where he gives her a pearl :) some of the relationships are just SO sweet! i kind of made Peeta look a little more the way i imagined Finnick for some reason (my favorite character by far!) anywhoo i'm going to get back to work now b/c i finally think i'm done with this week long obsession that I couldnt stop thinking about even in my sleep!

Also Linkin Park is like the soundtrack to this series in my mind :0 Shadow Of The Day is what i listened to pretty much on repeat when i painted this :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Action Analysis - Miss Fortune Story Reel

So here is my idea for my action analysis! i spent a decent amount of time on the boards (i also learned that i work a little better under pressure :)) but i spent hardly any time trying to time it (found out i work terribly under a shit tonne of pressure) sooo i'm going to fix it when i can.. I also had to cut out a lot of panels and the big thing that happens at the end b/c we needed to have it 30 seconds maximum :( oh well i'll add them some other time i guess! I also need to add some music! i found the perfect track for this :D i cant wait to put it together!! Any ways, here it is! Miss Fortune :)

also for anyone who is unfamiliar with this sheridan assignment, there will be a fully animated and composited scene cut into this by the end of the semester :)

**EDIT! theres music now :) the timing will be fixed for the final product tho, i dont know how long the animation will be yet :p

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fortune Teller and Monster

The little old lady is a character for my action analysis project. shes not going to be in the animated section but maybe i'll try to do a pencil test of her one and only scene! :)
The monster is a rough idea that I have for a stop motion puppet and I cant wait to get started on him!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hey there world :)

I'm back! its the usual excuse of life getting too crazy. Bobby Chiu came into sheridan and gave a little talk and he mentioned the importance of keeping up your online presence and i remembered my long neglected blog and my stomach did a little flip. So i've been itching to post something since last night!
this is my almost for sure character for my action analysis :) theres going to be a fortune teller also, but i'm stuck on her design! also, i'll be posting a leica reel very soon!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crafting/DIY Blog

I made a crafting blog :) its still a bit of a work in progress. (I'll have some tutorials up soon too!)
heres a little preview of my current projects!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Caribana Keisha!

A Birthday present for my girl Keish <3 I tried painting her kissing a frog (b/c her costume reminded me of a scandalous princess tiana :0 ) but it
(trying out something new in photoshop...)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


this is what an overambitious summer project has done to me... plus three other artistic endeavors that are favors for some family and friends.. D: i dont think i'll make it to september.
heres something old that i drew in layout class! just found it on my computer and forgot it existed until now! (i hope i'm not double posting :0) its a little sketch of my classmate paul, i liked his outfit with his cool aqua pants! so i naturaly had to draw it. I had 2 more of other classmates who where very well dressed that day, but i cant find the sketchbook that these are from :s bummer!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Bug I Would Hug...

I'm collaborating with a classmate from school to get this bug modeled and rigged :) I really dislike modeling so far so i'm going to see how I like animating, and i figured this little guy would be an awesome character to start off with! I'm going to try some simple exercises but i eventually want to do a lip sync with this character :) any suggestions on a dialogue clip? :s

this little guy was inspired by some drawings of bugs i saw by Emmanuel Briand over at the character design blog

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Glinda - Rough Colour Turn

yikes its been a while since i last posted! I've been incredibly busy story boarding and re-boarding and re-reboarding this beast....and i'm afraid its still no good :( so to get away from all of that i decided to take a break and paint serves no particular purpose (b/c i wont be colouring any final animation... I think!) just a little unwinder! and its nice to be able to share something b/c everything else is currently in a state that is embarrassing to share....

the amount of work that needs to go into this little 3 minute song is crazy! i knew it would be a lot of work but I guess it doesnt hit you until you actually have to do it!! also i'm hoping that something from this project will be portfolio quality :( we'll see!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sirius, Dumbledore and Filch

Its almost time for Deathly Hallows part 2!!! So I decided to share some Harry Potter fan art... :) above is a piratey looking Filch (sadly without Mrs Norris!)
Dumbledore again
Sirius (my favorite character <3)
jealous/ angry Ron....

probably like every other harry potter fan out there, i do a ton of HP drawings but i think this is the first time i'm ever really sharing it with anyone :0

**ALSO this is my 107th post :D....... 7!**

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mr Rochester

my version of Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre! I was experimenting with using different brushes in Photoshop and tried to keep this a little more loose and sketchy :) it only took an hour or so to paint and i generally like the feel of it. I think i'll be trying out more like this!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

poor, obscure, plain, and little

I just finished reading Jane Eyre last night and it was wonderful :) heres a little doodle I did of Jane! I have a Mr Rochester and Blanch Ingram on there way too and some Emily of New Moon Sketches! (oh goodness i'm so dorky) I've just been reading a lot of wonderful books lately and I've been influenced :)

does anyone have any book suggestions? I've just read 4 books all with pretty serious/ kind of sad/ bittersweet endings and i want something a little more light hearted! I have Robinson Crusoe that i might read.. do you know of any classics that are happy? :s lol

also...**shakes fist at blogger** you destroyed the colours of my painting!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Popular roughs

This summer i'm attempting to animated (or partially animate?) the song "Popular" from the musical "Wicked" :) I was inspired by the storyboards by Heidi Jo Gilbert to attempt to do something that i actually wanted to see! i was also trying to emulate the style of Secret of Kells and I'm a Monster with these designs (theyre very rough, they were just done so i kind of had an idea of the characters to start my boards!). hopefully by the end of the summer, i'll have a leica reel with some pencil test animation cut into it and a bunch of layout and design work! I have a ton of work ahead of me, but i'm excited :)
i would love some critiques on these designs and how you think they might work (or not work) when animated!

also heres the song for any one thats curious :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Muzzle Sync

Sort of old unfinished animation :s just posting it because! one thing i learned while animating this...dont try to animate a character without a solid design for it first..i thought i could just figure him out as i went along..and i think my piece suffered because of that :( well i wont be doing it again! more animation to come soon!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pirate Ship Tonal

Tonal study for my pirate ship layout assignment :) The top one was photoshoped (it looks a lot better!) but I really like the bottom one (its nice and soft) so i thought i would include it in my post! again, this was lots of fun! tried to do the Paul Felix didnt work D: but i'm pretty pleased with the final outcome! a lot of the values are similar, but i just couldn't push myself anymore :( damn deadlines and achy hand... well i'll be back with a shot test, once i add the slow in and slow out. its crazy how jarring a camera move can be without it!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


that was awful, I apologize. lol I'm a fan of terrible puns/ dad jokes... I tried :|
This was the result of watching Black Narcissus again, and a post on this blog!
Coloured this in between doing layout work just for fun :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Me :)

Inspired by Amy He's "What I Wore" drawings, which were inspired by Victoria Ying's "What I Wore" Drawings which I'm pretty sure were inspired by someone else's drawings.... theres just a whole lot of inspiration going around!
I wore this outfit yesterday while I watched Bonnie and Clyde and Black Narcissus which were both amazing!! They both got me thinking ALOT...which might not be the best thing when your running on 2 hours of sleep. I really recommend Black Narcissus if you haven't already seen it its a beautiful film!

2 posts in one day!? I think I need to take a blogging break :p But seriously theres so much end of semester work to do, I don't think I'll be posting much for the next 2 weeks (at least!) be back soon!! <3


anyone know what punctuation mark he is? Done for my Friend Emily Woudenberg's student run publication. The publication is named after the punctuation too!!
Emily and my other friend Stacey have done some really wonderful fashion design work, you can see some of their amazing talent here!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rough Layout

I was having a pretty tough time roughing out the composition so I got help from a few friends :) Thanks so much Anita, Alyssa, Mikey and Lisa, you guys really saved me! The composition is much better than what I started out with, and I will hopefully be reworking this again with some help in layout class tomorrow! I'm still in the work book stage for this project and I cant wait to get started on final layouts :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mermaid Work In Progress

I've been working on this painting bit by bit in between school work and its killing me that I cant give it my full attention! I'm going to force my self to stop and do some actual work now! I thought I would just post a tiny preview :) The character is from my period character design pack which was 17th century pirates. I'm really trying to find the happy medium between a fully rendered and graphic approach (if that makes sense) Well we will see how this turns out in a few weeks I guess!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Peacock Girl

Today in life drawing class we did some creature designs. I decided on a peacock/harpie type thing. I wish I had done something a little crazier :s oh well! Here are the results :) I'm not one to usually draw creature designs but I must say it can be pretty fun! I handed my best one in (which is far better than these) so I dont have a picture of it at the moment :( on top of it all, today was not my best drawing day (i'm pretty rusty, i'm nearly 2 weeks out of practice!) well anyways i'll stop this rambling now.