Saturday, November 24, 2012

another sketch


sketches

still trying to get used to watercolors

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

red carpet

i really had to force myself to draw something other than a cute animal or a cute girl lol



Monday, November 5, 2012

cupcake

i wish i could draw it and then it would actually exist so i could eat it

Saturday, November 3, 2012

hug


here's a reference photo

Thursday, November 1, 2012

sketchbook

some recent sketchbook things
it's so hard to get used to traditional media!!





Monday, October 22, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

rain

this is like a month old now.. posting late

Monday, October 15, 2012

more watercolors

trying something different

Sunday, October 14, 2012

coons

trying to practice watercolors...



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

i'm not dead yet!

so, i'm hanging up my tablet.

for about 5 months now, i've been struggling with frequent migraines, and they have become chronic.  one of the major triggers is light, especially when i use the computer to draw, but also just regular fluorescent lights or the sun.

i have tried different kinds of treatments, but i still can't use the computer for an extended period of time on a regular basis without feeling bad.  so i think it's time... to put the tablet away.

out with a bang!  here are my last digital works from this summer:













Saturday, June 16, 2012

chocolates!!!

since no one is looking i'll eat a bunch

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

doodle~

for some reason it's christmas colors

Friday, May 25, 2012

a caricature!

idk who this girl is but i found her photo on fb
the power of the internet... so useful to stalk for photos of random people.
this is one of many samples i sent to apply for a job doing caricatures for the new england aquarium.
they contacted me back right away, i start training on monday!  it seems like a fun job.
sorry for the bad photo quality!

Monday, May 21, 2012

mice in tutus

some more drawings of the princess mouse

Friday, May 18, 2012

princess mouse color key


the princess mouse encounters her suitor for the first time
from a vis dev project i'm working on
possibly my film next year?
more to come~

Sunday, May 13, 2012

happy mothers day!!
this is me and my mom

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Run, Run by the Sea



My third year Calarts film!!
Although I had some health problems this year I am so grateful that I was able to complete this film.
Thank you everyone who supported me!
This film is for my dog, Harry.  He died a few months ago.

Monday, April 23, 2012



this film is happening!!! even if i die!!!
just kidding.

Monday, April 16, 2012

let's make a film!!


so throwing this thing together in one week is kind of crazy right now...
i took such a long break from work when i was sick so i've been having trouble getting back into my film but it's coming along.
it's like i'm working on the vis dev/look of it, and reworking the shots, and animating, and cleaning up animation, and compositing all at once
pretty much just everything all at the same time
but i guess that's what crunch time is about

Sunday, April 15, 2012

feeling better! here are some run cycles!


so these are my film characters and they are finally animated!!!
that's because my eyes are mostly all healed!
normally i don't write a lot on this blog but today there are some things that i want to say.

i think word has kind of gotten around that i have not been feeling good these days
actually i had very severe eye strain that caused me to have migraines
and it wasn't just headaches... i was nauseous and too tired to work for about two weeks
but finally yesterday was the first day in a long while that i was able to work properly for the whole day (and today too)
because of this i've cut out about half of the story i originally planned for my film
i'm really sad that i had to experience this and that my film had to suffer, but i'm hopeful that i can still put together a very short but complete animation before the deadline.
since my condition was probably mostly caused by stress and overwork, i am trying to rethink ways i can live a healthier lifestyle. i mean, not only breaks away from the screen, but ways that i can change my attitude and feel less stressed.
when i look back on the past year, mostly i remember a lot of bad things that happened to me. honestly it was a tough year, but i think that i've been forgetting a lot of good things that happened as well! i know it sounds cliche, but from now on i will try to remember the good more than the bad!
(and maybe a little exercise now and then wouldn't hurt either...)
thank you to all my family, friends, teachers and peers for all your support!! (and anybody else!) i am so grateful that in spite of my poor condition this month that i can somehow still make a film and successfully complete this school year!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

check out my portfolio website!




hey, so, this is really old, but...
what else do you do when struggling with eye strain
and taking mysterious pain killers that keep you up all night?

maybe people saw this already but i made these for portfolio day.
i apologize if any drawing bears any likeness to any person i may know in real life.
no one knows it's you. except for you. and maybe like 3 other people. right???

one film background...! animation to come......... i hope.