Monday, December 17, 2012

Holly Jolly Golly

Yes, Merry Christmas indeed... or Hanukkah or Kwanza or National Bouillabaisse Day (google taught me that last one)- Whatever your thing is :) 
FYI, this is my thesis character, Leah.
Look for her in my senior film, millions of years from now when I actually finish and release the darned thing.  (Probably sometime later this summer). 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It' figures


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hello Again

OK I know I haven't been very good to the blog lately- let's just say I've been busy.  I got back to school a week late and now I'm madly hacking away at my thesis film.  In the meantime, here's a bunch of doodles I did over the summer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


 With the turning of May, I unload the usual brigade of summer drawings:  fat mammalians, strange faces, and all that other stuff I do.  The last one’s for Lily- Thanks for the amazing book :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Junior LipSync Assignments

Hey everyone.  This is what I worked on when I WASN"T doing prepro.  I sort of ran out of time for these but... eh.  Here they are for now.  Behold: Lipsync and Take Two (with special guest rig, Kendra Phillips)

Thursday, March 29, 2012


This was my second pitch for thesis.  Have you ever noticed how sinister and terrifying nutcrackers are?  I mean look at them!  It's a tiny wooden man with painted baby teeth used for BREAKING things.  I think its time for everyone to be secretly afraid of them... as I am. 

and now its Time for some sweet, sweet assets...

 Character Designs

I've been drawing versions of this punkass, beaver-toothed kid since early high school.  There's just something about his character I find wonderfully aggravating- but he's just a kid so you can't beat him up... unless you're a nutcracker.

 Color Beats

Environment and Props 

Story-Telling Image

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, Summer 2006- Where fear is born.  I'm pretty sure that mug is solely meant for drinking my blood 
(it has my NAME inscribed on it) 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

So Emotional

This is my emotions exercise (the thing we do before the actual dialogue test) using the rig I built of myself.  For class we had to show the whole body and then the head by itself in the other half of the frame.  I animated to the camera, so any jaw drag or hair bounce translates as a distracting rupture to the head-only render.  Plus you can see where I may have... strategically cheated.  Some things aren't meant to be seen from certain angles haha.  When I make my actual reel, I'll probably just include the full body render- In the meantime you can cover half the screen with your palm, mousepad, or pet cat.  Thanks :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Push/Pull Part 2

My naturally exaggerated second push/pull exercise- ~Its wacky~