Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A CalArts Christmas Carol


Happy Holidays from my crazy CalArts friends!
Yon Hui Lee, Nak Yong Choi, Jared Liffreing and me singing Silver Bells :)))

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jump Animation

First pass at this jump animation for Eric Deuel's 3D Animation Class. 
Just focused on the body, not the face yet.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Montage and Lighting

This week's assignment for Dan Hansen's layout class. Tell a story in a montage and do a lighting test for mood.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tim Tams

This weekend I fell asleep while eating Tim Tams and listening to Adele in my apartment. 
It was the best.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Quick Character Sketch

Just a quick character idea I came up with. Maybe my girl should be older... like 10 instead of 5.
So many questions.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Drybrush Studies

A couple of drawings from Jon Gomez's Life Drawing class today. These are drybrush ink with a stick.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Taken on my iPhone. Examples of compositions for Steve Anderson's Story Class.

Princess Wedding

This weekend I went to the picture-perfect wedding of my friend Sophia George to Kent Browning of the Royal Australian Navy. I was inspired so I drew this.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Phobia and Mania Illustrations

This week's assignment for Steve Anderson's Story Class - phobias and manias. More coming soon :)


Second Year Film Update

2D Animation Test - Hadn't figured out a character design when I did this so the proportions aren't quite right. Just wanted to see how the costume would work. This is gonna be a 2D film I decided - doing everything in 3D just hurts too much.


Some Concept Stuff

Beginning Thumbs

Okay, I've set it up... what now?! Brain melt.
I know my ending: she leaves Earth for the planet Kepler 22. That's gotta happen cos that's kinda the whole point of this film - it's about me packing up and moving to the US.

I even have a final sequence in mind - she's in the rocket looking back at Earth, then turns and looks through the forward windows to a tiny dot - the new planet Kepler 22.  Not really sure how I'm gonna get to that point.

How can I bring this back to the theme of Home?

PS. There was a grandma character at one point as a way of keeping the girl tied to the house.  Eric Favela and I were working through that but in the end she got the axe... the only solution we could think of was that the grandma die at some point and the girl is free to leave. Too distracting and heavy handed.

So that's where I'm at right now. Any suggestions would be amazingly welcome!


Random extra stuff... I studied 2001 Space Odyssey. Not really sure if this will come in handy but I like some of these compositions. I used green cos I was running out of black marker.