Sunday, August 30, 2009


It's my boyfriend's birthday today and I originally planned to have a felt doll of one of his characters complete but since at around 10.00pm I still wasn't done, I decided to do a quick piece of fanart instead.

I once again decided to save time by doing something graphic-y, since I started at around midnight. Still, I like Diesel's design and I had a great time drawing boobs again (I hadn't for a while)

So in conclusion, happy birthday Tyson!! <3

Saturday, August 29, 2009

1 down!

'Tis complete! Only all of the rest to go!

As usual, the image is cursed by horrible internet color correction.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Senior Film: Backgrounds

I've officially got less than 2 weeks until I go back to the states, and until then I'm really hoping to get as many backgrounds rendered out for my film as I can. I'm starting out with the most complex one so I haven't gotten very far (and I mean "complex" comparatively. They're all pretty simple, so even my most complex of the bunch is still pretty simple). I'm also trying out a completely different style, so it's taking quite a while.

But enough excusin'. Have a quick preview:

I want a very soft, picture book-esque feel. What do you think? Feedback would be very much appreciated <3

Monday, August 24, 2009

Senior Film: Storyboards pt2

Annnd the rest:

Senior Film Storyboards pt1

Since I can't post my animatic (which is revised and complete, by the way :3 ) here until September, I figure I might as well put up my storyboards. Some of them are out of order, but I figure it hardly matters. The basic flow of the film is still understandable, I hope.

The drawings are scratchy, I know, but they sure look better here than they do imported into Flash. You'll see what I mean later. That program works in mysterious ways.. >_>;

Sunday, August 23, 2009


So lately I've been on a roll with everything not related to my senior film ^_^;;; I did finish my animatic, but unfortunately my computer won't export it into a movie file without completely wrecking the quality so I can't post it here until I get back to school. Which sucks, since I was really hoping I could get some critiques and stuff before then.

But either way, I'll be having my art direction in fairly soon, and hopefully a couple backgrounds too. In the meantime, have some more of my Vespa girl. I changed her name to Kei, and now her Vespa's name is Sora. In case anyone noticed. >_>

A little graphic-y. I wanted to make something summery and subtle-y sexy.

I have a big elaborate background in the works for this one. Hopefully I can get it done without completely taking time away from my senior film.... >w>;;

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Some doodles for a new story concept. The main character rides around in a Vespa she took from her mom, so I wanted to get some sketches down. Also I have a terrible time drawing cars and mechs in general, so.

It's been a while since I had a story I felt this excited about (excluding ideas for short films) :3

They have cream colored and pink vespas. I want one so bad.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rainy Flowers

Of all the flowers out there, I'm pretty sure hydrangeas are my favorite. In Japan they're considered the symbols of the summer rainy season, and nothing makes me happier than seeing my town painted blue with hydrangeas.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Senior Film: Character Development

For someone whose been drawing girls pretty much exclusively, trying to draw old men can be quite the challenge. Pierre started off as a relatively young man, but eventually after some critique I changed course and made him older. Here are some early developmental sketches:

I tried to get some gestures of old men down so I can get a feel for old men-ish poses, etc. I think it helped some.

And here's the finalized model sheet:


Monday, August 3, 2009

Senior Film: Opening Shot

Here's a quick version of the opening shot for my senior film. This is what I'd like my film to look like: the backgrounds are simple (for labor's sake) but effective and charming, like a storybook. I would like to know what you think though; the backgrounds might look plain in this shot, but most of my other shots (inside the bakery, etc) will incorporate a lot of colors. Also, I think with the addition of the characters, who will be solid colored with no shading and bold, black lines, the whole look might feel completely different.

I'll hopefully have another shot ready (inside the bakery, plus characters) to help produce a better feel. In the meanwhile, let me know what you think!

Senior Film: Inspiration

I'm starting work on some art direction and character designs for my senior film (I'm not calling it by name yet since it's still pretty tentative), and the biggest concern I have with this project is "the look". I want to have a piece that's visually appealing, so if the story (or even the animation, although let's hope not..) doesn't strike anyone at least the visuals will. Also, I've been very fixated on expanding my horizons, so with this piece I want to go further than simply having unique character designs.

Having said all that, I had a real hard time getting actual references for the style I'm aiming for. I want a look that's sketchy and minimalistic but stylish. Since I'm anticipating having a lot of backgrounds, I figured that would be my most effective option. I also wanted to have a watercolor-y, picture book-esque thing going on. Finally, after much searching, here are some references:

This is pretty much the aesthetic I'm going for. I love the use of loose, flowing lines and vivid watercolors.

Besides that, the whimsical feeling of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is another good one. The flat but detailed backgrounds really appeal to me:

On top of that, I really like the feel of the art direction in Disney's 101 Dalmations. It's loose and sketchy, but very deliberate. It might seem sloppy, but a lot of care's gone into the backgrounds: