Sunday, May 31, 2009

April showers bring May flowers

I know since we're fast approaching the end of May Spring is all but over, but the weather's still got that Spring freshness to it and Savannah's still in full bloom which helps me pretend the season will go on for a bit longer. The in-between seasons (fall and spring) are my favorite, and something about seeing all the flowers of spring makes me want to draw. I almost wish I pursued watercolors more just so I can go to the park and do some color sketches more. It's not the same with a laptop and wacom...

(Photos courtesy of Flickr. If only I could take such amazing pictures!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lovely Day

It was sunny for the first time in ever yesterday, so I took the opportunity to go downtown for a quick advising appointment and wander around to check out the cute antique stores, etc. It's been a while since I last wandered around on my own so it was really refreshing. I was concerned at my lack of spending money, however, since I wanted everything I saw :(

I went to Panera to have some lunch, and decided to do a little sketching. My caricatures still need work, obviously:

All in all, it was a lovely day :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Le Coiffeur

My film is finally complete! Hurrah, hurrah!

I'm actually going to miss working on this film.... ::sigh::

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I don't think I ever got over the fact that I'm not a princess.


I've been wanting to use my blog as a place to keep note of all the little things that inspire me (read: things I like): cupcakes, pink, lace, ribbons, dresses, fairytales, all sorts of things. It's always hard to explain how these things work their way into my drawings, but I think it'll be a fun exercise for me to write them down. So for organization's sake, I'll be starting a series of posts called "Sara Loves" in which I'll describe my current obsession.

And what better personal obsession to start off with than desserts? I'm such a sucker for sweet things, and nothing gets me more excited than a beautiful batch of cupcakes and little desserts. They're so small and colorful, like little edible decorations... <3

If only there were a way I can eat them and keep them to look at, too...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I'm just about 4/5 of the way done with my Marie Antoinette film. It's no work of animated art, but I think it went relatively well. Of course I'll post it when it's done, but until then, here's a little teaser:

Oh ho ho, aren't you intrigued??

Monday, May 18, 2009

Art Direction

A piece I had to do for class. We're supposed to be developing a "look" to our senior film, and this is roundabout what I'm going for. I'm thinking of punching up the colors for the backgrounds, and maybe pushing the painted look too. I can't say that I'm proud of this, but for having been completed in 2 days I'd say it's not bad :3

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Senior film

Here's the script for my senior film. I may end up tweaking this later, but it's pretty close to final. Hopefully this will allow for some striking visuals (backgrounds, character designs, etc) and be relatively easy to animate.


The location is a traditional Japanese teahouse. The weather is beautiful, and the house is surrounded by rich fall foliage. Inside is a young woman in a kimono sitting serenely in front of a small tea set. The woman is the embodiment of calm- with her closed eyes and perfect posture she prepares to start the ceremony. With still closed eyes she straightens up, lifts her right arm, and gently pulls back the sleeve with her left. As she extends her arm for the tea bowl she suddenly perks up in alert, her eyes opening for the first time. She looks around as if she heard something, but can’t figure out where the noise came from. Slightly miffed at having broken her concentration, the girl lets out a small cough and goes back to her original posture to start over. As she extends her arm for the second time, she once again hears a noise, but this time it is louder. She looks around sharply, irritation rising in her expression. Frozen, she tries to locate the source with her eyes until something passes by the girl’s face and she tries to swat it away. The girl misses, and the thing comes back to fly right across her face. The noise is coming from a bug. The girl is angry at the bug for ruining her zen and she immediately tries to destroy it, arms flailing in the air. The bug continues to escape, and the scene quickly turns into a battle. In her desperation, the girl starts throwing everything around her. Finally, the girl is exhausted and slumps back down. Her hair and kimono is messy, and she is panting heavily. Suddenly, the bug flies in front of her face, and the girl puts out her hand. The bug lands on her finger, and she realizes it’s a ladybug. The girl’s heart temporarily melts, until she looks closer to see it rubbing its disgusting arms in a fly like manner. The girl is appalled, and after a brief pause kills it.


Saturday, May 2, 2009


I can't even remember the last time I updated here. .... which probably says more about my memory than anything else. >_<;; But anyways, here's an update from my Digicel short film.