Monday, September 26, 2011

New blog!

The blog for my senior film, Dot and Berry, is up and running. Check it out :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Senior Film

I will start my senior film updates on this blog until I make a separate one dedicated strictly to the film. It will be a traditionally animated short, hand drawn, and colored and composited in the computer. I am drawing heavily on Disney and other great animation as my inspiration, and hope that this film will showcase my abilities as a character animator.

The film is about a little girl called Dot and her pet flying squirrel Berry, who encounter a fox in the forest where they play which then carries Berry off. Dot will have to save her. I have a solid design for Dot as of now, and am working on the storyboards that I will have to revise over the weekend to make the story flow better.

Berry's design and colors have not been finalized yet. I also have to design the characters of the evil fox, and Dot's grandmother who will feature in the film. The setting is mostly forest and the fox's cave, with a few scenes near Grandmother's cottage. The backgrounds will be painted in Photoshop.

I am looking to animate around two to three minutes of animation and maybe add extra scenes at the end of the year is time allows. I am shooting to have the animation flat colored, and maybe add shadows at the very end again if I have the time.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Charcoal study

Traditional media

My self-portrait assignment for Figure Illustration II class, and various class paintings from the same. All acrylic.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Check out my finished portfolio at . It is my complete portfolio as of now, geared toward animation development and digital art.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Finished portfolio

My portfolio that I will be submitting to studios to hopefully get an animation internship this summer. I've included character and environment design as well as life drawing from my Gesture Drawing and Figure Illustration classes. I feel that it's fairly complete right now, but I welcome any suggestions for improvement.