Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Drawing

Finally back from a fast Fall Semester at school. Yesterday I spent some time with my bestie from High School who now attends CalArts. It's nostalgic, overwhelming and always fun to see her and have her tell me about her experiences in the same field as me. It inspired me but again, in an overwhelming way.
Thus I decided to submit a piece I had started over the summer that reflects me in the state that I am now and where I'd like to be. I was at once battling this idea over in my head but I now understand that I create new characters to express where I am as an artist and a person for periods of time.

She is currently sexy yet nameless, but that will most likely be fixed soon since I'm a fan of naming things!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Psychopomp Cat

Here's a character sketch for one of the main characters in my film. This is the psychopomp cat that leads the other main character to a fantastical world. I'm in charge of animating this character and its forced me to learn a lot about quadrupeds and cat tails. The bonus to having to do research almost every time that I start a new animated shot, is cat videos. Lots and lots of cat videos.
If anyone can find some decent walk cycle videos, please send them this way!

What is it with the internet and cats....

....or animators and cats for that matter?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Sophomore Animation

Here are some storyboards for my sophomore animation project. The assignment is a 2 1/2 minute animation, complete with dialogue, sound effects, and a soundtrack. This assignment is also the first group project for animation majors, and I'm happy to say that my story got chosen to be one of a handful of projects to be produced--which means-- that I'm directing it (on top of many other things).

My group has divided the storyboarding work depending on the characters that we animate and how involved they are in those scenes. So this is part of the intro scenes, which has lots of cat (the one I'll be animating).

I might eventually reveal what the story is or I might just wait until it's done, we'll see......

Thursday, August 25, 2011

This is my blog

It's true! This is stef-a-sketch's blog. As an animation student and a contemporary of the information age, I am happy to dive into the world of art blogging, so welcome! Have a seat. I've decided that I'm okay with some of the possible embarrassment I will face in this blog since I will be posting my best, which at this point means amateur animator projects. That means both animated stuff and general illustrations (original concepts and fan art, of course!). So, join me on this nerd-tastic adventure of amateur animator proportions!

For my first post I present a recent creation of mine -
Toni. In her universe, simple is the name of the game. This creature was the star of my entire first year at Loyola Marymount University, including my 30 second Freshman Animation (maybe the co-star actually) and her noodle-y, simple design made her a joy to work with; that, and the fact that she's a tomboy and such other things that I will reveal later.