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Valencia, California, United States
I'm a 20 year old BFA4 at the Cal Arts for Character Animation. I like rainbows, clown and prostitutes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Chesire Cat

I'm afraid I have to expel a rather ferocious hairball. You're on your own, girl.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Blue Catepillar

I am exactically three inches high, and it is a very good height indeed!"

Friday, August 12, 2011

The White Rabbit

"And the White Rabbit, what of him? Was he framed on the "Alice" lines, or meant as a contrast? As a contrast, distinctly. For her 'youth,' 'audacity,' 'vigour,' and 'swift directness of purpose,' read 'elderly,' 'timid,' 'feeble,' and 'nervously shilly-shallying,' and you will get something of what I meant him to be. I think the White Rabbit should wear spectacles. I'm sure his voice should quaver, and his knees quiver, and his whole air suggest a total inability to say 'Boo' to a goose!"
-Lewis Caroll

Thursday, August 4, 2011

DD: Alice

I've always loved Alice in Wonderland! I've read the book a few times and i love the characters. :) Should be an interesting challenge. Heres a preview sketch

DD: Merfolk

I lurve mermaidz.


So i've been trying to do a drawing a day. :D Here's one I did the other day. Me in the style of pokemon with my Umbreon!

Brandon B Ames

A DJ I love.


Antonio, A man I admire.


Diamond, one of my favorite Youtube Personalities


Chente, one of my best internet friends. :D

3rd Year Film

Hey guys, here's the final outcome of my film. :) It's not finished, but i learned a lot. :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011



Yay for nomore animatic parts! Getting closer and closer. Focusing on animation. I realized something the other day too...i'm actually not behind on schedule!! In fact, i'M AHEAD!! My schedule (which i've been neglecting for the past few weeks) says I need ot have all my animation and clean up done by the 16th. That's 7 days from now. Oh I'm getting a rush! Finally, i can see my film is shaping up and I likes it. :D



Music by Ryan Studer

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Hey guys. Thought I'd update you on my film progress. only 18 days left before it's due and boy let me tell YOU I am stressing. Sleep? What's sleep? Break, what's that? Partying the Annex? That is a sinners place. Work work work.

MUSIC BY: Ryan Studer.

So I have to retract my previous comment about taking back the vis dev direction. I'm going to stick to my guns and hope it all goes well. D: Wish me luck. My workshop teacher told me that it's better to just go for it because it'll mean I wont have to go back and fix it later. so that's what i"m going to do. I am determined! I'm getting closer and closer to having no more animatic in there. Hopefully there wont be a single pose test. I'm focusing on animation now. Not going to give time to vis dev YET. My goal is to finish by, at the very latest, the 20th.

Wish me luck!!

Friday, April 1, 2011


I took a bit of a break from the film and worked on these. Now I'm dying to get back to my film.
Speaking of my film, i've come to a decision that I'm toning down the vis dev of my film and focusing on movement and animation. Possibly changing my film into a silent film. Not really sure, but i'm going to make it work. :D

Anyways, here's some Griffins. Half Lion, half eagle, symbolism of strength, courage and heroism. Guardians of Gold and treasures.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

FILM UPDATE: Spring Break

Ok guys so before i start ranting and compliaining, I'll just post my update for the middle of the week.

Le sigh. It's comming along, true, but I'm starting to get really annoyed. Everyone goes through this when they do their own film. Im starting to get to the point where I can really clearly see that my style has changed since I've been working on this. This has happened to me every year and it's no shocker that this year is any different. Aye.... I have so much to do. I think I counted about...20 scenes that I have to get finished before the film is due. My mentor told me something that I seriously need to take to heart. He told me that I need to have at LEAST movement in every scene. My original goal for this film was full color and full animation. Now I think that I'm just going to go for animation. But I'm sorta struggling with that because my years at cal arts have definitely proven to me that I do not want to be an animator. Le sigh. i dont know what I want. I'm starting to get a little stressed out. Generally when that happens I...put things off. I'll be honest, I haven't been working nearly as hard this spring break as I should have. I've started a job and that's sorta gotten in the way. On TOP of that, I need to some how produce a portfolio by the 5th and to be honest, i haven't done anything on that either. I've relaized that i've spent MOST of my time at cal arts animating and animating isn't really what turns me on about...animation.

I guess that's the struggle I"m going through now, trying to figure out WHERE i fit in. Aye. I'm a junior and I still don't totally know what I want to do. I'm starting to get intimidated. Looking at my work, i haven't had a lot of NEW things since my sophomore year. It's starting to stress me out. I haven't taken advantage of this school. Not one bit. Hopefully I"ll feel different by the end of this year.

So tonight, and maybe tommorow, I"m going to take a break from the film and just draw what makes me happy and put that into my portfolio. I hope it goes well and look forward to some drawings really soon. :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011






So, today it really hit me. IT'S CRUNCH TIME. D: I'm gonna be honest, i'm a little stressed. hahahaa. Basically, i looked up and we've got about....5 weeks until our films are due! lol. Soooo needless to say it's time to GET TO WORK and keep my head down and work hard on what I'm doing. I've been pretty sucessful i guess. Im getitng close to having a lot of my scenes at least worked on a little bit. My mentor told me that having a totally finished product isn't necessarily what I should be going for or what people truly care about when it comes to the producers show. They just want animation in every scene. No storyboards. So I'm trying really hard to at least do that. BUT i'm crazy and i wont settle for less than my goal. Thank God I have a friend who's helping me color. I still haven't taken my scenes to full color/texture since my test scene.

I'm trying to make some executive decisions right now. Like, what do I need to have totally animated and what can i get away with just being a dynamic hold. There's a lot of problems i need to solve. Firstly, the treatment of water in my film. Secondly, shadows and depth. I still need to talk to my film workshop teacher. She's been very helpful in helping me figure out what i need to do to get this where i want it to be.

I have a lot of faith in my film. I know that i have goals and I know they are attainable. I just need to totally buckle down and get used to working late into the night. I was on a pretty good sleep schedule until this week! Now it's gonna be no sleep, just work. I'M READY. Let's take this head on!

I haven't heard from my composer since my last blog entry, but I have a lot of faith in him. He's really good and I know he's going to give me something amazing. I'm still toying with the idea of having a sound designer. We'll see.

Anyways, I've decided that i'm going to make a habbit of updating my animatic with animated scenes. Mostly to see how they all flow into each other and also to just see my overall progress. This is a vital step that I sorta neglected last year. My work flow is finally becomming pretty consistent and easy to work with. At least I got that out of my second year film! hahah. Well here's what i have so far up to this date! Tell me what you think. :)

Also, i did some drawing of my male character and discovered a way of drawing I really enjoy. I love drawing on cintiques. I'm going to make sure that when lab sign ups happen, all i need to do is composite and color so I dont need a cintique. There's only....9 on campus and i know they're popular!'

Monday, March 7, 2011

FILM UPDATE: Some Unfinished animation

Hey guys, so I thought that I would update you on the progress of my film!! I've been working...semi hard on my film. I had a bit of a rough moment a week or so ago and didn't work on it for a week, needless to say I have a LOT of catching up to do. That aside, it still seems as though I'm getting a lot done. I've asked my dear friend, Chente, to color some of my scenes directly after I finish them. I am very very very thankful for him and his help. I'm sorta terrified at the prospect of coloring this film, but i desperately want to get it done and with the help of Chente, I think I will!

I've also gotten some of my music from my composer. I'm working with a great composer named Ryan Studer. He did some really impressive music for a film last year (who's name phases me) and I'm really looking forward to hearing what he has for me! Recently, he sent me a rough of his work. I was going to ask him if it was ok to publish it (as I'm a sucker for looking back at progress), but I'm impatient and I want to post this now! I have so much work to get done and I feel like I'm working hard yet still...getting not as far as I should be getting. But I'm of the belif that if I keep my head down and get to working I'll get it done! No partying for me this semester. Just work work work. I'm really excited to see this film finished, :D

So anyways, here's some -unfinished- animation. I thought I'd put this together to see how some of the scenes are flowing together as of now. I really like what I'm getting here. :) I have a bunch more scenes that are animated, btu it just so happened that these were the only ones that were consecutive. So that being said, Here's the update! I plan on updating you guys as MUCH as possible (and by you guys, i guess i mean the 5 people that subscribe to me! hahaha.

Enjoy. :D

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Beginning Production time

Hey guys! So for the past few weeks I've pretty much gone RIGHT into production with my film. I've faced some problems and some surprising things! Either way, I'm having fun. I'm dead set on getting this film done. :)

Well first things first. I made a final version of my animatic

If you're notice, this version is 2 minutes, where as the other one was 3! so I'm really happy with the length of this animatic because I think it's possible to get it done!!!

I've been going frame to frame in my animatic to find out how many frames each scene is. I'm going to try my best to make my film sync up to my animatic.

I had a MAJOR PROBLEM last week. So i've been working on my backgrounds, getting a lot done a head of time, ect. Then I discovered that we were supposed to do our films in HIGH DEFINITION. Aye.. So i had to spend a good few days fixing backgrounds. :(

But after I fixed my bagrounds, I wanted to do a motion test. So I fully animated and colored a scene.

I really liked the way it came out. I discovered that I had a tone down the flicker a little bit. My film workshop teacher said that I could tone it down a little more. We'll see. If there's one thing i learned it's that it takes like...really long to do this. I learned a way to color quickly, which basically requires gapless line art. I've been trying to find some people that want to color for me. I found 2, but I dont think I'll be doing any clean up any time soon. Takes too long and i should focus on animation. We'll see.

I feel like I"m ahead of schedule, yet still behind schedule. Because even though I've finished a lot, there's still a lot on my schedule that I haven't. We'll see. I'm still trying to catch up. Doesn't help that I was sick for this entire past week. aye.

I'm determined to finish~!! Wish me luck.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hair Flip Animation

Hey guys, Soooo, i thought I'd upload this. been working on it for a few days

I still haven't quite figured out how I'm going to treat the hair yet sooooooo we'll figure that out. I probably should do some solidified character sheets first. lol. :)

She runs

Really liking how these are comming out. In my film workshop class, we discussed how I was going to go about animating this with the textures over the characters. So I've decided to take a short break and feed my animation itch and started animating! I'm going to post some animation stuff up soon so stay tuned!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

She enchants

I've been really having fun with these. I"m surprised how many I got done in such a short amount of time! Still moar to come.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

She appears

Wow guys, I"m in a crazy working mood. :) Getting so much done!! Let's hope it allows me to get all my backgrounds done!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Vis Dev and film Breakthrough!

Hey! Soo...that whole "Winter Break Vis Dev" thing didn't TOTALLY work out, but none the less, I got a lot out of it! My plan was to do backgrounds, but....well...aye. Not my strong suit! But I love doing them! I discovered a lot about painting and came up with a new direction for my films look.
This was my first try. Very much based on a photo I used for reference, so no go, but I started to get a feel for the sort of backgrounds I'd be doing.
This was my second attempt. I really liked this, but when I tried to work in the characters, something was off. I like it on it's own, but I really want to be able to run actions on my characters and have them mesh without he backgrounds seamlessly.

So i started playing around with a watercolor process. I really liked how they came out in the end. :)

Let me know what you think!