Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Cookie Kid

My final animation for Maya! This story is based on how I used to get treats off the kitchen counter when I was a little girl. I look forward to creating a rig and model to allow facial expressions next semester. Enjoy!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Totoro Forest

"On one of my visits to Ghibli a couple of years ago, Miyazaki-san drove me over to a nearby park and we went walking. I don't speak Japanese and he doesn't speak English, but we didn't need to talk; we just strolled along together, enjoying the woods and the beautiful old buildings." -John Lasseter.

This is my sketch of their walk through Samaya Forest that inspired Totoro.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Impatient Doorman

This is a story that is based off true events that occurred in Berkeley, CA. I plan on painting the characters and adding texture to the surface too.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pencil Test Double Bounce Animation

This is a project I am working with a partner to present to ACME Animation Online. We are creating 30's characters that will eventually lead into a swing dance. I am working on the male character that walks with a double bounce. This is a first draft, but so far I am happy with the fluid movement.

Epic Dino Games Logo

This dashing dinosaur is a logo I created for an educational game application company called Epic Dino Games. It was created in Photoshop.

Halloween Characters: Zombies!

With Halloween around the corner I am excited to finish these drawings up and paint the zombies in Photoshop!

Quick Doodles and Characters

A quick sketch of a girl and her cat. This was created in pen.

This is a sketch illustrating how my dog puts on his doe eyes when he wants to go outside. I can't resist. This was done in pen.

This a character of a girl I saw when about to board to BART. Her outfit and blond hair made her stand out among the crowd. This character was created in watercolor, pen, and pencil.

Animal Characters

A gray fox has been living in my front yard and with the beautiful animal I decided to take advantage of creating some realistic and character sketches.
This is a quick illustration of concept art for a painting I would like to create. This pink bunny with his large mustache has been entering my dreams lately and I think he would make a great character in a story. This piece was created with watercolor, pen, and pencil.

Animal Sketches

These are some animal sketches that I quickly drew on a trip to the Oakland Zoo. Here are some of the sketches that my partner in crime, Diego, drew at the zoo


 I spent a week on finishing this portrait for a friend. The medium is graphite.

This portrait was done of a model in a half hour. This medium is charcoal.

Polished Figure Drawings

Gesture Drawings

The above drawings are 1 minute drawings

 These drawings are 30 second quick gesture drawings that I have formulated to look as if they are a crowd of people in the same environment. The last two drawings I experimented with a different style.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Gasquet Sketches

The last vacation our family took this summer was up to the beautiful town of Gasquet, California where we spent our time on the Smith River. I spent most of the trip sticking my feet in the river while drawing in my sketchbook. The above picture was abruptly ended because a bear and her baby suddenly appeared out of the bushes on the other side of the river! We packed out stuff up in under a minute and darted to our car!
This spot on the river is called Mary Peacock. We spent the whole day here swimming, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the scenery.
A caricature of my boyfriend tubing down the river with some friends we met on our trip. It was paradise!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


It's been a couple of months since I last updated my blog, but I have some drawings to make up for it! Yay! I have been enjoying my summer drawing the architecture and environments of my travels. This drawing is of one of my favorite cottages in Pebble Beach. After many years of admiring this house I finally drew it while traveling to Monterey. All my architecture drawings are created in pen.

On a SketchCrawl trip to Palo Alto my buddy Diego and I ended up drawing architecture at Stanford. This is a quick sketch of Stanford's art building viewed through a grotto of trees. Here is Diego's page to view more awesome art of Stanford:

I came across this building and I instantly fell in love with it. It's an old brick church with hay roofs, which was built over a tree. After many years the tree growth has taken over the building. It was like something out of a fairytale and I couldn't pass up drawing it.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rage Page

This is what I draw late at night/early in the morning in my sketchbooks when I am tired of assignments. I draw whatever comes to mind. This is what it looks like without color.

 This is actually one page in my watercolor sketchbook. The pages are juxtaposed in my sketchbook as displayed.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Panda Hat!

On a trip to the city I noticed that a good amount of people were wearing panda hats, which I loved and it started to make me want one! So until I buy my own panda hat, I drew myself with one.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011