Thursday, April 19, 2012

Catch-Up Time!

I hate how true the saying 'time flies' is! March has come and gone, and now we're at the end of April...gaaaa!!! I'd like to slow it down just a little bit, but since that's not possible, here's an update of my latest work...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bunnies on the Brain

So I was just showing my neighbor my recent artwork one day and she told me about her place of employment (Stride) having a similar event to these other places I've been donating to...and since I've been in this crazy donating-to-awesome-organizations mood, I couldn't refuse! And since I had just finished my Easter show art piece, I still had bunnies on the brain, so I knew that would have to be my theme. I don't know the exact date or place of this sale...but all proceeds go to helping out children with special needs, and I'm all about that cause. Here's what I did...

"Springtime Buds", 11" x 14", Acrylic

Art for the Boobies

Art for the Cure is happening this Friday and I'm super stoked cause I'm actually going to that gala, and I'm dragging John with me, which he's not as stoked but oh well! :P I can't wait to see all of the great art that I'm sure will be there! I like how they post a pic of this on their Facebook 'art gallery' page, it makes me feel semi-famous!... Here's the piece I donated...

"Love Dove", 14" x 11", Acrylic

or view it and other submissions at:

for the puppies and kitties

I love animals. Love love LOVE THEM! To me, they're either super cute or so ugly that they're cute! And there are only a few that I don't like, but the majority I adore, so when I saw the post stating that the Cheyenne Animal Shelter was looking for art donations for the auction at the annual fur ball (and all proceeds go to the animals), I was compelled to paint something. I didn't attend the ball, but one of my bosses did and what's awesome about that is that he ended up actually buying it and hanging it up in his office at work, so now I can see it daily and that makes me very happy :)

"Paw Pals", 11" x 14", Acrylic

Easter Art Show

Wasn't sure if I'd have anything ready for this year's CAG Easter Show, but I finally picked a concept and here is the final piece:

"Gifts of Spring", 11" x 14" Pastel

Super Savers!

So...sometimes work asks me to create things for them, and this time it was to create coloring pages for kids since youth week is next week. They told me the theme this year is superheros, which if you know me well enough, you know that I LOOOOOVEEEE superheros (Marvel specifically) so of course I said yes! So I came up with my own version of heroes that could help kids save money...the Super Savers of WyHy! They're nothing epic, but I think they're fun, and so here they are for your enjoyment!

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Beginning of March Madness

"Painted Peacock", Ink, 11" x 14"

my submission to the Marilyn, Linda, and Friends Art Show

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I realize it's been literally FOREVER since I made an update to this blog, but since I believe 2012 has great things in store for me, here I am 3 years later making an update. And since my last post was when I was a junior in college at Savannah College or Art and Design, I figure I better catch everyone up. I graduated SCAD in May of 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Animation. I then moved to Cheyenne to be with my boyfriend and now fiance John. Although I've been here for over a year I feel like I'm still brand new and everyday I'm discovering new things. Hopefully soon I'll make my mark in this town, but today I just feel like reminiscing...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Animation 1

Here is a compilation of my 2D animation assignments,
all captured in Flipbook:

It Includes...
*Bouncing Ball Across the Screen
*2 Bouncing Balls in Perspective
*Swinging Pendulum
*Sliding Pendulum
*Sliding Seaweed
*Walk Across the Screen
*Frog Taking a Step to the Side
*Flour Sack Reacting to What's in the Box

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Principles of Screen Design

Right now I'm in a Principles of Screen Design class, and our first assignment was to make a camera less film through the use of scratching techniques, markers, and whatever else we could think of to do it on the film itself, so I did just that along with some hole punching and bleaching on the black leader. I synced it to the song "What is love" by the Haddaway band and came up with what you see here:
Cameraless Film Project:
Align Center

Screen Space Assignment:
"Island in the Sun" Song by Weezer

"Fountain of Youth"
Cut Out Animation:
Song by Twelve Girls Band

Black and White Art

Here's some other art from various classes I've taken:

"Mushroom Land" Original Concept
Worm's Eye View Environment Assignment
for Storyboarding

"Mushroom Land" New Concept Outline

"Mushroom Land" Finished, Fully Rendered
(in Prisma markers)

Value Scale done in Faber Castel
2D Design
Row 1= Points
Row 2= Symbols (lightning bolts)
Row 3= Design (paw prints)
Row 4= Text (the greatest thing you will ever learn
is just to love and be loved in return)

"Jack Sparrow" stipple of
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
(my favorite)
Align Center

Dedication to John William Waterhouse
2D Design
Painted on a board in Acrylic featuring "Boreas"

"Monster Face"
This was drawn from a collage I made

"34 Ford"
Created just for fun and given to Mr. Steve.
Ebony on Sketch Paper, Matted

Sunday, April 12, 2009

3D Design

In 3D Design we did some projects that at the time weren't so I love them, here they are:

Realistic Paintbrush
Process: I had to create a paintbrush off of the
dimensions of a real paintbrush, by using things
that could be found around the house. For
the bristles I used A LOT of strands of yarn;
I made a base out of cardboard and wrapped it
with aluminum foil, the handle is made
entirely out of tape.

Process: For this project, we had to choose a bug
and go off of its dimensions to make a bug made
completely out of wire (soooooooo much wire) that
was about 10x its size. I chose a beetle, and here
are the before and afters.

(with ribbon applied for the shell)

Cardboard Boot
Process: Had to choose a shoe (As you can see,
I chose a boot) to go off of, and create a replica
of it by use of only 3 things- cardboard, knife,
and glue. Here is what I created, I have the boot
I went off of at home, so I'll have to upload a pic
of it later. I painted it for bonus points.

I am pretty proud of this:

'09 SavanniJam Competition: "Thumb Wars

So, the SavanniJam is SCAD's 24 hour Animation competition. It started at 5pm on Friday April 3rd and ended at 5pm April 4th. The judges give you a theme, and you base your animation around it. The theme this year was Power. Although we each had max 1 hour of sleep (except our leader Andy, poor Andy) we had a ton of fun. And although we did not win any physical prizes, we each were winners at heart for it was our first and so far only attempts at stop motion. Here's what Andy Mai, Amanda Partelow, Amy Ju, and I came up with:

(*note- the bunny represents peace,
- the pie represents the world,
and yes, Chuck Norris was featured)

Capture Station (our work setup)

A still from the Roosevelt & Churchill vs. Hitler & Mussolini scene


A shot of the 300 scene

Flipbook view of the Spartans

The Creators, not at work: Andy, Amanda, Me

Again, the creators, with the missing link, Amy!

We're on a boat!!
G.W.'s crew + Amanda

George and the rest of his crew!

Yes. I was the President.

Drawn From Reference: Portraits

So I consider myself a pretty good copier, and here are some of the portraits I've done from photo reference. :) I drew these for family and friends. My technique for these is Ebony pencil
on canvas.

My Dad

My Nanny & I

Aunt Charlotte

Aunt Muriel

Ms. Myrtis

Self Portrait

Christmas Card Art

Here are some of the Christmas card covers I have created.

For Dad:

For the Kohls:

For Mr. Mark

For Uncle Joe:

For Ms. Thoa:

For my Mom:

For Ms. Brenda:

For the Zubs:

For Mary Kay: