Sunday, August 31, 2014

Working on Pubby & Trip to the Zoo!

Here are some exercises for class, along with my first design that I'll be turning in!

Pubby is one of my main characters that I draw, yet he's one of my main characters that still doesn't have a finalized design. I've been working at it and trying to figure out how his body works, so I wanted to take this opportunity to do some drawings of him for my Character Design class.

Found some images online of some of my favorite animated characters and traced over them using basic shapes and lines of action.

Lots of circles!

Some gestures I did in class on Thursday.


I went to the zoo yesterday and did a bunch of life drawings!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Muscle Memory & Gesture Exercises

Some more work from my Storyboard Drawing for Animation class!

Some more muscle memory exercises. These have been pretty challenging for me, but it only encourages me to draw more so that I can remember what these things look like.

Some more gestures!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Super Busy Semester!

So far this semester's been extremely busy! It's hard to believe that I'm only finished with week one. It feels like it's been a lot longer, but that's okay with me, since I want this semester to last long, considering it's senior year and I have a bunch of really great classes. Although, I haven't really had any free time because of classes and homework.

Morgan is a creature that believes he can see into the future. He will often perform magic tricks to impress his friends and earn some extra cash from strangers. He enjoys eating strange vegetables.

I've been slacking off on my Nay-A-Day project because I've been so busy. This is a really quick doodle of Yoi Suhc, Cimc's younger cousin. Not even sure if this should be his design or not.

Another quick NAD, this is Vhandal Haney. I drew her in my planner one night before bed. She's a bratty little girl.

Some sketches I did in an animation class, based off of some character designs that Emma made for our in-class group project.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Thesis Sketches

For the second day of my Animation Pipeline class, we had to come up with three potential ideas to decide between for our senior thesis. I have been working on the Nays Detective Game for quite awhile, and I'm pretty set on that idea, but it was fun to develop a few others. I ended up going with presenting a pilot-type short of The Nays, as well as the game I came up with in Game Dev class about Deanster and his powers of controlling the weather. Below are a few new sketches I came up with.

Some new concepts I did for my thesis. The top left is a sample of how it might look in-game. Also the top right is an idea I had for a gun-chase scene. And then there are some other various doodles.

Some sketches of the main cast of The Nays.

Poster I made for The Nays.

And a quick doodle of Deanster.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


My first official post for Character Design class! This is the class that I am looking forward to being in the most this semester. I've been waiting to take it since I came to CCAD, so I'm super excited to start working on projects for the class!

Our first assignment was to create a Lego version of ourselves, using a template. So here I am!

Animation Team Class

So this semester I am the production manager for a collaborative animation team class. I'm super excited for this class and I have pretty high hopes for this team project (hoping it will be the best one I've participated in yet). So far we've been working on the story and just sketching out some concepts.

Some initial character concepts I did the other day.

And these are some more sketches for a character, monster, and a few little doodles of backgrounds.

Monday, August 25, 2014


So today was my last first day of school ever (as pointed out by Laura Mansfield). And it feels really weird. I still can't believe I'm a senior in college already. I still feel like a sophomore or something. But I'm super excited for this semester! So far the two classes I've had today were a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to improving and learning a lot this semester. But like usual, the first day of classes is always super nerve-wracking along with super exciting.

Dallasama is a curious and laid-back man who drives a truck. He uses chatting sites to meet friends and enjoys idle chatter. This man has very realistic views and little to no imagination. He may look a bit scary, but he is actually very friendly and light-hearted.

These were muscle memory activities that I did in Storyboard Drawing for Animation class. It really made me realize how much I rely on references to draw unfamiliar things. I'm certain that doing these at least twice a week will help me overcome that though. I'm not too excited about these, but it's my first time, so I'm not too worried about it.

Some more drawings from Storyboard Drawing for Animation. These were from the Aerobics Drawing session. Since it was my first time, I figured I'd include them in this post.

And then these are some gestures done in class, as well as the homework, which was basically the same exercise. I also included my reference images to the side for the homework ones.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


So I've been doing a lot of quicker drawings since I've gotten back.

Theodore is a playful puppy who wants to run around all the time. He loves playing dodge ball and any other games that are active. He loves biting things as well, but he bites them in a very playful manor.

A sketch of Chozu I did the day I moved in.

Some Hunter x Hunter composition studies.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Moved All Back In!

So I moved back into my CCAD dorm on Thursday, so it's been kind of busy with organizing my room and stuff. I only managed to do this drawing below in that time.

Jibu is a quiet kid who hates talking. Sometimes when someone is talking to him, he will either not respond, or write down his answer on a paper to avoid talking. He began doing this because Chozu, Ralphie, and Scott made fun of him for not talking, when he would only talk with Gair or Shaw quietly. Jibu's voice has now changed to a whisper, when he is forced to talk. He has gradually grown closer friends with Gair once more, and has a new style of fighting: he throws cards as a weapon. He also is attracted to Zandra and will do anything to win her over.

Mr Dude is the leader of Mr Dude World. His real name is Mahesa, but he has hidden his identity with the name Mr Dude. He is often very carefree and laid-back. Mr Dude works under Izumi to manage all of the various timelines and keep records of them, often creating games, movies, pictures, stories, manga, or other various records about them. Mr Dude is very cautious of his true identity until Death reveals it to Malik and Mr Dude becomes a true World Leader.