As a “gap” project for my portfolio, I’ve decided to start on new character designs for my future holiday special, “The Golden Pinecone”. Poppet Character sheet Grampy Character sheet
In my 2D animation class, we are exploring all kinds of techniques, and the master studies are great. Thanks to Lottie Reiniger and Terry Gilliam, last week’s unit was for cut out animation, but we cheated a little, using After Effects to edit them together. I wonder if Lottie would have even wanted technology that … Continue reading Cut out animation
My senior semester at SMCC has begun, and it's a doozy! I am taking 2D animation with AfterEffects, Podcasting, Advanced Digital Illustration, Senior Portfolio, AND a Capstone internship at Assuaged, Inc. as a character animator. I'd say I have my work cut out for me, but I also decided to make myself available as a … Continue reading Final Semester!
Cybele of Lake Chitali Cybele (si-bill-ee), named for an Anatolian goddess (also known as the Magna Mater, or "great mother"), is a genderless water creature that dwells in Lake Chitali, at the outskirts of the Land of Lo. It is considered, like most Lodians, a hybrid of plant and animal, and cannot survive out of … Continue reading Cybele
My father died in March. Due to the COVID restrictions at the time, his Celebration of Life gathering was held today, when folks are feeling freer to remove their masks, and the sun was shining bright over Two Lights. My father was a deaf man, and his family and friends are largely part of the … Continue reading Summertime
So I have been working on streamlining Pallo’s origin story this semester, making sure to incorporate my personal goals into every project, and my Writing for Visual Media course final was a script treatment for a movie. That one project really helped me figure out how to choose which elements to include in Pallo’s part … Continue reading Legends of Lodila
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tkwzn_8Qoh8 My final project for my Character Animation class is also Pallo's first real video! There's a lot going on, so watch it more than once! 😉
I've mentioned my children's book, The Golden Pinecone, in a previous post, as well as my plans to revise the illustrations. I am currently working on a script for my midterm in one of my classes at SMCC, and will finish that - hopefully - by the end of the semester. The goal is to … Continue reading Plans for Poppet