Ashley Porter

About Me

My name is Ashley Porter and I'm a junior animation major. Hailing from the east coast, I'm a little aways from home, but I've come to find a new home here at Bradley University. My passion for animation developed from my love of story telling. As a child I watched shows such as Avatar and Studio Ghibli movies. I've always loved the way the story was conveyed through the animation and as I grew up I began wanting to do the same. As I prepare to look ahead post-graduation, I would love to continue telling stories thanks to the skills I have developed during my time here at Bradley.

Featured Projects


Red Fox

Red Fox

This is a concept sketch I made of a fox for a game that I was creating. I really liked how the fox turned out, as it was my first time drawing an animal.

Shelby

Shelby

This was a picture I sketched in a notebook and decided to color. I don't often work in color so it was a fun challenge to experiment new ways to color an image.

Facial Animation

Facial Animation

Over the summer I worked on a quick animation of a character to familiarize myself with redrawing a character's face. This is a still of one of the frames.

Nebula is an interactive educational experience that is developed for the touchscreen monitor. Individual players create, design, and decorate their very own personal planets. From colossal Terra planet, to dynamically artistic Gas Giants, the player is welcome to express their inner creativity and show who they are. To begin, the player will first choose the type of planet they want to create, Terra Planet, or Gas Giant. In creating the Terra Planet, they will be able to paint a variety of biomes such as grass, snow and bodies of water onto their planet, as well as an assortment of mountains and trees that take their own unique form depending on the biome they are placed in. With Gas Giants, the player can express their unique creativity in an assortment of bright, expressive colors and patterns which are all in lively dynamic motion. Last but certainly not least is the scientific and educational elements to the experience. After the player finishes their very own planet, they will see fun educational facts about their creation. Nebula fuses fun and educational science with an astronomical amount of creativity.