Hello, my name is Anna Shackley and I am a junior transfer student here at Bradley University. Having obtained an associates degree in art at Joliet Junior College, I am currently working towards majoring in animation with a minor in art. This is my first year as a student in the Interactive Media department, and I look forward to what the future holds for me at Bradley.
My whole life I have always had a passion for art and drawing, and a love for animation. I am a hard worker with a weird affinity for doing tedious work, so naturally I thought animation would be a good fit for me. I am a bit of a soft-spoken person so my animation and art allow me to be loud and expressive in a different manner.
I really enjoy drawing storyboards and creating concept art for animations. I also love doing more refined, fine-art pieces and commissions.
This is an animation completed in 2017 in my 2D animation class. The animation is about a penguin who has his relaxing vacation ruined by a seagull. It was made using standard 8.5 by 11 computer paper, a DSLR camera, and Adobe After Effects. It consists of about 230 frames.
This is a piece I completed in 2017 during my intermediate drawing class. It is a mixed media drawing completed with a mixture of ballpoint pen and colored pencil. This drawing is 29 by 22 inches in size and depicts a skull and spinal column blooming and covered in honey.