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About Me

Hi there! My name is Emily Plassenthal and I am a sophomore studying Animation and Drawing as a Double Major at Bradley University. I am originally from Vandalia, Ohio, and came to Bradley for the opportunities it offered.

In my free time, I like to draw, color, read, write and play with my dog. I enjoy learning different methods and techniques, not only for drawing, but also for animation. I have also learned that it is okay to fail, because mistakes and failure helps you grow both as an artist, and as a person.

I love to see how far I have grown in just the few short years that I have attended Bradley, and I can’t wait for what the future holds!

Featured Projects


Lil' Pup - 2D Animation

Lil' Pup - 2D Animation

I completed this 2D animation in fall of 2017 for my 2D animation class. This animation was assigned to specifically study easing, follow through and overlapping, and solid drawing - three of the twelve principles of animation. This was created using pencil, paper, a DSLR camera and Adobe After Effects.

Knight

Knight

This was a piece for my 2D Design class in the fall of 2017. This piece uses only the lowercase letterform "o" as a method for creating value. Like stippling, where dots are used in varying density to create a range of values. This was created in Adobe Illustrator.

Hooked

Hooked

This piece was a dedication to my grandfather, who loved to fish. This piece was created in late May of 2017. I love to work with colored pencil, so working with this piece was exciting, especially when applying different textures. I created this piece using Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Watercolor.

Cattlepult is a four-player game on the the Ideum Touch Table. Cattlepult pits teams against each other in an epic barnyard battle. Players cooperate to gather cows to their pastures, fatten them up, and launch them at their opponent’s barns. Destroy the opposing side’s barns and you win! This is a fast-paced experience that combines strategy and skill with a unique brand of humor. Play for prizes and a take-home version of the game!