Hello, I'm Kacey. I'm a senior Animation and Visual Effects student at Bradley University. I'm originally from Highland, IL, a small town about 45 minutes out of Saint Louis, but I now call my home Peoria. In my spare time I draw, play my trumpet in the Bradley Symphonic Band, hike, and sing in the Bradley Women's Choir.
I have been drawing since before I can remember, and I always knew I wanted to go into an artistic field. After being exposed to Photoshop and other tech in high school, I started to become interested in what I could do with the software available through Adobe. I decided that animation would be a good major to experience both of those interests simultaneously. I've thoroughly enjoyed both my art and animation classes here at Bradley, and look forward to applying the skills I've learned to a career in the industry.
After graduation I am moving to the Baltimore area, where I hope to get a job with a small studio. From there, I would like to work my way up to making concept art for animated or live action films and shows. Or, if time allows, open up an art studio of my own. I'm pumped to see what lies ahead!
This piece is one of my day to day sketches. I try to get in at least one page of sketches a day, even in the midst of classes and finals. It gives me a reason to slow down for a bit. This piece was completed using graphite pencil on plain drawing paper.
This piece was completed using conte crayon, and is a bit larger than what I normally do; as such, the thumbnail you see is only a portion of the piece. It is a bit unusual for me to work in color, but it is something I'd like to experiment with more in the future.
This is another one of my daily sketches in graphite. I start with very loose, abstract forms and allow the line-work to build up naturally over time. I usually do not plan what I am sketching ahead of time, but allow the work to build itself as I go. This approach really gives me a chance to space out and relax.