Hello, I'm Kacey. I'm a junior 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 Basketball and Symphonic Bands, 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 computers 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 been thoroughly enjoying both my art and animation classes here at Bradley, and look forward to my next two years of learning and creating.
After graduation 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!
One of my favorite drawings from my fall sketchbook. I spend most of my free time drawing, so I had quite a few to choose from. This one stands out to me because I really enjoy the line movement of the scarf. I plan of redrawing this as a larger piece.
A 3D Render completed with Cinema 4D for a fall 3D Modeling class. The assignment was to model a toy of any kind in detail. I choose a drawing reference hand. It was particularly challenging to work in the smaller details, such as the screws and small divots within the bends of the fingers.
A 20 minute life drawing referenced from a model. This was one of my first attempts at Life Drawing and the charcoal medium, so I am particularly proud of how it turned out. I am excited to pursue more life drawing in the future! This piece was drawn on large drawing paper with willow, vine, and compressed charcoal.