I'm Karalyse Hagen; a Sophomore Animation major, and a Photography minor. I was born and raised in Alma, Michigan, where the creative fields are very limited, and decided I needed to leave in order to pursue my dreams.
I draw a lot of inspiration from theater, nature, indie photography and videography, vintage clothing, comic books, concept art, old movies, broadway musicals, and the big name animation studios. I've been told I'm the "jack of all trades", as I work with a lot of varying mediums. I consider myself a photographer, videographer, animator, costume designer, illustrator, painter, prop maker, and graphic designer.
My animation dream job would be working for an animation company working on movies. I want to be a part of a team that can create stories that inspire people and have the ability to change lives, like many of the movies I watched growing up. My photography dream job would be becoming a travel journalist and travel the world taking photos of the landscapes and culture.
I've learned a lot since I started here at Bradley, and am extremely grateful for the connections I've made and the projects I've been apart of. As I continue my time at Bradley University, I hope that I get to expand my horizons even further.
A tribute piece in memory of Carrie Fisher, the famous actress who played Princess Leia, who had passed in 2016. The illustration is done in Prismacolor pencils, Pigma Micron pens, on bristle board. It depicts Leia as she is seen on Hoth in Return of the Jedi. Completed January 2017.
Digital illustrations in a vector art style, made for a series of hard enamel pins. These are apart of the first series, which center around retro and vintage color schemes. Illustration was done in Photoshop, and the color palettes created from Adobe Color. Completed February 2017.