I am a sophomore Animation Major. I had previously studied in Multimedia before transferring to Bradley to learn more about animating. I have been drawing since I was a little girl, and have been working to improve ever since then.
I first became interested in animation when discovering how they were created online and through watching freelance animators work through their process. I started trying to animate on my own in my free time. Since I did not have access to animation programs, I would draw the frames individually and put them together in a video editing software. My appreciation for animation only grew when trying to do it myself.
I worked on promotional GIFs for The Library Store, a small business that specializes in selling library equipment to schools and libraries. I would create small animations of their mascot, Booker T. Bear, doing various tasks. Usually it involved him walking around or sitting down and reading a book. I had to also create different versions for each holiday, and these can be seen on the front page of their website.
When I was working on these animations, it only made me want to study animation even more. Until I began attending Bradley, I was entirely self-taught. I hope to one day work on animations and character art for film studios.
This was a drawing of one of my characters, a demon named Azazel. This was created mainly to practice body poses from the side. I had not made a clean drawing of him yet and decided he would be a good subject for this drawing. It was created in Corel Painter 12 and was completed in February of 2018.
This was my final animation for 2D animation class. It is a short clip of a merman swimming through his home, playing a sad, lonely tune for any who would care to listen. Each frame was drawn by hand on paper and then put together in After Effects. This was created December, 2017.
This was a quick drawing that I had recorded as a speed paint. My main goal for this drawing was to practice ironing out the details for backgrounds in my art. I recorded my process with Expression Screencapture and had created the drawing in Corel Painter 12. This was completed in June, 2017.