Shannon Marie Henry was born in Greensburo, North Carolina. While growing up, she would move from North Carolina to Pennsylvania to Kansas to finally Illinois. Ever since she was a little girl, she knew that art would be her passion since she couldn't ever stop drawing. But it wasn't until she became even more passionate about movies and television that she realized what her true love would be. Her parents would notice just how much she drew as a child and as she got older she took every art class she could to pursue and grow. Art has always been her passion and when she came to choose what she wanted to do for the future, she knew she would have to choose from her love of movies, television and from art. She graduated from high school in Wichita, Kansas and chose to move on to Peoria, Illinois to continue her love of animation and art. She is currently a senior and is studying Animation with a minor in Studio Art at Bradley University. She is optimistic about her future career after she graduates from Bradley University in May. Her parents currently live in Salina, Kansas with her dog Dakota.
For this project I decided to work with both wood and to try at welding metal. I was inspired by a crystal and how it would be interesting to design one that was made out of materials that wouldn't be found naturally. After it was done, it was painted gold.
For this project I had to create what one of my characters was going to look like for my senior animation for my capstone. This character's name is Bruma and is a winter nature deity. For her, I wanted to create something that incorporated both nature and a traditional headdress of the Norwegian area.
For this project, I wanted to create something that showed off the exterior of the body but also hinted at the structures underneath. This was done for my life drawing class. Also, the picture was made with charcoal and pencils. The picture was also supposed to highlight the shadows made from the forms of the body.