Saturday, November 26, 2011

Making characters!

Funny thing happened today...

Some displacement accident. I kept the image because it was kind of cute on its own :)

Friday, November 11, 2011


Designs are changing constantly, but color are still pretty consistent.

Storyboards of Merman

It feels like a whole lot more than what it is.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Drawing rehab. one day at a time

While I was in Japan over the summer, I had a cool job at a CG company working as a lighter/compositor for a TV show which will be aired soon in Disney Channel.
That was all great and I learned a whole lot, but the problem was that I stopped drawing almost entirely during that time. Now I am back in school trying to start my own animation realizing how far I had become from drawing.
When we had a first class of figure drawing class with infamous professor Vilppu, he looked at my drawings for 5 seconds and said "You are just copying. Have you ever seen my drawings?" I was super-embarrassed by the fact that one, he didn't remember me from last year at all and two, I was totally copying like he said. It was a loud wake-up call for me.

I have been presenting my storyboards with my colleagues these days and that really stimulate me because everybody draw really well and they each have their own styles.

Anyways, so I am slowly slowly getting back to drawing each day. Here are some sketches I did at Page museum by LACMA. I don't like bones too much because they are just sooo complicated and I always run out of patience before I finish the whole body. That day was better because I had some friends to chat with while doing them and kids came around and entertained us.

And, since I have a new film to focus on, I have been doodling my characters bit by bit. I still don't quite know them yet, so I hope to spend more time with them and get to know them. You can kind of tell that I can't distinguish them yet. They look way too similar when I draw them now.
I have been having a hell of a time modeling them also. It is good to get back to Maya.

The last thing, I did a character sketch and storyboard with Kartika Mediani for a short film script called Terminus. They are trying to get funding for it on Kickstarter. I hope they get the money!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Getting started!

I have been reworking on thumbnails for my new film this last couple of weeks and they are done! So much fun!! I wish I could just keep making thumbnail films...:)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sneak Peak of "Umbrella Girl"and the poster!

One scene from the film.

I'm printing this out as postcards! :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Almost there!!

It is getting really close to the deadline I've waited for so long. 2 more weeks!!
Here is a doodle crazy I did after vitsitting James Jean's amazing exhibit.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Umbrella girl in 3D!!

> A clay model of my character. I really should start animating now...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

character sheets

It was an awkward weekend this last two days. I was super tired and sleepy the whole time.
Is it because of the weather?

Anyways, here are some character drawings I did for my film. I tried to simplify the design because I know I cannot design too well.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Old film, new film

It's been a while since I wrote anything. I guess I am not the type to write too much. That's why I draw instead...

Here is a film I did in my undergrad. This was made when I was just starting to learn animation and I had this amazing teacher and artist Soyeon Kim who taught us students really cool techniques for animation. It is my favorite class ever. So I made this one shot where the dog goes from the street to the Executive's chair. I added other shots a year after I graduated, and I was getting really frustrated how I did things when I made the first shot.
It was all fun and good though!

This is my first film done in the graduate school of UCLA. It was actually an undergrad class, so I was learning everything from the beginning. It was really interesting to learn how timing and breaking joints make so much difference in the flow of animation.

right now, I am working on my first year film that is going to be about 5 minutes long. I am freaking out because we only have about 100 days left. It's scary how long it takes to do so little. It's all learning though, right?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Salton Sea color studies

Salton Sea was awesome. There were enormous amount of dead fish at the shore and it smelled like shit but it didn't bother me at all! I was super motivated and happy about future on the way back after seeing such a colorful and inspiring sight. 6 hours of driving was worth it :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

learning Processing

picture I doodled with a processing script. much fun!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Big Party

@ animation guild party.
I wish I knew more ppl:-/

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Learning processing

My cat supervises my learning by sitting right in front of the screen. :-/