Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Patterned Parrot

I am drawing parrots today for a children's book I am illustrating! This little guy didn't make the cut. However, he's so cute I wanted him to live here.  What should we name him?


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I come recommended

One of my favorite teachers and animators wrote a beautiful recommendation for me on my Linked In profile that I wanted to share.

"Stephanie was my student in animation classes at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she made a number of charming and inventive animations. She is a talented animator and illustrator. She is also a natural character designer. In all my interactions with Stephanie, I found her to be a lovely person to work with. She responds well to criticism and works constantly to improve her animation. She is intelligent and respectful, and highly motivated. In addition, she is a truly kind person."


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Royal Icing



A long time ago I drew these cupcake girls as a quick sketch. I am working on finishing them now. I think of these girls as friends of Marie Antoinette in her royal court for some reason. I love the Marie Antoinette movie with Kristen Dunst. The imagery is so inspiring and the soundtrack is nice too! 

This is just a start. Now I am collecting toile textile patterns as inspiration. I think it would be cool to tile these girls and create a fancy pattern of them. 

Here is a clip from the movie for fun.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Samm Hodges Reel

I saw this great animation reel today by Samm Hodges. I found it very inspiring to my own work the way he plays with space balancing 2d and 3d dimensions.

Samm Hodges Reel from Animal on Vimeo.