Class studies. Prismacolor, charcoal, and ink on rice paper.

(It’s funny to compare this to last year's camp)

June 18th 64

Last piece for my high school, a ceiling tile. I was heavily inspired by Madoka Kinoshita’s process

June 15th 144

And here we are, my film that I’ve done in my mentorship with PUNY. Please view in the large player on the site!

It’s hard to tell, but the character is an Egg wearing a hat that resembles a fried egg. 

Thank you so much to my mentors, Mike Owens, Vincent Stall, as well as the other animators of PUNY (Mark, Eyo, Chris, Tommy) for providing me this opportunity to learn, as well as guiding me through the film. This film would have never been made if not for their guidance.

Thanks also to the program Honors Mentor Connection for making it all possible in the first place!

I hope you all enjoy!

May 31st 189

Some select (i.e better) backgrounds from my upcoming film under my mentorship with PUNY. I hope to finish it soon!

More film progress here

May 26th 79

I’m going to be selling these zines at Animinneapolis! Each zine has NINE, fully illustrated cat girls for your eyes to oogle. Above is a sneek peek of these fashionable felines. Come stop by at the Artist Alley if you want to take a gander!

Big shoutout to lin for printing and binding these for me!! (and also providing the image of the zines) I couldn’t have done it without you (go check out her stuff and also buy from her YES)

May 21st 29

Happy mother’s day

May 11th 26

I entered the Frame My Future contest last month. Unfortunately I did not become a finalist, but I’ve realized my flaws in the image and I hope to improve and re-enter next year!

Extended statement:

The world and art share a symbiotic relationship. Art continues to exert influence upon people. The most prevalent way this is shown is through mass media, film, and animation. Children, especially are subject to powerful influence from television animation.

The art that children see is framed within the screen of the media they consume, whether that be animation, video games, or interactive technology. My goal as an aspiring animator is to direct stories that represent what I was deprived of as a child, a character on the screen that children like me, female minorities can relate with and become inspired by.

This way through increasing diversity and humanity in these characters I hope to create role models for generations of underrepresented children in mass media, to teach them that they have the potential to do so much more than what they have been told. This is how I will frame my future, within the frames of animation and within the frames of television, to inspire the generation with the most potential to do great things. 

April 2nd 18