Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Third week of thankfulness

Wow...week three already!

15: hooks in bathroom stalls

16: Santa Claus

17: April and Kai

18: McDonald's soft serve

19: liquid hand soap

20: Just Dance 2

21: the bayou behind my house

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Second week of thankfulness

Here is a set of drawings from the second week of thankfulness on my thankfulness tumblr.

08: my insulin pump

09: tea

10: burrito blankets

11: getting a free red balloon

12: sloth smiles

13: tacky 80's cartoons

14: being at CalArts

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

cafe, life, cartoons

Here is some lifedrawingy type stuff!

Some cafe drawings of students around the CalArts campus

And these were done in Rad Sechrist's life drawing class; an exercise in taking the model's poses and turning them into little scenarios/stories/cartoons. Super fun! Drawings were done in sharpie then watercolor tone was added in photoshop.

Monday, November 7, 2011

First week of thankfulness

Here's a set of drawings from the first week of thankfulness on my thankfulness tumblr.

01: That feeling in the air of the seasons changing

02: My dad

03: My dog

04: CalArts salad bar

05: My friend Lizzie Metcalf

06: Final Fantasy X

07: Ms. Harris

      Thursday, November 3, 2011

      The Pilgrim's Progress

      A book cover and spine for Jon Klassen's class.

      One of my favorites! I wish I could have done a colored cover, but I ran out of time...actually, if possible someday I'd really like to do a series of Pilgrim's Progress illustrations. Weeeeeee'll seeeeee

      I finally joined the tumblr bandwagon, so now I am cool.
      For the month of November I'm challenging myself to draw something I'm thankful for every day! we'll see how long that lasts

      Monday, October 31, 2011

      peanuts for halloween

      Happy Halloween!

      Quickie doodle though it's not very halloweeny......(I just had an itch to draw Charlie Brown after watching "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown")

      heeeeeeeere comes November!

      Thursday, October 6, 2011

      mischievous monk

      the search for beardlightenment

      Saturday, October 1, 2011

      Sloth and Umbrella

      For Jon Klassen's class "Illustration for Animation". Tell a story with an assigned character and object.
      This is a story about sloths and umbrellas.

      Moral of the story:
      With a little imagination, you can be even lazier than you already are!

      And in unrelated news:
      No dogs allowed in Chouinard dorms, and I'm really missing my pooch who is back in TX ): Since I cut my hair a few people have told me he and I look alike.


      Friday, September 30, 2011

      bundle of joy

      Assignment for animation class; subjects based on my very own dear parents (and me!)

      Monday, September 19, 2011

      oh look...a vampire joke...

      Return of Gastelbrau

      Assignment for story class was to "Tell a Joke" - two characters max, b&w, no dialogue. This assignment just proved to show me exactly how unfunny I am because for the whole week I could not think of ANYTHING!
      So in the end I did a joke I thought of last year for my animation, but didn't end up using. (Though I guess this scene would technically take place afterwards, since he has both of his teeth there)

      Monday, September 12, 2011

      diabetic food baby

      Are there any diabetic/hypoglycemics out there that experience the pain I feel??
      I'm talking about the pain of about a lb of carrot sticks in my stomach right now.

      Breakfast started out real classy. Berry skyr with a few blackberries and flax seed thrown in there.

      I'm breaking in my new bike, so I rode down to whole foods and treated myself to some multigrain sushi (which was aawWWeeesoOOme)

      Yes, well...I'm not used to riding on these California hills and I guess that bike ride was more strenuous than I thought, because my bloodsugar had dropped down to 48 by 3:00, and low blood sugars turn me into a ravenous food beast (like a werewolf, except replace the full moon with glucose deffecient blood.....I guess...?)

      In about 5 seconds flat my stomach contained the following:

      3 bags of pirate booty
      3 spoonfuls of apricot preserves
      3 celery sticks dipped in zucchini ikra
      entire 15 oz bag of carrot sticks

      WELL....at least I can console myself that it was pretty much healthy food! (Pirate booty is questionable...)

      Friday, September 9, 2011

      Registered and ripped

      Today I officially registered for my classes.
      Zesung Kang and I had a nice chat.

      Guess what else I did today?


      Monday, September 5, 2011

      Do the kettlebell swing

      Well, tomorrow I am headed back to school for my third year at CalArts. That freeeaaaaks me out. I don't feel like a Junior at all!

      I can't say that I drew a whole lot this summer unfortunately...but what I can say is I LOVE KETTLEBELL! I tend to feel about working out/exercising the same way I also feel about showering: I feel like a million bucks once I'm done, but the whole process itself just feels like a big invasion of my time and I can't wait for it to be over. Not so with kettlebell!!! I look forward to my sumo squats and turkish get up sit ups every day! (Maybe if I do kettlebell in the shower I will enjoy showering more too?)

      My godmother (you may remember her) gave me her old kettlebell and 25 min DVD and OOOH MAN it's so much fun to swing that thing around (unlike running, where I find myself praying for death to take me). So turns out it was developed in Russia where it is called girya which sounds a million times cooler than kettlebell.

      only 25 mins and I feel the burn!!

      Note the impressive pink seven pounder right there (apparently women are supposed to START OUT with 15 lbs...maybe that's only for Russian women. That must be it)

      I imagine Millie does some kettlebell in her spare time

      I really loathe girls like Millie.

      Here I come, CalArts!!

      Monday, May 2, 2011

      BFA2 Film - Vampire Gastelbrau

      HOORAY! So nice to be finished!
      So much fun working on my animation this year!

      Saturday, April 23, 2011

      Sunday, April 10, 2011

      Joy of the Mundane episode II: Grocery Shopping

      Oooooh man
      Grocery shopping is really the best
      just the best.

      Within the past couple of years I have become what you might call a health nut...the thoughts that most occupy my mind are daydreams of going to farmers markets and organic food stores, getting to take my sweet, sweet time checking out nutritional facts, fantasizing about the endless combinations of ways to make oatmeal exciting...

      And fortunately, I have a grocery-shop-love partner, Jane Kim! Today we walked down to Sprouts Farmers Market together.

      I freak out every time I go to Sprouts.

      I recently discovered skyr, which is icelandic strained non-fat yogurt. Jane and I decided to have a cup. She bought some coconut toasted granola, and I brought along a couple boxes of raisins, so we added those in.


      Friday, March 25, 2011


      Spring has sprung!

      Here's some teaser work to celebrate! A preview of my film to come. Some backgrounds and a few stills.

      It's exactly one more month until this must be completed....
      Spring break! Be kind to me!