okay here is a big ol masterpost of all the asks :)
1. Take a picture of your workspace.
sometimes i work at school and sometimes at home so here are both :)
so i decide where to work depending on whether i’d rather feel like a crazy person or a relaxed person
3. Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a “doodle” it is.
okay then, sneak peek of my film character/business card.
5. Who/what inspires you?
oh man, so many people. lots of people i found via the internet (like makani and tealin), a lot of other calarts alums (adrian molina, eric favela, austin madison, leo matsuda), and RL art friends (ben holm, kari casady, taylor price, tammy chang, jacob streilein, colin howard). omg there are so many more haha like everyone at calarts???
6. Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
i tried to draw my roomie t price :( i would be in big trouble if i lost my right hand hahaha.
7. Do you have any OCs?
nooope, not unless you count film characters, in which case….yes but i never want to draw them again hahaha.
8. Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
yes! right now i’ve been listening to the princess mononoke soundtrack incessantly. it kind of changes from time to time, but usually: marina and the diamonds, carole king, vampire weekend, phoenix, bon iver, broken bells, the shins, bryan scary and the shredding tears…or soundtracks haha.
12. Any weird artist behaviour you admit doing?
well i sit kind of like a gargoyle in my desk chair and i hunch over really bad when i draw or use my computer :( also i lean in super close to the computer screen or cintiq when i use them. as in my nose is inches from the screen haha
thanks for actually asking me these!! it was fun :)
artist asks (i.e. help distract me from what i should be doing!)
Take a picture of your workspace.
Show your pencilcase and what's inside.
Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
Lineart or coloring?
Who/what inspires you?
Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
Do you have any OCs?
Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
Favorite thing to draw?
Least favorite thing to draw?
Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
Any weird artist behaviour you admit doing?
i wanted to do something for the ghibli jam this year (and to take a break from films and portfolios), so i decided to draw kiki since it was the first studio ghibli movie i watched (over and over and over) as a kid. it holds a very special place in my heart :)
a valentine’s day card for my sweetie~*~ back to the future themed, of course.
joan of arc is definitely in my top 5 favorite historical ladies. thanks, sketch dailies, for giving me an excuse to draw her.
i wanted to try the sketch dailies from today because i think bonnie and clyde are cool!
also some sketchbook drawings i did last week of bo, maija, and my TA in maija’s class :)
i was planning on exploring harry potter for my portfolio this year, so i did these in vis dev last semester as a jumping-off point! i’m not sure if i’ll continue with the project this year or not, but here’s some stuff i did for it :)
How did you get into calarts?
Basically I just did as much life drawing and drawing from everyday observation as I possibly could. I started going to figure drawing a few times a week in my junior year of high school, went to CSSSA the summer before my senior year, and then kept going to life drawing when I got back until I applied to CalArts. I also went on the Animated Buzz forums and asked for critiques all the time, and looked at past accepted portfolios (I haven’t been on there since getting into CalArts, so I don’t really know what it’s like now, but it was really helpful to me in the past).
I think that going to CSSSA probably made the most difference in shaping the way that I did life drawing and animation…things, and a lot of my friends and classmates went to CSSSA as well — but a lot of other super talented classmates didn’t go there, so I wouldn’t say it’s a necessity to go there to be able to get in haha.
Also, I kept a sketchbook for observational drawing and when I was in life drawing I tried to experiment with shape, color and media as much as possible. (This was the portfolio that I submitted, along with a sketchbook that I used to have somewhere online but has since been lost to the internet ;-; )
tl;dr: I just ate up as much artsy information as possible, did tons of drawing every day, and pushed myself stylistically and I got in haha.