Tuesday, September 30, 2014


A common misconception I come across is that anime is either Ghibli or cheap outsourced sometimes-the-characters-have-7-fingers BUT FRIEND LET ME TELL YOU that that is not the case! 

Michael Areas, Hiroaki Ando 

Mamoru Hosoda 
 Girl Who Leapt Through Time / Summer Wars / Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki 

Masaki Yuasa
Kaiba / Ping Pong the Animation / Mind Game

Satoshi Kon
Ohayo / Paprika / Tokyo Godfathers

Makoto Shinkai
Garden of Words / 5 Centimeters Per Second

I actually don't watch a lot of anime so I'm not as well informed as I could be. Just know that I'm only skimming the surface! 

Panty & Stocking / FLCL / Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Tatami Galaxy (also Yuasa heheheh oops!) / Mononoke / Cowboy Bebop

If you follow animators/story artists on social media, you probably know that anime is becoming a pretty big influence in the Western market- especially TV animation.
Revolutionary Girl Utena/Steven Universe 
Utena isn't the only anime SU pays homage to but... too much effort to find all of the references haha..

we can't forget the new episode of Gravity Falls heheh..

In June, Adventure Time invited Masaki Yuasa (mentioned above) to direct/write/board an episode.

And uuuhhh... Avatar/Legend of Korra ????

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Haven't updated in a while sorry!

Thiel wasn't digging the color studies so pulled it back a bit and looked at Kevin Dart for inspiration! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The woes of painting outside

I'm way too dumb for french easels

and everything flies into my face (especially my painting.. repeatedly..)

But I still had fun woohoo

hourish master copies

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

There's a naked boy floating around in space but what can you do about it..

Monday, February 17, 2014

more oil

posted this one already but thought i'd put up a better photo of it

about an hour

Sunday, February 2, 2014

first two painting assignments

first three weeks in illustration! Im having a lot of fun and I learned so much! 
landscape.. it got dark and cloudy so i finished it up inside

master copy

oh and i'll throw in my entry for the first dpsc of the semester 'treenology' was the theme!