Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hiding Above

 I used watercolor paints for the tree. The kids where painted in Photoshop, along with the added lighting on the leaves. I forgot to mention I have a tumblr! So if you see "kuriotea" on the side, it's my tumblr name. :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Frog

I wanted to color the final animation and add sound, so here you go!

This is an animation I did for the frog story.

Background drawn by Mia Bunn (one of my group members.)
Animated frog was done by me.


An observational watercolor study I did back in November. Sorry for the late upload! I will be uploading more sketches and drawings now that I'm in winter break! :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Warm-up sketches! I was trying to show my twin how to do warm-ups from observation. Out of the six post-it notes I used, these two were my favorite. 


My twin and I went to Disneyland yesterday. We were invited by one of our best friends from middle school. He is currently interning at Disneyland California Adventure and will be returning home in January. We hadn't seen him for two years and it was a great time to catch up. We met his incredible best friend, and she acts so much like him! I had a wonderful time and we ended up going to both resorts for free! :D

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Boy Meets Fire


Two weeks ago I was debating on whether to buy a mini sketchbook or a watercolor sketchbook. I didn't have enough money for both so I chose the watercolor sketchbook.  Here are two paintings I did in the my new sketchbook:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Legolas Design

Taking a break from school and did a simple design of Legolas! He's a character from Peter Jackson's films The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. 

I'm a fan of Tolkien's Trilogy books and The Hobbit, so I'm really excited for the new movie to come out in December!
I based off Legolas' pose from here. (My twin sister showed it to me.)

Monday, November 18, 2013


This was my first test on TVpaint. It was in the beginning in one of my animation classes. I was coming up with my idea at the time. Sorry it's only a second! Meet Froggie!
(He's not used in the final character design.)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Frog Story

A Glowing Curiosity
I thought I uploaded this awhile ago, but I may have accidentally deleted it. Sorry about that! So here's an old panel I did for one of my classes. It was a story idea I thought of, a rather simple one. Since it ended up being a grouped project, the story changed and so did my characters. The main idea stayed: A frog tries catching a firefly.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013


I'm cat sitting this weekend. I have to say, but I understand dogs more than cats. Puff - a fluffy grey cat- is an unusual character.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Another Practice

 A boy opens the front door to a sound from outside.
Another Sleepy Hollow quick color study! For practice purposes, I changed the colors to a brighter one (the top image) since I wanted to change the overall setting.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Lizard Gal

Day 11 of Inktober!
Done with my brush pen that I'm truly grateful for a friend of mine giving to me. So much fun!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Old Memories

Day 10 of Inktober is here!!
I wanted to own a Vespa Scooter when I was younger. I then discovered their lack of umbrellas, heaters and air conditioning for rain and weather. The silly thing was, I changed to wanting a very large dog to ride on.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Color Practice

15 to 30 minutes each

1 to 2 hours each
I finally got around to watching the new Fox show "Sleepy Hollow". I decided to color a few of my favorite shots to practice with color and painting digitally. I also timed myself and my favorite one I did is the post-it note on the coffee machine. Hope you like it!

Sleepy Hollow belongs to Fox Studios
Color studies belong to me

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Here is my first ink drawing for the Inktober daily challenge. It's fun and I can't wait to draw more!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Gouache Painting

Figure Painting! The workshop focused on color-my weakest point- and the poses were long, which is also something I'm not used to. I chose the ones I liked best, but I must practice more!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing I did two days ago. The model was amazing! I've been wanting to draw him for awhile since I've seen some amazing poses from Otis' student drawings.
The top two is the same pose, I just used marker for the first minute or so just to get the feel of it. (I had to add the heart.) 

Saturday, September 7, 2013


A raccoon I drew inspired by Carter Goodrich's drawings I saw in The Art of Ratatouille book.

More Drawings!

Done at the workshop I go to at Otis on Thursdays. 

Monday, September 2, 2013


I think I'm getting a little cold. Have a drawing! Anyways, Happy September!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013


I went to a workshop yesterday at Otis College of Art and Design. I wasn't used to drawing long poses since I usually do 30 second to 10 minute poses from drawing people outside of class. The second drawing is a 20 minute pose and I forgot to finish the model's right foot! 
A doodle break. I'm obsessed with toads at the moment. (The same with frogs.) I find their exterior cute and squishy looking.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

L.A. Zoo

I went to the L.A. Zoo on Thursday. I did a few sketches of the animals there and I decided to color the ones I liked. I only had a chance to draw the zebra once since there were a lot of excited kids everywhere.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Diamond Girl

It felt like a long time drawing on a tablet, but it has been less than a week. Days have been slow. I tested to see if I can still a doodle in photoshop- yep I still can. :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Doodle Trade

I did a doodle trade of my friend Zushi's original character found here. I had fun drawing and painting my first time "doodle trading". 

Sunday, August 4, 2013


I bought myself a scarf yesterday. It has cute little birds on them. I find it adorable.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pigeon Bending

Yesterday my friend cosplayed as Korra from the animated series Avatar: The Legend of Korra. She started "pigeon bending" which requires you to sway your arms in a flowing motion and scare pigeons away.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Summer Class

Sadly, my summer class ended on Thursday. I enjoyed it very much and decided to show you some projects I had to work on.
The top painting was done using split-complementary colors, in which I used orange, blue-violet, and blue-green. The bottom two are designs I painted using curves and lines on the left one and circles and lines on the other.

Friday, June 28, 2013


I went to the beach with a couple of friends. It was nice enjoying the sun.