Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tick Tock

Sorry, for the lack of posts lately! I'm knee deep in finals right now, so all my concentration has been going towards my concept class.

BUT! I don't write to you empty handed! Here's a look at what I've been working on for the past couple of weeks!This is my cast of characters for my senior film! Though it looks like I'll be animating an entire family... I'm really not. Thank God. My film (which has yet to be named) is actually about a couple and their journey through life. They meet as children, get separated as adults, and then find each other again when they are old.


This is an art direction piece I created in Photoshop. I had a lot of fun playing with textures and all of the different brushes. The backgrounds are all going to be cut-outs that will be animated in after effects, while the actual people will be traditionally animated. I can't wait to experiment more with the look of this film over the summer!

Another art direction piece.

Some expression studies of our unnamed leading lady. I've been asking a lot of people what her name should be, and the general consensus is "Amelia" or "Amelee" or "Fernarginarnarrrrr...". I like the last one best. XD

What do you think her name should be? I've already decided that her boyfriend's name is "Dorian" (Doryan, Doriian, Doreeeean??), so something to compliment that.

In the meantime, I'll be working on finishing up my storyboards and animatic for finals. Looks like it might be another all nighter tonight!



*Dances like a sad puppet on a string*


  1. FFFFFF, everything you draw comes out effing adorable. LOVE the designs. You have such a beautiful style!

    How about Amélie, like the french film? xD
    I don't know! xD
    It's hard for me to match up names. Good luck!

  2. Amazing Chrystin, you never fail to impress me every time.

  3. I love Amelia, just right.

  4. Thanks everyone!

    I'm really starting to like Amelia too, Sofie! I think it sounds adorable!

  5. You are absolutely amazing. That's all I have to say.
    I can't wait to see it. <3

  6. Hey hey Miss Garland! Your stuff is ALWAYS amazing! Will you be taking any more sequential courses before you graduate? When ARE you graduating? This is Alee by the way

  7. Aww, thanks Alee! I'm not sure if I'll have room in my schedule for sequential next year. T m T; I'll be knee deep in senior film work, so we'll see. I graduate next spring!! SCARY! O m O;;;

  8. Hey Chrystin! I am soo very excited to see your character sheet and vis dev stuff. Looks like it will be fantastic!

  9. I love all of the textures on these they are great