Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Community: G.I. Jeff

I love Community, and I love animation! Being able to work on one of my favorite shows and to do it through 2D animation makes me feel so lucky!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mourning.....Still.

On January 28, our pet rat Juliet underwent surgery to remove her tumor. She passed away that night after we brought her home. Then on February 14, our James passed away as well. It has been insanely rough this past month trying to cope.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Country Girl

I wanted to do some background paintings this weekend, but ended up doing this instead. But the day's still young....

Friday, January 31, 2014

Layout exercise: Venice

This is a little perspective/layout exercise. I've been wanting to do a more detailed architectural scene since being inspired by the Princess and the Frog art book. (I will paint it at some point, but this weekend I want to focus on some animation exercises.)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Angel: Fred- Fan Art

Since we loved Buffy so much, we started watching Angel. This is a fan art of Fred.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Animation Exercise: Ballet Jump

Ballet Jump Animation Test from yaoyao ma van as on Vimeo.


This year I really, really want to do more animation. I watched some of Richard William's tutorials yesterday, and was inspired to do this exercise.

Friday, January 3, 2014

James, Our Sweet Potato

Our other baby is James, who feels like a soft sweet potato when you hold him in your hand. We love him!


Kisses From Juliet

Our baby girl, Juliet, loves to give us kisses--all the time! We love her so much!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Facing The Law With Dignity

A couple of days ago I got pulled over by a cop. She shined the light in my face and asked if I've ever been arrested. Luckily she let me go after that. I wish her a happy, happy new year!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling FAN ART

I've just finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and it was great! The (musical) episode, "Once More With Feeling" is my favorite! I was inspired to paint this scene called "I'll Never Tell".

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Baby Sitter's Club: Mary Anne Spier

We found an old bookstore a couple of months ago that had a bunch of books from my childhood, and I was inspired to paint something...
This is Mary Anne Spier from The Baby Sitter's Club.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Underwater Encounter

I had the urge to do an underwater piece, so here is my latest painting: Scuba diver meeting a mermaid for the first time. Love at first sight?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Beverly Cleary's stories are so cute! Here's a little fan art from The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Halloween is around the corner!

I 've had the Halloween spirit since July, and I finally found some time to let out the excitement by painting Halloweeny stuff.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sophie Animation Test

WalkAnimationTest1 from yaoyao ma van as on Vimeo.

This is for an upcoming animated short which I'm creating in my spare time. The piece will focus on the adventures of Sophie, a rambunctious young girl and her pet duck.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ghetto Baby Rants Animations







My husband and I made these shorts. I created backgrounds for the first episode, and animated for the second episode. These were produced for LooneybinTV.

Black Stormtrooper 3 Has arrived on my blog



Black Stormtrooper 3 is here! I made the storyboards, as well as crafted the heads for the lego characters.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Badittude

Here's a little painting I did today. Hopefully I will be able to do more artwork this year.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Celebration

I'm officially in the industry! After many months of interning and networking, I've been offered a full time position as a layout artist!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Figure Drawings Week 2





This past week we had a really great model for our figure drawing session at work. Some of his poses reminded me of Tarzan, so I had to draw a Tarzan for myself, based on one of my sketches.

Barefoot Blue Jean Night

I was listening to the song "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" by Jake Owen the other day and I decided to paint this.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Figure Drawings At Work!



I'm so happy that we get to have figure drawing sessions at work now! These were done between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012