Thursday, February 5, 2015

Puppet Painting WIP

Here are some process pics of the puppet,  "Elder Pyreez" that I am currently painting for Yamasong. All acrylic paints.

#puppet #painting #fabrication #animation #yamasong

Friday, January 23, 2015

Custom designed armatures for "Simon"

Had a blast working with Mike Pasley and Digital Twigs last week on their [yet to be announced] upcoming project. I deigned and built custom armatures and foam fabricated the build up bodies for the character "Simon". So excited to see this little guy come to life!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CDA Animal Anatomy Sketches - Spring 2014

These are some of my sketches from LAST January (2014), when I was studying Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Painted Puppet Faces for MotS

Painted three puppet expression/replacement faces, (based on painting design by Robyn Yannoukos), for Sam Koji Hale's short film, "Monster of the Sky."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rachel's Stop-motion Demo Reel - Dec 2013

Here is the collection of my animation tests and trials from this year. Many thanks to tigoboSCHOOL, for all their support and guidance!

Music: 'Push the Red Button' by Lush Logic; Courtesy of, and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Tree House WIP Update

Progress continues on my little tree and tree house. I've completed the ground coverage using: hobby shop grass, coffee grinds dirt, acrylic paint mud, black tea wood chips, and Long Beach sand rocks and gravel.

Now I'm building the tree house itself.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Glues in Review

Stay tuned folks, next week I'll be posting my toilet paper tube hat tutorial! Combining such hobbies as toilet paper tube art and quilling. Today I'm reviewing a good sampling of the glues I own, to find the best bonder for toilet paper tube art projects!

First let's start with the winning combination, then you can read individual reviews after the jump (if that kind of thing really interests you).

My super magical combination: Hot Glue + ZAP Thin CA 
I found that this combo gets you the best of both worlds: Ease of application + the resulting strength and flexibility of thin rigid plastic.

  2. Apply a thin layer of hot glue to one piece of toilet paper tube, then connect VERY quickly to another piece. Working time is only a few seconds long.
  3. Next drip ZAP glue along the seam cracks until paper is saturated through and through.
  4. Once everything in your project is complete and dry, saturate the remaining paper completely with the ZAP glue.

If there are other highly suitable glues that you might suggest, please drop me a line!

(Individual reviews after the jump!)