Friday, December 11, 2009

End of semester dump

These are all the projects I have done at the end of this semester and some animatcs I haven't put up.

This Is the last animatic I did for Concept class. We created our own story based on the idea "something wants some of your food". We then had to create our own story and characters with model sheets and everything. One thing I need to add to this piece is some music.

thief from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

These are some animatics from the middle of the semester where we had to take 3 flatly staged panels, make them more dynamic and add our own story to it. These really helped me in creating interesting and effective shots in my animatics.

rodents from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Ravens from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

This is my Simple Poly project for computer animation. We had to create a simple polygon character with legs and make him walk and jump. I made a big improvement in my animation with these exercises.

walk from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Poly jump from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

And this is our last assignment in Traditional Animation. The whole class created a collaborative dance where each of our characters would come on screen, do a little dance, and transition creatively to the next character. this was a fun simple little project and it was a nice way to end the semester. This is just my dance. I'm not sure when we will get the video with the whole class's dance on it.

Dance-off from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lip sync

there are some things that i'll fix over break when I have the free time but this is it for now. I like it a lot.

Lip Sync from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Gift of the Magi

Our first project in concept class. (I did this before the frog.) We took a portion of Steve Martin's version of The Gift of the Magi and did an animatic. The voices are Rebeca Parham and Ben Jones, classmates. Its not all that great but it was a good experience. We learned a lot about story boarding in this project. I have A LOT to improve on. And that is why I go to school.

The gift of the Magi from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.


Animatic for a frog scene that was originally flat. we had to make the moments more dynamic and add a bit of a story to it. This is for Concept Development. This class with Karen Sullivan is kicking my butt, but I am learning a lot so it is for the best.

Frogs from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Primitive Theater

My second Computer animation! In this we had to animate two primitive shapes. There weren't any strict guidelines as for what the shapes were or how they interacted. So I made a dude (that's what he is called in my Maya file) and an iDog. Its not the best ever but it made lot of progress since started. Later on in the year I will fix a few things that were mentioned in the critique.

Primitive Theater from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mushu walk

My quad walk for traditional animation based on my min pin, Mushu.

mushu from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ball bounce take 2

I fixed some stuff after the critique today. The critique was... eh. I thought I did better than what the teacher said but there's not much I can do about it. I'll just have to work even harder next time. That's going to be hard.

ball bounce take 2 from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Monday, September 21, 2009

First Computer Animation!

This is the very first one! yay! It took a lot of work but I'm liking animation so far. Comments are welcome. Oh and those weird shadows on the front of the haystacks puzzles both me and the teacher. Hopefully we can figure that out so I can take those annoying things out. The assignment is 2 ball bounces. One is a normal ball (not alive) and the other is, well, alive. I hope you enjoy it!


So, there's a kid and he is excited about a ride but he sees that he is too short. he tries to make himself taller but it doesn't work and he gives up and is sad. This is my first major traditional animation of the year :)

pantomime from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Monday, August 3, 2009


This was probably the quickest summer of my life. Here's what happened this summer: I got married. Although it was an awesome event and one of the more important events in my life, this was all I accomplished this summer. I got married and went home. I did all of the things that I was supposed to do after getting married too. I changed my name, address, switched insurance, moved into a new place... sounds exciting right? Don't get me wrong, I completely-absolutely-extremely do not regret marrying my hubby. What I regret is wasting my summer sitting on the couch and doing nothing productive ever since. That is all I did this summer. I woke up and made my way to the couch where I turned on my computer and wasted countless hours on facebook, looking at everyone's pictures from their happy summer. With my bum glued to the couch I waited for the hubby to finish his daily duties from the 5 million jobs that he has so I could cook him some dinner and then fall asleep to a movie. And then... I got sick. Sick from the boredom, and this is not just an expression. I was literally sick for almost 2 months. headaches, tense neck, bronchitis, and any other thing that could go wrong with my body, it all went wrong. I was stressed from my inability to get up and do something with my life. I wasn't spending as much time with my hubby becuase he has been busy with his gajillion jobs so I resorted to wasting away on the couch with the 2 laziest bums I know, my dogs. Now school is just around the corner. Where did the summer go? Where was the fun? I had in mind that this would be an awesome summer. I'm just getting married, I don't have a job, I'm living on my own etc. It was a surfire plan for awesomess. I would stay home and have the best summer as a newlywed with my husband. Well, I didn't have a job, but he did. 3 of them. 10 hours here, 10 hours there, and random hours at that one random place with the russian lady. Oh and some hours practicing, and a few more for thinking, and some more just to keep busy. lovely. Living on my own means I have to clean. bleh. And pay bills. bleh bleh. So the happy bride got on the computer becuase she had nothing else to do but wait for the groom to come home...

I can't wait to start school in a few weeks. Productivity... yessssss. Now I just need to get of of the couch and make the best of my last weeks of summer. This year is going to be rough on me. I've taken my break, now its time to get serious.

Actual artwork will come once I decide to move.

Monday, May 18, 2009

1 year down

So, I finished my first year at Ringling and it was a blast. I learned A LOT and I love what I'm doing. I have a lot of work to do this summer tho to catch up with everyone else. The plan is to draw a whole bunch this summer. Lets see how that goes.

color stuff

this one has lots of problems. i didn't have the time to go back and fix it cuz i had to come to j-ville.

animation stuff


Tuesday, April 28, 2009


these are various assignments from my observational color class.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


He jumps! He flies! and... he's not really done. I would have liked to perfected this some more but I will have time after the critique to tweak it up. So this is what I'm turning in for class. Revised version will come soon.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lesson for the day

If you hold in a burp, it might come out the other way.

lesson: next time, try not to hold it in because the people around you will suffer the consequences...

hmmm...I think i'm gonna hold this one in a little longer

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wilbur: The "Flying" Gecko

This is our next project in traditional animation. We drew an animal out of a hat and we had to make a character with the animal we were given and decide a scenario for him. So mine is Wilbur and he is a gecko that thinks he can fly. The idea for this came after looking at this photo...        
 To me, this gecko looks like he thinks he can fly and so my ideas went on from there. Later on we will be animating this character to do a jump. Mine will be jumping, but in his mind he will be "flying". Its definitely going to require a lot of acting to be able to get that point across. We'll see how this turns out...

Flour sack

My flour sack animation. The flour sack had to jump and do some acting. This s pretty a mixture of everything we have learned so far: arcs, overlapping action, follow through, and line of action, and it was all taken to a higher level. The acting  and making an actual form with weight were the newer parts of this project.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Final Ball project

TThis is my last assignment with the ball. we had to make the ball hit an object, have the object move and the ball must continue after the contact. Mine is a classic game of pong with a little twist. If I have time this week I will go back and make my letters prettier. So here is the animation.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Wonderful world of bouncy balls... with a cape

yes, this one has a cape.

it wouldn't let me put three videos in one post...

The Wonderful world of bouncy balls

Traditional animation! these balls have some flaws... but they were still fun to do. I'm about to go finish my ball with a cape and then I will be working on the final ball project.