Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New iPad!

My parents got me and iPad for Christmas! That was a complete surprise! And I have been playing with it since I got it :) and here is some pics from my iPad. I did these with my finger but I just bought a stylus yesterday so I'll be using that from now on. I can't wait to use this as a digital sketchbook! oh and I'm posting this from my iPad :)

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunday, December 5, 2010

painting process

Just felt like sharing my process on this. Its for DFA and its due FRIDAY!!! any comment or suggestions are welcomed.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sketch Update

I got a new sketchbook and I like it. I've been drawing in it a lot. here is some stuff :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Push Pull- Natural

So here is my Push Pull animation. We had to have a character push and/or pull something. I've posted this character's design before but I haven't really posted anything from this. This took a while to do mainly because of all the modeling and stuff. Anyways, here it is. There are some  things I will go back and tweak, smooth things out, so its not done yet. I just had to turn it in. Its still pretty cute though :)

Push Pull-Natural from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Now we're moving on the next phase of this project which is to take elements of this and exaggerate it in a Looney Tunes style. This should be fun...

Stuff from my 1 minute animatic will be up soon. I'll be taking that one into prepro so I'm debating if whether or not I actually want to post it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Value painting

So, i started off excited about this, then i ran out of time and dreaded this. oh well, its done. it's alright, but it could be so much better. anyways, here is my latest Drawing For animators project.

the bird has a little blue tint to it. he's sad, so he is blue. he was more colorful, but i forgot that we were only allowed to use one color. now that i look at it, i should have made it a little more blue or just left it out. it was more noticible in the photoshop file but here you can barely see it.

More stuff coming soon!!!! push pull animation and 1 minute animatic! yeah!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

California Girls

this is what I think of when I hear that Katy Perry song.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Caricature Project and Witness Animatic

this my latest animatic, the one about the Polar bear witnessing the Norther lights

Light Fun from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

And This is the entire process of My self Caricature project for our Lip sync Animation that we will work on next semester in CA.

      These are my caricatures of other people

These are the Class's caricatures of me

These are my explorations to find my design.

This is where I start to refine my design

I had a lot of fun Caricaturing myself :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010


My next project for Concept Development class is called the Witness something, then react to it. Here is a long panel that tells my story. I'm showing this early because I don't think this story will change much from now to the finished animatic, like my other stories have. So here it is :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Caricature Preview

Heres a quick look at what I'll be working on for my self caricature project.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

More Work!

First an animatic I just finished. we had to have a character go from point A to point B/ Lets see if you can see where this guy is going :)

Leave it all Behind from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Second is animation I finished a little over a week ago. We were focusing on subtleties in people so we had to animate a character waiting for something. My guy is waiting for a text message. I did the animation but the model and rig was provided by for the school.

Waiting from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Soon I will post up my push/pull character when I finish her :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Revised Design and Push Pull character

I had to revise some of my character designs from the Laboratory project so here are the new versions.

And... I made my Push Pull character! I really like her. She came from the little eskimo kid on the polar bear. Can't wait to start making and animating her!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Valet: process

Here is some process work for the valet story. This story has changed a lot since I first pitched it to the class.

It started off being about a guy who is late for his date and gets caught in a revovling door trying to pick up his inhaler that her dropped. It started off too complicated so I had to simplify it A LOT.


So I changed it to a door man who is really bored so he decides he wants to have fun with the door and play in it. Then a big guy comes and interrupts his fun. I had definitely simplified the story but there was one big issue that came up: why do you need a doorman for a revolving door. So I changed it to a Valet man.

We then went to the Florida Studio Theater and shot reference there and learned about acting in general.

So I grabbed these still from the reference. they are moments, actions and emotions I wanna use in my animatic.

So I drew out my iconic moments, the once I got that worked out I drew my boards. I did a first version of the animatic, (which I'll post on here soon...) and after the critique I came up with the version that is in the previous post :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This was our first animatic for concept development this year. The basis was to have a character come up to a door, and something happens. So, this is my take on it. Enjoy :)

Valet from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Laboratory

This if from my new class Drawing For Animators. Its pretty much a visual development class. So far this class has been fun but I know the work load for it will pile up really soon. This project is called Laboratory. We used 3 different ways of making character designs. First we made random silhouettes, took pictures of textures and drew lots of scribbles. Then from all of these we found designs for new characters. Here is some of my process and my final character designs.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Part 2 of Animation Triathalon. We were given 3 emotions and we had to portray them using only Silhouette. My words are Nerdy, Shocked and Giddy.

Silhouette from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Character Walk

Its been two weeks since school has started and we started at full force! Here's the first animation for the year. Lots more stuff coming soon...

Triathalon: Walk from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

1st day of school! 1st day of school!!

The first day of school always reminds me of Finding Nemo :)  well, here is another animated reference... I'M READY I'M READY I'M READYYY!!!!! yes, spongebob. My life is run by animation... and I'm currently watching spongebob. Anyways... Tomorrow is the first day of school and I am pumped! There is so much I want to accomplish this year! I wanna improve every day and really work on my drawings for the short term goal of getting an internship next summer! I know I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! I'm ready to face this year head on and ovecome any challenges it presents. This is what I am made to do. So lets GOOOO!!!!!

I was just looking at someone else's blog and they had a sereate blog for a daily drawing that they did. I'm thinking about incorporating the same thing into my blog. Maybe add a page that has a daily drawing/drawings on it. I need to draw more every day and I hnk this could be a good way to get myself started! plus i'll have whoever looks at this blog to keep me accountable. I already have a sketch I didn't today that I can put up. So if you see me slacking let me know. tell me to get back on my game! Be on the lookout, cuz here I  come full force. I'm excited for this school year :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

church stuff

I did for our church service this past Sunday. The sermon was called "ihurt" and it was about dealing with heartache and using it as an opportunity to reach out to God and to help others who are going through similar situations. We thought it would be neat to have the congregation watch me as I did the digital painting so I recorded myself doing it then speed up to about 6min. the actual piece to about an hour to make. Oh and Seth, my awesome husband, played piano in the background to go with it :)

Here's the video that was played at church with some pre-recoorded music from Seth. Its 2 of his pieces called "Breaking the Surface" and "Beneath the Surface"

ihurt from Katya Zoé Bowser on Vimeo.

Goodbye Huevo

your ferociousness will be missed.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer stuff

I haven't been art deprived this summer. I have been doing some art :)

These are some sketches. I've been working on sketching more and I have seen improvement this summer. I'm still not sketching as much as I would like but I'm sure I will get better at it.

The next few are from Bobby Chui's Sketcholoic contests. They were done really quick but they were fun to do. Of course I didn't win anything but I enjoyed the chance to participate in the contests and watch the interviews. The first one is a Wall street Cyclops for an interview with Nate Wragg. The second is my favorite childhood anime for an interview with Dice Tsutsumi. I was a die hard pokeman fanactic.

I think thats it for now. I might have some other stuff, I just don't know where in my computer it is :P

SIGGRAPH was awesome. I'm so glad I was able to go. It was a great opportunity to make new friends. meet other students from all over the worl, and talk to some amazing people. I really hope I can volunteer again next year in Vancouver!!!

Also, school is right around the corner. This summer went by pretty fast, mainly because we did a lot of family visiting. Its been a crazy summer of dealing with traveling, finances, jobs, vacation and family but it was a good summer. I'm almost ready to get back into the school routine.  I'm excited about my classes this semester but there are still a few things I would like to do before school starts.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Long time no post...

I know it has been a while. I don't have anything to put up right now but I did update my portfolio and my demo reel will be on there soon. I have had a crazy summer so far that has had me out of town more than at my home. The exciting new now is that I am currently in LA getting ready to be a student volunteer at SIGGRAPH! A lot of great opportunities await me here including a  scheduled portfolio review. I will get the chance to meet some important people n the film industry and get to work with other students that will most likely be my coworkers someday. I'm really excited and anxious for this so  hope everything goes well and that I can break out of my shyness this week...

Well, for the sake of actually posting some recent work, here is a WIP digital panting of my husband :)
I'm fairly new at digital painting. This is my first real attempt at it. There is a lot of work to do still but  digital painting is no longer as intimidating as I thought it was.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

figure :)

I had an awesome teacher for figure drawing this year :) She helped me learn a lot and my work has improved so much under her guidance. She will no longer be teaching a Ringling but she will be greatly missed!! I wish I could take her class again. Thank you Marianne Chapel! you are the best figure teacher ever  :)