Sunday, November 27, 2011


Selah is my niece and I finally got to meet her this week! She's super cute and has super chunky legs. and whenever she looks at something interesting she opens her eyes REAAALLLY wide and makes this face.

Miss her already!!

I also went to CTN last weekend. Will give an update on that soon. Until then its work my butt off time till this semester is over. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Had a dream that I was a dead spirit whose job it was to bear the burden of the living who had lost their dead. I was their sole connection to their loved ones.

and yesterday I had a dream about someone sneaking weed brownies onto a field trip. What are you doing brain? Just so you know, I do not partake in any weed activites. EVER. So I have no idea where that came from. I only know about weed brownies because of Transformers 2.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


So for my thesis I have Veggie Man whose costume is made up to look like various veggies. After my crit on Thursday I was told to go scan in vegetables and just slap them on my characters. So I scanned veggies and I thought I would share them in case anyone else out there ever need a carrot or brocoli texture flattened out. I'm also sharing theses becuase I think they are funny lol. they might not be the best scans but it is very hard to scan veggies. the broccoli I think was the hardest. Yay thesis!

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of school!

Went well :) I was all ready with my cupcake lunchbag! Im so pumped for this year. Yay Senior Year! Thesis!

I wanna try to keep up by dong a drawing or something everyday. This year doesn't call for much required drawing so I gotta keep it up on my own. So this is a little drawing to start off my daily drawings. I will most likely share them here and on my Tumblr. Gotta keep working  on my drawing skillz!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

iPad drawings

So sometimes when I'm bored I make my husband draw squiggles and I make stuff out of them. Here are some that I have done on my iPad. There are more of these in my sketchbook that I may or may not upload later...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Business Cards!!

My business cards came in!! I decided to show them in a blog post because some explaining goes along with them. I want to get in to the story boarding field and I wanted a business card that would express that. I thought so much about it and had no idea what to do. So I went to to browse some designs and I came across one design that incorporated buzzwords. The purpose was to use the business cards to start a conversation about these buzzwords. So I used this concept and applied it to my stories, In my portfolio I have 2  stories that are my thesis ideas. They are called "Cupcake Ninja" and "Impromptu". So I used the names of my stories as buzzwords so that when i hand someone my business card they will ask about it. This will give me a chance to do a quick elevator pitch with my stories and if they are still interested I can bust out my flat portfolio or iPad and show them my boards and other things in my portfolio. I want my business cards to be a conversation starter and a direct connect to my portfolio so it will be easier to show it off. And hopefully when people take it home and look at it again they will see my buzzwords and remember me, my stories and my work. I'll be testing this out at SIGGRAPH next week!

Oh and my hand is covering the bottom of the cards so the cupcake one reads "Not a cupcake with ninja skills" and the Impromptu one says "Music and Love"

And they aren't really backwards... thank you photobooth.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

iPad dump


There are a lot more on my iPad but I have to save a lot of them to photos. So another iPad dump will occur soon.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


So its been a month into to this lovely summer vacation already! I dedcided that I would take a real break up unitl June and then its back to work. So yesterday I started modeling my characters for thesis! Woo! My thesis is going to be so much fun! My other plans for the summer are to brush up on my figure work by doing daily drawings and studies from my Bridgman book. I also plan on reading som eof my storyboarding books that have regrettably been just sitting on my shelf... I also nee to watch more movies, and finally I will be working on a personal project with a friend. We had an idea to start a webcomic. We worked on our story idea together and now we are focusing on our specialties. She wants to be a writer so she's writing the chapters while I work on th edesigns. ONce I et my designs all figured out I'll start illutrating the panels. Its a pretty epic story and I'm excited about! I'll probably be posting some of my designs here as I work on them so If you are a follower you'll get a special sneak peak! When its ready it will have its own website. Its gonna be really cool so build up your excitement now...

Thats about it for my summer plans. OH!! actually I'll be heading out to Vancouver in August to be a student volunteer at SIGGRAPH! Last year was great and I can't wait to do it again! Gotta make those important proffessional connections. So I'll be sprucing up my portfolio and making a business card to take with me. If any one else out there is going as an attendee or volunteer give me a shout out! I'd love the chance to meet you :)

Ok so now its really it. Be on the look out for updates!

Monday, May 2, 2011

End of the year :D :D :D

I'm finished with Junior year!!!!! I can't believe its over already, It went by super fast!
I'm really excited for my senior year. I'll be making Cupcake Ninja next year as my Thesis!! Woo!!

I'm sooo excited to do this. Its crazy, funny, and a lot of fun! But a lot of work. So I'll definitely start modeling this over the summer.

This is our last animation project. Our take 2. We had to use a classmates character rigs and animate our rigs to gether saying the same or a similar phrase so we can practice animating different types of people and body movements. I had a lot of fun with this because I made it Spongebob themed. So here is m ode to Spongebob, a show I love very very much! See if you remember what episode this is from :)

Ode 2 Spongebob: Take 2 from Katya Bowser on Vimeo.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cupcake Ninja

I realized that I haven't posted any work from my current story... she here it is!! some design work for my Cupcake Ninja story! this story is a lot of fun! which works out great because it helps to not get stressed and just have as much fun with it as I can :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lip Sync Animation

Yay its done! I've been working on this the whole semester :)  I'm responsible for everything except for the little bit of music at the end. That is done by my awesome husband Seth Bowser :) This turned out pretty well, I'm happy with it. There are still some little tweaky thing I could always fix but I like where it ended up.

looking over it again I now see how the hand kinda freaks out when it comes off of her head. woops! i'll go back and fix that later.... :D

Lipsync from Katya Bowser on Vimeo.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Emotions Test

Exercise to test our rigs and practice doing lipsync.

Emotions Test from Katya Bowser on Vimeo.

Desgin work

So here are the design work for my 1st story in Pre-Pro. Its very likely that this will be the one I do senior year... :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Post pre pro crit

I've been doodling today since I had my super big final pre pro crit this morning. You can see some of my sketches on my tumblr:

My crit went really well :) I'll find out tomorrow night if I passed or not. But with the way that this works, even if I don't pass it's not a bad thing. I would literally have to fix one teeny weeny thing and it will be ready so i'm not worried about it. Still anxious though. I'll post some of my design work for it over the weekend.

Spring break is next week! Sooooooo ready for a break.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thesis stuff

this story night be very different by next class, but these designs will probably stay the same.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

pre-production pitches

My 5 images that went with my story pitches for a possible senior thesis. In Pre Pro class, we pitch our ideas that we would like to make into a 2 mimute short for our senior thesis. We pitch 5 ideas, the class picks one, and then we work on it for the first half of the semester. For the second half of the semester we pitch 5 new stories and work on one till the end of the year. Then we pick one of our 2 developed stories to do for senior thesis. So these are my first 5 pitches.

And this one is the winner...
I'll be developing this story and my awesome husband will be helping me with the music.
 He is starting to put his music online so you can hear 2 of his pieces here :