I don’t want this site to only be like a portfolio, but I also want to share a little bit about me. Guess that makes this an online journal??? Yea…. something like that.
Only a few months ago (thanks to Ancestry), I learned I had family that I never knew about. Not only do I have a new kick-ass sister, but also a 10yr old niece that consumes a lot of my thoughts during the day. She’s a mini-me!!! Artistic, loves cats, hates dresses…. I like this kid.
One day she sent me a sketch of ice cream cones, different facial expressions and scenarios. Far beyond what I was thinking of when I first started drawing. Looking at a few different sketches, I decided to combine a few, and clean them up. A silly 5 second animation, already has 2,900 views on youtube. It’s probably that “youtube Short” thing thats fueling the audience, their way of competing against Tik Tok. Fine by me!
Not only did the niece dig it, but it really helped my mental stage too. Like someone opened the door to my head, and let some air in. SO NICE to finish something in a few days, instead of months, and months, and months like my other ongoing projects. I get so many ideas, that I’m constantly juggling them, and finishing nothing. That really starts to mess with your head when you have nothing to show, but yet animation is a huge part of your life. So I’m gonna keep these coming. Silly, short ideas, that would likely have a cute animal.
** Nudge nudge to the niece, send some ideas!! lol **