Hello! Just wanted to let y’all know that I’ll be walking around CTNx this Sunday. If you see me please say hello! I am not assigned to review portfolios this year, but if you have a Character Design portfolio that you’d like to share I would be happy to take a look. See you this weekend! #ctnx2016
That's the magic that is #CTNX ! You can sit down and hang out with legendary artists from all over the world! Glad you had a good time at the #CTNX2016 breakfast with the pros ( Peter de Sève )! We hope to see you at #CTNX2017 Wei Li wei-of-li.tumblr.com
Re-design Mina here after gotten some amazing advice from @shaun_bryant at #ctnx2016 . Tari and Zeb designs are already solid. However, I noticed one of the final designs of Mina needed a little push. Figured to just sketch out thumbs and go from there. :) also @anna_cattish is huge influence for the look/style. Which number you like? :) #characterdesign#girls#minazuki#art#sketches#brainstorming#thumbnails
Finally got around to framing up some of my #CTNX2016 treasures. One for my daughter courtesy of @shiyoon83 Two for my boys thanks to the very talented @davidadepasquale And the one I was eyeballing for myself during the entire expo, an original ink wash by the super talented and equally big hearted @peteremmerich Our home is more magical with these gems on the wall! #art#thankful#ctnx#illustration
One resolution for this year is to make sure I keep posting these 😜. Here's the cover of a mini book I gave away at @ctnanimexpo back in November. Definitely want to make another one soon! Happy 2017 everybody!!!🎆#weeklyballerinas#happynewyear#ctnx#ctnx2016
Here's an update on my #bestnine2016 because I've made some more posts since then
2016 was one of my years and I hope to continue my personal success this year in 2017.
I've made friends and met my heroes (as tagged in here). I have big plans this year so watch out! I've been to some great events and made some good memories.
Having passion for being social and loving animation has been paying off. I became SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER for Animation for Adults. Thank you, Chris for offering me such a wonderful position. It really made my day when you approached me. I love you and the whole team.
Next, I've seen some great movies this year. One of them being "Kubo & Two Strings". Not only that but they've had a Laika Exhibition at Universal Studios (which is back again!). I had such a great time admiring all the art, puppets, and sets from my beloved Laika movies.
Around SDCC, the creator and producer of the worldwide sensation that is Miraculous Ladybug, he announced a FREE EVENT WITH FOOD for us fans before they head off to Comic Con. I've witnessed a girl cry happily to the creator about having positive representation. She sees herself as a hero too because of the amazing role model she looks up to. WOW! That was beautiful ♡ I got to eat some pizza, meet the creator, voice actress, and voice coach. All are nice people and fun spirited. I love you guys!
At the start of October, I attended to an event where I got to meet THE Henry Selick! I saw his past work and work that could have been. He's such a wonderful and fun person. I can't wait to see his future work.
Fast forward to the following month, I went to CTNX for the first time ever where I got see Henry Selick again. But wait! I also met JORGE GUTIERREZ! I was so shocked and starstruck by that and I was shaking. I've been fortunate enough to meet all of my heroes and they've been so nice to me. It makes me go extra in supporting their work. Jorge, I can't wait for your next project.
My best friend, Tiff. She's my main bitch. I love you. You've been a true friend and sister. I look forward to many more years to come for us.
That's pretty much all I have, others are just my selfies hahaha
Hello friends I made an 18 page little wander of biro bullshit to commemorate travelling through the states in Nov & Dec. It’s CTNx tidbits and sentimental doodles, but what little there is of that is drowned out by the sea of crude surrounding it. // 🥂🌊🥂 // link is on the blogé // #ctnx#ctnx2016#sketchbook#THEBOBBY
She was the best part of the ride! She selects one person out of your car to pick on. She told me to make sure I got her good side and then told me we should have lunch sometime. Lol #disneyland#ctnx2016#monstersinc
Thank you for coming to #CTNX2016 and sharing what you've been working on Brigitte Roka We love your art and hope to see more of it again next year! Look at more of her fantastic inks and watercolors here: brigitteroka.com
#CTNSHOUTOUT to @edwardiantaylor for having a really creative #CTNX2016 FB profile pic! We loved it and loved having you AND @chuchuboogie at the expo. See you next year!! Find out more about these amazing artists at: edwardiantaylor.com and rachelmcalister.com
Check out this great profile illustration done for #CTNX2016 Thank you for coming Omar Lozano Art It was great having you with us and we hope to see you again next year! See more of his work here: omarlozanoart.com
#CTNSHOUTOUT to @kaitasticism An awesome character designer who designed a really great FB cover photo! Hope to see you next year Kai and thank you for attending #CTNX2016 Check out her cool work here:
Check out "DUEL" the flagship film for #CTNX2016 and learn how 46 artists from 16 countries collaborated using Artella’s new online platform! We're so very thankful for all the artists that participated in this!
Here is my belated tribute to this year's amazing CTN, started on the plane home. Second year I've gone and it just keeps getting better. Yes there were many problems but there was so much more that went right! So much talent and such positive spirits all around. I loved seeing old friends and meeting a ton of new ones. A mega special thank you goes out to the lovely people at TVPaint for letting me tag along with my oldest Portland bro, Chad of @cartoonmonkeystudio, an excellent animator/illustrator who just joined IG. Go check him out! I wouldn't have been able to come to CTN without him and Tvpaint, only the very best 2D animation software out there. Super major CTN props also go out to my other mega long time bro, Ben of @burchworks who was amazingly generous and let me have a corner of his table so I could test the tabling waters and sell some prints. I know the tables aren't cheap so I am supremely grateful. Whatta guy. He also let me crash at his place on Sunday night when I misbooked my flight and he and his lovely wife Sarah fed me deliciously marinated steak. Last but not least, my very own lovely wife @kimiferjenkins practically forced me to go because she knew I'd be miserable if I didn't go. This has a been a very rough year but I have never been more grateful and aware of how much I am loved. Please refer to the handy diagram of all the other lovely people I met and chillaxed with in the tag section. You are all rockstars, thank you for the hugs and high fives. You made this crap year a million times better. Thank you. #illustration#ink#shapedoodle#ctn#ctnx#ctnx2016#sunday#grateful#love#soloved#tribute#keeponkeepingon#madeinpdx#portland#somanypeople#maybetoomany#neversaidiwasgoodatplanningthesethingsout#passionbaby#passion
As i arrived at #ctnx2016 worn out from travelling my buddy tells me #clairewendling is doing a book signing and theres no one there yet. ( Didnt know she was going to be there ) so I immediately perk on up and run over to tell her shes one of the reasons I love sketching the way I do. Such a lovely soul and awesome to finally meet her and tell her how much she influenced me!
Just because #CTNX2016 is over, doesn't mean the fun has to end. Check out our app and fill out the survey "That's A Wrap!" for a chance to win an EXHIBIT FLOOR PLUS PASS to CTNX2017 by being one of the FIRST 5 to answer the LAST QUESTION!!
Better late than never! Four new blog posts up about visiting my meccas [Aardman, Pixar, Henson & Disney], CTNx and Disneyland, making Christmas windows for Macy's, and Google Emoji Mascots! It's been fun 🌞 Link in bio!
El nerviosismo para poder llegar, el apoyo antes durante y después de cada revisión y conferencia, las cosas que aprendimos, las carcajadas durante las colas, los ricos almuerzos y muchas cosas que pasaron, no hubiera sido lo mismo sin Uds muchas gracias @majo_foronda #ctnx2016
I know this is a late post about CTN and DesignerCon, but I just wanted to say how amazing it was to meet many of the artist that I've looked up to and admired for many years. I drew this as I believe this was my spirit animal for the expo. Every time I go to one of these I am extremely humble to be in this amazing industry surrounded by not just great artist, but great people, who inspire me in all aspects of life! A HUGE thanks to @brett2dbean and Co. for letting me crash with them, and another big thanks to everyone who stopped me while I was wandering the halls. I love finally meeting many of you who follow my art and tutorials, it just gets me more excited to keep going! I love you all and this great world we are all a part of! #ctnx2016#designercon2016
I am now back in Europe after amazing trip to LA. It was first time for me to visit #ctnx and meet so many amazing artists in person. #ctnx2016 was full of seminars and lectures which I really enjoyed! I recommend it to all the artists, to see it, at least once! I am already looking forward to next time I will see my new and 'old' friends 😊💕 special thanks to lovely @vuduberi for showing me around and @loisvb for fun time during Ctn weekend! Unfortunately I can't tag everyone but thanks again to all, you were all so nice and positive! Loved it!
A lil doodle of @orcaowlart and I! We had a blast at this past CTNX, and got to meet a ton of awesome people (even though we ended up missing Sunday). Thanks to everyone who took the time to see us at our table, and see you next year!
I had lots of fun at CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, LA last weekend! It was great catching up with friends from school and got to meet Paul Lasaine(Concept Artist for The Lord of the Ring) for portfolio review! Really like the new layout for artists alleys. Workshops and panels were there very informative as well. Can't wait to visit next year again! :D #ctnx#ctnanimationexpo#ctnx2016#burbank#losangeles#conference#burbankconventioncenter
So i didnt even know that @loisvb was going to be at #ctnx2016#ctnexpo2016 and my booth buddy said she got her book but had to wait in line for an hour to finally meet her. I was saddened as i thought i wouldnt get the chance. Lo and behold i run into her later that night ( she thought i didnt know who she was..) and pretty much fan boyed the whole time i chatted with her. She treated me like an old friend and even stopped by my booth the next day! Thank you @loisvb for being beyond awesome!