Thursday, February 18, 2010

Finding my own style

I've been learning construction for a few months now at The Animation Academy, and I'm trying to combine the technique of construction with my own style. Hope you guys like it. AG

Head Rotations

That was an assignment over at The Animation Academy, it's the first time I'm trying to do draw rotations of a human. I'd like to thank the amazing Charles Zembillas for all the help.


I did this at CSUN today. Not sure what it is, it's suppose to be half man half fairy. I'd like to thank Charles Zembillas for all the help. AG

Funny Characters II

Here's part two, hope it makes you guys laugh. AG

Funny Characters

Ok, so I was just having fun when I created these characters, just did it for fun, I really enjoyed the process. Hope you guys like it. AG

Craige the Mouswolf

I really enjoyed designing this character, I did it today, at CSUN. Charles Zembillas is the main instructor of that class, I had a great time, it was a lot of fun. I'm not sure what it is though, it's some kind of a wolf or a mouse, I really don't know. Well, I hope you guys like it. Till next time. AG

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Using Colors...

The title pretty much says it all. I used Prisma Colors and Photoshop. Hope you guys like it.

Playing with colors

Just a quick sketch I made, took me about 10 mins. This was the very first time I used colors, I used PrismaColor. Hope you guys like it. AG

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The AnimationGirl Style

Just trying to develop my own style. Doing the best I can.

I was basically trying to focus on the anatomy of the human body when I did these. Hope you guys enjoy it. AG

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Creating concept art using 'Microsoft's Paint'

Ok, so I was trying to create a concept art using 'Microsoft's Paint', this is the very first Concept Art \ Background design I've ever created. Hope you like it guys.

Having Fun...

I was just having fun when I created this cat\fox (I'm not really sure what it is). I wanted to create a cool new-looking character with the tools I had, so I did my best. Hope you like it guys. AG

In Unity There's Power!

As one my favorite artists used to say: "In Unity There's Power!"-- That's how I feel when I look at this drawing. I still have a LONG way to go, but it's the first time I actually focused on drawing the male's body. Hope you guys like it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Disney Style?

Ok, so I was trying to catch up with the Disney style, I still have a long way to go but I know I'm gonna get there soon. I was inspired by the Beauty and the Beast movie and also by The Art of Tarzan book. I hope you like it.

Till next time guys! Have a great weekend! AG

Controlling Illusion - First Book by the Character Design Master: Charles Zembillas

Controlling Illusion is the debut release of master creator, Charles Zembillas, the founder and leader of both Animation Nation and The Academy. Charles Zembillas is my teacher, mentor, and friend. He has taught me more than any teacher I have ever known, and the majority of that knowledge is presented in this book! Controlling Illusion is, indeed, a fantastic collection of LIVE class demonstrations. Every image was completed in one sitting before an audience. What makes the book truly unique, however, is its explanation of the material. The process behind every drawing, painting, and sketch is described in great detail. Further more, a broad range of tools are represented, including pencil, inkpen, marker, guash, watercolor, acrylic, and digital medium. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to bare witness to many of these brainchildren, and having seen them created in person, I HIGHLY recommend this book to any level of artist! The work will inspire, the text will enlighten, and the unquestionable result will be improvement in your art!! Thank you so very much for sharing your wisdom, talent, and secrets with us, Charles!!! I'm sure I speak for the masses when I say I'll never forget it... Your students are all over the industry, they would not be where they are today if it wasn't for you Charles! Thank you for everything!

Keep Creating!

Character Rotations

This is the second drawing I'd like to show, I've drawn it at The Animation Academy. I really tried to rotate this little fellow as best as I could. If you want to be a Character Designer you have to learn how to rotate characters.

A very good friend of mine used to say: "You can't be a Character Designer if you don't know how to rotate your own characters" so I listened to him and did my best with this drawing.

Foxy Lady...

Ok, so this is the very first drawing I want to show, I've drawn this foxy lady over CAL State Northridge University. The amazing Charles Zembillas is the main instructor in that class and we had an assignment, we had to draw a Character based on the human body.

I've been trying to draw the human body for years and it always came out wrong. The class over CSUN with Charles Zembillas really helped me to understand the anatomy of the human body. So that's the story behind this drawing. Hope you like it. I really tried my best.


Welcome everybody! My nickname is AnimationGirl. Welcome to my official art blog. Animation, Video Games, the Animation\Video Game industry and art in general have been my number 1 passion since I was a little girl. I live in the Burbank, CA area. I always wanted to learn animation and Character Design, I started my animation studies at The more than amazing Animation Academy of Burbank, CA in September of last year and I'm still taking classes over there. I improved after only few classes.


I met a lot of artists through the Animation Academy so far, I met Charles Zembillas (Founder of The Animation Academy, designer of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Jak and Daxter) Joe Person (Designer of Crash Bandicoot and War of the Worlds: Goliath) Paul Felix (Best known as the Art Director of Bolt, he worked on movies such as Mulan, Aladdin and so on) I met Paul at the Walt Disney Studios through the Animation Academy. Snakebite (A Photoshop painter at RedStar Studios) Jose Lopez, I met Jose over Cartoon Networks (He currently works as a lead Character Designer at Cartoon Networks)

Chance Raspberry (Layout Designer on The Simpsons)

(CLICK HERE to visit Chance's BlogSpot Page)

All these people are lead artists in the animation industry. I met all of them through The AMAZING Animation Academy in Burbank, CA, all of them were students at The Animation Academy, all of them were Charles Zembillas' students! I feel SO blessed for the having the opportunity to take classes at The Animation Academy with the best Character Designer in the whole world: Charles Zembillas! Charles is the main instructor and founder of The Animation Academy and he taught me everything I know, I still have a long way to go, but I know I'll do well because the best artist on this planet is teaching me. I truly appreciate all of you taking the time to explore my world and I sincerely hope you enjoy what you find enough to return again. I'll be adding to and updating this blog as frequently as I can with new and current artwork. So until then, God bless! AG