Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Studies and Other Things

Hey everyone!
It's been a long time since a last post, and the reason for that is that I have got a job at an awesome little company called Ninja Kiwi in Auckland! So, I've been pretty busy moving and adjusting to a big shift in my life - but a really welcome and fantastic one I must say!

I've been drawing a lot, but only now have I really thought to put them up here, now I'm getting more settled in. :)

So, here they are! Some are a little older but most are very recent. Enjoy and as always, thanks for reading and watching!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Portrait Practice

I've been spending a lot of time drawing recently, but it has been more general boring (to other people) practice stuff that isn't very exciting and I didn't feel like it should be shared. However I have these pictures!

I decided that I really wanted to do some good face (and partial torso) studies of humans, and I wanted to pay particular attention to making them recognisable to the actors (hopefully I have achieved that!). I have never felt comfortable with drawing  real people before as I was never confident but I finally decided to just go for it!

I will probably be doing quite a few more of these in the near future as they are good practice, fun and I am learning a lot from them too!

 And I find it is good to pick people that a number of people would know because it forces me to make sure that they resemble them- rather than just picking a complete stranger that no one else would recognise! :) Soon I will do females as well!

Well, that is all from me for now. Until next time!

Thanks for reading! :)


Sunday, 26 May 2013

Various Recent Studies

I've been trying to focus some more on improving my skill and expanding my visual library- so I figured what better way to do that than do some studies of various things!

Just some black and white studies. I intend on doing some colour studies at a slightly later stage but for now these are a few images that I've been drawing recently:

Anyway, I think it's a step in the right direction- a bit of study is always a good thing. I guess sometimes it's a good idea to try and focus on one thing and really study the heck out of it.

I think I will do this soon- really just do a full page or two so I can understand the creature/ object and how it works.

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Design for Hunt

These are some poster and logo designs for the short film 'Hunt'. The poster designs are just rough conceptual ideas at this stage.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Hunt Final Video

The final video of our group project 'Hunt'!

Eleven weeks, three people in the group, everything from scratch :)

Was fun, a lot of work and a fantastic learning experience! :)

Hope you guys enjoy :)

Friday, 22 March 2013

3D Models For 'Hunt'

Fox and Hound modelled by Isabelle Dela Torre, gun modelled by Cameron Hunt. All of the textures were done by me.

Just thought I would do a quick update on all the stuff that has been going on. The rigs on both characters have been completed (though there aren't many picture of the Fox rig at the moment, I'm sure I can get a few in the next week or so!).

I am going to continue on doing some matte paintings for the backgrounds and try to make the style really come together nicely with the characters and everything, so it should be a lot of fun!

Well, that's all for now! :)
Thanks a lot for reading,


Thursday, 14 March 2013

'Hunt' Project Model Pack

 This is the model pack that I created for our group project 'Hunt'. I submitted it yesterday and I was thoroughly excited when one of my tutors told me that I was really "raising the bar" with what I had done! And our other tutor told me that he really liked it and said that it was awesome, so I was over the moon!

I have tried to put as much effort into this as I can, and go above and beyond what is just in the brief specifications because I believe it's worth doing something to the best of your abilities! :)

The characters and gun have been modelled and rigged (by one of my awesome team mates- Isabelle Dela Torre) and I have completed the textures (some minor tweaks still are needed but they are about 98% done I would say).
Those should be popping up some time soon as well, so keep an eye out! :)

Thanks a lot for reading!

Paula :)

'Hunt' Project Concept Work

I got permisson to post a whole heap of things so I thought I would show the world a little bit of what I have been doing this term for our third year project.

 We have created our own story, characters and everything! It is super exciting to be doing this project and it means I've been allowed to draw every day (which makes me an extremely happy person!) and let my creativity flow.

The team that I am in is really good and I think that we all work well together, our strengths are all slightly different so it makes for a very well balanced team! I'm beginning to feel incredibly excited, and I can't wait to see our final result. We still have five weeks to go on the project, but things are starting to come together very nicely and we are on track for completion!

So all in all, it has been an incredibly successful year so far. I'm loving the whole process and I can't wait to see what else is in store! :)

Thursday, 7 February 2013

2013 And What A Great Start!

Just started my third year at Animation College NZ and this year is really looking exciting. It's a lot more work than the previous two years, but I really like that and I'm looking forward to the challenge!

I can't speak much about the work I am doing currently as this year most of the stuff we are working on is confidential (which is also pretty darn exciting!), but I will say that it is great fun and an awesome challenge which is allowing me to really push myself and be with others who are really going all out as well!

If I am given the green light (and after our current project is done) I may be able to post up some stuff that I've been doing which should be pretty neat! :)

Well, that is all for now! :)

Thanks for reading,


Monday, 21 January 2013


I was looking back through an old sketchbook of mine and I stumbled across these. They're actually from 2009, but I still think that they pretty nice looking, especially since I was only 15 or so at the time. For me this is an indication that it was a good move to start spreading out and not just drawing pencil animals from photographs; or at least actually think about the anatomy beneath (which I wasn't really doing a few years back).

Because I found (and still find) drawing sketches from photos relatively easy, so I think also changing my main way of drawing to digital is good also as it offers some different challenges (and advantages) that aren't available through the standard traditional pen and paper.

Anyway, that's all for now!

Thanks for reading,

Paula! :)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Final Trip!

Okay guys, I'm going away on a hiking trip but I'll be back on Sunday. :)

After this, there are no more trips planned so I want to focus on drawing more things and bumping up my digital painting skills and such!

Thanks for being patient and I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday! :)

Cya soon!