Hello! in case you didn't catch the title of this blog my name is Kaitlin, and this is the silly little blog where I post the majority of my art.

I live in Southern California, and am currently studying art and animation here and am an aspiring Story Board Artist

 

"Sproutling" Page 1
Probably gonna clean a few things up before I put it in my portfolio, but tell me what you guys think of this page so far. Does it read well, are the actions and staging clear?

"Sproutling" Page 1

Probably gonna clean a few things up before I put it in my portfolio, but tell me what you guys think of this page so far. Does it read well, are the actions and staging clear?

Haha! Yes! A small painting I’m really proud of! too bad it turned out so small
This is Sproutling, he’s a character that’s gonna be in a storyboard sequence I’m including in my portfolio.
Tell me what you think of his design, too Princess Monoke?

Haha! Yes! A small painting I’m really proud of! too bad it turned out so small

This is Sproutling, he’s a character that’s gonna be in a storyboard sequence I’m including in my portfolio.

Tell me what you think of his design, too Princess Monoke?

kastiakbc:

Please pay no mind to the terrible blue scribble to your left

kastiakbc:

Please pay no mind to the terrible blue scribble to your left

Got my hair did today and now I got some sweet new bangs

Got my hair did today and now I got some sweet new bangs

Hello friends, my computer is still kinda busted and I’m out of practice with the tablet so have a silly drawing of me and my pets.

Hello friends, my computer is still kinda busted and I’m out of practice with the tablet so have a silly drawing of me and my pets.

Backgrounds are hard, but i’ getting better.
Concept stuff for my internship at Zoic Studios

Backgrounds are hard, but i’ getting better.

Concept stuff for my internship at Zoic Studios

Anonymous asked
Hi there! I noticed you enjoy a lot of stories/media that have rather dark or strange themes: Ava's Demon, Evangelion, creepy pastas~ and what with your comic you have planned I wondered if we'd be seeing such themes in your own story? I can imagine you luring people in with cute characters and wonderful art and story, and then quickly breaking our hearts into many pieces xD Also just want to say how much I love your characters and art! And I wish you all the success with your future projects :D

Ahaha, yeah, I do enjoy those things listed above! But they’re by no means the only things I enjoy.

And if by “themes” you mean “something starts off as something stereotypical for it’s style/genre but becomes something totally different and much darker by the end” that’s kind of a hard question to answer, because it all depends on what you were expecting in the first place??

There may be some moments where things don’t go in the direction you think they would, and you might be surprised by something scary or cry at a sad moment.

Surprising readers and keeping them guessing is one way to make a good story great. (A story where you predict everything is kinda boring!). But I’m not going to go “Haha, you thought it was gonna be X but it’s really Y, LOL!!!” if that’s what you’re thinking. It’s never my intention to “lure” people into thinking my story is something that it’s not, I’m just trying to tell a story, simple as that. 

I think like life and people, things start out simply, but become more complex as things progress. You may learn things about yourself and others you didn’t expect and might not know how to handle, and one event can change your whole view on the world. But how you react and handle these changes defines who you are.

Life is full of scary things and sad things, but also full of happy things and wonderful things! And I guess that’s one of the themes of the comic, that how “bad” or “good” something is depends on how you perceive it.

Sorry if I’m being vague! I hope this answers your question! Thank you and have a nice day :>

beaprettycupcake asked
I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your art. I'd love to see your art used in an animated series someday for the masses to see! :)

Awww, thank you anon! I hope it’s in an animated series, too! That’s one of my dreams :)

Anonymous asked
HI! I just wanna say how excited I am for your webcomic! [I'm kind of a reader from the old days xD] And I'm looking forward too seeing more of your characters! again! Also I hope you don't mind me asking, I remember seeing the first storyboards for the new version, how's the progress going? and will we get to see any more of the test panels? c:

Hi! Oh wow, thank you! I’m glad you liked the old version and have stuck with me this long.

If the first draft of the comic taught me anything is that you REALLY need to plan out and script your story, have a firm understanding of who the characters are, what their motivations are, and how they relate to the world around them.

I thought I had a clear enough vision at the time to just write and board straight out of my head, but there were so many scenes and pieces of dialogue that didn’t relate to the plot and/or could be moved to make the storytelling more effective and concise.

I’m currently in the process of fleshing out the world and characters and writing down the script for the first few chapters.

I can say that they will be…very different…but at the same time very familiar to what you guys read in the first chapter.

Many of the same events will play out, but in different ways. The characters you know will have the same. Different personalities, back stories, and appearances, some even have different names. But at the core, are the same characters you read about, just more refined and fleshed out over the years.

But I think these changes were all for the best and contribute more to the themes and narratives I want to convey.

Anyways, thank you for being so patient with me these last few years! My stories are something I don’t think I’ll ever give up, they’re a huge part of who I am and It’s my ultimate goal to share them with the world. I just want to make sure that when I do it, it’s the best it can be.

As for test panels, I think you may see one, along with other bits of concept art fairly soon!

Here’s the picture I did for the Wes Andershow last night!

Here’s the picture I did for the Wes Andershow last night!