Sunday, December 30, 2012

Third Year Film Stuff

Even though it's winter break... the work doesn't stop!
I guess that's just the life of a character animation student at CalArts :P

I've been building my CG elements for my third year film during the break.
It's my first CG film so I'm super nervous. But modeling has fun since I'm trying to keep them somewhat simple.
I really want to focus on the animation this year. The elements in my film will be simple so I don't get too fussy with them.
And I will be using a very limited color palette. Just black, white and red with grey tints.
Here are a few screenshots of some stuff for my film:

Escape pod:


And a syringe. I want to animate some fluids in 2D for that grey window space.

I wish I had some little holiday drawings to post but I've been working on my CG elements :(
I'm so sad the holidays are over. I'm already looking forward to the holidays next year!
But until then... Happy 2013 and Happy New Years!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Here is a rough animation test of what my monster could possibly look like for my third year film.
There's definitely a lot more tweaking that needs to be done.
A lot more...

Monster Test from Tammy Chang on Vimeo.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Roundhouse Kick!

I've been wanting to post more animation on my blog, but it's been tough.
And I'm not always happy with the end product.
But I have one I'm ok with sharing!
The quality isn't great but it's bearable :P
I only did the animation. The rig was designed and created by Rika Endo and Cat Bui.
It still needs some more polishing, but I'll leave it here for now and return to it when I get the chance!
(Which could be never now that film time is approaching....)

Monday, November 26, 2012


Here is an assignment that I did for Andy Suriano's character design class.
We were supposed to design a crowd.
And I drew elves cause I'm excited about Christmas :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Portfolio Update

I've been updating my portfolio lately because the one I had last year was horrible :(
So I'm excited to have new things in my portfolio.
I'll probably update it even more for Portfolio Day next year.
Here are a few pages that I made:


I also took some time to change one of my layouts last year. I've been wanting to for the longest time and I finally did.



Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I decided to use a batman doodle to express my desire for high waisted shorts.
I'm still looking for the right pair. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!
This semester has been flying by so fast.
Even more so than last year.
For now, I am posting my character design homework, victorian halloween creatures!
It's boring and I really want to color it, but that will have to be for later :/

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cat for Kari

Kari and I have been doing an art swap.
And she asked for this cat, so I painted her this piece.
The cat is based off of my boyfriend's brother's cat.
Her name is Cammy and she is very pretty.
I've included a picture of her down below!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Spacesuit Patterns

I'm posting some more explorations of spacesuit patterns for my film.
They will only be black and white so I'm trying to figure out which pattern will be readable when it's animated.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Blog Make-Under and More

Every third year character animator at CalArts has to take a Portfolio Prep class.
And we talked about blogs last week. So I've been making changes and updating my blog.
I wanted to simplify it so it doesn't look too flowery like before :P
I've included a resume tab as well. Check it out!

I've also recently created a Pinterest to store and share files. 
Since I'm always collecting images for reference and inspiration, I thought it would be nice to share it with other people and see everyone else's.
Click here to check it out!

Last week, we played Journey in class during CG Film Workshop.
So I had to do fan art... couldn't help it. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dead Spongebob

We're on our second week of school at CalArts and I have things to post!
I am posting my assignment for Andy Suriano's character design class: dead Spongebobs.

death by homeless sea urchins

death by pineapple in eye

death by jellyfish

death by fishing net

death by coral reef

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Just wanted to share an animation that I found recently on Vimeo.
The animation is so fun and beautiful.
I didn't even know that it was a student film because the animation is so good!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Catwoman Doodle

The Dark Knight Rises was awesome :)

For Joe

I painted a little watercolor piece for my boyfriend's older brother, Joe.
He is amazing and one of the most genuine people that I've ever met.
And he'll do anything for his loved ones.
I feel like I can never thank him enough, so my boyfriend and Kari suggested that I paint him something.
Hope he likes it!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Thank you 6 Point Harness

I just finished my internship at 6 Point Harness last week.
And it was an awesome experience!
I learned so much during my time there.
Thanks for the opportunity 6 Point Harness!

And here is a random Brave fan art:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Other Blogs

Today, I'm posting some doodles for 2 other blogs that I contribute to.
Check them out when you get the chance!
You don't want to miss out on the art of my super-talented CalArts character animation friends!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Busy Busy Summer!

I think I've been posting less this summer than the school year!
I've actually been pretty busy with my internship and all this other stuff that I couldn't do during the school year.
For now, I'm going to post some watercolor stuff.

The first one I did during the plane ride to San Francisco to meet my boyfriend, Jason.
He moved into his new apartment recently and he says a lot of cats hang out around there.
So I'm thinking this is going to happen one day:

I did these little swatches of nature during a Life Drawing class earlier on this year.
Kari and I didn't want to draw the model outside so we did some watercolor stuff instead.
We didn't get much done because it got hot, and CalArts doesn't have a lot of picturesque spots :(
But I'm looking forward to filling in the rest of the boxes later!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Sun

I was driving home home today and thought that the sun looked really pretty behind the clouds.
So I just wanted to do a quick doodle of it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Good Bye Teacher Wu

Yesterday, I received some really sad news.
My Chinese painting teacher has passed away.
I didn't really get to paint or see him at all this entire year because of his health issues.
I feel kind of bad that I didn't get to see him one last time.
I would've thanked him for sharing his love and wisdom for art.
Because Chinese painting is so rare these days, I'm so grateful that I got to be a little part of it.
I would not be the artist that I am today if I didn't have him as a teacher.
He taught me so much and he believed in me, even when I didn't believe in myself.
I'm going to miss him very much.
I'm going to miss driving home every weekend to sit across from him and learn.

Thank you so much Teacher Wu.
We'll miss you.

I wanted to post some small prints that he gave me a while back.
They're not the best quality, but they're amazing.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Begin the DoodlePoops!!!

So happy that DoodlePoops will be starting up again in the summer!
Here's my post for the week:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Space Girl

Possible design for third year film?
I have a lot to think about and research :P
But so far, it's been fun.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Some Doodlings and Life Drawings

Maybe one day I'll develop my animals-in-raincoats series more.

Every dog is special. Even those without front legs.