Thursday, December 5, 2013

End of the Semester

This semester's been going by so quick that I didn't even realize how long it's been since I posted!
I think it's the story of everyone's lives :P
I just wanted to post some concept art that I did for my film.
It's a table of food for zombies!

(It's a very long image so it will probably be best to view in a separate window!)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Product Designs

For this week's assignment, Nate Wragg wanted us to design a character advertising a product.
It was really fun, but I think I focused too much on the overall look instead of the character :/
I ended up doing 2 because I liked both ideas and I couldn't decide.
I had the sketches done early so I was able finish!
They're not quite character designs but thats ok :P

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My Favorite Breakfast (as of now)

I just wanted to do a quick painting of my favorite breakfast.
It's rice with scrambled egg and Japanese furikake (rice seasoning).

Monday, October 14, 2013

Zombies Galore!

Here are my film characters!
And they are all zombies. Because I love zombies and I've always wanted to do a film about them.
I dressed them up in fancy menswear from the 1920s because they are going to attend a tea party.
So I basically put all the things that I love together for my last film at CalArts.
Zombies, menswear and afternoon tea.
It's only my first pass, so I still have some revisions to do!
(their feet are all the same size... oops...)

I'm also thinking I should give them names at some point.
That could be fun.

The drawing above is for Nate Wragg's character design class.
His class is amazing and I'm learning a ton from him!

More zombies and zombie paraphernalia to come!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Breaking Bad!

I have forgotten about my blog for a while!
School has already started at full force, but it feels good to be back.
It's my last year at CalArts so I'm going to make it a good one!
I hope to start posting some film sketches and character designs soon.
But until then, I am mourning the end of one of my favorite shows.
So sad, and so happy.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Even More Watercolors

Here are some more watercolors that I did for people.
Summer has been so busy that it seems like this is all I do now :P

For my dad
(it's incomplete :P) :

For my supervisor at Titmouse who loves gummy worms:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Third Year Film Reboot

For my third year film this year, I decided that I want just sound effects and no music.
That may have been a mistake because it didn't work out so well :/
So I collaborated with the talented Michael Paul Kennedy and asked him to come up with something for my film.
I think my film does work better with the music and it's not so awkwardly silent anymore.
Which is good!
I have replaced my old film with the new version on Vimeo so hopefully other people can watch it with fresh eyes... and ears I suppose.

Also, a Sherdian intern that I work with was sad about the ending of my film.
So to show that there are no hard feelings, I did this quick little drawing:

We are all friends!
(sorry the scan is a but fuzzy..)

Friday, July 19, 2013


This blog has been quiet for a while!
I haven't updated much because summer is my time to catch up on life and do things that I couldn't do during school.
But also, I've been doing a part time internship at Titmouse working on JJ Villard's show King Star King.
I am having such a great time working for him and I can't wait to see it air on Adult Swim next year!
I'm still drawing here and there. So maybe I can post those later.
For now, I only have a boobie animation that I did for Titmouse's Boobie Project.

Titmouse Boobies Project from Tammy Chang on Vimeo.

Yes, this is what I have to show after 2 months of summer vacation.
It's only supposed to be an 18 frame shot, but I looped it for more boobie-squeezing.

Watch the BOOBIES video here! Click!

Saturday, June 8, 2013


This is a watercolor piece I recently did for my sister.
It's sort of a really late birthday card :P
But it was a lot of fun cause we're both big fans of Batman!

Monday, June 3, 2013

My Future Pets

Here is a painting that I did at work that took way too long for what it is :P

These are my future pets: a welsh corgi named Ham and an orange tabby named Cheese.
But any cat and dog would do too :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Art Swap

I recently did an art swap with a fellow character animator and friend, Jacob Streilein.
I provided him with a tiny canvas and this is what he painted me:

It's from his third year film and it's so beautiful!
This is what I will be sending him when he's back from vacation: 

The canvases are about 2 x 2.75". So they're very small. Mine was done with acrylic and I haven't touched acrylics since first year! I was really scared so I kept it simple.
I definitely want to buy more tiny canvases and do this over the summer because it turned out to be so much fun.
I forgot to add some yellow highlights on some of the rocks so I'll do that before I send it off to Jacob.
I hope he likes it, cause I'm not as skilled of a painter as he is :P


I finally added the yellow highlights!
I definitely think it looks a little better and not as flat.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mother's Day Card

I painted this for my mom for Mother's Day.
My mom has been in Taiwan and she's coming back this Sunday so I can finally give it to her!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Business Card

My sound designer asked a couple of us to design a business card for him.
So this is what I came up with!

I changed the bear's fur for the business card because his chest fluff became too small.
So I just gave him a fur pattern.
It's nice to draw again!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Third Year Film!

It's that time of the year again!
Film time is finally over and summer vacation is just around the corner.
This year, I chose to do a CG film and I actually managed to finish it.
It was a tough beast to tackle but I learned so much in the process.
I really wanted to focus on animation this year, but I didn't quite get to do that because of modeling, rigging and just getting Maya to cooperate.
I almost handed it off to someone else to do it but in the end, I'm really glad that I did it myself.
With a ton of help of course :P

Many many thanks to my family, friends and CalArts staff who helped me during the process.
There's no way I could've done it without all of their help.

So here it is:

CalArtsThird Year FIlm - Escape from Tammy Chang on Vimeo.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Print Fair and Films

It's been one crazy third year but I finally finished my film!
Also, another exciting thing that happened this weekend was the CalArts annual print fair.
I didn't even know it existed until a fellow graphic designer friend who was running the fair this year invited Kari, Melanie and I to attend.
It was so much fun and I'm super glad I got to be a part of it.
I just wanted to post a picture of our table and some of the prints that I was selling.

I drew myself in the picture because I was the one taking the picture.
I wish all three of us were in there. 

Here are the prints that I was selling:

(this one might be upside down... )

The rest are original watercolor pieces that I was also selling:

And lastly, here is a still from my third year film this year:

I'll be posting my film after the Open Show this upcoming Saturday. I'm super excited to finally see everyone's film!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Alien Shrimp

No posts means it's film crunch time!
I just animate in Maya all day and it's a bit sad because I miss drawing.
But at least I was able to design this shrimp alien for Andy Suriano's class!
I looked up pictures of mantis shrimp because they are way cool.
And I got to ink my design this time.

Films due in 2 weeks!
Push on everyone!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Character Designs

For this post, I wanted to upload character designs that I did for Andy Suriano's class.
We were assigned to design a barbarian action show.
So I decided to design some Inuit barbarians!
Because I really like native american culture :)
These are taken straight from my portfolio. I want to make changes to them when I get the chance.
Especially the line work. But here they are for now!
There is one more character that is second in command to the bad guy.
I'll post him too sooner or later!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Demo Reel

I'm hoping I can become an animator in the near future, but my blog barely has any animation on it!
So I'm going to try to get over my fear of posting my animations and post the demo reel that I will be showing at this year's portfolio day at CalArts.
Very scary.
I'm hoping to update it when I finish my third year film.
I'm having some issues rendering in Maya, so the shots of my film in the reel don't look very nice right now :P
Here it is!

Animation Demo Reel 2013 from Tammy Chang on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Crotch Face

Theresa Latzko was helping me fix my rig.
It's all good and fine but this happened:

And we're not sure why....
What is my character trying to tell me???

Friday, February 22, 2013

More Watercolor Pieces

I just wanted to post more watercolor pieces that I did for my boyfriend.
I forgot to scan the first one before I sent it to him via snail mail.
My boyfriend works with cloud technology, so that explains the first one!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I'm trying to paint little watercolor pieces here and there because I'm making a CG film this year.
I hope I can keep this up!
Here is a hedgehog that I painted for my boyfriend's cousin.
It's actually my first time drawing a hedgehog so it's not all that good :(

Sunday, January 27, 2013

For the Boyfriend

My boyfriend asked me to to draw him something for his birthday this year.
So I decided I wanted to use colored pencil this time.
I haven't used colored pencil since first year so it got a little messy.
But I gracefully covered up my mistakes :P
I won't be scanning it because I didn't set the drawing with fixative.
If I have to scan it, I can just take it back anyway :)

Also, use your old brown bags to wrap gifts and make gift tags!
It looks like a package from the old days and feels more personal cause you draw little doodles on them.
Who doesn't like that???

Friday, January 25, 2013

More Film Stuff

Just a few screenshots of my film character.
You can see the reference drawing in the background.
I'm still working on it but it's almost there! I don't want to show the face because it's ugly right now :/
Huge thanks to Theresa Latzko for guiding me through the modeling.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Suck Brothers

Done for Andy Suriano's character design class.
A crocodile and lemur selling a vacuum cleaner that I did not draw in yet.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gallery Show 2013

Spring semester has officially started and we are having our Character Animation gallery show this Thursday the 17th!
This year, I am sharing a space with my talented friends Kari and Melanie
We decided we are going to do a naked ladies theme.
And we all got pretty white frames to put the paintings in!
I've posted the ones that I did. 
I kind of wish I made mine more graphic so it would read better.
Oh well :P