Sunday, December 15, 2013

life draw dog

The model had a dog that i recognized. The dog was owned by a regular of the life drawing sessions. The artist had become the model!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hue? whew!

Assignments that deal with hue. All yellow-oranges here; not very playful. oh well!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

film character: its a boy! (not a baby)

I drew instead of taking pictures for my Film Grammar class. This is my 3rd year film character! He has poofy hair and is 9 years old. He's basically me but smarter and never got addicted to beef jerky. The second and third picture is an example of "affinity of tone shot-to-shot". If i didn't get it right, I might post the revisions, depending on whether i've stopped sobbing into my tablet.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Caricature Day!

I always have lots of fun when fellow students go up to model. It gives me a reason to stare at them instead of their work. Both tend to be very interesting!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Angles and Pens!

Start off the new school year with some gestures! 3 min poses. Dressing a naked model-- with my imagination!! (she wore a dress for a round of poses, the next round we drew the dress on her). It's pretty fun! I've always loved drapery--as long as I'm painting it in oil or a quick study in pen; anything in between seems like a headache. Our teacher, Mark McDonnell, is so very skilled at getting across concepts relating to life drawing, that each class is a welcome challenge.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tarot card thumbnails

these are just skeletons really. but excited for an upcoming group project-- tarot cards! I'm doing "the magician!" >:D

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Second environment assignment

only three environments this time, but no less sobbing.
It dawns on me; I don't think i understand what environment design IS. I'm still having fun tho!

Friday, May 3, 2013


Chrono Trigger fan..lineart. -_-' I've been thinking of making a bi-monthly fan-image of 'groups'... and this is my first step. I like the concept of teams and how unique individuals together create an unbeatable force. And I like composing a group pic to reflect that puzzle piecing, the fated complete set of heroes that all compliment each other. ooo it's exciting!

Ice cream gif

COLORS! BEHOLD! this is also excites me to no end.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"background sketches" or "Boo hoo-hoo-hoo"

Aaah T_T backgrounds are so hard! I'm taking an online course at CGMA called Environmental Design. It's great learning and I'm really glad I can get advice from my friends too! (Thanks Thomas Roisland!) :) This is the first assignment I'm turning in. x_x

Saturday, April 27, 2013

2nd year film!

So here is my 2nd year film :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bunch o' Charicatures.

is it cheating if i spread these over 3 days? hmm  i think i'd like to see a bunch of stuff if i were browsing my web page.

Monday, April 22, 2013

done with 2nd year film!

This is my 'official' send-it-in-or-fail screen shot of my film. Will post a link to it soon, but nice to be blogging again! ^______^
these colors are darker, and more saturated than it should be. everything else is just as horrible, thank god!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


TVPaint is really fun, brushes brushes for everyone!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Portfolio & Animation Demoreel!

So, I made a portfolio and an animation demoreel!!
Here's the reel:
demoreel2013april thomasteraoka from Thomas Teraoka on Vimeo.

And the portfolio is here, or click on the "portfolio" tab. haha! It's like a joke! It's sometimes funny D:

Sunday, March 3, 2013


I did some cafe sketches I'm happy with. I think there's some evidence of a story there!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Plein air!

I had a fun day plein air-ing with Aron Bothman! Satisfying sun beams beat chilling winds.
I'm pretty sure my method of watercolor is the same way i would swirl spit around with a stick.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Aviator dude

Once in a while i'll draw something I like :) some dude was wearing some aviator glasses and i thought his whole look was very fresh.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Turn for me Harry.

I've been listening to Harry Potter, and this is not Harry Potter. BUT HE IS A TRU - MAN.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

a kinder president lineup

I'll actually turn one of these guys! strike a pose

Jefferson and Roosevelt

Row me down history Teddy.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ulysses S Grant is on my 100th post!!

We're doing presidents for character design!
Ulysses... my hunky general. don't be president. no matter what Lincoln says.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


I've been practicing hands, or, just my hand. cuz it's so close to my heart. and I thought today, they could be stronger if I put some character/acting into it. What the character is doing- the acting has been a key element in classes of animation/storyboarding/character design/life drawing.... and it works for just drawin' hands too! my brownie is baking.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


A fantasy character, for fun!
she won't like it once her eyes are open.

Monday, January 28, 2013

fashion inspires me!

Inspired by Hannah Ayoubi's outfit one day!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

School Drawing

 First drawings i've liked since school started. Learning is fun!