2D/3D ANIMATION


My best work in 2D animation from 2013 to 2014. Click here for a detailed shot breakdown.


My best work in 3D animation and VFX from 2013 to 2014. Click here for a detailed shot breakdown.

STORYBOARD & ILLUSTRATION


The above video features a collection of animatic samples from 2013-2014. When producing an animation, the animatic is the most important step in my workflow. Unlike a traditional storyboard, it allows me to work out timing and key poses in great detail and gives one a chance for major revisions prior to the animation phase, which in turn saves a lot of time on delivery. As one can see, I generally like to use a simplistic stick-figure style when drawing up animatics. Like this, I can deliver drafts quickly and make revisions quickly without getting distracted by the little things.


Storyboards


Storyboard for short animation 'Sweet and Salty', page 1.

Storyboard for short animation 'Sweet and Salty', page 2.

Storyboard for short animation 'Sweet and Salty', page 3.

Storyboard for short animation 'Sweet and Salty', page 4.

Storyboard for short animation 'Sweet and Salty', page 5.

Storyboard for short animation 'Sweet and Salty', page 6.

Storyboard for short animation 'Sweet and Salty', page 7.

Storyboard for short animation 'Sweet and Salty', page 8.

A rough thumbnail storyboard created for an animated short, 'What You Eat'.

Thumbnail storyboard created for a short parody of the well-
known Robax commercials, page 1.

Thumbnail storyboard created for a short parody of the well-
known Robax commercials, page 2.



Illustrations


Two cartoon-styled characters sketched out in pencil
using circles and cylinders as the base shapes.

A cartoon-styled character as shown in multipule
poses, sketched out in pencil using circles and
cylinders as the base shapes.

A cartoon-styled character sketched out in pencil
using circles and cylinders as the base shapes.

A cartoon-styled character as shown in multipule poses,
sketched out in pencil using circles and cylinders as the
base shapes.

A cartoon-styled character sketched out
in pencil using circles and cylinders as
the base shapes.

Detailed drawing of a Japanese-style character, drawn with a
head-to-toe contour meathod.

Detailed drawing of a Japanese-style character, drawn with a head-
to-toe contour meathod.

Detailed drawing of a Japanese-style character,
drawn with a head-to-toe contour meathod.

Sketches of a standard female art mannequin, with and
without detailed feet.

Sketches of a unisex art mannequin with a flexible mid-
section for a wider variety of poses.

Sketches of male art mannequin made up of blocks rather
than rounded shapes.

Sketches of a standard male art mannequin.

WEBSITE DESIGN

Along with my talent and training in animation, I also have a working knowledge of web design! My skills range from basic HTML to CSS to full on website creation in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash or any combination of these things. The portfolio site you are currently viewing is a demonstration of this, but just in case you don't believe me, here are a few more examples...

www.disabilityissues.ca
The official website for the College Committee of Disability Issues, built by our Web Design class in my first year of Animation schooling. During this volunteer project I was selected as the head HTML/CSS programmer and was responsible for coding and testing all pages.

www.form2function.ca
An illustration website featuring the work of Hans Coopman. While working as an intern at Stylex Media Design, I had full control over the creation of this website, from designing the initial layout in Photoshop to coding each page in Dreamweaver.

MORE ABOUT ME

Sarah M. Ryan

Ontario, Canada
sarah@smranimation.com
Resume

Graduating from Loyalist College's Animation program in 2012 with two internships under my belt, I secured a position at Epipheo Studios as a freelance animator and have been working remotely from home ever since. With each project that came my way I made mistakes, learned new things and sharpened my skills more and more. I'm no longer the inexperienced college graduate that I was, but I'm just as excited about bringing ideas to life as I was back in grade school.

Three years have come and gone and I'm looking to broaden my horizons even further- but my home office has gotten a little cramped, so I think I'll try the city next! Do you have any openings?

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