Hello My name is Shannon and I am a create-a- holic. Ever since I was little I was making up stories and worlds and acting things out. In school I would have to focus this creativeness to paper. As the years progressed I found that my drawing skills were above average. I never really liked computers when I was younger until we did an animation project in high school. Their I got the bug and was hooked.
As a child I could turn everything into a toy and everyday tasks would become a game. I would tend to get lost in my own little world, as children often do. It drove my parents up the wall. A simple task of cleaning the bathroom counter would turn into the full cupboard emptied and sorted into groups. These groups then would act out their own little stories. Lets just say this happened more then it should have and ended with my mom wondering what I was up to.
Then the school years happened. I recall being the best scissors cutter in my kindergarten class and a repeat offender of desk doodling. Being a talkative and animated person got me into a little hot water here and there. Lets just say art class was my best and most involved subject.
I realized in high school that my drawing skills was one of the best. I could pretty much draw anything and I had a knack for duplicating images. I actually recall an exercise we once did where we needed to re-draw an image upside down based on Picasso’s portrait of Igor Stravinsky. We had the option to trace it but I chose to draw it by hand. The teacher accused me of tracing it. It was that well done.
Nearing the end of high school, not knowing what I was going to become, we did an animation project in computer class. I actually didn’t really care for computers until I realized I could use it an art medium. This was back when flash was not in existence and Corel Draw was the in-program. I animated everything picture by picture. My project was so massive it crashed every computer on which it was run. This was my first taste at animation and I was hooked. I would later go on to a three year diploma of New media production & animation.
In conclusion, I have always been extremely creative and imaginative. It made me who I am today. I graduated on the Dean’s list in college and was top of my class when I graduated. I love what I do and pour my heart and soul into my work. I look forward to continuing being the creative, exciting person I am. I can’t wait to learn new techniques and expand my horizons.
Favourite Visual Artist
pan's labyrinth, dark crystal
Favourite TV Shows
Thundercats, Last Exile
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Adobe Master Collection, Autodesk