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Casey Jo
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
I'm tired all the time. Yet find time to keep myself up for art related stuff.
Happy New Years everyone!  As a new year comes into place, its that time of year a lot of us reflect on the past and look forward to the future.  My new year resolutions are continuing many from the previous year. So I'm not sure if they are resolutions as much as keeping up what I'm happy with! 

For starters…

1. Focus on me! - Not art related so much, but this past year of 2013 I lost 45 lbs from a lot of hard work!  Who knew cutting back the calories and exercising 4-5 times a week actually works! lol I cut some ties with people and situations that were really bringing me down and finally decided I needed a change.  I liked that change of attitude and I'd like to continue it! My goal this year is to lose another 30 lbs and in the mean time enjoy clothes fitting better than ever! 

2. Get more fashionable! - One thing that start happening when losing weight is I got more conscious of what I was wearing and wanted to start wearing outfits that really reflected who I am.  So this year, I'd like to work on my wardrobe as the sizes keep shrinking. (hopefully but confidently!) I've dropped a pants size and 2 shirt sizes last year, so the better clothes fit the happier I am! ;)

3. Expand my art! - Last year I made a big push for myself to get out of my comfort zone and work on new things. Like full illustrations, environments, drawing guys, drawing groups etc…. I'd like to continue that, but go even further with more styles and techniques.  Started doing that more towards the end of this past year. So I'm hoping by the end of this year, I'll have even more styles I've tried out! 

4. Take more trips! - Being where I am right now, I could really take fun weekend trips if I can save up the money. I'd really like to start.  Cause I don't have too many commitments outside of work so this would be the best time to go! And if anything, visit home more.  Living so far away from family can be hard. :( 

Those are the biggies. There are others but I'm not going to go into all of them.  But yeah, other than the last one, most are continuations of my constant resolutions. If that makes sense. haha 

What about y'all? I'd love to hear some of you resolutions! :) 

-Casey Jo 
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Daft Punk
  • Watching: My computer screen.

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NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work! 
Chansey123 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! 
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome!  If you like my look and ever need reference photos, I would be honored to give some to you.  I have thousands that are not posted on dA (that also fully show my face) - everything from classic nudes to highly erotic.  Keep up the great work!

DougBurrows Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gee, you sure are talented....I'm surprised I'm only now discovering you on DA...I thought I was pretty well informed of all the good pin-up artists on DA...I guess I was wrong...Watching!!!=P (Razz) 
Chansey123 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the kind words and the watch! ^_^
drawmokie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Artist
draw mokie
Amayya12 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey ! I really love your art work and I would like to ask you a few questions of you don't mind.
Chansey123 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Sure, what would you like to know? :) 
Amayya12 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Did you go to art school or a college with an art department and if so , what did you major in ? 
When you were out of college (If you went) was it hard to find a job relating to art ?
What is your career now ?
Chansey123 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I went to a state college and got a degree in Animation. The particular animation program I was in did a little of everything that has to do with animation, traditional, stop motion, special effects, compositing, 3D animation, 3D rigging, environments, character modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering.   After that I decided I wanted to focus more on animation, primarily in games. So I then went and got a masters in Video Game Dev, and focused in animation.  There I learned to shoot mocap in a studio, clean it up and use it in animations and to bring my animations into different game engines. Grad school was also at a state college.

Once I was out, I got an internship at a small game studio that eventually turned into a full time job.  I'm still employed there and currently I do 2D and 3D animation, rigging, user interface design and creation, concept art, and promotional material.   

So yeah, my official title is Animator/2D Artist for the particular company I work for. 

I find with art as a career you can learn most of this stuff from tutorials online.  Even DA has a lot of great tutorials.  I do find getting classes taught by former professionals in the field of choice to be a really good thing. That'll give you a better understanding of what studios are looking for and what to focus on in your portfolio.  Number one thing I got out of school was a network, be it through professors, alumni, or other classmates.  If anything, having a network of people in the industry can help you get a job. I was fortunate with my graduate program to expand my network to studios all across the US.  

Are you currently looking at schools to attend? What degree are you interested in pursuing? Or are currently pursuing? 
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