Little Witch Academia (リトル ウィッチ アカデミア)

Little witches for Halloween! The November issue of Animage Magazine (Amazon JP | US) showcased Yoh Yoshinari’s character designs for the new Enchanted Parade stars Amanda O'Neill, Constanze Braunschbank Albrechtsberger, and Yasminka Antonenko along with premiere veterans like Shiny Chariot, Diana Cavendish, Hannah, and Barbara. 

#ThanksObama. For 8 beautiful years, you, your incredible family, and your vision led us. I still remember seeing you as a senator, transfixed as you spoke, thinking, “Him, he should be our president.” I remember election night, crying with my dad, feeling a joy and hope for this country I love that I’d never known before. You got my vote twice. You still have it. I love you, and thanks for making me believe that Yes We Can.

After 3.5 wonderful years, I’m heading out of Warner Animation Group. Not a bad run for what was first proposed as a 4 month stint. Haha. I’ve learned more than I ever imagined, and got to help make an entire film from its earliest concept stages to its final production work. Most notably, I couldn’t have asked for a better, kinder team along the way. It’s been a truly fantastic experience, but it’s time for the next phase. New, good things right around the corner!


Hey guys! A few months back, I did an interview for 3D Total’s new publication Character Design Quarterly. Right now, that publication is in Kickstarter form, so pop over to the page and check it out. The people they’ve interviewed are fantastic, and the quality of the visuals is amazing. They’ve done a beautiful job!


Some more Paw Patrol model sheet stuff that I drew :) The first 3 images are the final designs that I submitted for Chase, Rubble, and Skye. Their models changed a bit as they went into 3d and continued to get developed. I didn’t design Ryder.

When I came onto the show, there were already a lot of preliminary designs done, so I just helped get the dogs closer to a style that the clients liked.
I believe they all liked the way I tapered the legs out at the bottoms, they were looking for designs that would translate well into toys.
There was a lot of tweaks to the designs as we went along, so I would always have to update the model sheets.  It was easier to redraw/trace the same poses though, but I didn’t quite like how Rocky, Marshall, and Zuma’s final sheets came out, so I decided to just show a few earlier sketches that were a bit more loose, although not the final designs. For a while no body knew what kind of dog Rocky should be, so he went though a lot of changes (the tan dog on the last page).


“The Art of Toys” exhibit - Urban vinyl toys, paintings, sketches and original art including works from Buff Monster, Jeff Soto, Tim Biskup, Joe Ledbetter, Yoskay Yamamoto, Amanda Visell, Kozyndan, Junko Mizuno and Tony Millionaire on display in “The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys” at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, California.

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