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Paintings by Zoey Frank

Zoey Frank was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1987. She completed four years of classical atelier training at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and received an MFA in painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, the International Artist Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Southwest Art, among other publications, and is exhibited in galleries across the United States and Europe.


Here’s part 2 of my accepted LCAD Animation Portfolio! For Animation, they needed to see an expression sheet as well as some character design sheets. Character designs are my shit. The first 3 are of my character Monet, then Alithis and Samira, who are all from a webcomic I ended up never making lmao
Below them are my sea creature based characters c:


Here is something for October/Halloween. This is a test I animated for a lecture I gave to the students at the Laguna College of Art and Design, a very lovely group.


Heeeeyyy. I decided to revive my tumblr to show some folks my accepted portfolio for the Animation program of LCAD (Laguna College of Art and Design) I got in Spring of 2017. Here’s part 1, the figure drawings and animal sketches required. I think this was the minimum required amount of drawings for the figure/animal observation drawings?

Anyhoots, I’m now in my second semester and I gotta say, I’m really glad I chose this school over others. Not only is the community super supportive and incredibly talented, the campus is in one of the prettiest areas of California you could ever be in 0: I couldn’t be a happier or more pleasantly surprised noodle


In about a month I will finally be at my new school - Laguna College of Art and Design! With that in mind, I thought I’d upload my animation portfolio, for which I received a $26,000 scholarship. I had a lot of trouble starting this portfolio. I wasn’t sure what LCAD was wanting to see and there weren’t a whole lot of accepted portfolios online for me to use as examples. So to any future LCAD hopefuls I hope this provides a point of reference for you. There’s definitely things about this portfolio that I would change now but - whatever I guess. It is what it is and I’m proud.


Finally, part 3 of my accepted LCAD Animation portfolio. For the last portion of the animation portfolio, you needed to show illustrations or paintings that have a story going on. Hopefully these have been helpful to someone somewhere :p


LCAD’s very first Artist’s Night Inn - from 7pm to 7am overnight, artists had just 12 hours to make a piece of art. The theme this time was RED, so we decided to go with Red Riding Hood- but with a twist!

This was such an amazing experience and we actually got a lot more done in these 12 hours than I thought. Without a second thought I would do this again, for sure. It isn’t done by any means but 

Here’s the collaborative effort of 4 artists over 12 hours! Enjoy ^ ^

Music: “Friction” - Mili



Bedtime Story - an animated film by Katrina Carras and yours truly.

I don’t think I ever shared this on Tumblr! This was my Senior Thesis Film at Laguna College of Art & Design, collaborated with one of my best friends Katrina on the script and animation. The entire film was traditionally animated with paper & pencil while the backgrounds were digitally painted. Katrina animated Ko and the Prince, while I animated the Dad and the Dragon. 

Color script by Natalie Riess, voices by Katrina Carras, Aaron Chen, and Marshall Vandruff.


Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present my short film from Laguna College of Art & Design, A Little Hitch.