Friday, November 18, 2011

Figure Drawing and Some doodle

Figure drawings and some doodle I did during figure drawing session.

Marktwain and Lulu

Here's some of my latest animation test in progress.

One assignment from my class.
To animate Mark Twain reacting to a big news. It was pretty fun researching about him.

I still have to polish it better but here's the progress so far.

And a walk cycle of a character from a book, Abandoned by Paul Gallico.
Most of the characters in a book are cats but we took those character's personality and animated as a human.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Well this is my art blog.

But I guess this is part of art too.


My collection of Halloween costumes:)

And this one is from last year.

My profile picture is from 2008 Halloween.

A woman changes a lot by changing make up, you know.

You see?!
The best day of the year is Halloween.

The year starts and ends with Halloween!!!

I came to the U.S just because of Halloween.

That's a lie,, but I love Halloween anyway!

Kids at Mall

Kid's playground at a mall.

Kids are so fun to draw.

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Grudge

New Grudge!!!

Just kidding.

It's just me playing with halloween makeup.
but It looked pretty scary so I made it like a horror film!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Creepy Ghost Test

First Animation Assignment of the semester!!

The assignment was to create a moment with two characters in conversation.
And then something happens in the scene and there is a reaction to that something.

My character is a man and evil, extra evil, very evil Ghost!

This test need some more refinement but it was as far as I got by the due date.
I will have some time to polish this throughout the semester and the end of the semester.

So here's the playblast of what I have so far.
I still need to offset some parts and make some revision but! I like GHOST!!

But I usually don't like evil ghost, I like one like Caspar!

A Dream of mine

It's nothing art or animation related..

But It's been kinda my dream to play ocarina on a tree!!

Because that's what they do in Totoro!!!

They play ocarina under the moonlight!

Like this

Too bad it wasn't under the moonlight but I managed it!!!!!

Kiss me Por Favor

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Who Am I??

I am taking BFA for Animation/Illustration.
This is the class we take when we are graduating senior.
Since few years ago, the very first assignment of this class have been to make a introduction video of yourself.

It was pretty fun to see everyone's intro video.

Well I love musicals and I do minor in Musical Theatre.

So I just made a intro musical.

4 or 5 Miyukies singing at the same time... crazy!

Here is my intro video done in a week.

The numbers used in this video are

"Avenue Q Theme" from Avenue Q
"Life with Harold" from Full Monty
"the One Feather Tail of Miss Gertrude McFuzz" from Seussical

I changed the words to fit in this story of myself.
And I did sing this! Everyone thinks this isn't me singing this!
But It's ME!! haha

Well whoever doesn't know me. This is pretty much who I am.

No Robots

No Robots from YungHan Chang on Vimeo.

It is finally up online.
I worked on this film last summer.
Directed by Kimberly Knoll and 張永翰 Yunghan Chang.

I animated the almost 30 sec scene close to the end.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

traveling Kinoko

Kinoko Shitake Mushroom!!!!!!

Love mushroom.

Something I did very quick.

My friend suggested that I should make Screen Saver with this.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Green Ninja

Green Ninja! The Eco Ninja!! Go Green!!

This is what we worked on collaborating with Science Department.

Here is the Finished Clip, and 2 scenes that I animated.

Animation 2011 Spring Smester

Here is what I submitted for the final for ART129B 3D character animation class.

I am hoping to refine it during summer so that I can polish it to the better level.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Animation Doodle.

I get bored a lot.

So sometimes, I pick some recycle animation paper and animate something for a while.

I call it animation doodle. Just like people doodle on the paper when they get bored.

It's an animated doodle.

The first one that looks like spider is actually a head of Green Ninja (an animation project during semester I will post it when it's done.)

But I messed up when I was inking, and Started draw legs and arms on the head.
Then It looked like some spider so I animated it.


DCM is something we(Danny, Crith, Miyuki) are doing for fun.

We are just animating for fun.

And I did this ghost-ish soul-ish things being born , and dying.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Married Woman!

I am a married woman now.

I just got married last Wednesday.

We won't do big wedding until after I graduate, but I am a married woman now!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Progress of Animation Test I am working on this semester.

We will have one more test to do after this one.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hina chan

I am an aunt now!

My brother (actually younger brother!!) just had baby!

They said the room was shaking when the mom was giving a birth due to earthquake!

But, whatever happens in the world, A new life is born somewhere in the world!

So I have a niece now! Soooo cute. soooo cute.

She is adorable!!! Her name is Hina!

Hina Maruyama

Ohhhh,,, cute..

I can't believe my brother is a father now!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Here is the wikipedia page of what it is.

I love them. Just because they are so funny and cool and just awsome!
They are like Japanese monsters.

So I decided to draw them and complete all of them from my book of Yokai.

There are almost 200 different kinds on this book, but it will be fun.

Amefuri Kozou
A boy who serves a god or spirit of Rain.

A woman with very very long neck.

Some kind of chunk of meat?


It comes out of mud. Usually they have 3 fingers and only one eye is open. Usually it is a old guy. but made it a kid, I like kids!!!

I think it's a hairy monster....

Most of Yokai is weird and some of them are actually joke and not really based on traditional monster. But who cares, I think they are lovely!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Climbing Tree

First assignment for my 129B 3D character animation class.

It came out very,very, umm I don't know how to say it but.

Not very strong poses.
and the character's motivation is not that clear.

I like the bird though!
Cute! and Pink!

Still, need to work on it and make it better by final.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Very nice words I found.

My friend in Japan found this.
It says something like

Everything happens out of necessity.(or should i say Nothing is coincidence?)
Good things and bad things.
All the things that happens are something you need in your life.
Everything has a meaning.
Everything teaches us something.

It's a teacher who make us a better human being.


I thank everything.


Something like this, I don't know how to translate it well.
so I don't know it has original feeling.
But I really love these words.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Introduction of myself in Flash

I did this for my Flash Class I am taking at De Anza.
It's kind of a self introduction of my self.
Learning flash is pretty fun!

Cinequest Trailer

I worked on Cinequest film festival Trailer during winter break.
It was up on Youtube so here I have the finished trailer.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

129B from last semester

Final Reel art 129B Fall 2010 from Miyuki Maruyama on Vimeo.

This is the final reel for Art129B I took last semester which is 3D character animation class.

It was my second semester taking it. I was supposed to put all the shots I've done in chronological order.

I just realize, It says Spring 2009 but that's wrong, it's Spring 2010.

Now, I really see some errors and many things I need to fix.

I try to polish the last one especially.

And Now I am taking this class for 3rd time. I hope I will get goooood shots out of this class this semester.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Taking Flash class

I'm trying to learn flash right now.

Always the first thing we do is bouncing ball.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


It is Japanese thing to send out new year card for everyone with a simbol of chinese zodiac of the year.

so! Happy new year everyone.