This is a portfolio of Laura Toivola; an artist of many talents, an insufferable know-it-all and an evil genius.
Laura Toivola, studies 3D animation at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, agonises over art, authors the Oddunout comic strip and plots to take over the world. Can speak languages, some of which are also known by other humans. She is a self-confessed weeaboo and an all-around nerd. She also photographs, blogs, cooks, sews, knits, kicks ass and makes the best pancakes in the world.
This site is a WIP, patience please.
The animation page, About-page layout, picture navigation, CV download, more sketches.
Group project for a Museum of Technology in Helsinki, depicting the lives of children in the middle ages. This sequence was directed by Kaisa Pirttilä. I worked as AD, and as such designed, painted and composed the environment and all of the materials used. I did some of the modelling (the house, the wolf, some of the background items) and animated the second scene. I also did the post-editing on this clip. Others in the team were supervisor Olli Vihma and animator/modellers Sonja Jääskeläinen, Laura-Mari Kallinen and Sampsa Hellberg.
My first ever character animation... And no, I didn't know anything about sound editing.
My first complete Flash animation.
Camera test on an unfinished animation (1/5 frames)
"Morning" animation loop.
Horror run animation loop.
The bawling kitty loop. Click on the pacifier to calm her down.
Walk cycle tests.
Oddunout is a web comic of somewhat less than epic proportions: it is updated at random intervals, in various styles and with whichever medium happens to be working at the given moment. There is a domain - oddunout.com - which is waiting for someone to build it. Since I hate web design and all that code money stuff... for the time being, the comic is published at oddun.blogspot.com, at my DeviantArt account, on my Google+ and on my web log.