Monday, June 13, 2011

It's up!!!!!!!!!

I wanted to post this short I did last summer after work in about 10 days (talk about planing, lol) for the longest time, but I only had the old version. After a looong wait, I finally got the video with the new sound FX!! Thanks to the amazing people (Equis Cosa and Mauricio Nicoli) that totally re-made my crappy audio, lol. They did an oustandind job and it totally made the whole animation more enjoyable.

Hope you guys enjoy! I'll talk more about the whole thing in another post. Have a wonderful week everybody!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Demo reel!

Demo reel is up! I wanted it to be like an intro for a TV show and I was deeply inspired by the 50s. I did everything except for the rig of my character. Textures were painted in Photoshop and the software used was Maya.
I might be adding more things I'm working on right now, but this will do for now.
Enjoy my friends!

Demo Reel 2011 from Andrea Alcaraz on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Hello everyone!
Sorry for the lack of updates lately, school has kept me extremely busy, but I'll be posting my DemoReel soon!
In the meantime... I got interviewed by Toon Boom last year and I completely forgot to post it. So if anyone wants to know a little bit more about myself, please follow this link :) :
Also, I have a new layout! Please check it out and let me know what you think!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Phantom of the Opera

The server was down at school today so I started watching movies. I remember I went to see the musical back home like 5 times. Absolutely beautiful. I like the movie, but being there live, its just amazing!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Just getting some ideas! Owl: Acrylic Everything else: Photoshop

For my dad

"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint" Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Graduation is gonna be this summer! I hope my family can be with me that day.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Remember my mom's inspired design? I decided to model it! Made a few changes to make it more interesting. No final textures yet, just threw a lambert and was playing with the look in PS. Im trying to get a painterly look. Sorry for the ugly background :(

Coming up next: riggiiiinnggggg, sigh.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quick test

I'm trying to get a painterly style. I modeled this today and painted some textures in PS to see what I could do... gonna start playing with the Toon shader!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mama inspired

I think I'm gonna make adjustments to the drawing and make it into a 3D model.
Mom wants everybody to know she is NOT fat. (Happy? Oh, women always complaining).... :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Naggy Wife

Better upload my stuff before it gets erased from the hard drive!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Little ones

My part time job is awesome. I teach little kids ice skating. A lot of them are really hardcore about it and are AMAZING skaters. I tend to forget they are little kids until one of them falls down and starts crying.
So many stories to be told... (soon!)


I had planned to upload a bunch of stuff from last semester that I really loved, but our hard drives at school were cleaned and I couldnt back up anything :(. I guess its a lesson for me. Gonna scan tons of stuff very soon, meanwhile heres a quick sketch that I did trying to figure out new techniques to work faster and better. I think it's working pretty well for me so far. We'll see how it works with other stuff!