Author: Kasey Roberts

Kasey Roberts is an illustrator from Unity, ME. Based in both Utica and Brooklyn, NY, Kasey studies Communication Design at Pratt Institute of Art with a focus in illustration. Already working for Lynette Loomis on her next children’s book, Kasey has already found connections and ways into the professional art world, while also experimenting with new mediums and styles. She has found her likes and passions through various forms of art, and her art was featured in shows in both Maine, and New York. Kasey also loves to travel, and after she completes her art studies in New York City, she hopes to move out of the country to a bigger city to pursue her dream in illustration and animation.

Women Serving in Combat

Women serving in combat is a topic that rarely is talked about. In 2015, women gained rights in the United States to serve in all positions that were only open to men previously. As Ashton B. Carter stated, “They’ll be able to serve as Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy Seal’s, Marine Corps Infantry, Air Force parajumpers, and everything that was previously open only to men”. Women are just as vital to the military as men are in both physical, and intellectual ways, and with more women alongside men in combat, the US military could benefit a lot from both genders being involved. In the end, a uniform needs a body to fill it, and whether it’s a male or a female’s, either one can complete the job if qualified. If a women wants to fight for her country, she should not need to earn the rights to do so. size0


Update #13

This is the week that I finish everything, and right now I am on the right track to do so.

I just finished my presentation for Thursday and I am 85% done with my trailer right now (once I can get into the lab today I will finish it all later today and maybe take one or two extra shots to add in quick). I also am 90% done with my process book and when I can get into the lab today, I will put the finishing touches on it. So, it could very well be that today I put the finishing touches on everything needed for Thursday today.

I also drew out a few more quick storyboards to show in my process book as well.

Update #12

I have been very busy wrapping up my process book (which will be ready by the end of this week/beginning of next week ready to print) and filming and editing my last two trailers to show during my presentation for next week. I also have the two film posters finalized, and are shown below. I also FINALLY came up with my own, unique typography for “Duende”, as well as incorporating that in my process book. I will post an alphabet of “Duende-type”  (unoriginal, I know) as soon as I get my tablet to start working again.

I’m feeling really good about my process book and will base my presentation off of that.


For my film I am continuing to film and get what I can get done by the end of the semester. I will continue to work just as hard on the actual filming and hand-drawn animations, as well as show another trailer for my end of the semester presentation. I also will work on movie posters to show for my both my presentation and process book as well as put both on social media and Behance.

I’m feeling really good about this project as a whole- despite the fact that this project will be finished more in the winter/spring time I am still just as excited and will continue to work on it until it’s COMPLETELY DONE. I’d rather take my time to make it amazing rather than rush it and to get it done sooner than later.

I want it done by second semester and ready to show and I want it to be great, which is why I’m taking my time on making it nothing but great.

I’m determined to get it done and to make it look as amazing as I envision it to be. After thanksgiving break I will have my posters, new trailer, and process book nearly done.