Friday, May 3, 2013

4th year films!

EYES BIG LOVE-CRUMBS from Sophie Diao on Vimeo.

AS SMALL AS A WORLD & AS LARGE AS ALONE from Sophie Diao on Vimeo.

Hi everyone, long time no see! I'm finishing up my final year at CalArts now! I made these two films this semester - the first is a short one about a little froggy dude, and the second is a bit more ambitious. Thank you for watching and sharing! Hope you are all doing well :D

Friday, October 12, 2012


Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts here. I've been posting most everything at my tumblr -

See you there!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dump! Enjoy!

Hope everyone is doin' great!

Friday, June 29, 2012

summer stuff

Summer has been super fun so far! Started an internship at Google recently & went down to Salinas a week ago (Salinas is so beautiful). Couldn't be better.

For some reason I was in a horrible artistic slump after school ended, and I barely drew for a month, but now that I'm at home there's nothing else to do... : ) 

I made a TUMBLR yesterday! If you've got Tumblr let me know and we can be Tumblr friends or something. I'll probably start posting more over there and save this blog for wordy/process-y entries.

Also, enjoy this

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

I downloaded the Photoshop CS6 trial and it's got some pretty legit brushes...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Couple doodles : )

Monday, May 14, 2012


(Posting things here is always a huge ordeal for me because I stupidly think this blog exists to be judged. I usually ramble a little bit in each post, read over what I said, get self-conscious, and delete it. This habit of self-editing is toxic and I hate it. So from here on out I'm going to try to set my mind freeeee)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

third year film

After leaving a forest from Sophie Diao on Vimeo.

Suspended in this ephemeral moment
after leaving a forest, before entering
a field, the nature of reality is revealed.

-- Ravi Shankar

Thank you to everyone who helped me make this film!

Sound design & music - David Ochs

Monday, April 30, 2012

After leaving a forest - Colors

A couple third-year-film things: 
first three backgrounds, color thing, and the first drawings I ever did of my guy

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

For some reason, every time I fly, I end up in this aisle.

(last post at age 19! it's a landmark!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

we are for eachother: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A while ago I read that a Madame Bovary movie is being made! I'm really excited / scared. I did a few doodles and here's one of them I felt like coloring tonight:

And my new babies:

I'm embarrassed to tell you their names. So I won't. They're completely identical so I've had to put red food coloring on a couple of them in order to tell em apart : )