Candy World



MATERIALS/PROGRAMS: Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, watercolor, pencil, ultra-thin sharpies, sound effects, music loops


Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events title sequence …

Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, Title Sequence

Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, Title Sequence

After watching the Lemony Snicket’s title sequence i was intrigued by the hand-crafted elements (collage and paper cut-outs).  I was eager to get started and see my creations come to life.


Candy and all things sweet + the magical imagination of a young child= a sweet life (aka Candyworld). 

Lucy stands alone on a field of soft grass enjoying a lollipop, it falls down. Lucy is sad. Luckily she has her imagination to uplift her spirits. In her fantasy world buildings are constructed of chocolate, cotton candy grows from the ground and houses are now colorful cupcakes that fall from the sky. Lucy is happy.


On the hunt for sweet treats.  Hershey bars, lollipops, candy dots, cotton candy, cupcakes and ice cream cones…OH MY! (the bright colors and sweet smells).



As a former art teacher I continue to have a passion for drawing and painting.  I had an amazing opportunity to tell a story using my own artwork.

original illustration with watercolor and sharpie girl

The Star of Candyworld


hand drawn watercolor paintings of candy cotton candy lollipops swedish fish




photoshop layers candyworld

I began compiling and layering my images into a Photoshop document.  The placement of these objects gave me a better sense of composition and motion when using After Effects. I also used Photoshop to enhanced the colors

(side note: before and during the creation of Candyworld I must of watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs close to 20 times with my two little boys, I guess you could say this had an affect on me.