DouaJai Yang

2D animator • illustrator • game design


Seeking Solace Visual Novel Gallery

This gallery contains images and gifs of my senior project for 2018. It includes my final illustration poster, rough sketches/character designs, character turnarounds, background, rough animation, animatics/storyboards and potential character movement for in game.

If interested, you can read more about my visual novel Seeking Solace here.

Work in progress animatics.


Animatics/Storyboards

DouaJai Yang

Pronounced doo-wAH-jah yang

Just freshly graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MCAD, in Fall 2018 with a BFA in Animation. Currently located in Minnesota and she enjoys animating and storyboarding. Her passion lies in mental health, drama, tragedies and psychological genres but loves happy endings. Although DouaJai specializes in 2D animation, she is working on her game design skills. She practices mindfulness each day to help her become a better person than she was yesterday.

Software
Clip Studio Paint / Adobe Photoshop / Adobe AfterEffects / Adobe Premiere / ToonBoom Harmony / Procreate / Autodesk Maya / OpenToonz

Contact:
douajai.yang@gmail.com
or use form below!

Illustrations and Character Designs

About Seeking Solace

Seeking Solace is the name of a visual novel that I'm currently developing. The estimated time of having a fully completed game is late 2020.

The story of the visual novel follows a young man named Tori, who cannot remember anything about his past. He is given tasks by a red paper crane that leads him to lost souls wandering the world. He must help them remember their lives and accept the things that has happened in order for them to move on peacefully to the Afterlife. As he helps each case, he slowly starts to recall his own past... One that he may not have wanted to remember.

I chose visual novel as the platform of this game because I wanted to make branching story endings. I felt that having a visual novel as my first game would be a great learning experience for me. This game is slotted to have 3 different endings: bad, good and true end.

The theme of this game is acceptance of others and self love with focus from emotions of shame, loneliness and guilt.

Inspirations

My inspiration comes from Cheritz and also from my sisters who helped me so much with my journey in life. I want to do something that I'm proud of and something that they would be proud of me for. I wouldn't have gotten this far in life without them. I owe it all to my loving sisters who are so supportive in their own ways. This is also a tribute in never forgetting the people who have helped me on my journey thus far.
Thank you all so much for your blessings!

Songs:

Last Night by Skillet / One More Light by Linkin Park / Saving Me by Nickelback
Everything by Lighthouse / 1-800 by Logic / Shelter by Porter Robinson & Madeon

Sennel // Seeking Solace

Artist name: DouaJai AKA Sennel
Studio name: Seeking Solace
Works of art that I make for artist alley. Consists of charms, bookmarks, prints, buttons, stickers and more. Majority of my merchandise are buttons and charms.

Coming soon!

Available for PDF download.