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Currently an assistant animator at Rauch Bros. Animation, Guo is fresh out of the School of Visual Arts.
The Advocate: How do you pronounce your surname?
Polly Guo: I’ve heard it pronounced several different ways, so it doesn’t matter too much to me. My two preferred ways are “G’whoa” and “Go.”
What tools do you use to draw?
I use a Wacom Cintiq 12WX. I used to exclusively draw in Paint Tool SAI, which is my favorite brush in any drawing program ever. Nowadays I use Photoshop CS5 because it has a great brush and pressure sensitivity settings.
What brush do you use to get your lines?
I use the default brush settings in Photoshop CS5 and SAI Paint Tool.
Where did you go to school and would you recommend it?
I went to SVA for animation, which I would definitely recommend. It’s a great constructive environment with great teachers. SVA is very relaxed in workload, however, compared to other art schools, so it’s ideal for people that are very self-motivated and are willing to take the initiative.