Monday, December 31, 2007


Just messing around with my Wacom Tablet. My main focus was to create an image that had more of a painterly look to it rather than a digital rendering. Why chewy you might ask? It was one of a couple images on my Desktop. I was gonna use it as reference for my Xwing but never had time to model a Really Simplified Chewbacca. Thought I'd use it before I erase it.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Highwayman

This is a design I came up with for Alfred Noyes' poem The Highwayman. Its for a group blog that my friends and I started just to keep productive and to see each others creations for each topic.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Final Projects

Here are my Final Projects for my 2 art classes this past Fall, Beginning Maya and Intermediate Paining.

Beginning Maya

For our final we had to model a vehicle of our choice and animate a turnaround. I chose the X-wing from Star Wars. I think I had a little too much fun working on it. As it was rendering, I was watching A New Hope for sound effects just so I could get it as authentic as possible and because Star Wars is awesome!

Intermediate Painting

Our Final was based on the concept of "Self Reflection". I chose to play with Norman Rockwell's idea of Triple Self portrait. I noticed he had a Spartan Helmet on his easel so I used it since SJSU are Spartans. I thought it would be cool having me paint myself as a Spartan. As I was painting, my teacher told me to change the Spartan into the style of Francis Bacon. At first I didn't like the idea, but then it started to become fun painting in someone else's style. It was funny seeing people's reaction as I was painting it. People thought I was bottling up feelings haha. I thought it was interesting how a style can totally change a mood in a painting.

This is still a work in progress because there's a lot of things I need to fix up.

This is a close up of my back. My teacher got me to use my palette knife as an alternative to a paintbrush. Most of "me" in the foreground was done using a palette knife just to pop myself out more from the middle ground. I used it sparingly throughout the painting so that it looks like one consistent piece.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Just a little quickie I did for Christmas. I wanted to avoid using the the usual Christmas Icons so I went with little Ralphie from A Christmas Story. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Arissa!

I made this card for my Goddaughter who just turned 3. Shes a big fan of Dora so I thought it would be cool to turn her into a cartoon with one of her favorite characters. It went well with the gift that I bought her. If you're wondering what "Ninong" means, its "Godfather" in Ilocano and Tagalog.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Iron Man

This was done a few months back but I just happened to stumble upon it yesterday and decided to share. At the time, my friend told me there was going to be a new Iron Man movie so decided to paint him for fun. I had no idea how the movie version was going to look like so i had to find other images to work with that would look realistic. I actually ended up looking at a toy figure for this digital painting.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Library Sketches

I was at my local Library studying for a quiz this week. After reading a couple chapters I'd bust out my sketchbook and draw people around me. It was going fine until I was drawing the guy wearing the safari type hat. I was pretty sly until I attracted an audience of little kids. They were cool but they really made it obvious that I was looking at that guy by surrounding me and staring back and forth between my drawing and him. After that I couldn't really study cuz they joined my empty table and expected me to draw more.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


After PJJ, a couple of friends and I went to go eat at Denny's. I haven't hung out with this group of friends in a really long time so it was cool catching up and goof off with them again. We all went with the usual breakfast plates but one of us decided to go a different route and order the most weirdest combinations, Sausauge Links and a Milk Shake. It was supposed to be a joke but um yeah i dunno. Anyway he's such a character that I decided to sketch him out when I got home. I tried to go with a different style this time around and emulate one of the great character designers, Stephen Silver.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Pajama Jammy Jam

This was a poster I did for my friend who was co-chairing an event on campus. I think I may have went a little overboard though. I used it as an opportunity to get away from Maya for a bit since thats been taking up most of my time along with painting. I'm not really that happy with it cuz a lot of it was rushed due to having a short period of time to do it in but I could live with it. People seemed to like it so I'm happy. Kinda sad though cuz i don't know whats going to happen to it. Its a HUGE 3ftx6ft poster so I dunno if anyone would wanna keep it at the end. Oh well, wherever it's future lies, I had fun working on it... Tiring but fun.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My First 3D ANIMATED short : Storyboards to Film

As the titles says, this is my first. It was done in Maya which I'm still getting used to. So basically the assignment was a simple ball bounce BUT it had to be about 30 seconds. I went with the first thing that popped into my head which was Indiana Jones. Originally I did all the sound effects with my mouth but then I started finding sounds online at the last minute that sounded a bit better. I wanted to at least keep one of my own sound fx so I kept the boulder sounds.

For those who aren't familiar with animation or film making, these are my Storyboards. Storyboards are basically quick sketches of what a film will look like. Storyboards help you see if your shots and timing are working before production even starts. Its a real time saver!

And now my film. Sadly when I uploaded, the Video and Audio went off sync but ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Just a little something something for a ghoulish night

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Coffee Shop Sketching

Every Friday my friend and I go to a coffee shop around Morgan Hill and sketch for an hour or two. Last night I just felt like going with this style. It was a slow night though.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Speed Painting

I saw a photo of a meadow online that I thought would be a good test to work on my speed painting. I limited myself to about an hour and a half. It was quite fun to do but as you can see I still need a lot of work.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Here is my first 3D model that I created in Maya. I'm happy the way it turned out, but I know it could be better. If you don't know where that gun is from then boy are you missing out. How can you hunt ducks without one of them?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Autumn Girl

I painted a model from MetArt just for fun. I wanted more movement in the piece so i thought it would be interesting to play with her hair to make it look like theres some sort of draft in the environment.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


A couple of days ago I was doing various silhouette and scribble sketches for a character design on a book I'm reading and on one of my scribbles I saw a monster which I thought was pretty cool. With Halloween just around the corner I decided to take it a bit further. The Eddie Munster drawing I did right after just to change up style and cuz I wanted to try a different way of coloring. It looks funky but if you squint it kinda works.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Female Portrait

Just a random girl that I came up with. I sketched it out on Sketchbook Pro and then went into Photoshop and colored it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My First Post!

Whelp today marks the first day of having my very own online blog. After viewing so many great artists's blogs and being inspired by their work i decided to start one up myself. The following drawings were done over the summer for practice using my Wacom Tablet and Photoshop. With Photoshop my stuff tends to look airbrushed so I wanted to work on making it look painterly.

This was done after I rented Rocky Balboa. I wanted to do a collage that showed his life and training. I was inspired by an artist by the name of Daniel Cox who also did a collage of Rocky.

After watching Transformers, I just had to do these a drawing of Megan Fox.
I was so stoked after I went to Projekt Revolution over the summer, mainly because it was my first concert ever, that I found a pic from that same concert (courtesy of LIVE 105) and drew it.