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.