Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Magic Chalk

For our BFA Final we had to develop concept art for the story 'The Magic Chalk" by Kobo Abe. The story is about an artist, Argon living in San Francisco, struggling to make his way through life. He lives in a run down apartment, leaving him with little or no money at all to get food. He soon finds a magic chalk that magically turns anything he draws to life. For my concept I decided to set the story in 1965. The artist i tried to emulate was Neil Campbell Ross. I still have a lot to fix, but good thing we're on winter break.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Da Vinci Project Part Dos

I got caught up with our Final project that I forgot to post an update on the Da Vinci Project of ours. The style I was trying to emulate in this project is that of Neil Campbell Ross'.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Da Vinci Project

Here are some of my latest drawings from the current project I'm working on. Its based on Boccaccio's DeCameron. To give you the cliff notes version of the story, its based on a plagued city, with several characters characters forming a group to leave the city behind and flee to the countryside where they believe it is more safe .

These drawings are part of my second pass of the project. They all still need A LOT of work especially the ones that I'm not showing. Just thought I'd show them so you hopefully see the difference later on.
The Country House that the characters flee to.

Filostrato is one of the characters I'm designing. He's an inventor who idolizes Da Vinci. He's a shy, quiet type character who's always focused on inventing new things. The Plagued City of Paris in the 1900s.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Water For Elephants

Here is the final pass for my first BFA assignment of the semester. For the project we had to read the book "Water for Elephants" and design 3 characters, 1 animal and a couple of environments these characters would live in. In addition to that we had to choose from a list of artists, and try to emulate their style into our designs. The artist I was looking at was Sean "Cheeks" Galloway. Below are just a few of my designs.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meet Kobe

I'd like to introduce you all to Kobe, the newest member of our family. We just got him a couple weeks ago. For being 2 months old, he's pretty small but man does he have a lot of energy. He takes up a lot of my time since I have to make sure he doesn't soil or chew up the house. I worked on this piece mostly when he would be sleeping.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Magic Trick

For the people who haven't seen the film yet, I wont say much. Lets just say, its one of the moments I'll always remember about this movie. Fun Times haha

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ha Ha Ha!

First off I just want to say that The Dark Knight in my opinion is the best Batman movie to date. I've seen it a couple times already and loved it! I don't know you about guys but I save my ticket stubs when its something memorable (ex: Concerts, Sporting Events, Movies) . More often than none, I usually just end up misplacing or losing most of them. Since its hard to lose a sketchbook, I decided to place my stub in there and paint something related to the movie.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Iron Man 2.0

I know I already posted an Iron Man drawing but that was before the movie ever came out. I just had to do another after seeing the movie last month. I started it a couple days ago and worked on it during breaks from animating and modeling in Maya.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Self Portrait: Homage to Norman Rockwell

For the final in our Figure painting class, the assignment was to choose a master painter and try to emulate his/her style either by color pallet, brush strokes, technique etc. I chose Norman Rockwell mainly because of his use of story in all his paintings and the color pallet he uses.
Out of all his paintings, I went with "The Letterman". Back in the day, I wanted to play high school football with some of my friends but my Mom just wouldn't let me do it. I figure since I couldn't play football in real life why not make it happen through the world of art.

Just a side note, I added the background because my teacher stressed throughout the semester about having a background so I didn't want to risk leaving it white especially on the final even though Rockwell kept his white/off-white.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Watercolor Portrait

A couple of weeks ago I discovered I still had watercolors when I did a piece for class. I've been working mainly with oils and acrylics this past year so it was nice to use this medium again. I decided to take a break from my Maya project and do a head study using watercolors. If you can guess the celebrity then Kudos to you

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Unlucky 13

This was done for a class project. Our class is creating a "zine" about "That ONE Guy". We thought it would be a funny topic to illustrate because we all know "that ONE Guy". We all have said that phrase more than once in our lives. .. "Remember that one guy who always that head band" or "You know that one guy who always wears a green jacket, yeah, that guy!". We've all said it. Well I decided to do my illustration as more of a tribute page to my favorite quarterback. Dan Marino is known as that one great NFL quarterback who never got a ring.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Crew of You

This was done for my Conceptual Illustration class. The assignment was to create 6 characters based on yourself using your personality, life experiences, likes and dislikes as a basis for each. Once the characters were made we had to come up with a story using all 6 characters. The final illustration had to illustrate the climax of the story.

Fun Fact: Charles Schultz did this same thing to create the famous "Peanuts" Crew. Many of the characters were inspired by his own life

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring Time

I was inspired by another artist who painted a portrait with birds playing with strands of a girl's hair. I was thinking about doing the same thing but then i thought about using butterflies since it's already Spring.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Pac Man

After being partly done for month now, it's finally finished. While taking a break from school projects, I was looking in my folders and noticed my unfinished Pac Man drawing thats been neglected for quite some time now. I decided to use my break to finish it off. For those of you who don't know who he is, he's Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao. Former junior featherweight champion of the world from the Philippines.

Friday, February 8, 2008


Its been a while since I last posted some work so here's some stuff from my sketchbook. Most of them were done at school and at Starbucks.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Gladiators Ready!

I caught the premiere of American Gladiators and I was surprised by the female gladiators. They're not what I expected to see. My favorite right now is "Crush". Don't let her innocent smile deceive you cuz she can actually kick some butt. I found out she's a MMA fighter specializing in Muay Thai. That's AWESOME! For this drawing I had some tonal laying around that I decided to use. I've seen comic book artists use a technique where they use pure black on tonal paper then add in the whites. I was afraid of using pure black on some places so I ended up using some black pencil to add another tone.

This one I did a week after other drawing. I was watching American Gladiators agian as I was sketching this out in my sketchbook. I splashed some color in afterwards on photoshop.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


After 12 or so years of watching the Warriors struggle even with big names like Starks, "Mookie", Jamison and Arenas, it's nice to finally see a group of guys that mesh well together making them playoff contenders for years to come. I always wanted to draw one of them so heres one as kind of a joke. If you're a Warrior fan, the Stephen Jackson cartoon should make sense. The other, my friend had a Warrior Girl calendar so I decided to draw the cover girl for the heck of it.

A couple of friends and I went to see a celebrity charity game last week at the Oracle and guess who we saw... Stephen Jackson, Monta Ellis, Donald "Turk" Faison, Terry Crews and many more!