Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Caricature of the Week

Straight from Hell's Kitchen, here's Gordon Ramsay.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Art Collabo

This was a collaboration with my friend Rob. He did the drawing and I painted it. He started to get into digital painting and asked if I could look at his piece. I gave him some pointers and fixed some areas.

I had so much fun fixing his painting that I just wanted to do my own. I decided to scrap his work and start over from scratch. I changed the colors and added a couple elements, making him completely different from what he originally looked like. This is probably far from what my friend imaged but it was fun adding my twist to his character design.

To see my friends version, check out his blog at Chanvannark Kath

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Speed Painting

These were done in no more than 1 Hour with no eye dropper tool. I tried to force myself to work fast and still try to match color and value as best that I could.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Face Study

A face study of Eva Green.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Caricature of the Week

A quickie of Tiger since he's been all over the news this weekend.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


My brother and his friend just came back from their trip to Oahu. Among some of the sites they went to was the Honolulu Zoo. I browsed through their pictures and saw a chimp that reminded me of a drawing a friend of mine did a while back. My friend was able to create a moody piece yet still have energy in his sketch. I tried to give it a shot with this pose.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Caricature of the Week

I miss doing caricatures. I was never all that great at it, but it was fun doing them. I'm going to try to do a caricature a week just for fun and for more painting practice . Each week I'll try to do one of a person that's in the news that week. This week I'll start of with Beyonce. I always wanted to do one of her, so here she is.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall Tree

A speed painting of a tree from a photgraph. Just trying to get faster at painting. Since its Fall, I thought this would be a nice painting to do.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween E-Card

I'm currently taking a Flash class as I search for work. Our first project was to create a Halloween E-card to send to friends and family. I think I bit off more than I can chew, especially since it was my first Flash animation. I could have went more simple but after I came up with the story and got good reactions with my storyboard, I knew I just had to get it done. It still needs some more work, but with the amount of time we had to work on it, I'm happy with it.

Halloween E-card from Jeff C on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

R.K. Design

Here's my Hit Man design for a book I just read. I played around a little bit more with the faces and started to have fun with the shape silhouettes. 1 character down, 2 more to go.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jasmine Coloring Book

I saw someone do this a couple months ago on Deviant Art. I thought it was a pretty cool concept so I decided to try it out. What they did was take a page from those Disney coloring books, picked a princess and colored it digitally. Jasmine is one of my favorites so i thought I'd give it a go.

Just to make it clear. I didn't do the line drawing. It was from a coloring page I found online I don't know who to give credit to, so I'll just say a Disney Artist. The Painting is mine though.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Work in Progress

I decided to do some concept art on a book I read over the summer. I had some work done for it but since my Flash class started, this personal project of mine has been put on the shelf. Anyway here are some sketches for it.

One of the main characters lives in a 1930's bungalow up in the hills of Orange County. I plan on doing an environment shot of the house and its surroundings later on. That way you get a feeling of who the character is living inside.

As for characters, there are three main ones. One of them is a hitman. I didn't really have time to think this guy out yet, but I did do some body silhouettes and faces. Below are just a few faces I played with. Since I have been working in Flash the majority of this month, I really wanted to just paint something in Photoshop. I'm not set on any of these faces so I still have to do more.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Something Out of A Movie

Last week I went to Vegas for my Brother's bday bash. As I was waiting at the gate to board the plane, I had a moment that was movie like. I forgot my sketchbook from my check-in bag so for the time being I was working on my Sudoku book and listening to some tunes. I was in my own little world focused on my puzzles for around 15 minutes when something made me want look up and see whats going on around me. As I look up there's a girl walking in my direction who catches my attention. She shoots me a smile and at that same moment Ziggy Marley's Drive ( a song from 50 first dates) just began to play. During those few seconds, everything seemed to be going in slow motion... or maybe I was just super tired and it was way too early in the morning.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

E-Card Update

Here's a a sneak peak at my Halloween E-Card for my flash class. This is my first Flash animation so I'm really excited about it.

A small clip within the E-card. The animation is a lot smoother than this though. A lot of frames like my blur drawings are for some reason missing. I don't know how to keep the video from being choppy as it gets uploaded and compressed.

Some Backgrounds

Friday, September 4, 2009

Katy Perry

Just trying to see how far I can push the exaggeration. She was tough to caricature just because no features really stood out too much. She does have these crazy stares sometimes so I thought I'd do something with that.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I finally got around to finishing this digital painting. Here's Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski from Gran Torino.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Just messin' around in the ol' sketchbook. Here's a gouache painting of a random alien that I came up with. And yes he has no arms. I don't know how this species will last that long.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A "Basterd"

I've been hearing a lot of good things about Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Here's a quick sketch I did of Brad Pitt and a stylized version of that sketch. I think the sketch turned out better than the colored version but what can one do? Oh well, time to watch the movie!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Late Night Painting

Here's a quick gouache painting before I go to bed. No one in particular, just a character I drew up.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gouache Test

I like trying different mediums just because each one has there own different look. I've tried most of the wet mediums except for gouache. I've been inspired by many artists who have used gouache in there landscape studies that I wanted to try it out myself. I plan on taking my gouache kit out to do some landscape paintings but first I thought I'd try it out just so I know what to expect. Here's a quick study of a Toucan image that came with my computer.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Free Caricatures at Cannery Row 4.0

Me and my friends, Virgil and Rob returned to Cannery Row on Friday to do more caricatures. It was going to be our last time doing it there as we plan to do future caricaturing at a new place. It started off REALLY slow due to it being on the same day as a car show and the county fair. A few hours later things picked up pretty fast.

All the sessions we've had in Monterey have been a blast. The bar has been set for the next city. I can only hope that the people are as cool and nice as the people in Monterey.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Brazilian Fruits

Here's some stuff from the Berimbau Short Film that I'm working on with fellow school mates. I'm doing prop designs, particularly Brazilian Foods for the film. I have to do two versions, one rendered and one in cutout versions. Here's a sample of what I've been working on.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Walt Kowalski

After seeing Gran Torino in theaters I always wanted to do piece with Clint Eastwood as Walt. Here's a sketch of Clint Eastwood so far.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

FREE Caricatures at Cannery Row 3.0

Third times the charm! I found myself working a little bit faster than the previous two sessions and I liked the results more this time around. Let me just say, it really does help when your model stays in one place. I really should have done that the last two times we've done this. Anyway, I was a little nervous coming in this time just because we didn't have the usual group of friends with us to help lessen the load for each artist and to get the sketches out faster. It was just my friend Virgil and me taking on the masses.

After I got the first couple drawings out of my system I started to get settled in. We were pretty much busy right from the start and never really had a break until we left. That was actually a good thing because it put us in a groove instead of taking breaks and then trying to get back into things.

Thanks to all who came out. Happy People. Interesting Stories. Good Times!

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Swift Study

I've been doing a lot of whimsical cartoony drawings as of late, so I thought I'd try to get back into realistic for a change. I'm not really great at capturing likeness too well so I thought I'd do a portrait study. I figure if I do realistic drawings in between the whimsical it would help with capturing someones likeness when I try to turn them into a caricature.

I bought a new set of watercolors the other day so I thought I'd practice using watercolor instead of going to the ol' Photoshop for this study. I've been hearing Taylor Swift's new song a lot on the radio lately so I decided to draw her because of that. So here's my attempt at Taylor Swift.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

FREE Caricatures at Cannery Row 2.0

Second time doing free caricatures with friends at Cannery Row and it was another success! 30 minutes after we set up, we got two volunteers. Unlike last time where there were times where we had no one to draw, people just kept coming after the first two. It's still a challenge for me to draw people who move their heads around a lot though. Even though its hard to get their likeness when they move, it would be nice to overcome that challenge and still get it done. Whelp, I sure got a lot more practicing to do if I want to get better at caricaturing.

For those who I drew and are checking out my site, thanks again for taking the time to stop by and let us draw you. Without you, it would've been a REALLY long day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Artichoke Coach

My friend Sunshine asked if I could help design a logo for her family business. I've never designed a logo before so i thought it would be fun to try out. Their main specialty is Fried Artichokes so I did quick sketches. Some pretty simple and some just plain silly. One of the main things they wanted is to have something that shows Filipino heritage in it since they are Filipino. They suggested having three stars somewhere in the piece. Instead of having the stars surround the sun like in the flag I thought it would be cool to have it surround the artichoke. I also thought it would be nice to incorporate the colors of the flag into the logo so I used the colors for their shirts. I am happy to say that they loved it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

King Of Pop

This is something I worked on after I heard about his death but just didnt have the time to post it. I was always a fan of his music so it took me by surprise. I was moved by the musicians that I watch on Youtube, who did tributes to Michael through song. I can't sing anywhere near them, so I thought I'd do a tribute to the King of Pop through art. It still doesnt seem real that he's gone but maybe its because his songs will never die. As long as his songs keep playing, he'll always be remembered and live on. So this is my Thanks to Michael Jackson. Thanks for sharing your gift of music with us all and trying your best to make the world "a better place" despite all the things you had to endur. You will be missed!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thank You Cards

Now that I have finished writing out all my Thank You Cards and sent them all out, I can finally share my image. I really liked how this one came out. I had a general idea of what it would look like but I was amazed how cool it looked when I had my handwriting on there. It was a nice surprise. After I was done with the card and showed it to my Mom, she insisted that I throw Kobe in the card since he was in the Invitations. At the party, Kobe was pretty much defending himself from my cousin's dog, Gizmo the whole time. I thought it would be pretty funny to have him passed out from exhaustion. The card to me still looked plain so I added a border. For the icons, of course there is the traditional Cap and Diploma to signify Graduation. The bottom icons I used to represent my college career. You have the Shrunkenheadman Logo on the left which is our Animation/Illustration club and on the right is a Spartan Helmet, representing San Jose State.

A Sketch of Me writing stuff on a Notepad

The actual card minus my written message to my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

This was the original Thank You card I created after the party. I wanted to go with a simple approach, so I thought I'd draw Kobe and I in the style of PEANUTS. It was fun drawing myself like this but I had to agree with my Parents that it was looking too kiddie. Anyway I thought I'd share this pic as well.