Tuesday, November 1, 2011

No Body


I couldn't really draw tonight, so I decided to mess around with Photoshop brushes instead...

Disneyland Pen Sketches

These are from 9/25/2011

Candycorn Girl

okay. so for some reason.... I totally forgot about this blog. Last month was super ridiculously busy. I actually posted pictures to tumblr... but for some reason I never posted them here. So here's the first of the batch:

Hope everyone had a good Halloween.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Inking Test

Testing out inking styles for comics. Drawn, scanned, messed around with the colors in Photoshop, printed, inked, scanned, PS again. I found that it worked alright. I just used too dark a color when I went to print the line art before inking. I might make some tweaks to the process. Cause I really like inking traditionally. It's easier for me.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cleveland Zoo Observations

You should see the page above in person. It's blinding. It orange and my scanner loathes it. Thus I had to mess with the image a ton in order to even get it to show up.

comic con sketches and stuff!

I know that SDCC was a few weeks ago, but I only just got around to scanning in a bunch of sketches I drew while attending the Con. And goodness I drew A LOT.

 I started to draw a lot of Luna. She's really fun to drawww. Maybe someday I'll actually start up her comic.... Until then I'll just keep doodling her.

> this is Paranoia. I don't think he's really met the internet yet.......... then again neither has Xander (the guy in the above picture.) I promise I'll post better pictures of them laterrr.
random chick! :D

more Luna... this time... ON THE MOON! Also known as... la luna.

 I felt a little sorry for this guy. Actually I'm gonna backtrack a bit. Cause it's STORYTIME! I've heard this happens to a lot of people, the instance in which one thinks of a character they'd really like to see someone cosplaying and then BAM! turn around and there they are. Well, it happened to me. I was thinking of how cool it would be to see someone dressed as Megavolt, my favorite Darkwing Duck villain as I walked into the convention floor, well I literally had a bit of a spazz attack (rather embarassing when you're by yourself) cause lo and behold, there was someone dressed up as the electricity loving criminal. I turned around and there was DW as well... and you're probably wondering what this has to do with the pic... So here we go. Since I was standing near them as a bunch of people swarmed them for pictures two guys in some <Optimus Prime hats? idk> came up and mistook him for Howard the Duck. They continued to repeat it right in front of DW. ...I kinda felt sorry for the cosplayer, cause I know how people like to be recognized as the character they're portraying... At least I do. :/

observational sketches. The kind where you intensely stare at who you're drawing. No looking at the paper. It's kind of fun.. And they're pretty expressive, regardless of how accurate/ugly they are. 

imagining different ideas for Luna. ideas of her working for the gov't. Part of the police maybe? Still shoppin' ideas around. Also I redesigned her rocketboots to fit this new job persona.

Expanded ideas on the new concept are below. I think I may give these a chance somewhere down the road.

so many random thoughts, sometimes my mind can't keep on one idea for that long.

I like to draw different outfits from Luna's standard one. I imagine that she has quite a few of them. Her outfits are designed by a fashion designer/model who was looking for a unique challenge. Part Edna Mode, Part Lady Gaga I imagine.
 I saw Captain America: The First Avenger while at Comic Con. :) I went to one of those day before screening at the most confusing shopping center ever. It's like a labyrinth... which would probably be cool if, you know, I wasn't trying to get to the movie theater on the 3rd floor in 15 minutes. Anyways. These sketches followed the next morning while waiting in line for Ballroom 20. (ugh I'm so torn. TV needs to get out of ComicCon... but but I appreciate that it's there too...)
woot! unfinished sketches of the god of mischief.

another unfinished sketch while waiting for the Adventure Time panel! I got there ridiculously early and I'm really glad I did!  

Avengers Style Loki. I'm so rooting for the villain. >:)
And yet I still really like it. 


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cool City

Another picture of Luna. I'm attempting at making some serious preparations for her story, which I hope to start illustrating soon. :) Maybe someday it'll be published or something. Who knows?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I can't believe I never posted this...

This is a character I came up with a few months ago. It's also the reason why I have a new style. The style was created with this character. Anyways, I don't have any concrete storyline for her yet... but she'll probably show up in one of my student films or something.

I could have swore I flipped this around. I also apparently disagree with something. 

late night musings

I've been extremely lazy lately. I have very little motivation unless I'm around people, which hasn't been that often. I feel like a horrible artist for not even watching some cartoons on the tv that for the most part is right in front of me. (I have been tackling cleaning out my room/reorganizing/moving back in to my house. I've had to go through a ton of clutter... about 10 years worth at least. And I'm not kidding about that. So I've been sleeping in my living room.) Anyways bottom line is I need to draw more. And experiment. Ever since I went to college, I've begun to rethink all my decisions for my career path. After all, my entire life has been devoted to one goal. Artist (and later animator when I learned the term) for Disney. I used to be extremely close-minded. While I liked a wide variety of animation from many different companies, I had firm sights set at Disney. As I got older that expanded to Disney or Pixar, and eventually after re-examining myself and all the films I love I realized something: I don't care what company I work for. Recently, I have found that most of the animated films I love aren't Disney (and the one's that are didn't do so hot at the box office.) Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE Disney. Anyone who knows me personally can tell you this. But in particular I like when they do something different. Whether that's an art style or new technique. That's what I want. I want to be unique. I don't want to be stuck in a cookie cutter formula. Which is why I keep thinking about being ambitious. Setting up a small studio with a group of friends where the creative juices can really flow. I'm not looking to be the next Pixar or anything. I just want to create entertainment. But most of all I'm looking for freedom. Artistic freedom. I've been examining character design lately and it seems the same styles over and over. Not so much in the area of television. But for films? There isn't too much of a variation. I want to change that. Now, I'm actually not sure how much of this is clearly explained and if it even makes any sense at all. I'm rambling because it's late and I felt the need to express my feelings.

This picture actually had nothing to do with that nonsense above, but now that I think about it... this is appropriate. I drew this a few weeks ago, but never posted it here. Well, here's a drawing!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

no strings

I feel like I've neglected this blog. It's not that I haven't drawn anything recently, because I definitely have. Anyways. Here's a picture that I drew yesterday....

and then I decided to color it today. 

Everyone seems to love this style. Including me. It's fun to draw in and is apparently visually pleasing. I'm probably going to animate in this style from now on. (Although not always, because I don't like being confined to only a handful of styles.)

Monday, May 2, 2011


swim through stars

another plane picture


make her head look big.

Actually her head isn't... that big... I just thought it was. Drew this yesterday the plane flight home. (also marks the first appearance of my new style on the internet.)


ask your dad what you should draw. You thus get to draw things like this. 
actually. That's pretty darn fantastic. :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Sometimes working with cliches is fun. Doodled this in a history class last semester cause I was bored out of my mind. Decided to make a full-fledged illustration out of it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Observational Paintings at the Happiest Place on Earth

I like Disneyland. Okay, that's quite an understatement right there. I LOVE DISNEYLAND. (definitely more accurate) Growing up in Southern CA, the park has always been a major part of my life. Oftentimes I go there by my lonesome, taking along a sketchbook. One day a little over a year ago I decided that I wanted to try something new. I had bought a little watercolour travel kit and was curious whether or not I could paint in the the park. The Answer? Yes. It was great fun, as Disneyland offers some unique architecture and landscape to paint. I never did finish my first piece though.

And then a couple of months ago I decided I wanted to paint there again. I like going to the parks alone when I go specifically to draw because it means I have the freedom to roam around and stay put for as long as I like. It's great. 

I need to go back there to paint again. :< As soon as this semester's over I think I shall. 


One of mah kiddies! :D