Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Onell Designs

I think this maybe the last time lapse video for the year.

Over at Onell Design, I was very excited they have a new figure out!
Glyos Sarvos!
The new head sculpt is pretty sweet.
I'm hoping when I have time to line up all the army of figures, and take a few quick snaps.

They would make some awesome stalking stuffers!



Thursday, December 18, 2008

New website

I have to thank my good friend Charlene Chua For snazzying up my webpage. It was long over due.
Still in the process of updating more of my portfolio. Just going through the archives scanning and updating old work.

oh and my good friend Ted Kim has also recently updated.

Monday, December 15, 2008

street fighter crazy

I went Street Fighter Crazy. (I think it was partly due to insominia).
Chunli I wish I had spent a bit of time working on the pose more.
But the colour job wasn't too bad for the time it took.





Unfortunetly I did a few bit of editing to Chunli proportion wise after recording. Hands too big. Arm too long etc oh well...






Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wizard Teen Girl

I took a break from the enviroment I was working on. So I decided to do another time lapse sketch.

Spider Cave Mountain.

This something I'll be periodically updating. This image inspired by the novel "Journey to the West". A traveling tale of the Monkey King.
I was thinking of a cool temple/building smack in the middle of a giant cavern/cave would be really cool.
The concept was that it was partly chiseled and built out from the mountain. The bridge is made out of bamboo and rope.

I've uploaded a few of the Work in progress. I'll try to update my progress on this project, and detail out my thoughts as I work on it.

I'm going to find somewhere throw a person in there for scale too. Perhaps in the foreground.



Just a bit more tone into it.... I tried to make the lighting so that the temple/building is just at the opening of the cave...
So I had to narrow down my light to appear that there's a roof.
Now with my tones all laid out I think its time to colour.



Now with the final drawing out of the way.. my eyes nearly went blind. To help separate the image better I had to block in tones for readability.
Anything in the foreground Dark and in shadow... and everything in the back.. light.



More of the bridge worked out. Bamboo was a big part of the construction. I almost did wood planks.. but I remembered typically in whatever area you're in.. you build with whatever materials are in the enviroment. So if you have a bamboo forest.. you're not going to have a tree forest. Thus... no wood planks on the bridge.



I try to construct as much as I possibly can.. I know some bits will be obscured or erased for the bridge... But I lay it in anyways. I find adding these construction details are important. I know it seems like a bit of a waste to put into the construction and eventually erase it.. but I think it helps give it a little more history and believability(yeah I know... you can argue that its building on a mountain).



Slowly detailing on top of my roughs, and adjusting the composition.


This was my intial rough drawing of what I had in mind.

Friday, December 05, 2008

I had a heck of a time trying to do the editing. But it was fun to do.
I was thinking of Leia in my two favorite scenes...
Pose from "help me Obi-Wan, you are our only hope"
and costume... well you know where :P




Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Prepping for the season with some Holiday Ecards.
My favorite thing during this season when I was a kid (oh who am I kidding.. still am).
Toys and the smell of gingerbread.



Friday, November 28, 2008

Wolverine sketch.
Sorry I still haven't worked out the camera issues yet.
Still wonky






Monday, November 24, 2008

Just a bit of a quick video sketch.
this was more like a trial test.
It's jerky in motion (i guess I gotta mess around with it).

Grey Hulk Mr Fixit



Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I was very grateful to get a copy of Liquid City from my friend Charlene!( like 2 weeks ago, yes I'm a bit late blogging it now).
It's a amazing book. I went with Charlene and her husband Wayne to the "Speak easy comic event"
it was a fun time (I'm writing this way past the event).
I totally urge you to pick up this compilation. It has some amazing artists in there.

I also have my favorite page from Charlene hanging up on my wall.
GO GET IT NOW!!!! Well the book... not the page that Charlene gave me (that page is MINE)


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

the commercial I worked on for PEI Heart and Stroke foundation.
I worked with the great helloalchemy.com
to produce the commercial.

I worked on the style guide with art direction genius Jeremy Dimmock.
I also worked on the storyboards for this project.. as well as some texturing.

You can watch the commercial here





Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I just wanted to take to time to announce my good friend Hilary Leung is launching a book. Titled "The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear"
Written by David Bruins and illustrated by Hilary Leung.

It's a beautiful book. And it's very exciting to see it from start to finish. I can't tell you how much quality oozes from this book. I maybe Biased... but you MUST check it out!!!! Oh and it's not just a bunch of pretty pictures.. its got a solid solid story to boot! Who says you need kids to get one of these!!!!

check out the book here
http://www.ninjacowboybear.com/book.htm

play the game here
http://www.ninjacowboybear.com/play.php

oh and come to the launch PARTY!!!!!





Saturday, October 25, 2008

Did something different for a change.
More comic booky looking art, based off a friend's character.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I've had this robot sketch sitting for years now. I've always really been fond of the design. So I thought I would ressurect it and give it the polish that I always wanted to give it.




Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In preparation for Halloween, my favorite time of year. I thought I would squeeze out some promo art for the festivities.

Here's the original version. And below is a alternate version (my friend Chalrene Chua, suggested that I create a retro style version of the same piece)


Monday, October 13, 2008

I was able to sneak out to the Zoo last saturday with Charlene Chua http://www.charlenechua.com/ , Wayne Santos http://blog.waynesantos.com/
and Christina Ung http://www.christinaung.com/

Fun day of laughing and drawing and geeking out.

here's some of the drawings and inked versions.







Well it's Thanksgiving here up in Canada. With halloween around the corner... I was thinking a bit about what could happen with some of that Turkey leftovers..... ZOMBIE TURKEYS!!!!!!!

Monday, October 06, 2008

I had a few minutes to myself yesterday morning.. thought I would squeeze this drawing out.
Been a bit too busy to finish that kong drawing. I'm hoping to get that as soon as I have moment to myself

Grunge Zombie.
Grunge still lives on!!!!!
My friend Charlene Chua is holding up a halloween art contest.
She's giving away some very limited prints, and signed art!
you need to check it out!

here's one of the pieces she will be giving out



for more info check out the info here->


http://sygnin.deviantart.com/journal/20851496/

Friday, September 05, 2008

well I thought I'd do some doodling since I had some time off from work.
I thought I would draw out my favorite scene from King Kong.
King Kong vs TREX.

this is no where finished.. but these are just work in progress sketches right now.
I'll probably come back to this and refine it some more.






Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One of my all time favorite youtube clips.
Jimmy Ohnishi...



Been busy with some Ad work... I managed to wrap up this evening and decided to finish off this doodle I had been messing with before.
Mr Fix it Hulk and the Thing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I wanted to get some monkey drawing done...
heres a few facial studies

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Thought I would paint this up...
Just wanted to concentrate on value and form.
Next stop I'd like to concentrate on patterns/texture and colour.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Just working on some creature designs..
some sketches.. I'd like to paint these full later on.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted. I've been bogged down with work. I'm promising myself to try to update more again. I've been kind of hording art work the last while ... some projects I may just wait for the proper moment to post.
But here's a few for now.






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