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.

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