had sometime to doodle a bit inbetween work....
been crazy work week the last while and I havn't updated (which feels like ages).
but I think may try to settle down and enjoy a little bit of rest and fun.
But here's what I got for now.
The idea behind idea behind this comic, it's brilliant! I love how the comic is presented visually and physically. There's lines that lead to tab (cut into the book!) to reveal where your adventure leads too!!..
Idea behind the comic (writer/artist Jason Shiga). I had seen him at TCAF.. while getting Derek Kim's autograph... and I regret not spending the time talking to the other artists that day (cutting the trip short running back for mother's day)
Well Here's a Video of Jason Shiga explaing his comic.. coming in 2010. (can't wait to get it)
Man I've had this video sitting around for a bit. But I've been asked a few times to get a commentary done for the time lapse video. I had a few hickups with the audio. But I think I've gotten something now (going to take a while before I get better at this.
I threw the art on a 3d Box I did in 3d studio max.. quickly. I tried to keep it in style to those gundamn kits. I love building those things (although I hate painting models).
Oh and all the videos are in HD quality. so double click it if you want to see it with more clairty.
Unfortunately... I kind of put it off.. but Xavior was sooo patient. And it was in the back of my mind. I didn't want to give him JUST a one eyed yeti.. Tried of thinking of something I could throw on him to make the yeti seem different.
SoOooooooo....... the little back story I made for this guy... He eats children.. but also hides among them by dressing up as them. *** Gasp *** that's why the Yeti is so hard to find.
boy insomnia keeps me pretty productive these days.... but I thought it might be fun to draw a character in cosplay... The design is my own... But I figure if I say its cosplay.. it gives me some fun to mash stuff together.
Well I would be dreaming of.... but I have a serious case of insominia tonite. So what I'm doing.. drawing of course. I had all these little doodles of robots. so I thought I might make into something. I sometimes do these little cute bots as a exercise for shapes.
Deviant art is also having a contest about dreams.. funny enough.... oh man I wish I could sleep!
If you havn't herd about the comic.. it's about a young teen who decides to become a super hero (in real world rules.. no powers no skills... The only thing he has that makes him stand out from anyone else, is that he has a metal plate in his head from a accident. Funny thing is I knew a kid like that in grade school. He used to take money people by betting who would pass out first from banging their head against the wall.
The comic series is still in production. I believe the last of the issue comes out dec. It's funny how the comic isn't even finished and it's already been turned into a movie.
It's almost Halloween. Probably my favorite theme to draw. As a warm up... I thought I would do a exercise in lighting. Do something that's simple (rather then full on paint). But then it kind turned into something I could animate. Mind you I would never call myself a animator. I tried it.. and I have no sense of timing. But I took a shot and here's what I got.
Well the news of Ubisoft coming to Toronto is old news right now. But it's interesting topic that I've had with friends in and out of the gaming industry.
On the news it seems very focused on Ubisoft alone. but I'm more interested what will happen because of Ubisoft's move here. Will more larger gaming companies come to Toronto? I just hope with Ubisoft coming into the picture, it will give that Fire Toronto needs to have a more healthy Gaming Development Industry. (more companies to start here, and business opportunities etc).
Well anyways the article below explains it way better then I could sum it up.
Just today, I've been warmly welcomed to a collective called Sketch Motel. Sketch Motel isn't a art rep, but a very cool group of illustrators. I feel very lucky to be part of collective of such tallented people.
Atom Eve from INvincible. (one of the best comics out there... another favorite of mine Walking Dead and Y the lastman).
Franchesco last month talked to me about doing a collab(to colour his fantastic line work) All I can tell you I was felt so honoured and freaked out about it (well I love Franchesco's art.. so I was nervous as heck).
But last month I was swamped with work and wasn't able to touch it until yesterday.
Just a little back story. I first layed eyes on Franchesco's art on She-Dragon special by Image comics. I think this might have been in 06 or 05. After buying the comic, I jumped on my computer to find out who this guy was cause I wanted to see more of this fantastic work! I found nothing... until 09, I had found him on DA.
After finding him and more of his work... I also found out how cool he is after sending a couple of message and notes.
But I'd like to Thank Franchesco for asking me to colour his work... It was a thrill!
Don't forget, if you want to watch the video in HIGH DEF (just double click the video)
sept has gone by quickly. I havn't updated in such long while on my own art. Been bogged down with a few projects. I developed some weird callous on my wrist and thumb.. its kind of gross. I was going to take a picture of it... but I rather not gross out anyone.
Anyways, I had a done a few a illustration for Dungeon and Dragons a few months back. I had forgotten to post them.
It's funny after being away from a painting for so long. I had other ideas of how I would do it differently.
And this is a little something for fascination i have with mechanics and robots. (i'm kind of curious why the narrator switches from a british accent to a north american accent) I really like how each of the end fingers can be adapted and angled accordingly to be used like a thumb (it's a lefty and a righty all in one!
this one has some really dynamic motion (thought this was really impressive)
Sigh so many games Coming out and... yet I have 6 games unopened, New loco roco (I still have the second untouched.) is c oming and Disgaea 2! (first game untouched... all waiting to play) for psp. and Scribblenauts... coming and Little Big Planet for psp.
sigh I wish I had time to play. But at least this video hit the spot.
I think it was probably the nonstop bunch of laughs. Although it was terribly draining. I'm exhausted but I'm back to work today. I'm updating this blog between drawings.
After reviewing the last few days, all I can think of is the non stop of laughs. Although it was terribly draining (how does Bobby Chiu and Kei and his crew do it?). I'm exhausted but I'm back to work today. I'm updating this blog between drawings.
We had some cool cats around our table. And did some balloon volleyball... people around us like Jason Loo, Evan Munday and Mark Mcdonnell who sat behind us, FYI he's a DISNEY ANIMATOR!!!!! flew from LA for Fanexpo!).
I think we had lot of energy at our table, talking to each other and the attendees at the Fanexpo.
Some really memorable quotes from the top of my mind (I won't reveal the names so I don't embarrass anybody exclusively).
First quote Renderfist Rep 3- " Hey you like C*****s, N****s, and B***s right?" to patron patron "Uh no" Renderfist Rep 3 "then you like girls right?" Points to prints done by "Renderfist Rep 2" patron -confused and stunned " uhhh...."
Second Quote Patron 1 is holding book and wondering if they should by it.
Renderfist rep 3 -" Look at this book, I worked on this. I laboured on this. This is my baby!!!!"
Renderfist rep 1 quickly jumps in "YES! YOU CAN HAVE HIS BABY!!! Don't you want his Baby!!!"
Patron Stunned.. and laughs
Third Quote Conversation goes on with Renderfist rep1 + 2 + 3. Renderfist rep 4 "hey did you just say smoke free ovaries"
One of the happy faces that I was first to recognise was Marvin Law He also happens to be.... I forget how we're related? Either very distant family or friend of the family... I have no idea.. but its a complicated story and It's too long to write about it.
The rest of the day was just trying to get settled in to the con. I was amazed how busy it was. I havn't been to Fanexpo in 10, I had no idea how big it grew!
Day 2 This day was interesting. It was really packed and packed Fast! with our Exhibition pass we were able to skip a long line up. I was informed by long time Rick Lapointe and his Girl friend Sam that the line up was 2 3 hrs waiting time to get in the exhibition. Silly me forgot to take a pic of these cool cats. They went out of their way to find me first thing when they got there! You guys rock!
Ted helping setup Sanford's portfolio. (The very Mysterious Sanford!)
Ted and some friends.
One of the coolest ladies that came by the booth. She had this really cool shirt! Not only did she come by once... I think total she came by 4 or 5 times total during the whole convention. For a moment I assumed she was a stalker... until she happily decided to buy some prints from me on the last day at the last hour.
A little bit of a view of the expo
managed to get Some crazy Cosplay. I've seen cosplay on the net.. but I've never really seen it happen in real life. some really crazy and well put together costume. thats really hardcore fandom. Here's some that passed by our table
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? well she's in Toronto Fanexpo!
Getta beam!!!!!!! I was a little surprised at this fan, he was barely 18 I think? pretty crazy considering getter robo came out in the 70's (even before I was born).
"Mr J" and Harley Quinn
Anyone want to help me out? I have no idea the name of this character but i do recognise it! (it's driving me insane!)
Super heroines!!!!! they really were! they saved Ted's eyes from his burning contacts (got some eye drops from another exhibitor!). 2nd gal I think maybe Ballistic from Cyber force?
Team Fortress 2
Thats the end of day 2.
Day 3 Hilary showing off with a can of condensed Milk
man crushed under Tron's Light Cycle
In the early morning before the exhibition we quickly ran around to meet the other artists, we ran into the talented Hyein lee She was so incredibly sweet, she later ran over to our table at the end of the day and gave us these sweet buttons!
We also got to meet Mark Rehkoph also would like to say Thanks to Ferd Poblete who came by every day to say hi in the morning and afternoon to share some cool demon girl drawings.
Also that day, some friends from the old Pseudo Crew popped a visit, Dan and Joe. My cousin Warrern and girl friend Man Yi (theycaught a glimpse of Spock , Leonard Nimoy)
and well whats left...
some more Cosplay people!!!!
Ted's Super Heroines in civilian clothes! I pointed out that their superhero costumes were great, but they need to work on keeping their identies a secret better. (I totally owe these girls a sketch!)
Hilary is Held Captive. phasers on stun.
Hilary is left defeated twitching onthe floor stunned. (Trekkers beat Bear)
UMM well I'm not going to say any cheesey cat jokes.. but nice costume
Young Padiwan (when I was about to take the photo he screamed "punch it Chewie" to me)
?????? Dead Pool and A walking Sword carrying a woman? (My Spooon is too big.) Charlene Chua- pointed out the red head is Nariko from heavenly sword.
Some more cosplay
Craig stuffing Sourballs in his mouth (no comment)
More victums of Sour balls.
Bobby Chiu was nice enough to take time to say Hi to everyone at the booth. The guy is busy! you should have seen him rock his booth. Crowds and crowds. I also got to meet the very talented Michael Cho .
Renderfist, doing a Art Swap!
End of the day
I forgot to mention i saw my Dan and his wife Jessica and Nathan owner's of Labryinth book store best place to buy art books!
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