Friday, July 31, 2009

Joust Tutorial

As promised here's the step by step for Joust.
I also included a video version (sorry it's not a timelapse... but a slide show of the same image). I just thought a altnerate medium would be nice to have.

any questions please feel free... or anything that seems unclear. Just leave a message.
For a step by step click here
(and click download) for the high res version.

Hilary Leung's art Auction

Originally uploaded by hilaryleung
Hilary Leung's art auction is almost up.
12 hrs from now

If you've been walking by Pages Art Book store on 256 Queen st
then you've caught his eye catching work.

he has his originals for sale as well as prints

Please note that limited archival Giclee* prints from
the TTC series are for sale.

24" x 36" Hahnemule Photo Rag paper print - $200
24" x 36" x 0.75" framed canvas (ready to hang) - $300

Note - Smaller prints are also available upon request.
follow his blog

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Night of the Cephalopods!

Miguel Sternberg, showed me this great game he's been working.
Looks pretty sweet.
It's called Night of the Cephalopods!
Free Indieware.
You can download the game here

Some game footage
It also has this cool commentary track that reacts to way you play

Monday, July 27, 2009

Joust Finished

Ok finally complete, and none too soon.
I managed to finish this afternoon before work got heavy again.
I threw in one shot between the final.
If you're wondering why there's two versions.
Well one of them is for a art submission for a book.
Second one I'll be making prints for the Toronto Fan Expo (make sure you drop by and say hi).

I'll be coming up with a more thorough step by step in Early August.

almost done (one of the WIP before final)


My friend Andrew Lam sent this to me.
Fricking sweet!

if you want to be a beta tester you can subscribe at the bottom of their homepage

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Joust WIP 6

oh man busy weekend.
I managed to get a bit ahead this week, and allowed sometime to socialize a little bit. It's good to go out and catch up with friends.
I spent Sunday to get back to doing some artwork(oh the guilt).
I'm so close to finishing this piece.

I just have the background to do.
I'll be working on a step by step when this project is complete.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight -U2

still working hard at work. I'm hoping to get back on to the joust pic maybe this weekend (if Luck will have it).

but anways I caught this video from
thought the style and look was stunning.

U2 - I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight from David OReilly on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Alan Moore and the Watchmen

Quick summary on Watchmen.
comic : loved it
movie : loved it.

Alan Moore
Comic : loved it
movie : hates it.

I mean he recognizes it to be one of his best pieces. But he hates the Hollywood medium of his works. He refuses to see it. Which is too bad. I thought it was pretty respectful of his work. I really believed it was going to be hard one to translate. But it was done really well.

So anyways here's this video.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gobelins Annecy festival

Gobelins second year animation students (don't let the term Students fool you).
Some amazing shorts this year.
you can see past students work here

still my favorite all time is burning Safari

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Joust WIP 5

managed to throw up some colours.
Guess what still not done this part. I still have to add some colour reflections, as well as vary up the colours in the highlights and shadows.

It's going to be a while before I update maybe 26th of july or so. I have to meet my second deadline. Thankfully my third and fourth deadline is a long way off, so I can finish it off by the end of this month.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Joust WIP 4

Just another update.
The progress is slow. I have to finish this piece by 31st.
But I also have to hit all my deadlines for work(thats a lot of drawings. 100 roughs finished, 100 more to go). So I'm trying to wedge updates as soon as I can.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Remote Mechagodzilla 1974

Totally under my radar. Looks like its been released for sometime.
Robot figures are probably dear to my heart. I think its something I grew up with.
Mecha Godzilla happens to be one of those things I grew up with.

This is the rendition of the 1974 Mecha Godzilla

But clearly this is one remote control robot that beats anything I've seen hands down.

It's only avaiable in japan (with a hefty price tag)

here's a actual commercial for it

Nerf herders + Olivia Munn

saw this over at Kotaku.

pretty catchy. I havn't herd Nerf Herders do anything new in a while.

Doesn't hurt that Olivia Munn is in it.
totally targeting the gamers.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Joust WIP 3

Just a bit of a update.
I should have posted this on the weekend. I've been swamped.
But here's what I done for the next part of the elements. On my list to do is highlights, colour and then putting the two elements together in a piece and background to tie it all together. I'll be writing a more thorough step by step. wish I had more time to go through everything now.

The line drawing

Mid tones

Darker tones

The next is highlights and colours

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