Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My office table's kinda messy today.

LOL Toaster

...I'm gonna go sleep now.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lunch thingie

In a way it's good that I keep doing this cause I spend less time eating..trying to cut down on going out around my workplace since I get stuck eating Philly cheesesteak, NY pizzas, etc..my stomach will hate me after a while.

This one is less weird

Feeling nostalgic lately..for some reason I'm starting to remember the days when I first stepped foot in sjsu, and the people I met in the beginning.
I wish people have more time to hang out! I miss having my classmates around, and getting to see them every day :(

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Yet another lunch break thingie...

This one came out pretty cool.

It is weird but what can I say..

Was trying to unwind today by doing whatever..and up till the blocking stage it still looked ok, and then everything kinda fell apart on the structure side. O well..try again next time and hope it's a less crappy day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Foggy fancy forestry....and some in-door practice.

Yaayy...more practice thingies.
I do want to go out and paint again, although it's so dang cold lately that I have doubts about my will to brave the outdoors...ugh.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Been kinda busy..

Haven't had a chance to upload much..but here's something I've been working on over 3 lunch breaks now.
Looking forward to cranking out more of these once I start settling down.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cafe sketch practice

The ladies sitting next to me were talking about Canadians and kiwi birds while I was painting this...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Face study

Another fast one. The values turned out ehh and the rim light/ over-exposure was definitely messing with my mind..but the shadow shapes kinda made him look like a raccoon too, so here ya go.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fast sketch practice.....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lunch break.

40 ish minute study during break...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More practice stuff.

A less exciting post, but I put it up more as a reminder for me to practice more often.
This time it's a Rembrandt study...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Late Night painting

Been doing a lot of 3d/ graphics stuff at work these days,so I ended up painting for a pretty long while. Feel like my painting's getting stiff though, that's something I'm gonna have to work on. Plus I know the structure's all wonky, hah. Less rendering poo next time.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chinatown sketch

Recently went sketching in SF with Brittnie who came and visited. I would've loved to stay and finished this but since I'm hecka slow even this much took me an hour and half. Maybe next time we'll bring chairs.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Artwork for an unreleased online game

As it goes, a year ago I did some freelance work with a company trying to launch an online trading card game. Right as they were preparing to release it though, the plan fell through and I haven't seen any signs of it ever picking up again.
Seeing as it's been a while and the company itself disbanded, I think it's safe to share some of the stuff I worked on..otherwise these guys wouldn't ever see the light of day. It's pretty old but I still liked how some of the characters came out.

Hey look sketches!

So as it goes everyday after work I trudge along the insane Novato heat (why yes, I have been living in the Bay Area since the first day I've been in the US..so spoiled!).
And then proceed to wait in the abandoned theater stop until the next bus comes by. Eventually I got tired of twiddling my thumbs waiting around and bought a new sketch book *gasp*
Can't tell what a relief it is for me to actually do something instead of staring off into the distance....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Waiting for my art director to come by....

I don't smoke..but this grandpa does.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Couldn't sleep and now I'm starting to paint babies at 1 o'clock at night.
Sorry for making you look at bit fatter, miss/mister random baby reference model.


Seriously need to go out and paint more. My lack of skills in painting is getting kinda embarrassing, yikes....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fun times in an airplane hangar.....

Which seriously doesn't feel like one from inside. I've been trying to paint during my lunch breaks but usually end up messing around in photoshop instead. Duhr....
This is what I get to see outside the huge window in front of my area, in which I get blinded after 5 30 pm rolls by and the sun rays start jabbing me in the eyes.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Trees and more trees

Since I'm trying to keep being less sucky at painting...
And yes Miss Chrystal, these are still too green. I will try to do better next time!

Hmmm...I recently visited Kelly at her house in San Luis Obispo (never been there!) and dragged her to go out painting with me at a beach near her house.

It was all fun and good until I realized that the sand got mixed up with my paints after a while. Talk about plein air painting doy...you can see the grains that are stuck in which is pretty cool, although mixing the paint got frustrating after it creates this gunky and heavy texture.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Finally made myself go out and paint mindlessly..I find that painting actually help calm my nerves these days, so hopefully there will be more of these suckers popping out in the works.
Here's one from Barefoot Coffee..I'm totally down for painting anytime if anyone's up for it, so let me know, ya?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I've been....

Stressed out for no good reason.
Maybe aside from graduating in a couple of weeks? ha!

Anyway...here's a fanboat design I've been working on for a vis-def class I'm taking this semester. Forgot to submit this one to the BFA gallery, but I guess it would've been funny since I already have a bunch of spreads with ship-related designs on them.
Which is funny since it totally would've made me look like such a vehicle designer, doh.

Please do come by and check out the BFA gallery opening this Tuesday, you guys. Hopefully I'll get to see some people I haven't seen in a long time.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring is here...

And I want to run to the opposite direction. I've been getting some godawful allergic reactions and got my first fever of the year earlier this week. Ehhhh......
But duh..time to try to catch up on everything now.
Here's a redo of one of my previous projects..for some reason everyone seems to gravitate to this particular design so I just gave up and painted straight on top of it. Yea.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wut wut wut.....

Guh haven't had time to do any practice paintings..just pieces after pieces. Which is pretty cool since I get to switch gears every time my project workflow feels stale and ugh.
So here's a WIP exterior I've been working on..the interior version I had for this particular project bombed so I'm definitely putting it in my -fix it sooner or later- folder.
Meanwhile, have a cool and safe springbreak my peeps, and I'll see some of you guys when we drop by LA.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Speedpaint 2

Another painting I did in between bouts of insomnia, based on a weekly photo highlight at yahoonews..my back's been hurting for a while since I spend a lot of time just sitting down and working.
Someone definitely needs exercise now, ha ha.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Here's another project I recently finished, which is basically adapting an artists' style to design characters for George Orwell's Animal Farm.
I lucked out and found a really fun artist to follow from, whose name is Lane Smith.
But yeah, lots more work to be done....

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I couldn't sleep. So I did this instead. Which is awesome since I haven't practiced painting in a while but also sucks since now I'm even more awake.
Also, pooh pooh on how the colors changed from the photoshop file to the blogspot upload. I've been seeing a lot of disrepancies between monitors, and I can't even imagine how acid the colors would look on another screen. Yaah!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Turtle girl.

Here's my waterfall spirit character design for this semester's vis-def class.
I know most kappas are guys, but I don't think they'd be able to multiply through binary fission, so there you go.


This winter vacation, I had a really hard time stoking myself up to finish projects and get some practice done.
Can't say I managed to do a whole lot after all, but I got at least some paintings done on the last stretch of the break. Some of them are too guh-ugly to show to anyone, but here's some that make me cringe less than others.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone will have even better luck this year :D
Here's the final project for BFA..I finally got around to uploading it, and I'm definitely going to work on some of the background works over this winter break.
The story for this project is based on Kobo Abe's "The Magic Chalk" story, about a starving artist named Argon who came upon a magic chalk in his pocket that lets anything he draws with it come to life.
It's set in post-WWII San Francisco, so I made Argon a self-made hippie artist..which made him a lot more fun to draw, actually.