Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ani 113B Final

Almost done with this semester. What a crazy couple of months it has been.  It wasn't really much of the work load from classes, but also the personal events that really drove me nuts.  Heh. . .  Anyway here is my final project (Forest + Hero Tree) for Ani 113B - Inter. Projects class.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall 2012 Portfolio Submission

I hope I make it in...


Yay! I passed Portfolio Review! Now onto the second half of the Review... The Sketchbook! :D 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Still life and quizzes Ani 14

More stuff from Ani 14.  The sphere paintings were quizzes we got in class that had to do with with lighting and the color one had another set of rules added, it was a white sphere with a warm yellow lighting situation on a blue table and background. The mud sphere still was done in 2 mins while the y/b sphere was done in 5-7 mins.  There are also two still lifes in this set of paintings. The one with the plaster head cast was done probably a good month or two before the vase still life.

Plein Air Studies

Some in class and sketch book studies in gouache.

Still Life Practices

Here are some more studies with color from my Ani 14 sketch book.

Warm and Cool Gouache Paintings

Another project we did was the "Warm and Cool" color still life paintings.  The top one is the warmer-afternoon still life while the one on the bottom is the cool-morning still life painting.  Not much else to say about these except I think I gave myself a challenge with all those items in the first one.

Self Portraits

Some self portraits from Ani 14 class. Some of them were for a final and we had 2-3 weeks or so to work on them. The others were pages from my watercolor sketch book for the same class. They were fun, but time consuming.
The larger one was done in Ultramarine Blue + Burnt Sienna.
Top right- forgot what palette I was using but it was most likely left over paint in my portable palette. Speed painting.
Mid right- Master Copy w/ Color.  I used artist Nadir Afonso and his piece "Praca dos Aliados" for a more bolder, colorful approach to portrait painting.
Bottom right- Full color palette.
Second from the right-bottom- CMY palette.
Second from the left-bottom- Modified Zorn palette (flame red, black, white, and raw sienna).
Bottom left- Complimentary with Blue and Orange.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Here are some portraits done in class for my Ani 14 class (Spr 2012). I have never really done portrait painting before, so this was a new experience especially with trying out different palettes.

From the Top left to right: 
1) Complimentary with Blue and Orange
2) Modified Zorn
3) Complimentary with Red and Green
From Bottom left to right:
1) Complimentary with Purple and Yellow
2) Complimentary with Red and Green
3) Complimentary with Purple and Yellow
4) Full

Sunday, June 10, 2012

FanimeCon Rovers 2012 Shirt Design

I was going to post this earlier, but got distracted with other things.  Here is a copy of the FanimeCon Rovers T-Shirt design that I made for my department.  The original color of the design was this light powder blue on a black tee which didn't stand out as much as I wanted, so here's a nice, in your face orangy-yellow version for your viewing pleasure. The theme of this year was "Sports" which was inspired by the Summer 2012 Olympic Games that's coming up in London, England (so excited!). The "Rovers" design was based off the sports pictographs as trying to put in actual sports equipment didn't go so well for the design.  

I love working with Rovers and I've been apart of the staff since 2009.  It's fun, challenging, and rewarding experience.  The Rovers are family to me and that's how close people are within this large staff department. Hopefully the Creative Services department will allow me to design next year's shirt as we had a small conflict of interest earlier this year over this "Rovers" shirt.  So here's hoping that things go smoother between departments. Next year's theme is "Gothic Fairy Tale Adventure". . . Well that's an interesting one, that's a crap ton of ideas too! o___o;;;

  And yes I'm using this spot right now to tell everyone that FanimeCon Rovers is recruiting. For more info click me! :D You don't have to love Anime to staff at the con, but knowledge in some of the in anime/manga is encouraged.  We are usually under staffed so the more people we recruit the better. If you have good customer service, have common sense, and enjoy walking a lot then hey, we could use a person like you. If you decide later on that this department does't suit your fancy we are willing to switch you into another department if you'd like or you can tell us you're no longer interested, its okay. 

If there are any questions regarding to staffing at FanimeCon, specifically Rovers (as I can't speak for other departments), then feel free to post on the forum, e-mail questions to, or shoot me a message here. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pen and Ink

Fall Semester 2011. Pen and Ink final.
In Ani 112A class we had to pick a nursery rhyme and create our own spin on the story. The choices were Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, and Hey Diddle Diddle. Out of the four I chose to illustrate Little Miss Muffet and attempted to put a early 1900s detective spin on it. My main inspiration was noir detective films and the comic series Dick Tracy.  I wasn't satisfied with how the final rendering came out in my final project so I decided over the winter break that I would redo the whole thing. The first rendering looked haphazard and frankly the line quality sucked. This second version that I finished is much better and I'm satisfied with how it turned out.  Now I just need to work on perspective... oi...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Couple More Gouache Practices

A couple of in class gouache practices in color. A paper multi-colored cube and a chrome ball. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

First Ani 55 Portfolio

One figure drawing portfolio down, 2 more to go. This portfolio focused on story, weight, movement, and gesture aka "wired" drawings of the figure.  It was fun yet challenging to go back and just do rough gestures just to capture that story and movement on paper.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ani 50 - Credit Still Project

Currently my sister and I are working on an animation short that's part of a multimedia project for AACF (Asian American Christian Fellowship) and these are the two major characters of the short that show up during the music video. Once we finish this project we plan on creating a small, kiddy animation series based on these two cutesy robots.  I decided to use these animated characters for my credit still since it was about the same time we finished creating the characters for the music video. And now I would like to introduce, "Kilo and Byte".


Ani 50 - Master Copy Project

Based on "The Bath" by Mary Cassatt.

Focal Points

2 Value Reduction

6 Value Grey Scale

Hand and Feet Studies

From my Ani 112A sketch book (Fall 2011). Hands and feet studies in pen.

Green Pen Sketches

Just like the title says these works were done in a green pen and are a compilation of two sketch books one being from my Fall 2011 Ani 112A sketch book and the other my Winter break 2011-2012 "daily sketches" sketchbook.  

... There's a random pencil sketch in this one. How did I miss that!? 

Gouache Practices

Here's a couple of gouache speed painting practices done in 45 mins each. Practicing painting trees is easier than attempting to draw them in pencil.  I had a lot of fun with painting trees and I hope I can do more studies soon.

Acrylic Landscape

This was done back in Dec of 2011.  I used a photo reference of a lake and mountain landscape. The painting took around an hour.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

FanimeCon Rovers 2011

Here are some design works I did for FanimeCon Rovers.
This was the main design for the "Rovers" T-shirt in the theme of "Steam Punk". 
This was also the theme of the convention.
The final design was printed in greyscale on the back of each Rover staff shirt.

Unlike the first image this design was based on the "Rovers" department. and wasn't used as a shirt design.
Instead it was used as the computer background image on the computer used to check in and out Rovers at Base.  There is also a gradient version. 
Gradient (Below)

Several More Acrylics

So here are more acrylic works I've done over the past 2-3 years. Acrylic on canvas.