Saturday, January 30, 2010


The latest and first assignment for the second semester was fishing. We had two weeks to do it and somehow I wound up turning it into a small film rather than a short animation. I like the way it turned out. Here it is!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

when I was walking down soho

I saw those people selling artwork on the streets. This picture caught my eye and I bought it for 20 bucks because I'm an idiot.

Just kidding. The reason this picture caught me was that the girl looks almost exactly like I did when I was fifteen. Short black hair, all black attire. Even though I disliked the fact that I was a self-loathing, misanthropic teenager there were some good memories that came along when I was high school. Came up with my first story ideas for comics, made good friends, discovered my all time favorite series, Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning, and for the first time, left my neighborhood in Queens to explore all of Manhattan, shopping, and realizing how great the world actually is.
When I saw this picture, it actually brought back some nostalgia. I also saw other people who passed by and it caught their attention too. So I went and bought it. The artist's name is Ron Wiggins.

Monday, January 18, 2010

and now for something, completely different

I had the most awesome dream couple of days back. It even spawned a story idea I'm gonna name "Jeremiah's Tome." More on that later. I dreamt that there was this dude in robes going around chanting out a book in some unknown language, but if you understood what he said, you'd turn into a monster! I heard the word "cat" and I turned into a werecat and started rampaging. I decided to draw it out.

The marker was too deep, so it looks like a dark stain instead of blood. I thought it still looked cool though. I don't draw anthromorphic stuff often at all, so I gave it my best shot.

zodiac illustration

I went to work doing some illustration today and managed to finish three paintings, all which were pretty abstract. They're actually characters based off the western zodiac signs, and the character concept was developed by Shelley Low and me. For my own amusement I decided to do a series of illustrations called Zodiac Shadows. Basically, no matter what sign you were born under, you have some flawed traits that are defined by your sign.

I only came up with Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo since only my close friends and me seem to be into this, so I was more comfortable drawing them out first.

Here's the one for Gemini. This was the first one I worked on and was based off of Shelley's design. It's called "Paranoid Fear."

The worst enemy is one's own evil twin.

Here's Sagittarius. Sagittarius are supposedly free spirited and chase wherever their arrows guide them. The title of this one is, "Do not chase too far. You won't return."

The last one is Virgo. I took a more abstract approach then the previous two. I find a lot of things wrong with it. I don't like how it leads your eye off the picture. Nonetheless, I've colored it, so there's nothing I can do. Virgo's aren't big risk takers and the reason is because the risks just aren't worth it.

If you take a closer look, the Virgo pic and the Sagittarius pic go together. It's actually illustrating my view of what happened with my relationship with my ex, whom I've broken up with last month. I just felt like drawing it out.

I'm glad I was productive all day.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

the mannymute

Here's a munny I painted for my friend Manny. You can get these at Kidrobot stores or on their website online. They're blank vinyl toys that you can paint on. I also sprayed it with gloss to protect it. I also got one for my animation instructor, Celia as a belated present.

Not the best photo, but here it is. It's supposed to be a malamute dog. The scary thing is is that it looks a lot like him

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


This one is my first animation assignment. It's an extremely fat donkey carrying a heavy kid:

Next is a fat bear trying to sit on a chair

Here's the "exchange" of objects between two people. I look at it with some embarassment:

Finally, its the assignment based on changes of facial expression. It turned out to be more about body language than facial expression:

Well, that's all for now. More animations to come.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

hey everyone

I'm gonna upload my work in separate posts on separate categories for now. I've been wanting to upload here for quite a while, but never got the chance. Here are some layouts for my layout and design class:

These were the ones I was proud of the most.

The rest, not so much

This one never got submitted to Don Poynter, but here it is anyway:

Here's the pan. I was proud of this one since it took me forever to think of one. I actually thought of this one right at the spot right before all our assignments were done.