Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Have a good Thanksgiving weekend!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Back in ID

Found some stuff from my old Adv. Prodcut and Transportation Design classes with THE YAO in Art Center's Saturday High program.

I found these when Tony asked me for some sketches from Summer Term 08, when the class worked on construction vehicles. He's going to select some of these, along with other classmates' sketches, to put in the next LA Auto Show. Super awesome!

I would get back into working with color Copics again, but a lot of my markers are missing or low on ink. :[

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Environment?!

Smackin' down another environment for the Intro class. For the next two weeks (since Thanksgiving means we have our class off) we're going to be doing more interiors and then some storyboards, so I'll have other things to show other than just more environments hopefully. I haven't done any storyboarding since junior year though...

This one was done in a couple hours while I was sitting at Cha for Tea and then at Starbucks. Just gotta keep more of these value studies until I can start whipping them out in less than an hour each. I wonder how much longer it's gonna take for me to get there...

Friday, November 20, 2009


Snake. Snake? SNAAAAKE!!!

More Ash Wood inspiration. Just 'cause he's awesome.

Intro to Ent: Week 10 HW

More homework from my Intro to Entertainment class. These were a few black and white value translations of the environment thumbnails I did in Week 8, painted in Photoshop.

Demo from my instructor Simon Ko (notice how it's better than my other ones) over my thumbnail of the Great Canyon area, with another hour of painting from me thrown on top. Thanks Simon!

The Cave area, where the lost civilization is found in. This one was especially hard, as it's really easy to lose the sense of scale... plus it's a compositional fail.

And the Waterfall area hiding the cave entrance. Meh. All I can say.

And finally something I'm a little better at! Ballpoint pen and Copic marker sketch! This is what the interior of the living quarters I had last time in my pages would look like. Pretty homey. Only thing that bugs me is that the tables and chairs aren't scaled properly.

Need to work on digital painting more. Probably still expecting too much from myself I guess. Well... practice makes perfect!

Also, finally added a box of SKB Secretary SB-1000 0.5 ballpoint pens to my tools. Haha. Pretty sexy pens to draw with, almost like a pencil, except with cleaner lines! Thanks Sherwin for helping me get them!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Change of Application Deadline

Art Center just sent me an email saying the priority application deadline for Entertainment Design has been moved a month from March to February. Shiet.

For all you other potential ACCD Ent. Design majors, get crakin' and good luck!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Hundred!

Finally reached the hundred mark! Nothing really special to post up though, save for something else I did in Alchemy...

Happy hundred, and have a good Sunday everyone!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Intro to Ent. Week 8 Homework + Story

Awaken the Being to a World Long Lost,
What he holds his own, only his body and soul,
With naught but this Tale in mind,
He sets afoot to find his story in time.

Along his travels he did cross,
Many strange lands and species that were.
Others join him in his journey,
Eager to have their share in his story.
A Feline most curious (and mischevious no less),
A Maid with the wrench of her father,
And one other Being, much like himself.
Together they traverse a Great Forest,
And across a Grassy Canyon expanse,
'Til they reached the edge at the Sea of Sand.

Across the Desert our Heroes crossed,
'Til the Desert Heat they could bear no more.
At the edge where the Fiery Sands began,
Our Heroes beheld in awe,
An Ancient Pirate's joy, his love, his Valor!
Fueled by the Desert Fire,
The Pirate's joy did soar,
Til it could go no more past the Burning Mountain.

Within its Depths,
The Giant holds a Secret very dear.
At the foot of the Mountain's Graceful Fall,
The Heroes will find the Door,
To the World, Lost and Hidden beneath,
Where our Heroes find a Familiar Face.
First one, then three, then as many as an entire Race!
Together our Heroes discover its secret Treasure,
And thwart the plot of an Evil Lot.

Post ninety-nine. One more 'til a hundred!


Sorry for the lack of posts. Welcome to November everyone.

Just downloaded a new program called Alchemy a friend was telling me about in our Intro to Entertainment class at Art Center Night.

First time messing around with it. It's pretty bizarre, but the concept isn't that hard to understand once you put in like 5 minutes worth of hands-on experience on it.

Check it out at

"The Alchemy drawing canvas has an intentionally reduced level of functionality. No undo, no selecting, and no editing. Interaction focuses instead on the output of a great number of good, bad, strange and beautiful shapes."

" a way to explore and experiment with alternative ways of drawing."

...Pretty crazy shit. Now I don't have to worry about trying to find new ideas if i get an "artist's block" like I so often do. I feel like I can also pull off weird and graphic fine arts stuff like nothing now. :D