Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sealia ,Poka, and Hauntas

This took WAY longer than it should have it have.

This was done as a late birthday gift for my friend Jelisa, who’s coming back from Okinawa very soon. I haven’t seen her in two years…. I miss her to death!

This picture seems to have been a lot more technically complicated than the first one I drew, specifically the guitar. I found a model of the guitar online, but had to draw it in the direction I needed it in. These sets of pictures are my first time drawing instruments and it probably shows. I need to draw a keyboard for the next one. Oh boy...

The flames were actually super fun to draw and they came out much better than I thought they would!

Sealia’s “fire kitties”, Poka & Hauntas are based on Jelisa’s real life cat, Pocahontas, just as Sealia is based on Jelisa herself.

I have to say, spending this much time on this picture reminds me of how much I miss Jelisa and just how much she means to me… ♥

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Watercolor I did before work… Just experimenting… :)

Lisa-Marie is a spoiled and absolute terror of a princess from a distant planet. When Lisa-Marie’s parents agree to have her take part in an arranged marriage  to stop a war between their feuding twin planets, the disgruntled princess is sent her to Earth to gain a better perspective on life. Her parents decide the best way to do this is to start from scratch so, they de-age her from 23 to 8 years old.

I want to start getting in to the habit of sharing info about my original characters instead of just posting a picture. Lisa-Marie is a character I've worked on for many years. I created her in middle school when I was 11 years old.

I would love to make a comic about her someday.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Birthday gifts and Style Tests!

This was done as a birthday gift for my friend Rew and as a style test. Every year I try to come up with a new theme for my friends' birthday gift and this year it's "bands and favorite animals"!  It will be a five part picture that ends when my b-day rolls around next year. Also, I really enjoyed rendering, “Mr. Hoots"… I’ve never drawn an owl before or a bass guitar! :D

I'm getting use to doing more complicated semi-paintings without lines but it's an upward struggle. Originally, I wanted to add shadows to this, but I couldn't get it to my liking, so I settled on my more vector-like "simple style".

There will be more time to practice, but I didn't want to wait any longer to give this to Rew since her birthday was already a week ago.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Watercolor Sketches!

Some of the of watercolor sketches I've been doing before work. More to come in the future most likely.

I really enjoy doing these as they are extremely therapeutic and help me prepare for the stressful day ahead. Plus--- Watercolor Practice! :D

Also, fun fact: To some folks who might this interesting, the guy in the bottom left corner, is the father of the little boy who appears in my 2011, “Phi-Phi on the TV” animation. His name is Bernard "Benny"  Martin... :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Yay Contest!

So a few months ago in December I entered an art contest hosted by Titmouse animation studios, called "Ladies of Motorcity" where I had to draw the female characters from their show, Motorcity. I made two entries.

First Entry (You can use it as a wallpaper--- ONLY):

Second Entry:

It's my second entry that I won 2nd place. Coming up with the idea for this was super fun! I wanted to portray the characters from the show in strong as but also have them in a fun settinh. So I thought, "why not Roller Derby?", because I've always wanted to try it.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Phi-Phi Fanny

This is the second style test I did! Changing the paint brush settings in Flash helped so much!

I still need fix stuff before I color it… Her hair seriously needs some in between frames and I'm still messing around with the fps, but for the most part, I love how it’s coming out! By the way, this is more fun to look at while listening to music!

DTV 2???

I'm trying to come up with ideas for a sequel to my 2010 Degree Project film, DTV. I want to start script writing and storyboarding it in the near future. I think it'll be super fun!

I really need to officially post the process work of DTV 1 on here from my Degree Project blog... In retrospect, creating an alternate blog for my film was not the greatest idea... I'll have to get on top of that...

Also, I'm trying to work on style tests because I want the second film to have a different look and feel as well as more control, (ie: getting rid of a lot technical problems from the first film).

This is the first style test I did and I'm not all to fond of it... I don't like how Flash registers my lines, however, I learned that I could change the the settings in Flash to not alter your pencil strokes. That style test is in the post above.