Friday, March 7, 2014

Uglow Study

My figure painting professor introduce our class to this artist, Euan Uglow. I really like how he paints his figures and I'm trying to emulate it with the painting I'm currently working on in class. Hopefully with more studies of his paintings I can understand the process more.

This one took 30 minutes. I took too long on getting legs "right" so I didn't even notice that the arm wasn't finished.

Sargent Study

I'm pretty annoyed that my figure painting is not coming out in the way I want it to. When I start to think about color, everything feels so muddled and I can't seem to stop myself and re-organize my thoughts. What better way to solve this problem by doing studies? So....I did a study of a Sargent portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt in 30 minutes. I mostly color-picked but did my own color choices in some spots. It feels like a tiny step forward into grasping figure painting but I have to do more, specifically the full figure...

Thursday, February 20, 2014


This came from one of the poses I was going to use for my Zipa (more on that later) character. It turned into a doodle of Ellie because I had recently finished the The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC and it was pretty late into the night, my eyes burning from staring at the Cintiq the whole day (haha). I eventually started drawing Joel into the scene as well but decided to clean up this one more because of my almost last-minute idea of giving it to Ashley Johnson, the voice and mo-cap actress for Ellie, when she made an appearance in IGN. Just a small gift of appreciation of the hard work she (and the rest of Naughty Dog) put behind such a fantastic game.

They had a small meet and greet after shooting the Up at Noon show, and I gave her a print of this. I wish I had more time to print it out in higher quality, but that's the thing with last minute ideas: no time haha. But she looked pretty stoked when I gave it to her so that was awesome!!!

A huge THANKS to my bro, Bren, for letting me prod and poke him if anyone that worked on The Last of Us were going to make an appearance at his work. Follow him on the Twitters because he's pretty funny.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

faye valentimes

I did these last two yesterday.
I like to envision myself as a bald, muscular white guy whenever I'm raging at video games or life.

Samurai are awesome.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I love Bioware's Knights of the Old Republic. If I were possible to forget a game and replay it just to experience it for the first time again, this game would probably be it. I think it's the one of the first games I've played where I was so engrossed with the story that I found myself with the controller glued to my hands as day turned to night then turned to day again. I'll never forget the exhilaration I felt during the major turning point of the game. Plus Darth Revan is quite possibly the best Sith Lord out there (I'm kinda excluding what they did to him in The Old Republic...)

Monday, January 13, 2014


Feeling drained from a whole bunch of stuff, I sketched out Lisbeth Salander from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo just for fun, and to get my creative juices flowing again. I meant to post it in my previous entry but I was not satisfied with how it turned out, so I went back and redrew her.