Monday, July 23, 2007

I Want To Be Kei!!

Recently, I was looking up Imaginism Studios's blog recently and found this piece done by Kei Acedera:

So I decided to rip it off!! Hehe, I'm such a thief!

Okay, so it's not up to her quality, but hey, it's inspired from a pro, so it's got to be something!
This work is also part of my entry for the CG Challenge (the topic this time is 'Strange Behavior'). I was originally going to steer away from dragons this time, but after seeing Kei's work, I decided, ah, what the heck. So it's back to dragons.

Ha, yes, I know, I'm a geek.

So I've got a double negative working against me: geek and thief. :-) And believe it or not, I do have a good woman in my life...God bless you Marnie...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

And Now, Something Completely Unexpected

A quick sample for a client. As you can probably guess, he's a basketball coach. Thanks a ton to Bobby Chiu for teaching how to use the pen tool.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dawn on the Battlefield

This latest painting is based on a photo of a band of Oglala Sioux Native Americans taken by Edward Curtis during the late 19th century, just as Native American culture sadly passed on. I've reinterpreted into a scene of late Medieval Japan. I hope Mr. Curtis forgives me.

As far as my paintings go, it's okay. I was hoping it would turn out better, but you can't win every time.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Oooh, Scary

Well, finished this one. Appropriate for showcasing on Friday the 13th don't you think? :-) I'm going to submit this to a little art contest that McFarlane Toys is holding so wish me luck!

Monday, July 9, 2007

This is the Big One

So I've finished the 'Winter Dragon' painting today, and it's a milestone for me.

It's the first painting I've done where I could completely ditch the drawing. I know that might seem trivial, but I've been working to get to that point for the past THREE years. Now I can say it's really a painting, as opposed to a drawing that has been colored. I definitely have room to improve from here, but little celebrations here and there are nice whenever something new is achieved.

I hope you like it!

Edit 7/16/2007: I've renamed the piece 'Winter Bunny'. That wascally wabbit completely stole the spotlight on this piece!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Well At Least I'm Getting Better

The first image is a rough digital paint treatment I did a few months ago. I ended up getting distracted with other projects and left it in the back burner for a while. Now that my Schoolism course with Bobby Chiu's almost up, I thought it'd be fun to do a compare and contrast. So the second image is my new color treatment, done this week, at roughly the same stage of completion. What do you think? I'm pretty sure I'm getting my money's worth.

If you're interested, check out And no, Bobby is NOT paying me anything to say this.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Work in Progress

Still chugging along...and with Comic Con coming up, rightly so!!! So here's some new works of mine, roughly 60% done. Hopefully, I'll be able to post the finished pieces by next week. Till then, hope you like it, and let me know what you think!

PS: You don't think I have an unhealthy obsession with dragons do you? Naw, I didn't think so either!!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...