Saturday, July 31, 2010

Comic Con was awesome!

Comic Con was insane. There were lots of awesome people, lots of money spent, lots of generous artists giving me more advice than I know what to do with.

I very quickly discovered that Stuart NG's booth is a magical place where bank accounts go to die. They had so many amazing art books that I'd never even heard of, and I'm obsessed with art books. I want to say thanks to Octavio Rodriguez and Louie Del Carmen especially for tearing my work apart and putting up with hundreds of my questions throughout the entire con!

But ANYWAY, I should talk about the pikchur. The image above was kind of a style test for a possible future project. I'm thinking of pursuing this aesthetic for my thesis/student film if I really do end up going to SCAD for my Master's in September. This may be way too ambitious to pull off on my own, but I think I'll just ignore that issue and learn my lesson the hard way.

Monday, July 19, 2010

To the people leaving comments in what I think is chinese but I don't wanna say it definitely is chinese because I don't wanna sound racist

Cut it out


I really enjoyed the movie. I REALLY enjoyed it. I could take all day writing about the things I liked, but it would be hard to do that without giving anything away. Instead I'm just going to point out my one gripe, and that's the lack of character development and lack of chemistry between the characters.
I think that DiCaprio's character was fleshed out well enough, but I really wish Ellen Page's character was made a little more three dimensional, and same with Levitt's. I don't want to elaborate (for obvious reasons), but that's the biggest complaint I've got with it. The story got a LITTLE mechanical and I think it could have used a little more emotion and heart.
There may be a few plot-holes here and there, but the overall quality of the movie was so good that it's more than forgivable. When I walked out of the theater, people weren't analyzing it as a movie, they were talking about their OWN dreams and speculating on events that happened within the movie as if the characters were real people. During the end of the movie, people were literally leaning forward in their seats and I really loved seeing that level of immersion in the audience.
I'm really excited for Batman 3.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ess Dee See See!

San Diego Comic Con is just 7 days away and I'm ridiculously excited. Last year was my first time going and it was such a massive sensory overload that I ended up missing a lot of tables and events because of my uncontrollable artgasms. If you're going and you know of any cool after parties, drink n draw sessions, sketchjams, whatever, let me know. I already plan to hit up Dan Panosian's event on Thursday night.

Also, a few things you should check out at the con:

Sunday 11:00-12:30 Comic-Con How-To Session: Bryan Tillman— Animator and art instructor (Department chair of media arts and animation, game art and design, visual game programming, visual effects, and motion graphics at the Art Institute of Washington, DC) Bryan Tillman will cover character designs for animation and what makes them different from comics. Bryan is the owner and CEO of the Kaiser Studio Productions, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games. Room 18

AND in Artist Alley you should go to EE16 to meet Bryan Tillman and Enrique Rivera. Both of them will have two other awesome artists at their tables, one of whom will be debuting artwork for The other will have an AMAZING comic called "The Solution" which has incredible artwork and an even more incredible story.

Mention my name and you get a free smile.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sketchbookery part dew

It means part two. In Spanish.

I got a full time freelance job with Emerald City Games, which has been a blast to work on, though I'm not allowed to say anything about it. Since it's gonna be a while before I can show anything, here's some junk outta the sketchbook. I really need to improve at drawing volumes and forms. And gesture. And depicting the figure more expressively. And incorporate more exaggeration and appeal.

I need more life drawing.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Just boredly messin about in Photoshop. Now I feel like that guy from Seven Samurai, I've constantly been rubbing my head ever since I started shaving it.