Saturday, December 12, 2009

checkpoint! PASS

Junior year is half way over.... oh man I am so not read for Pre-pro... T____T Another semester before I have to do my senior thesis. AHHAJSD;FSDLKFFF!!!

Anyways, this is my second DFA assignment: "Midnight Eve". There's going to be a second painting that goes along with this one. :D Hopefully a possible thesis idea?


Close ups:

Yea... I'm not a huge fan of doing environment paintings.... but I suppose it was intersting. XD; The colors and saturation keep changing on each monitor.... again. -___-

Saturday, December 5, 2009

old doodles

mostly mixed media. Like ballpoint pen and some random watercolor or colored pencils. :D just really really random stuff from sometime earlier this year (as in like soph year)?

Junior year is almost half way over! Can't believe I have one more semester until senior thesis! O_____O

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Year of the Lion

So we had to do a DRAMATIQUE piece for our Drawing for Animators (aka illustration for CA) class and I wanted to do a lion dance.

Wasn't nearly as red as when I originally painted it. I hate how monitors always screw with my colors and saturation!

Detailed close-ups for the face/fur. And yes, I did paint all of the strands. It was super tedious but I enjoyed every moment:

The compositional thumbs:

Hahaha messy scribbles are messy

I've always loved seeing lion dances during New Years celebration but always found it a bit confusing whenever I saw the people performing them. It's supposed to be a celebration and yet half the time the people under the costume always look so serious or pissed off. BE HAPPY PEOPLE. :D Joyous occasions are supposed to be JOYOUS.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Of Tengus and homeless girls

My one min project for concept:

It takes a while to load, so just let it sit for a bit. :3
Feat. Toki no Suna and Airi no Bouenkyo from the Kamen Rider Den-O OST. :D

Some development stuff for the piece:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

lip-sync caricature


I'm still not too fond of the final design. I dunno... I'm just not a huge fan of caricatures. It took A LOT of restraint to keep myself from doing a portrait of myself.... *sigh* will I ever get this right? :/

Also the patterns on my shirt were a pain to paint. I actually sat there with that exact shirt hanging in front of me as I attempted to copy the design. XD;;; It was tedious but strangely enjoyable.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


We were given 45 sec to make a concept animatic about a character witnessing something. I apologize for the really poopy compression. A lot of my colors were lost during the compiling so here are some stills to see what the difference. XD

Featuring "Tears on Guitar" by X-Japan
Dry your tears with love. <3

Thursday, October 1, 2009

character designs

Click for LARGE images:

These were done for my "Drawing for Animators" class (aka DFA). I had a really difficult time with these because my regular drawing style doesn't look like this. :/ Pulling designs out of silhouettes/textures has got to be one of the most painful things I've ever had to force myself to do... but I'm still going strong! (sort of....)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

speed painting

Entirely for learning purposes.

San Miguel, Spain (At least I think it was San Miguel... XD;;;;)


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Old man

Yeepp.... 1st time drawing an old wrinkly man. XD

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sunrise sunset~

I really really don't like painting landscapes/environments. Makes me want to sleep. =A=

Study of Ana-something Sunset. XD;;;;; Lame.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer ramblings

Graphite about 8 hours

Random stuff from my sketchbook:
Drew this waiting in line for the Epik High concert in NYC. XD

Stuff I do in Environmental Science class when I don't feel like paying attention. XD;;

People in school that I avoided at all costs. I still avoid these kinds of people.

Lotus buds. Still exploring thesis concepts.

I still have a LOONNNGG way to go. D:

Currently interning at Element X in Dallas, TX. :D I get to learn how to use Softimage XSI. XD

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Diru painting

Die from Dir En Grey

Oil Paint~~ I haven't oil painted since last summer. D:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Subjective storytelling

Concept animatic. We were supposed to tell a 1 min subjective story. I just did whatever made sense with the music. Apparently twincest made sense with my music. :D

Please excuse the fast transitions. >__<;; I was short on time and had to cut time from other places. :/

Featuring Saikai no chi to bara by Malice Mizer

School's out. YEEEY!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


For this project, we had to texture a tombstone, light and texture a cemetery in 2 different times of day. I chose dusk/sunset and early midday (like 10am-12pm ish) The saturation of the lighting keeps changing on every screen.... -___-;;;


Models were provided for us by Ringling. I lit it in Maya, created the textures in PSCS3, rendered through Renderman and composited in Shake. I love Shake. XDD

Student government has kept me busy for the weekend, so I'm a bit behind schedule for Finals Week. X____x;;; GAH. You're looking at next year's executive board Treasurer. Hahaha..... oh dear.... .__.;;;

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sophmore Year Spring 09 Demo Reel

Everything in this reel was modeled, animated, lit, UVed, textured and rendered through Maya 8.5 and PSCS3

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sit Stand

Most recent assignment for CA. We had to have our character walk 2 steps, sit down, have a change of emotion, get back up and then walk 2 steps in 15 seconds.

Modeled, lit, animated, textured, UVed, and rendered through Maya8.5 and PSCS3

Featuring "Number 1" by Big Bang

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Concept stuffs

This was our PSA/Commercial assignment for concept. We had to do a 30-sec commercial animatic and I chose to do mine on graphic design-y headphones. :D

Featuring: "MUSIC!!!" by AAA, "Love Love Love" by Epik High, "Hydra -666-" by Dir En Grey, "GDS" by Dir En Grey and "Obsession (Strings)" by See-Saw.

In progress for next concept design assignment:

Very quick character design for my next idea. It's going to be about a set of Elegant Gothic Lolita twins that have a bit of a weird relationship. :D one-sided-Twincest! XD

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Art dump

This has not been a good week. Rest in peace Jeffrey. Miss you lots and lots already.

Just various things from my sketchbook:

Psychology of the Arts assignment. Stylized her face just a bit. XD;
Graphite and PSCS3

Concept art. We were supposed to focus on transitions on this assignment, so hence the sun -> ice cream -> poster -> skipping -> shaking ice cream jar -> pouring liquid -> rain

Ice cream trees are yummy. :] Photoshop CS3

Random sketch