Saturday, December 15, 2007

Semester is Over!!

Ah the semester is over! Woo~ Here's a post of a few things I've been meaning to post and my 113A Color Rendering. The figure studies are pages from the portfolio I turned in to get into the program.

Mmmm going to sketch a lot this break! Stay tuned for more! :D

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Figure Drawings!

Phew, it's been very busy lately! Well, some tonal figure studies are due tomorrow, so this is what I put together.

I'm not really good at tone, but I guess everyone's gotta start somewhere and I gotta practice a lot more. I was really scared to do tone actually but I think I can loosen up a bit if I keep doing it.

Oh, and portfolio review results were back last Friday! I got into the program! Yaaaaayyy!! :)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

B&W Rendering

Hey guys! Been a while... so busy with the portfolio review and the black and white acrylic rendering... but it's all done!! B&W turned in last Wed and Portfolios turned in Thurs. The review happened on Friday.. hope everything turned out alright for everyone!!

Here's the Black and White acrylic rendering, left side is photo, right side is painting:

Changed a few things in terms of value to make the overall image better. Guess what the theme is! (Hint: it's from a cartoon) :)

Mmm.. so what's next? Stay tuned for sketches or color comps? Who knows! Yay! :D

Friday, October 26, 2007

New Nefertiti

New Nefertiti after critiques, advices, etc:

I'm liking this one a lot more. I'm sure there's a lot to fix, I'll ask around.

Amazing how much more work gets done when you don't sleep. *Yawn* come here lovely pillow...

Tut First Drawing

Hello! I finally did a drawing of Tut:

I'm suprised/glad that the second time doing this was a lot easier and faster. Sheldon gave me advice to look at Mowgli and so I did and it helped me a lot.

I'm also going to redo Nefertiti after critiques I got from my upperclassmen friends. It took me a while to understand what it means to play with shapes: Januel, Dave, Andrea, and Paul helped me understand... I can't belive it took 4 people to get the message across in my head! O well but atleast I think I understand it now. Thank you Januel, Dave, Andrea, and Paul! Your advice helped me out so much!! :)

Even so I still see mistakes in the Tut drawing; I like the overall look but the proportions are still too even: the torso and the legs are too similar in size, even though I tried to make the lower body longer. It's hard to let go of even/human proportions as it was what I was practicing this whole time so far. However I do think it's a huge improvement from Nefertiti thus starting over with her to accomidate Tut would be a good idea. I guess I'll see what Sheldon says tomorrow.

That's it for now! Until next time :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tut Ideations!

Finally was able to scan and put together my Tut ideations!

I'll do a couple more silhoutte studies and be sketching away! I'm still trying to figure out how old he's going to be, but I'm leaning towards 8 or 9.

B&W rending due this Wed! Ahh!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Nefertiti Revised

Here's a revised version:

I don't like the new hand though. I'll go back to the older one and make it bigger so it'll work with the other hand holding the staff. I'll color her hopefully really soon (maybe when the rendering is done). It'll be in the Disney's Beauty and the Beast style; darker colored outlines with simple shading. Until then... painful painting!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Nefertiti (for Disney feature style)

So I redid Nefertiti after Sheldon's critique and got this:

This was the 2nd half of the process:

I think I like this version a lot better because it has more character. The other one is good for illustrative purposes. There's still a few things I need to fix after what Sheldon corrected. I'll post that one up soon. Then I'll start putting some accessories details and then color! Yay!

Stay tuned for Tut ideations and 113A Black and White rendering!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Just a lil something...

...before I head to class. I did this last night at Art 01.

It's in the similar style as my previous "The Magician". I like to do these random drawings once in a while (especially when I'm in a daydreaming mode).

Black and White rendering due in a week! Stay tuned for a possible final 113A rendering picture or Tut ideations!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Nefertiti Progress

So I've been working on the new Nefertiti design. I thought of what Sheldon said and changed it up a bit. Now she has a bit more personality and attitude. I pushed the initial sketch more so that when I tie it down it won't become as stiff. I like where this is going and I'll keep working on it.

Soon to come, Tut ideations! Stay tuned! :)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Nefertiti Final (Sort of)

Hey guys. After many hours of research, sketching, construction, rythmn, coloring, critiquing from peers and some teachers, here's my final Nefertiti:

There is still a lot of work on, like hard edges vs. soft edges for the shadows, and the shadow shapes. But overall I'm pretty satifsfied with the outcome.

However I showed it to Sheldon today and he drew over it with tracing paper. Overall the critique is it could be more pushed and more interesting, better shapes because my drawing is too stiff. Also if she's a cartoon, she shouldn't go with human porportions, but rather something like 5 heads tall, or 6 heads tall, etc etc. He's right.. this drawing WAS meant for Disney feature, but I guess I should have thought that out..

So I'm sketching again. Nefertiti will be 6.5 heads tall after looking at some model sheets of Jasmine and Belle. Jasmine is 5 heads tall and Belle is 6.5 heads. I wanted to go more with Belle because I love her overall. However Nefertiti will be slightly thinner than Belle, so that means I really need to work on my straights vs. curves (either way whether what shape she is I should anyway) because it will be hard to try to get a graceful feeling to it. Nefertiti is supposed to be bold, powerful with authority, yet a kind woman.

I will take this as a learning experience and do my best to come up with something better. I'll keep everything I've learned so far and use it when I move on to Nefertiti's step son, Tutankhamun. He will be the child version, unlike the young adult version everyone is familiar with, since Nefertiti is still in power.

I hope to get better at this. I'll keep working hard. I also hope that my figure drawings will start to loosen up because I am definately swallowing a really big rat... they're really stiff right now.

Anyways, I hope to post progress on other stuff as well! Stay tuned!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Figure Drawings!

Hey guys! Tonight I went to the SHM figure drawing session to get a couple more gestures in before turning in Portfolio 1 for Sheldon's class tomorrow. I only got 6 O.K. drawings. Here they are:

Well that's it so far... just busy with 113A rendering and continuing the character development. Stay tuned for more work! :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Hey guys! It's been a while since I posted cuz of school. Just busy with 113A stuff and GE work. Trying to get in figure drawings as much as possible but it unfortunately cut down compared to last semester cuz of my schedule. I've been trying out a Visual Devolpment on my own because I was inspired by the current BFA students :)

So my topic is Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt in the 18th dynasty. I started off with small line ideations. This was inspired by Januel, whose line ideations rock!

Next I tried out silloutte ideations and going over them in white. This was inspired by Andrea.

After looking at my ideations I started to doodle around and find a style that I want her to be in. I was looking at stuff like Megara and Hyung Tae Kim's stuff. It's not quite refined yet, so I'll keep trying. I was thinking like since Megara is so roundy and curvy, maybe Nefertiti could be in that fashion, but with more edgy, squared off stuff. I dunno. I'll post up new doodles soon and possibly start on the final Nefertiti!

That's about it for now. Maybe I'll be able to post some 113A stuff soon! Until next time! :)

Friday, September 7, 2007


Priscilla and I agreed to post up pictures of us when we were young...

Check out Priscilla's!!! She's so cccuuuuuttteee!!! :D

Figure Drawings!

Tonight there was a Shrunken Head Man Figure Drawing session. Here are some of the figures I drew:

This torquoise one is the only one that's not from today. This one was done on 04/26/07. Just uploaded it for comparison :).

Any comments or critiques are appreciated!! More artwork to come! Stay tuned! :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

112A Final

Hello! So I finally managed to scan and put together my 112A final from last semester. Took me a while because I had a total of around 8 scans that I had to adjust and paste together in order to get the whole thing in. There's still some errors in some areas where two images could combine successfully, but I did my best.

The self portrait is based off of a word that each individual picked out in the middle of the semester and have been working on. Can you guess what word mine is? :)

That's about it for now... busy days lately.. stay tuned for more work!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Andrea's Bday!

Today is Andrea's Bday!

This is the gift that I drew and watercolored for her. Andrea is a big fan of Harry Potter and Ian McKellen. I hope she liked it!! (She's in class right now). And I hope that she doesn't for some reason check this blog before she opens her present too lol. I doubt it though, so yea.

Happy Birthday Andrea!! :D

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Post!

School started so I haven't been able to sketch as much but I try to whenever I find the chance or time. Last weekend Jan and I went to his aunt's baby shower! It was a lot of fun!

Over there I saw a baby present bag that had cute animals on it which inspired me to draw some animals in my own cute way. These are just the three animals that I drew the most from the Oakland Zoo trip.

Here is Jan's aunt sitting down during the party.

Jan and I went to Barnes and Noble in Stockton as usual to sketch a bit. I couldn't get any good sketching done, but atleast I ended up with this piece. Kind of random, actually.

Yesterday I had Art 001 at Washington Square Hall 109. The class wasn't too boring because the teacher seems funny, but since it was the first day there wasn't too much that I had to concentrate on. So I drew the front of WSH while the teacher was talking.

Well that's about it I think so far. I'll keep posting when I can! Soon to come... maybe some 113A stuff once I get the homework done? Probably not the greyscale of course, but maybe when we get to the themed Black and White composition. Stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Oakland Zoo!

Jan and I are back from Stockton so now I can post the sketches done on Monday!

On Monday Jan, Andrea, Jake, Paul, Austin, and Raymond went to the Oakland Zoo. I had a great time because it was such a great day, lots of animals (happy ones, unlike the sad ones I visited at the SF Zoo), and a great time with friends. Well, here are the sketches:

School starts tomorrow!!! AAHHH!! :P I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!!! See you in schhoooool!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Yesterday I was delightfully surprised because Chris Palmer bought and sent me the book "Learn to Draw The Fairies of Pixie Hollow", a simple yet cool Disney book about the fairies that accompany Tinker Bell. Thank you so much Chris Palmer! This inspired me to draw myself as a fairy!

It's not quite the same style... but it's still cute! :) I'm not as nearly as cute as this drawing tho. Lol!