Sunday, November 30, 2008

Update! New Storyboards

Hello all! Yes, finally an update :P! Here is a new storyboard animatic that I did for my Storyboarding class. It's a story that I made, an adaptation of the story of Prometheus and how he gave the gift of fire to mortals. Oh, I mentioned it on a previous post huh. Here it is:

Thanks Jan for all your comments and critiques! You're the best! <3 And thanks to my little group in 118 for your comments and input as well!

Stay tuned for more stuff! Hopefully a revised animatic of my Boy Imagination story after a critique I got from Frank Gladstone on Transmission and critique I got from Tim Heitz. It's near the end of the semester so it's pretty hectic, so we'll see if I can get it done!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Maya Animation!

Today I decided to sit down and try out some 3-D animation. So why not start with a ball bounce? And here it is:

Animating in Maya was a lot more fun than I expected! I'll try to animate more stuff when I get the chance. Thanks Gus for helping me navigate and teach me the graph editor and the other chart thing! :D

Animation Update

Hey all! Been busy animating this sucker and here's just an update on what I got so far:

Still all pretty rough right now and I'm getting nervous on time... 4 more weeks of school left!! Yikes!! Oh, the pressure lol! Wish me luck in finishing this film... I'll do my best!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Finally an update! (Characters and Animation)

Ah it's been a while since I updated. As Januel said... for shame! Haha. Well here's just 2 things..

For 118 we have to come up with our own story to board, so I decided to revisit the story I was developing over the summer which is Prometheus. Here's the characters I came up with:

Prometheus and Elena

Here's what the altar may look like where the fire is kept.

And last but not least, finally an update on my progress for my short film. It's all super rough, and just letting you know I jumped around with the animation. It's still in chronological order, but I skipped a bunch in the middle and the end.

I really wish we had more time to work on this....I mean we only started animating like...roughly 3 weeks ago? And we only have a month left of school...omg....Man the animation is so rushed and I wish I had more time to actually think about it more. But o's gotta get done nonetheless...

Alrighty...that's it for now...stay tuned for more!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


This post is pretty late cuz it's been a week, hehe. I went to APE (Alternative Press Expo) this year and it was pretty cool! I went on Sun Nov 2nd with Januel, Priscilla, and Nelson. I had such a great time! I got to meet Bill Presing, Ronnie Del Carmen, Daisuke Tsutsumi, Enrico Casarosa, and Louie Del Carmen. I look forward to more conventions coming up! Like WonderCon, then ComicCon, yay! Here are some of the pictures that was taken.

Us arriving there.

Group photo!

The infamous Bill Presing and I.

From left to right: Enrico Casarosa, Me, Dice Tsutsumi, Priscillal Wong, Januel Mercado, Ronnie Del Carmen, and Nelson Hernandez. This was at their Totoro Forest Project book where I was fortunate enough to get a copy and even have them signed!

Stay tuned for more stuff! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Night Elf

Just a little drawing I did today. Also shows how much of a nerd I am.... for those who don't know I used to play World of Warcraft back in the day... haha :).

Monday, November 3, 2008

Figures and Doodles!

I had a lot of fun the last figure drawing session! The first 2 are doodles that I did during the breaks and the rest are some of the figures from the session.

I hope to color these 2 above soon when I get some spare time!

That's about it for now! I really wish I have more time to color these and lay them out better...hopefully I will in the near future...but for now I gotta go animate now!!! *chugs down a Guava RockStar* YEEAA BRING IT ON!!! :D

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Animal Drawings - Zebras!

For class we all have been going to the zoo to get some animal drawing done. I've been drawing Zebras!

Here's some ink drawings.

And the pencil sketches.

Alrighty, well back to more homework!!... Stay tuned for more stuff!! :)

Animatic Revised

Here's a revised version of my short story animatic. It's not the one I will go with the make the film for the semester (I won't be able to finish...only 8 weeks left of school.. wat?? Haha), but it's definitely something I will keep revising, hopefully if the shots don't change too drastically, I will add them on later after the semester is over. This is revised mainly for ACME, let's see what John Ramirez says hopefully if he gets back to me. Then I'll probably revise it again.

I'm hoping to make this a year long project in order to animate it well enough and finish it. There's just no way I can do what I want to do with it with the remaining time I have left in the semester.

Stay tuned for some animal drawings!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Short Film Character Model Sheets!

Here are my model sheets for the character in my animated short film. They need a bit more cleaning to do....but ugh i'm soooo tired.... (it's 4:25am right now...hurray!!!...:D...)

Now to put them on a couple 11x17's and I'm ready to go for tomorrow!.....zzzzz.....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

6th and 7th Story Challenge!

Lately I haven't been getting a lot of time to do these as thoroughly as I want to, but here they are!

Like, I literally had about only 2 hours to come up with an idea and rough out the Scientist one... Yikes!!

Stay tuned for more stuff...!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Doodle

Here's a doodle I did the other day...

She's a reoccurring character that I draw for fun "The Magician". I guess you can say this is the style in which I draw when it's completely not related to school. I like to draw really curly and squiggly stuff haha. Very bubbly stuff too :).

The rainbow effect came from my scanner. I usually desaturate the image but I looked at it and I actually like it better this way.

Stay tuned for more stuff! :D

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bunny Gumball

Here's what I ended up with for the gumball challenge... it's not even done and it needs a lot of work...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Short Story Animatic Revised

Someone told me that he looked like a pet, so he's no longer in a box! Hahaha!

I'm very excited about this project. I can't wait to animate it. There's a lot of personal elements that I like in there... imagination, flying, and morphing. I hope it goes well! I'll keep updating on it!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Figure Drawings for the Week and Animatic

Hello! This is probably the only good drawings I got this time. I kid you not.. lol!! It was one of the worst drawing weeks ever! But it's ok, it happens and just gotta keep going!

Oh, also here's my animatic for my new story for 115.

Stay tuned for more stuff!! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

5th Short Story Challenge!

Here's the 5th short story challenge for Jeff's B.'s story board class.

It's not the best in terms of the finished looks (compared to the I Got A Bite! one), but I'm pretty happy with the story!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More Figure Drawings

Just 2 more pages of latest figure drawings. (The numbers were for posting on ACME)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Figure Drawings and Little Gestures


100 quick gestures and 25 figure drawings were due today. Here's just a few pages of what I turned in:

Stay tuned for more stuff to come! :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

4th Short Storyboard Challenge!

And here it is! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Short Story Animatic...

...that did not get approved cuz it's too long! I made the animatic fit about 30 seconds, but once it's animated it would turn into a minute. But it's ok, i'll keep the story and possibly animate it another time in the future! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

3rd Short Storyboard Challenge!

Here's the 3rd short storyboard challenge:

More storyboards to come! Including my 115 film short story! Work work work!! >:D

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Storyboard Class!

This semester I am fortunate to be taking a Storyboarding class with infamous Jeff Biancalana! Every week he gives us 9 panels in which to work with. He draws out the first panel and the rest is up to us. We can pretty much do whatever we want with it, considering story and composition of course. So this week this is what I got...

I'm sooo tired!!!! But there's so much more work to do!!! @_@;

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Animation of the Semester!

These are just rough key poses for the Eric Goldberg Gumball Machine challenge in my Intermediate Animation class. The challenge is within 10 seconds a character comes in from screen left, unaware that the machine is broken, show emotion change, then exits the same way.

There's a lot to be done with it... the poses can be better and such... but let's see what Dave says today in class.

We got until the end of Sep to finish this and show it to Eric Goldberg on ACME Transmission!! Yay!!! I gotta work hard on this!! Wish me luck!! :D

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sketch Book Pro!

I got Alias Sketch Book Pro 2.0 today! It's f*cking amazing!! I don't know why I didn't get it earlier! The sensitivity of pen and the response time is sooooo much better than Photoshop! So in celebration here's a quick sketch of a Night Elf done on Sketchbook Pro!

If you don't have Sketchbook Pro... go get it! :D

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cartoon Character

My friend Johnny wore a cool outfit the other day so I have been meaning to make him into a cartoon character. Very rocker-ish!

Done on Flash and Photoshop.

Stay tuned for more stuff! :D Maybe more Flash stuff or a traditionally painted little something! ;)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

2nd Comic Strip Finished!

I finally finished the 2nd comic for school! I'm sure I'll find some minor mistakes later but hopefully not too much. If so I'll have to fix and resend it to Debra again. I can't wait to see them as bookmarks! Check them out, I think it's going to be passed out for this semester! :) If not, maybe the semester after... I'm not sure how long it takes for it to be printed and such.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sketches done in LA

I visited Jan this past weekend... had so much fun!!

I got to Burbank a bit early; Jan was still at work. So I went to the Americana... aka Santana Roids.

Just a few people in line at Universal Studios.

That's about it... for now! Stay tuned for mooooore!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Soul Calibur Shark!

Beautiful game by the way... Soul Calibur 4 that is. Check it out if you haven't yet! :)

Comic Strip for School

Here's a comic strip that I've been working on for San Jose State University. Debra said I can put it in my portfolio... which means my blog too...since I'll be transferring it to my portfolio... :)

San Jose State University owns this comic now. There might be a few last minute changes if Debra wants. I'm currently working on a second comic that is due soon... gotta work hard on it!!

Ah man...

I gotta say, It's 12:23am and I'm desperately trying to get a drawing down before going to bed... but I have to honestly say that I'm stuck. The Prometheus character designs are regressing rather than progressing... my drawings are turning out too stiff! But I guess that's the constant struggle as an artist. Maybe tomorrow I will feel the "flow" better.

Another thing that's hard is to really stick with the project. I'm really determined to get the Prometheus story done...atleast to get some solid designs, turn-arounds, and a rough storyboard before school starts... but nights like this... sucks. Lol. But I won't give up! And why am I writing on this blog like it's a personal diary? I have no idea. I guess I need to express my frustrations as an artist somehow through words (or text in this case). I KNOW that tomorrow will be better. Just gotta think positively! :) Keep on truckin', right? hehehe.

I'll work on it more tomorrow and the day after... I'll post something up if I get a good drawing done... usually my rough sketches are much more flowing and not stiff... but it gets so stiff when I clean it up. Another constant struggle for any other artist I guess. Anyone have any suggestions? Or is it one of those things where I just need to have more drawing mileage and learn on my own... hmm...

Anyways, I swear this will be the ONLY post I type that will be like a diary entry. It's really not like me to write like this, it's just not my thing.

Goodnight all... and stay tuned for more stuff! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Cutest Drawing EVER!

I found this on You can't get cuter than a fairy and a fairy DOG!!! :D

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Revised Girl and Expressions

I revised the Girl design according to a few things that Saul mentioned and what ACME pro's mentioned. I hope she looks a little more feminine now! I also sketched out a few expressions.

The design for Prometheus is going to take a little longer. I need to research a bit more for him.

Any comments or critiques are welcome and appreciated! Stay tuned for more stuff! :)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

"Spirit" Sketch

I was listening to Madonna's Ray of Light Album and this is what I got... pretty bizarre I guess. The title "Spirit" is obviously a place holder until I think of a better one. Maybe I'll color it when I get the chance. I'll have to tweak with it a lot before I do though... the composition isn't really there and I'll have to mess with sizes and placements of things and such...

Anyways, stay tuned for more stuff! :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Project: Prometheus

Jan helped me think of a story for a short film. In short, it's a story on my take of how Prometheus gives fire to mankind. Prometheus is a teenager, and has a crush on a human girl. She's shivering from the cold and Prometheus wants to help her and steals the fire. It's going to be a light hearted story. I'm going to keep working on it as much as I can. Stay tuned for more stuff! Maybe revised designs, turn-arounds, or storyboards!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Something I made...

"Tasty Love"

This is a present I made for Januel for his trip to LA (to work at DreamWorks as a story artist!). It's a joke we have... I blow him kisses and he eats them.

Good luck and work hard Jan!! <3