Saturday, December 27, 2008

watch out

no, santa. you better watch out.

christmas cards 2008.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

this and that

ballpoint pen goes scritch and scratch in my not-so-little black book

Monday, November 17, 2008

chester vs. obamaman

it's a bird! it's a plane! NO, it's -- OBAMAMAN!
corel painter; hmk for digital illustration w/ paul olson.
i think i'm going to colour this properly in photoshop later. painter is way too unpredictable for me. pretty textures and all, but it's like "oooh, look at me i'm pretty [KICK IN THE SHINS]"

sketchbook doodle, quick colours in photoshop


lecture notes from the "better world by design" conference i went to a couple weeks ago:

i was most inspired by cameron sinclair's lecture the first day.. though, by the third day i think it became too much about business and economics for my taste. the environmental movement is a social justice movement, and while i understand that there are large economic repercussions, we cannot hope to solve our problems by trying to create more economy. so we give everyone in africa a cell phone which connects people. then what? so they make more money. then what? it's not that they (or rather, we) are living outside of their economic means. it's that we are living outisde of our ecological means. anyway, i'm in class right now, so i won't go into further detail with this thought. i'm supposed to be making an animated short in corel painter. i'll post it later. :>

Thursday, October 23, 2008


sketches from trip to shanghai with sam and auntie julie <3

hong kong subway

finally got around to editing sketches from over the summer, sketching on the subway in hong kong going to and from work :>

pulled a wheelie

scanned out of sketchbook and coloured for practice.. :> (about an hour or two in ps2?)

ahh, illustrator, how we have fallen out of touch.. i don't think i've really used the pen tool for anything since freshman foundation 2d class back at parsons. good old dan hill would go through the program and spend about half an hour on each and every tool. "now, class. this is how you select" D: we all loved him, but it was painful. so painful.

Monday, October 20, 2008

skhetch bok

just wanted to play around with some colour

Monday, October 13, 2008

panel 2

panel 1

one more panel to goooo

and guess Waht?
i still need to print and mount these for my 1 o'clock class tomorrow! FUNTIMES:D

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

bunny hop

unfinished: panel one of squid-bunny narrative thing
crit went alrighttt, i guess.... i need to work on the readability of the 3 panels cohesively
luckily, i have brilliant friends with brilliant suggestions and fret, i shall not :>


... it rhymes with


i want to sleeeeep :<

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008


new piece! propaganda poster for class. and now to catch a few precious hours of sleep before 10am japanese class -_-"

thank you thank you thank you, nick. you're the best.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


hoorah hoorah, an update! (because i finally have access to a decent scanner!)
just a sketch i did at the end of may.. cause robin's costume changes so many times in the comics.. but anyway, i'd just finished watching ffVII and the rendering/graphics were holy-babies-that-was-frickin-ultra kind of good. hence the awesome shoulder pad.

more sketches to come.. i did a lot of drawing in hong kong during my 20 minute subway rides to and from work.

'til then, chums.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

painting final

portraits series! [in order of completion]







[oils on 1/4" mdf boards coated w/ traditional gesso]

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

love love love


switchfoot and narnia TOGETHER??????? i'm going to die from pure ecstasy. DIE.

i'm in love with the song

there's a party explosion of pure dorkedness, art geekery, and extreme fangirldom going on inside me right now.

yeah. a frickin' party

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008


both images made for illustration concepts class.. which is in 4 hours, so i think i'm gonna go take a nap.

think what you will, blah blah i feel like there are lasers on my eyes permanently set to disintegration via slow roasting. i don't know what's what anymore.
comments, etc?

[edit - 05/01/08 - 6:27am]
yeah, the starbucks thing doesn't make a lot of sense... i'll rework later.. perhaps.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

katie's kites

katie's kite shop, open monday through saturdays, 10am-5pm

named "katie's kites" after my brilliant and beloved roomate, katie, who was helping me brainstorm types of stores to draw for the assignment and had a sudden stroke of genius.

(somewhat) finished version of this sketch
graphite on bristol, 20"x20"
25-30 hours?
i think i'm going to go back in and put pattern detailing on the kites, and also make up for the slack job on the view out the bottom window. hehe

lesson learned: sharpening edges is extremely effective using a 0.5mm HB mechanical pencil. it will also cause temporary blindness and mild headaches.
also, never try to fake understanding of bird anatomy especially when your drawing teacher is a proud caretaker of 80+ adopted birds.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008



push it

ah i want it, i won't deny

Monday, April 21, 2008

floating city

psyche! no finished work.. but here's something i'm working on.. it's a drawing from one of last year's class assignments and i want to start colouring it.. for now, here's a light study before i get overly obsessive about minute details

Sunday, April 20, 2008

colour struggles

just some 30-45 min studies in-class... yeh. i'll have some finished work up.. uhm. soon?

and a lil' sum'fink for the sillies...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

soured meat

friend sent this article just today:
the pleasures of the flesh

it's quite good.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

kites in light

kite shop!

scanned pencils toned in photoshop

rough light study for final drawing to be done in graphite... any comments/critique would be helpful in terms of the logic of the lighting, if the perspective makes sense, composition, etc.
i'm going to start the shading on the real thing soon.. i just need to pop by utrecht to pick up some graphite powder. yummy