Monday, October 26, 2009

Red Riding Hood Final Illustration

This is the illustration before I added lettering onto it.

Mixed Media: bleach, pastel pencil, color pencil, goache

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Oil painting at the beach!

I've finally finished painting something other than still lifes!
My first complete non still life painting!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Illust Entry

...Which didn't get in, but was fun to do nontheless.

Made out of paper cuts. I dedicated this piece to my roommate.

I am currently reading, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and so far I am enjoying it. I ended up buying 4 issues of the comic book version of this, and to be honest, I think thats all I am going to buy from that series. Because the comic book is word for word from the book with illustrations. The illustrations aren't bad, but they are so spectacular that I'd wanna buy the comic book series just for that. Especially since I can just read the story thru the book, and in a way not ruin the visuals I have created in my head already.

I also started reading the Surrogates, which is what the movie is based on. As far as I hear, the movie doesn't do it justice. My opinion on the graphic novel itself is very positive. The style that is used inside is a mix of what looks like ink pen and photoshop. Now talk about art that gives me a reason to keep reading - this graphic novel has it. Very interesting concept too for a sci-fi genre. People that adopt android bodies and use that body instead for everyday things instead of their fleshy selves, which lays in a reclined seat the whole time as they are doing VR in their androids.

As for artist inspiration, really digging Adam Hughes style right now. If you haven't heard of him, his art is very awesome.

And speaking of artists, I still don't get what the hype is about Frazetta. Not attracted to his art style at all, nor do I see anything amazing about him compared to the other artists of 'ol.

To end this unusually long post, my next project is Red Riding Hood for Illustration I, and I think I have a pretty good idea going. Updates will be made for that shortly!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Talk to my roommate and she inspired enthusiasm in me! I will finish my tunnel illustration, complete with monster and scared lady! Do this green lady trying to catch a fairy (this may stay digital or turn into a painted piece), and then a construction paper cut out piece.


Illust of Ill

I really wanna put something in for illust of ill, but I've waited too long, I think, to finish a piece. I have nothing really prepared except for a few drawings. MUST TURN SOMETHING IN! Besides that, I've been working on watercolors in Illust Media. And I also have the Red Riding assignment for Illustration.

As for school in general, I was nominated to be a student Ambassador, so i'll officially be representing the school soon enough. Kinda wish I could join this other thing, but the meeting will be at the same time as this ambassador thing. Oh well. Lets see how things fare in the next couple of days. I will make special updates for this.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

“There are two goddesses in your heart, the Goddess of Wisdom and the Goddess of Wealth. Everyone thinks they need to get wealth first, and wisdom will come. So they concern themselves with chasing money. But they have it backwards. You have to give your heart to the Goddess of Wisdom, give her all your love and attention, and the Goddess of Wealth will become jealous, and follow you.” – Joe Vigil

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Old Environment digital painting

Original Brightness Setting

Lightened brightness for dim screens.