Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween

 Don't get too crazy!


(Life drawing, 5 mins)

Don't trust weird occult dating sites.


(Life drawing, not quite sure how long but probably 10-15 minutes?)

And last but not least, eat lots of candy.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Not much



Just another two pictures from the portal sketchbook. It's not as ambitious as the first one, haha.

By the way, the first one had envelopes and parcels you can open. I'm keeping the contents in it a surprise!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Portal Project

Wow, haven't updated in ages... anyways...

Me and my intern-in-arms Victoria Chiu (visit her here) are doing a little project involving a sketchbook and portals. It's pretty fun!

It's a bit like Sketchtravel. We pass a small sketchbook between each other and we cut a hole on each page. Then interpret an item being passed through.


So after a night of ink and origami paper, this is what I ended up with. I don't really have a name for this, but "Sugar Hills"?


Find: A golden sheep, 8 cookies, 2 cupcakes, and a teaspoon.

(I'm going to be the next I-Spy illustrator! Ha ha just kidding)

In case you're wondering, the portal is the trap door on the top left of the page. Yes, it opens!

(Isn't my cluttered desk fantastic?)


So what's on the other side of the trap door you say? That's for you to find out!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Moulin Rouge


5 mins

10 mins

aaannnd 20 mins


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Group stuff, yay!

So blogger has some really weird template for posting... I'm so confused. Anyways as you know my absence for posting is pretty much because of our team making the film and it was crunch time 24/7. But now it's summer I can post some group stuff I did for our film:


1st scene: Totally went for the ambitiousness and took up this explosion thing... Went through like 5 different versions and in the end I had to pass up the smoke effects to Reina... Yay for incompetence X'D Pretty much did everything except for the smoke animation. So compositing and backgrounds and all.


2nd scene: Just the animation, colored and cleaned. Ran into some hurdles figuring out her body behind the chair... and how her hand is on a different level... and some funny legs going on down there.


3rd scene: Haha it's the BG from the first scene all reused and repainted. Did everything, yay! :'D And I don't know why it's 10 seconds long! Some After Effects or Premier mistake I probably ran into! :D



Well in the end, I guess I can sum it up as... fun? It was stressful, and personally I thought I could have done better... Like everything else I did. Well it wasn't exactly fun... was it? I don't know, it's like the feeling after you beat a really really really hard video game marathon. Including some hating on yourself.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Inky Blots

Ink and color costumes.





Fresh Air





Poodles of 5 minutes



Angry? You bet I am.

Hurrumph.

You know, honestly, why can't I draw proper structure and proportions, eh?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

But waiiitt!



I feel so narcissist... seriously who would draw themselves as a pseudo-Gorillaz band member? Other than the rest of our team (who are drawing themselves as Gorillaz band members for a presentation project... we called ourselves the GIFS, lol)

I'm not really the best looking one out of the band. I'm as boring as I look like in real life. *sigh* Gotta spice up my wardrobe someday.

And why am I... out of all the colors... BLOO?!

But seriously, I really like Gorillaz.

Terribly Delayed Stuff.

I'M DUMPIN DEM ALL. Draws from last year to January, I think.



1 min?



30 secs?






Plein Aiirrr (more like Plein Indoors from school campus)



?? 3 mins?



I was experimenting with colors but OHOHOHO I hate anatomy and proportions.


Now, allow me to smash my head into multiple walls in peace, thank you.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Car show

Car show... it's been way too long since I've set foot to downtown Toronto and home. I miss the place.

My dream car is probably a baby blue colored Volkswagen beetle.




NOT THIS LOL, but same color. (ink pen and digital)



Some sketchies! I saw a car that looked like an upside-down Cheshire cat.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Doh.

Dumping all my Life Drawing stuff, lololol. My head hurts too much to think...

Recreating a character:









Geishas










Cowboys

15 mins



5 mins



2 mins





Hopefully my days will get better.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Deciphering Korra

lol (yes that's all I can say to begin an entry)

My friend was showing a (apparently leaked?) tidbit of the upcoming Avatar series. Homg. It looks awesome man. Even though I've never really watched Avatar before (you guys can smack me with a brick if you want). I'd prefer to watch the new series since it's going to be short, and I prefer it that way :)

Anyways, this also gives me an excuse have first shot at studying an action sequence. I've always wanted to know the magical secrets behind the excitement of fighting! I know it was going to be a challenge... but I never expected to spend so much time on this. I ended up nitpicking all the compositions while referencing the film in a badly deformed screen ratio, not really a good thing.

There are so many things I liked about that short sequence. It made my thumbnails look really awesome.









Right, I also didn't notice Korra is emerging from the window in the last shot when I did this. Most of the shots were rather easy to figure out, but that ONE bit, the shot with Korra tossing the guy... WHAT WAS THAT SORT OF TRICKERY?! I don't get it. Was it one continuous shot? If it was how did they manage to animate the guy turn around to smash the door? And how did the background change from swooshy-swoosh back into a normal street? It wasn't a screen wipe! I feel so dimwitted! ARG someone enlighten me!

Also, in the beginning I was planning to just draw the camera moves, but in the end I dropped it because... well... the template. Duh. But that made me draw so many more panels. Guh.


Anyways, can't wait for the new series!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Might as well!

I never put up my life drawing stuff. Ever. Because they're terrible and make me claw my face out. Life drawing has always been my weakest subject, but I'm making an exception today.

I was messing around with markers.





30 sec






1 Min




5 Mins





Also, this rather old pastel drawing of a horse I did during Royal Winter Fair. Instead of buying chutney, I blew my money off pepperoni and now my cupboard smells like... well, pepperoni.

Oh yeah, critiques. Please. I really need them.

Italy update again

And raging about my computer! My computer decided to restart behind my back and when I came back I realized it decided to close Photoshop along with all my unsaved drawings on it. ARG! What's worse, after it updated it's now running slower than ever! Curse you Microsoft Update! Curse you!!!


Anyways, I've never gotten myself to upload my sketchbook from Italy, but now I shall dump all my scribbles on my blog, yay!

















Most of the things are self explanatory. We all glued whatever we could in our sketchbooks, so yeah, those are real gelato spoons. I regretted using a moleskine for this trip, the pages were too thick and too few. I later bought another one with the thinner pages during my trip because I ran out of pages (can be nicknamed volume 2 of my trip, haha). That sketchbook... well, I still have no idea where it is right now.

Also I should add how cozy our room was. Funnily enough, there were these really gorgeous white flower. By the time we left our apartment, the flowers are all gone and wilted. It's like the flowers are saying goodbye to us, but I guess also because it was nearing summer.

Anyways, I gotta go update more of my old stuff. :P