Sunday, December 27, 2009


The top two are my final two page comic. It was really cool process and lot of planning and tweaking to make it look right. It still needs a lot of improvement. But I'm proud of my work I like some of the expressions I used for my character Lily. All references were shot from my own camera. I also have learned not to procrasinate on certain projects since it will have a domino effect on all others! It was like trying to stop time by holding handful of sand it just slips you by!

oh yes part of the story was true I did felt dizzy and my math teacher yelled in front of me in the class!! sooo embarrasing! Ah high school days!

This is the first comic page I had to do on the first week of school. I didn't have much knowlegde of the crow pen and ink and how you're suppose to take reference photos of your own instead of using the internet. But I still like the story.

Charcoal reversal project

Here is the final reversal. It took me many hours and long nights to work on it.

I choose Edward Weston's Rose Roseland because I liked the pretty hairdo just like Princess Leia from Star Wars. The project was to make an illusion of a photograph by laying down the entire paper of black charcoal then lifting it out the shapes and light with a kneaded eraser. It was amazing how when one area was off the whole photo is off so laying out the porportion and shapes was the most important thing. Also the magic word SQUINT!


Here's a few pages from my 112A sketchbook. It was tough trying to keep up the everyday drawings but worth it!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

First comic strip!

This is my first comic strip for John's 112A class. I don't have much knowledge about designing comic strips but I am learning! I thought I'd share a bit about my dog Laddie who passed away two years ago. It was a treat to draw him in a funny way! More posting coming soon!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Final animation!

Here is my final animation from art 28 class! I worked hard on it and could have made it better if I wasn't sick right before the finals! But I'm am happy with it and it was fun creating this guy and how hard it is to animate people walking. So enjoy!

Here is a youtube link of this animation

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Past artwork 2004-2007

This is a charcoal drawing of my American Eskimo dog Laddie. I drew it from looking at a photo of mine. It was a tribute to my dog since he past away in the summer of 2007. I won honorable mention at the local Santa Clara Art Association annual show.

This is called Blue Heron and Pampas. I combined two references of my father's photographs and of course with some of my imagnation to create this piece. I won second place at the Santa Clara Art Association montly meetings.
This piece came out of nowhere. I was playing music really loud and felt inspired when I saw a full moon outside. I call this one The Mouse and the Moon.
This was a fun project to do. I had to read an interesting poem and create a drawing using only black and white charcoal and a color of our choice.
My first attempt doing a charcoal drawing from a beginning art class back in community college. I thoroughly enjoyed creating art with just a piece of charcoal and a kneaded eraser in my hand.

Here is my leaf drop pencil test. That was a bit tricky since I have to draw the leaf falling down slowly so hence more drawings!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Illustration assignment

This drawing was an illustration process assignment from my class. We had to do pull out a random word and use whatever the word was for our project. Mine was the "skull" After figuring out the compostion, the values and deciding what medium I would use here is the final. I did it in graphite pencil on illustration board. I think I could've made it darker with more contrast so it could stand out more.

My first animation!

Hey here is my first animation from my art 28 class. It's probably not good as some of the others but it was so cool seeing it bounce like a ball! Come back later for more animation!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hi all, I thought I scan in some of my pages from my sketchbook from Art 28. We're working on gesture sketches in public and doing some brainstorming ideas. The gestures were from watching children play in a park and they were much more interesting to draw than college students walking around talking on their cell phones.

The brainstorming thumbnail word was "Love" and I had fun doodling some cool ideas. My favorite is the See's Butterscotch Squares and Heartbroken the girl crying with tears.
Can't wait for the next brainstorm word next week!