Sunday, December 16, 2012

An Offering

In the future, machine dominates man.

Malibu Creek

For our final in digital landscape painting class, we went out to Malibu Creek to walk, talk, and most importantly, paint. It was a relaxing albeit chilly day. It started to rain a little, so I had to throw on a trash bag over my laptop to protect it. The trees reminded me of Miyazaki's extra floofy forests. 

This is what I was able to capture plein air, but maybe I'll fix this up later. (ha) But for now, enjoy!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

California girl.

They'll melt your popsicle.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Long-haired Japanese ghost edition.

15-20 minute poses, digital painting on Photoshop.
I'm trying to work out the expressiveness using what Photoshop brushes are available to me. It's harder to get the feel and sensibility when I don't have a real brush to manipulate in millions of ways. Sure I may have all sorts of layer modes, shape dynamics, dual brushes, jitters... but nothing beats a real paintbrush for sure.

Shadow of the Colossus final artwork

An edited version of the final boss Colossus, another keyframe for the final battle, and an aftermath scene.

Thanks for stopping by. Much more to come..!

Friday, November 30, 2012

60s 70s Girl

Painted from a live model dressed up as a 60s and 70s girl. It was really fun to paint in a graphic design inspired way instead of the usual render-esque method. We focused more on composition and flat shapes to show off the appeal of the decades. Thanks for visiting

Colossus character and Keyframe WIP

This is the last Colossus our hero fights. As you can see with the human scale, this guy is gigantic. His body is made of feathers, bone, wood, and stone. He is a rusty reddish and purple color due to his petrification. There are some issues with the foot closest to the viewer which I have to fix.

This is a work in progress for my second keyframe for the Shadow of the Colossus game. As you can see, the hero's just beginning the fight with the huge colossus. This is already changed quite a bit, but I'll leave this here for process' sake.

Thanks for viewing! There will be more to come!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Shadow of the Colossus Keyframe One

A preliminary and final version of a keyframe. This is the opening scene where the hero's village is in the path of a colossus. This large beast is reaching the end of its life, and it's making an exodus to its place of birth. It's head is that of a bird yet the body is like a bull.

As the colossi age, their organic bodies petrify and turn a vibrant color. The colossi may collapse or rest on a holy ground in which its body will mesh with the surroundings until it is reborn again.

Just my thoughts as I was painting things.

SOTC: Two Character Variations and Final

Art Deco, Art Nouveau

I believe this is the first time I've digitally painted from a live model. It was weird, and at times it got frustrating (in the sense that I'd rather just mix the colors on a palette!), but I got the hang of it. Shiniest backdrop ever. Props to Justine.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

More homework...

Cave where main character fights a spider-like Colossus hanging from the ceiling.

Main character hops from rock to rock to defeat a marine Colossus in a lake.

She arrives at a small clearing where an old holy building lies. The entrance may lead to a Colossus.

Character variations.

Digital landscape painting this week. :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Update! Some landscapes and colossi...

These are a few recent paintings I did for digital landscape painting class and viscom 4. Enjoy! More to come!!

 A half plein-air and half at-home painting from Eaton Canyon. Upper right is a piece whose style I wanted to emulate and learn from.

 Just a study from a photo using five specific brushes for landscape painting.
 Screenshot studies of epic, cinematic look.

We each chose a game that we wanted to create a cinematic for and painted six pieces depicting the style, color, and mood we wanted for the "next-gen" version of the game. I chose Shadow of the Colossus.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

School Dump

Helmet project. 2nd Term 3D fundamentals 2

25 storyboard frames of a Thai folk tale about a boy is is born from a conch.

Sargent mastercopy 16x20 oil. 

Sargent mastercopy 11x14 oil.

Painting workshop with Mad hatter model. 11x14 oil.

Still life. 11x14 oil.

Mastercopy Back study. Charcoal drawing 18x24.

Live model drawing with Derwent, pastel, toned paper. 

Acrylic painting 16x20.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Final keyframes from Creative ID process class. A beginning, middle, and end to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story. Enjoy!
Charlie finds the Golden ticket in the candy store.

Augustus Gloop falls into the chocolate river being devoured by a chocolate monster.
Wonka, Charlie, and Grandpa Joe board the glass elevator and find the Bucket house. They crash through the ceiling and greet the eager grandparents.

Saturday, March 17, 2012