Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Final presentation boards from Perspective

End of Fall

I will gradually upload my recent work from the last half of the semester at the Academy. Here is a piece from Digital paint.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Extreme angle comic

Here is my answer to this weeks perspective assignment. We had to create 2 illustrations with an extreme close shot. The first thing that came to my mind was the former President being told to sign a contract by a little demon ball hovering over his shoulder, of course!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Quick paint

A paint study of a large man eating a hot dog. Yup.


It's that time of year...Time for getting cold, warming up with hot chocolate, and listening to Christmas music on the radio for a month..

It's also FINALSSSS...dun dun dun..

Here is a quick peak at my final for Perspective. Wish me luck!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bart Train Folk & Student Folk

Here are some recent sketches from the past few days on the way to the Academy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Greek Myths

My take on Poseidon and Zeus.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sketch colors

Today we learned some new brushes in photoshop. Here is the result of my experimentation on my previous sketch.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A very, very, long, and wet SF day

Had a long day today at the Academy, but it was really fun and full of pleasant surprises =]

Here is a quick unexpected sketch I did 15 min before I headed towards the Nickelodeon presentation. It got wet and gross from the rain.

Monday, November 8, 2010

landscape comps

Here are a few Landscape sketches for digital paint. Any suggestions on improving these?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Egypt 2

Here is a perspective assignment with the topic of looking straight at the horizon line. The large snake is Apophis, an evil Egyptian God who is feared by those who go into the afterlife.


Here is the final composition! Hopefully I will get a chance to polish this when I get free time.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Egyptian boy character

Here is a character study of an Egyptian boy I will be using in a perspective assignment.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Re touch

Here is a retouched version of my previous illustration of the frozen Yeti in a cave

Sunday, October 24, 2010

UFO saving kids!

another perspective project... UFO's saving the last kids on earth!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's getting cold...

Here are two pieces I did for Advanced perspective. This week's topic is looking up.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Turtle Power

Here is an assignment I worked on in perspective class. Still working on it, I hope to finish this one out and change some of the layout. Overall, I'm pretty happy with where it is going.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


This was a project for my digital class. I guess football season is really taking it's toll on me.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vampire Geishas

Here is one of my assignments for this week's perspective class. It was a roller coaster doing this piece but a good challenge to step out of my comfort zone.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

bart doodle cont.

He asked me to take a photo, I thought that was a little funny

bart doodle

a doodle i did really quick of an old man falling asleep on bart.... i
realized that i should have emphasized more of a "drowzy" posture.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

experimenting in class

An assignment I worked on in Class. The assignment was to play around with digital watercolor and textures. I used one of my previous sketches...had a lot of fun with this.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Some perspective

Here is a sample of my first assignment for Advanced Perspective. I think I want to keep working on these and eventually color them in the future.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Color studeez

Helloo I made these a few weeks ago to practice colors. These were done from photo reference. Although, I would love to paint on the computer atop a snowy mountain some day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

School in Session

Well school is back in session for me. Pretty excited about it and really starting to like Corel Painter 11. Here is a Sargent master copy. Im still trying to learn most of the capabilities here and the new brushes.

Have a great weekend

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Study, Study, Study.

I have been studying and getting myself ready for the upcoming fall semester at Academy of art. These are some recent sketches I have done in my Moleskine.

Friday, August 13, 2010

In memory of Joey Velasco

I can honestly say that Joey Velasco is one of the most inspirational artists I have ever come across. His insane dedication to his art, his family, his community, and to God are qualities everyone can admire. I respect this man very much and I hope you can take a chance to read up on his story and take a look at his art here:

"It is with deep sadness that we share the news of our dear friend, Joey Velasco’s recent passing. He suffered from a heart attack and seizures a few days ago. Kindly offer prayers for the eternal rest of his soul. May perpetual light shine upon him..."
"Everyone knows he's going to die, but nobody seems to be completely and absolutely prepared for it. Nobody lives each day ready to die; life should be lived to the full each day."

Creating art till the end

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Jimmy the Frog

I have been working on a project that requires a frog character. Here is one of my concepts. Jimmy the Frog! ;]

Monday, June 21, 2010

New project

i've started to come up with a new story for some of my personal work. It deals with a father and daughter on a fishing trip. Here are a few samples of my first sketches of fish. I will ultimately create my own fish species, but I need to sketch a few more fishes for reference. These few were done with colored pencil.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Mr. Bean project complete

More of my designs are in the "Mr. Bean's Big Fall" section on my online

Hello all! It has been a while since I have posted work, so I think it's about time I unveil the Mr. Bean project I have been working on. Above are a couple of my designs. If you're wondering why Mr. Bean is covered in clouds, let me explain ;]

In the opening credits of every original Mr. Bean episode, we see Mr. Bean fall from the sky and hit the ground under a spotlight. But the viewers are never told why this strange man drops and hits the ground face first as seen in this youtube clip:

Well A few months ago, it came to me. I suddenly had an answer. Might not be the correct one, but I think it works. A little fantastical but It works.

So Mr. bean was actually up there in the clouds in line waiting to go into heaven (Heaven is actually kind of like a huge amusement park). But of course, Mr. Bean is in the very back and getting impatient since all he could see was a line of people stretching for miles. So as he waited there mumbling and grumbling, he suddenly got an idea when he looked at a few clouds near him. He decided that the fastest way to get to heaven would be to put a bunch of clouds on himself as a suit and walk to the front with none the wiser. But in typical Mr. Bean fashion as he walks towards the front in his cloud disguise, he begins to float and fly out of control.... heading towards Peter, the entrance manager of heaven.
Bean eventually hits Peter and knocks over his podium.

Peter is very angry.

Peter decides that since this is the second time Bean tried to cut, he will just send him back to earth so he doesn't have to deal with him for a while. He didn't send him to heck because that would be a little too extreme.

Mr. Bean then falls from the sky and ends up somewhere in England with a second chance at life.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fresh air

Went down to Monterey this past weekend with Matias and Ernesto. I'm glad I came out, the day was so beautiful. Here are some photos of my adventure, with some paintings that I worked on. We first went to Mission San Carlos Borromeo, then off to Pt. Lobos.

There was a very spiritual feeling within the complex

Matias and I trying to get the green and the purple right haha

gettin' there