Monday, December 27, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Kitchen

I'm not the best at colours so i had to label them first with a pencil so that i'll know which colours to put later on. Haha


Been drawing a lot the past few days but i haven't had the chance to upload anything since we moved out. These are some of the stuff from my notebooks. It's got dates on them somewhere so you can check which ones were done first.

The expensive markers & my classmate's bag.

My computer, that's always a mess but i kinda like it that way.  Makes a better subject for drawing too.

At our favorite spot in our favorite animation room.



I haven't done this stuff in a while, and this is the first time i'm posting something like this here. I had to do the first one for a Sunday TV show, as a background, but they had to edit a lot of stuff out so it wasn't recognizable anymore in the airing. The other one i just did cause i had too much fun with it and i had nothing else to do that day.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Moving Out

We're cleaning up the house right now. I just found a few old stuff that I made probably 3 or 4 years ago. Here's one when I was still learning how to cross hatch.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


More scribbles from animal anatomy class. These drawings are probably the closest I can get to having a real dog.. 

I think this is a lab.

German shepherd, I think.

And I have no idea what breed of dog this is.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Wizard of OZ Day 2 - Colors

A continuation of my fascination of The Wizard of OZ. (Skottie Young is just incredible) I studied the colors this time. I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of digital painting, I think. These were real quick and I didn't give much attention to the details of the drawing (although I almost never do anyway, hehe), I just wanted to study the colors this time. I did these during class, with the help of the all-powerful cintiq.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Boards & Backgrounds

I got a hold of Marvel's version of The Wizard of OZ today. Awesome, awesome artwork and storytelling. Studied the backgrounds & compositions as soon as I set my eyes on those pages.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Animal Anatomy - Horse

       Taking up animal anatomy class right now, I should have taken this subject a few terms ago as a sophomore, but only got to take it this term. 

    It's so much fun to do plain old anatomy & fine art after so much animation subjects (plus thesis!). This class feels like a break from all that, so I'm really enjoying it. I haven't been doing realistic drawings in a while too so this is probably like a back to fundamentals drawing class for me.

12 "x 18"
This first one looks like that chart you see on the supermarket when you're buying meat. Haha. 

I really like this second one.

This is the first time I've ever touched coloured pencils. Haha! I wasn't sure of what I was doing, so I kinda played with it & explored a little. I'm happy with what came out though, and fortunately, so was my teacher. Hahaha.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

UNIT 393

Some early concept art for my thesis short film, UNIT 393.

It's still in the pre-production stage, a long way to go, but I got my fingers crossed. Wish me luck! Rock n roll.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Tree

I just bought a new marker again. (Yes, I buy them one by one cause they're expensive, haha.) I did this drawing just now to test it.

I think pencils do a better job when drawing trees instead of inks, especially if it's low contrast. Or maybe I just need to learn how to draw trees with inks better.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Playing With Perspective

(...and weird angles, and maybe lenses.)

I feel like I haven't posted anything in foreverrrr. These two are from my notebook that I did yesterday. Both of them gave me a headache after drawing cause of the weird angles that I chose. Haha! But I like them both. I promise myself I'll be uploading a lot more stuff reaaaaal soon.

This was drawn before going to sleep..

You gotta tilt your head a little bit to the right. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scratch Papers & Humility

I've been fond of drawing on the backs of used printed papers & coffee shop tissue papers for as long as I can remember. There's always something about cheap, dirty paper that gets me in the mood to go grab a pen and doodle something on it, anything. and I usually draw so much better on scratch papers than on special, expensive ones. I've been trying to figure out why I like doing it for some time now, and while I was drawing on a strip of tissue paper at Starbucks today, I think I finally found out why.

Scratch papers are worthless.

It has no value, no significance, nothing special about it. just plain, humble, ordinary paper, and I think that's what makes it so much easier to draw on them. No pressure! You know that when you draw on it, it's gonna look better than when you found it cause you're starting from zero. You don't expect anything, you just let out what you want to let out. You don't think about making sure your drawing looks pretty cause it might be a waste of paper if it doesn't come out right, and you also don't think about how much you spent on it. You just draw.

Paper, after all, is just a means for the art to happen.

I think it's very similar to how people see themselves. Having big egos are like drawing on expensive paper, there's too much drama that goes along with the process when it's there. It's like unnecessary pressure on your back.

The more humility you have, the more opportunities you give yourself to grow, and learn, and be used for something far greater than what you'd ever expect of yourself to be.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Dear glasses,

You have been awesome and all, but you are too old and I think I've been wearing you for too long! The rubber band's not working as well as it used to when your right lens first got detached, and now both your arms are already in masking tape & hair pin crutches. Thanks for putting up with me though.

Rock n roll.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Different Approach

I doodled really quick characters during class this morning cause we weren't doing much. I don't normally do this cartoony stylized approach, but I decided to give it a shot. I ended up having had lots of fun with it.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Board, Composition & Staging Studies


A few days ago we went to Baguio for a 5 day vacation. Here are some of the quick sketches I did of the place.

The next two are drawings of the really big pine tree that was near the place we stayed in. It's the same tree, I just wanted to draw it again after the first drawing, to see what it'd look like as a gesture drawing. I actually like the second one better.

The First Drawing

And The Second One

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some Lessons From Hans Bacher

Storyboard Studies

Still learning how to storyboard. I got this scene from an episode from Avatar, Trying to learn a few tricks from people who know how to do it well. There's also a really good chance that I'll be working on a Japanese theme for my thesis so this scene really caught my attention.