Thursday, January 29, 2015


Looooooong time no post!

I started at Sony last semester as a Vis Dev Intern and its been amazing! Trying the balance work and school and life has been hard but I managed to get this personal project done over my winter break.

It's an expansion on an assignment from last semester (last post). I designed a character, vehicle, and environment to accompany my "Box of Good" that I designed at the beginning of last semester.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Box of Good and Evil

My first assignment for my 5th and final year at San Jose State! 

We were to design a "box of good or evil". I was assigned good. we were to design the box and the key; other then that it was wide open to our own interpretation. I designed a device (box) that uses a special plant and rare meteorite stone (key) to purify water for those in need.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I have certain tricks and habits I tend to fall back on and I'm trying to change that

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

10,000 Journeys Gallery

Hey guys, I was recently invited to submit an illustration to the 10,000 Journeys Gallery to raise funds to build a library in Ethiopia. The Gallery reception will be down town in San Jose at Umpqua Bank This saturday so come by if you can!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dota 2 Courier sketches

So I've been super busy working on a film at school and had to put my personal project on hold for now. I hope to show the vis dev i've been working on in the film at the end of the summer though. 

I also started working with some friends on creating a courier for the game Dota 2. I'm going to design it, my friend Ben is going to model it and my friend Alvin will animate it if all goes smoothly. 

Here are some initial ideas.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Personal Project: The Two Brothers

Here's the protagonist of a personal project I'm working on over the summer. Based off the Brother Grim fairy tale, The Two Brothers. With a Mongolian/Tibetan spin!

I had actually originally planned to go with a much more stylized approach to this project and came up with these sketches below. But decided later that i need to practice working more realistically.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Round 2

Portrait of the same model as last week

 and the process

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summer Finallllllly!

So summer is finally here and I can do things like figure painting! Heres a 3 hour session in Palo Alto with my buddy Andy

Also, I learned how to make gifs! here are pictures taken at 20 minute increments. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Truck racing team update

Explored my characters a bit more. Feeling inspired by Fabien Mense

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Truck Gunner and Driver Team

Here's my finished third project for my Advanced Visual Development class.

 The requirements were to have a vehicle and 2 characters. The vehicle had to be a pick up truck with a mounted weapon and the driver and gunner had to be California native animals.

Other than that, we were allowed to really go wild on this project and seeing what everyone come up with was fun! I went with frogs and a flame thrower.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New York Flower Shop Final

Here are the final paintings for my second project in my Advanced Visual Development class. 1980s New York flower shop. Next up, 2 animal characters and a vehicle!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Flower Shop pt 3

More progress. Hoping to tie it all down by next week

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Flower Shop Pt. 2

2nd week's showing for my flower shop project. I really need to stop putting that interior off. I'll be building a proxy maya model to flesh it out. Traditional perspective is confusing me.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Flower Shop pt1

Our next project for my Vis Dev class is to design an flowershop and owner in 1980s New York. Here's my first weeks work. I really need to work on the flower shop interior. I'll concentrate on that next week. For now, sleep!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

El Dorado Final Illustration

Here's my final painting for my first project for my advanced visual development class. It was a blast and I'm looking forward to what JP has in store for us next :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

El Dorado pt 2

Further refining on my El Dorado project for my advanced visual development class

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

El Dorado Project - ideations

Here are some of my ideations for my depiction of legend of El Dorado, Lake Guatavita, and the story and ceremony around it. Still in the beginning stages. Basically ideas on paper.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sketched this while

feeling inspired by Brittney Lee's Birds and Eric Wilson's sculpting :) and playing with a few painting tips my friend Brandon taught me

Thursday, January 9, 2014