Monday, April 30, 2012

#177-180 Lighting Excercise

Goro Fujita gave me some homework . I was to create 4 cubes with a white stripe from imagination with no reference in different lighting settings. These are the cubes he suggested.

1. sunny
2. overcast
3. night with a few fireflies around it
4. rainy night (light coming from street light off frame)

And here is the result.
I did a similar exercise in the past with sheep. I think I've improved :)

The old sheep exercise can be found here <--

Sunday, April 29, 2012


speedy between color comps for Inga.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Started out randomly scribbling and ended up with this.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Arthur Guptill & New Sketchbook!

Today I my Light and Optics teacher John Clapp gave a tremendously helpful lecture on general sketching on location. He showed us some amazing pencil sketches by Arthur Guptill who uses a pencil like its a brush, simplifying complex scenes effortlessly. Check him out!

I had to go home and give it a shot. Here's a sketch from my window of my neighbors house. 

Also I completed my current sketchbook finally so this is the first page of my new one I picked up today yay! :)

Monday, April 23, 2012


Just some anatomy painting practice from photo.

#174 Light Test take 2

Here's another attempt at what I was trying in my last post. Goro gave some helpful tips on the last one and I tried to apply it to this one.

Friday, April 20, 2012

#173 LightTest

Last week Dice Tsutsumi came and gave a talk at school. A student asked him his painting process and he replied something like "I paint at first with no light, and then turn them on one by one. key, fill, rim, skyfall, etc" This is also EXACTLY how Goro Fujita explained it just a year ago.

There must be something to this method, and I think I've strayed away from it. Here's a shot at it again.

Also, I got Mass Effect on the brain as you might notice.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I painted this in acrylic paint, then went over it heavily in Photoshop. It makes for some interesting texture.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

SJSU Mid-Program Portfolio Review

Next week is the deadline for the portfolio review at school. This is a first pass at what I'm thinking I'll be submitting. Any comments and critiques would be appreciated.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#171 Richard Schmid Study

I was flipping through my copy of "Alla Prima" by Richard Schmid and decided to do a study of one of his paintings. I'm really happy with how this came out. All my past attempts at portraits with wet media have always been terrible failures.

Learning from Inga and John have helped tremendously this semester. :)

gouache on Bristol board 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Drapery Study

Heres a graphite drapery study from life for my painting class. I tried to really work on edges with this one. I'm semi happy with the results.

Monday, April 9, 2012


You know those words this site has you type to prove you're a human whenever you comment on a post?

Well they're called Capchas and they are actually amazing!! check out this video on how you are included in a Massive-scale online collaboration every time you type one out.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ani 12 Specimen Project

Here's my Specimen Project for Ani 12. the assignment was to take 2 items and combine them realistically. I chose a Hercules beetle and a strawberry.... But it just looks like a beetle. >_<

Btw, I hate reandering with graphite.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Figure Painting 4/6/12

I tried my first digital figure painting today. It was fun and i learned alot. The overall temperature is too warm now that i look at it again at home.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


With midterms over, I thought I'd do a speed painting. but then i went into render mode and noodled around for a good 3 hours.

Fallen Kingdom

This video is currently exploding on the internet. check it out if you havent! I loved the animation, direction, everything.

and as I'm just beginning to learn Maya, I found this "Making Of" video very interesting.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

113a acrylic rendering

Here's my acrylic rendering for my intermediate illustration class.

Took a break from my rendering to paint this lady... not sure whats shes doing / looking at.