Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm back

Yup. that's right I'm back in business on here.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Couple of things.

Been a while since I last updated this thing, school has been really hectic the closer we get toward finals. But I feel like I'm handling it pretty well. Anyway, here is the New Yorker Magazine cover I made for the last project we did. I must say I really like how colorful it is. It looks fun. I combined New Year's Day with the Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien Tonight show dilemma that went on earlier this year. I drew everything out first, scanned it, then I worked my magic in Photoshop.SUMMER IS NEAR! Here is the final result:

Thursday, April 15, 2010


In case you all didn't know, besides being a Graphic Designer, I'm a newbie producing my own music and I also DJ. I was making some new mashup songs for my DJ sets and I managed to to do a really good mashup of Onra and Little Brother. I mashed up Little Brother's "Whatever You Say" song and Onra's "Vallee of Love" beat. I'm very pleased with this! I'm going to use this in any future DJ set I do. Click on the link to listen to the mashup song I brought together. I put it up for free download as well.

Be sure to support the Artists music! Check out Onra and Little Brother at their respective myspace pages below:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Some Updates

Wow haven't been on this thing since Spring Break. But I do have some new things to post up! I finished the completed version of my comic strip not too long ago and I've been busy trying to get used to digital painting on my wacom tablet. But here they are!I think I did a pretty decent job.

My completed Mickey Mouse Comic Strip.

Picture we had to digitally paint in class. Looks pretty decent since I have never digitally painted in my life.

We also had to try an imitate a famous artist's style when digitally painting a new set of eyes. I am pleased with how some of them came out. I tried to emulate the following artists: JC Leyendecker, Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh, and Franz Marc.

My Franz Marc eye.

I know I was supposed to make a Rembrandt eye, but I couldn't find any good pics so I did a Vincent Van Gogh eye instead.

Salvador Dali eye.

J.C. Leyendecker eye

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

PROJECT 2 COMPLETE. Project 3 process and new eyes

So this weekend has been pretty hectic. I am so looking forward to spring break and summer. Didn't really do anything but homework this whole week. Project 2 kind of took alot out of me but it was well worth it, I honestly believe that I came out victorious with a piece that really represents who I am as a person. It definitley is portfolio worthy. Not to mention it is a very satisfying feeling that it got voted as the favorite in the class. But back on topic. Our digital illustration class was introduced to the SketchUp program that Google provides for free. Its a 3d type of program that lets you create shapes and whatnot in 3 dimensions. When I first used this, I felt like this was like a dumbed down version of Maya. But the purpose of using this program for our 3rd project was to play around with camera placement and see what different kinds of angles we could use for our gag comic. Oh yeah I forgot to mention what project 3 was about huh? Well, we have to draw Mickey Mouse doing something in a 3 panel gag comic strip. It has to have a beginning, a buildup, and an unexpected kind of ending. I will now show the process that I've done so far for this 3rd project that we are working on right now,and more eyes that I did. Oh and my final Project 2 image.

Remember that black silohuette I had a couple posts back? Well here is the final version. One of the best things I've ever done. Alot of people liked the pikachu in there for some reason haha. A fan favorite for sure.

So this was when I was using SketchUp to figure out where I would place Mickey Mouse and another character for my gag comic. Nothing too fancy, but it gets the job done in terms of placement and getting different angles.

These were the gag strips that I started out with, but I eventually ended up with the one at the very bottom where Mickey Mouse meets Pikachu.

Now here are the eyes that we were supposed to make for this week. One was supposed to be made in SketchUp, and the other was just a close up photo of our eye. I managed to make a sphere in SketchUp so I decided that I would work around that to try and make an eyeball. After using SketchUp, I can conclude that I am not a fan of it.

Until next time my friends.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

An eye in love and a morning exercize

Hello everyone, hope you all are enjoying your week. I'm going to keep this short today since I have a big Art History test on Thursday night that I MUST study for.(Its my primary focus compared to my other classes this week) But we had to make an eye with an appealing and meaningful pattern (it shouldn't just be nice to look at, but it should communicate something more about the eye). So I made a heart pattern in illustrator and came up with the eye you see below. It looks nice to look at, and it also communicates the message of being in love or infatuation.

This is something we did on Illustrator last Thursday using Kandinsky as an example. We had to make an absract representation of ourselves. It looks ok I guess though it kinda looks random in my opinion.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Project 1 and more eyes.....and my day.

So today was pretty long but pretty cool. Went to LA to go buy some vinyls at Poobah records. Then went on down to little Tokyo and ate some really bomb chicken katsu from Curry House.I also went on down to Anime Jungle and bought a PVC figure of the X-men Character named Psylocke to add to my figure collection. My poor MPD32 is not getting the attention it deserves since I havent had a chance to make any music. But its alright its only because I've been focusing on my classes and stuff. But I WILL be making a new track next weekend....assuming I don't have a mountain of hw to do. But anyway, I have been starting on Project 2 and the eyes we were supposed to do. We were supposed to do 2 different kinds of eyes. But this time around, one of the eyes (according to blackboard)had to be made of ONLY an art stroke that you create yourself in Ilustrator.For the second eye,we had to use the gradient mesh tool to color it, and to try to give its surface the look of a one of these materials: candy, glass, liquid or chrome. I chose to do chrome. Here are the results of both eyes:

In other news, We all turned in project 1 already, and I must say I am very pleased with how everything turned out. I ended up making a european deer crossing type sign but with Donkey from Shrek on top of it. It really does look like you would see a sign like this in the world of Far Far Away. Here was the final product:

Thats all for today. It's 1:11 Am as I type this. I should go get some z's.