Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sketchbook Project 2014-15 pages 10-17

             Again, more familiar stuff before. This is the time where I was created the characters for "The Desert Silhouettes", trying to give them a style or at least an identify for Deron and Farooq. When thinking of the Deron, I wished for him look much of his people but that edge that wanted exploration. And if you see that small note on page 11, I had the idea of having each human character (extras to important) they own symbol or icon. For example, Deron symbol is the swirl on his chin.
            Then when thinking of Farooq design, I knew that he would be the cute furry but some sort of lizard with the Disney's Beast's legs. Since his ability is camouflaged, it seem very unneeded for fur but rather something a skin that can hold onto particular surfaces. Overall, these were the first few sketches from this upcoming comic.    

Page 10-11 pencil

Page 12-13 pencil& watercolor
These two illustrations were actually specific ideas for promoting my venture crew. I was thinking of what representing those moments the most are around the camp fire, because it is the one place that is warm in the dam darkness while lots of stories/ advices can be told through. It was probably a bad idea about doing watercolor on this type of paper but the color pallet work excellently with theses illustrations.
Page 14-15 Watercolor 
Then these are fun little doodles that I got inspired off of when watching Nickelodeon's "Danny Phatom", which I do recommend for people who like the supernatural forces, high school stuff, great comedy and memorable characters. While one this topic, here is a link for people are interested in Danny Phantom graphic novel, a fan made comic with beautiful development of illustrating and interesting story plot that follows loosely along the origin plot:

Page 16-17 pencil

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sketchbook Project 2014-15 pages 4-9

Page 4-5 pencil and ink
              These are quick observational doodles that I have done in pencil and ink. Mainly I was trying to draw dog bodies as well as people sitting around the campfire. There should have been more but it was drawn on a particular day so I left it alone for that. Maybe if I added a post it, it could have bought more color into the pages.

Page 6-7 pencil, pen& ink
          On these two and four pages, I was thinking a lot about my story "Tail", possibly continuing the story further into the college life perspective but also expanding the ocean fantasy folklore. So these are pretty much concept art for the mermaid soldiers to other sea dwellers could share the ocean floor as well walk.
Page 8-9 pencil, pen &ink
            These may look familiar from a long summer ago because they are. These were the page that I used to figure out the cover page or recognizable image for the Tails story Most were doodles that came out our my head and what my mind thought was.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sketchbook Project 2014-15 pages Cover & 1-3

Hello Everyone, sorry for the delay but it has been difficult pushing time away when I was typing an class evaluation for creative writing and an eleven paged essay about how society is sympathizing with monsters than fearing them now. Not to mention my last final projects for Audio& Video, Typography and Illustration 1 all in one deadline. Anyways, I get to sleep in and get back to reteaching myself watercolor and gouache after all the pen & ink drawing. 

But I nearly forgot that I signed again for the Sketchbook Project of 2014-2015. I was able to scan it in then mail it off to its destination on time with some good sketches and doodles, which I will give a brief explanation about. Make sure you check out their website to see other inspiring sketchbooks people have submitted all over the United States at  

Cover of sketchbook

This is pretty much my first time decorating a sketchbook cover but what I learned in sketchbook club, there is nothing better than an interesting appearances for the readers to open your book. This was pretty much last minute but I wanted to do something colorful but with mix media. If you cannot tell, those are chocolate ball wrappers that I laid out abstractly from back to front. I also incorporated pen and ink sketching of bunny rabbits (honestly I don't know why except that it works with the movement of the foil).

page1 pencil
My first page was pretty much observational studies I drew the first day I got. To keep my life drawing skills I learned in the Spring semester, I was drawing or rendering people as much as I could. The one on top is my little sibling, lying on our brand new couch, who was willing to pose for me perfectly. The one below were a few weeks later, of my brother and his girlfriend also on the couch watching television (maybe the "The Croods" or "The Hobbit). They were more difficult since they were in motion on the couch, from cuddling to throwing pillow upon each other. Mostly it was rendering the back of their craniums or my brother's haircut that made hard to render.

page 2-3 pen& ink, pencil
Okay, so page 2 is a hit or a miss for the sketchbook. These are post it stamps that I drew on when I went to the musical of "Mary Poppins" in the summer. It is a lot more fun since it is colored paper and you have limited composition size to work with. Then page 3 is pretty much the thumb nail posters images that I came up with for the Secret of Monkey Island.