Saturday, December 12, 2015

My Website is here!!

Hey Everyone, do you want to see cleaner, high quality illustrations from this year and last or fun sketches that have not been posted on my blog. 

Then click on the link below to see my website: 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Peeling off the Glue skin

              Things have been getting sticky now-a-days, and it isn't because of the paper collage work but of more midterm exams and class registration that were going on. At least I got a majority of my class that I want, which are required for my concentration. What I'm planning on doing in the spring is the Perspective of Anatomy, Illustration IV, Illustrating Fiction, Islamic Art and architect and Comics & Sequential Art. Once more I'm excited for next semester, waiting to see more strong artwork out of in the spring. 
               I recently realize that this would be my last semester for the life drawing course. Yes I'm a bit sad since I done it for two or three years, and gain a lot of concepts when drawing the figure. Now I get to focus more on Illustration compositions for the upcoming years. But I do want to say that I learned an interesting method to drawing the figure & portraits with correct proportion and different use of medium to work with. 

Then with More Than Words, our recent assignment was illustrating a map with illustrations and typography design. For this, I hand-painted the map while worked with photoshop to apply the map labels. It was very fun to do, as it was putting in my impression since I visited the Big island. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Windy Days


                Its been awhile since my update, but I been spending time with artwork and the upcoming day for advising day. Just as a reminder, advising day is the preparation for next semester class. The plan is to finish all the requirements and illustration base classes that I want to do.

                 So here is the update from these last two weeks. In Advance Drawing, we have now been more open and experimental with medium. Not only are we working with charcoal and pastel, but now with types of paints (acrylic and oil) and paper collage. Today was a suggest, as seen below, we had to glue ripped paper pieces onto of the paper canvas, then drew the figure on top of it. Then during break our teacher then ripped pieces off and asked up to recreate the composition. You have the opportunity to recreate the figure or use the paper collage composition that show value and composition division.


           Then with my Illustration classes, a lot more commercial based work. In More than Words, we have been creating modern day versions of classic fictions (Moby Dick by Herman Melville) and non-fiction books (The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin). Now we have to create an appealing and readable map of a global island. I going to do the big island of Hawaii, Kona, since I recently went there for summer vacation. So the goal is the illustrate the places I went in a stylized look.

           Then for Illustration III, we recently had a break to illustrate things that we enjoy. Mainly, I like to illustrate writing into pictures. Then after looking at Eyvind Earle's illustration work, who you should know for illustrating Disney's Sleeping Beauty, we now have to create an interpretation or inspiration illustration of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Ballet performance. You should check his work out if you like nature and perspective, here is the link:


Sunday, October 4, 2015

October Update

        Hello all! Sorry for the long long wait but a lot happened the last two weeks. I had to study for two tests for liberal studio classes, being absorbed with illustration work and we had that a beautiful lunar moon a few night ago. I do hope everyone got to see it for a moment, indoor and outdoor their homes. I was lucky enough to go with some good friends and walk down to the beach coast and rose garden park. 
         So, here is the work I made a couple weeks ago that we missed out. For More than Word, we had to illustrate for unusually products. The one on the left was to illustrated a child shampoo label, which I turned into a body wash product. Then the illustration on the right, was to illustrate an album cover for the blue singer Robert Johnson. I finally got to do larger pieces in acrylic medium, while concealing my gouache painting in my Illustration III classes. Currently for Illustration III, we have been practicing on master copies of different artists. Right now we have been creating storyboard illustrations by Luc Desmarchelier, the artist for the Dreamwork's Spirit.


The next project is to create a book cover for a classic novel, fiction and non-fiction. Currently I am doing designing a cover for Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. The book cover has to depend on a appealing title than the book illustration. 

Then for Advance Life Drawing, working with the same model, in charcoal and ink medium. Then I been doing a lot pastel portraits, finding a satisfying application when drawing. now I just got to figure out the space around my face, aka the background.     

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Illustrators Don't Sleep

                Hey there, sorry for the delay. Weird stuff has been happening and I'm calling it weird when it is the beginning of the semester than during midterms. Any who, this title is quoted by my good friend, after seeing all the work I have to put together. However, I am excited for this week because I get more time to sketch and illustrate what I like to do. This is great because whenever I am in my sketchbook, it mainly involved with the assignment than for myself. 

                   Then with Advance figure drawing, we went really big in class. You cannot see how big that drawing board is but imagine it being the size of me. It was exploring the relationship of the space while shaping the figure posing. We even got back with pastel, but it was like an experimental process with color than rendering the figure. 

However, one of my assignments that I am extremely happy with was the illustrated letterform project. My theme was the ocean coast, which got people reminded of Cape Cod. I am happy with this because not only are they done in watercolor & gouache, I was able to creative clear images for the future. Now I have to transit this fun into a child friendly shampoo illustration. Pray for me please.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Me on the weekends

Welcome to my new work station (thank 
you Dad for coming down to see me :3)

Having been painting in gouache and acrylic, for both Illustration III and More than Word.
For More than words, I have to recreate the letterforms that I posted Friday, then Illustration III is to paint the sketches of J. C Leyendecker. Very extreme and necessary practice for painting skin tones. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Oiling off the Rust

Advanced Figure Drawing pieces

 Illustration III
Acrylic Medium

More than Words
Paper Collage

Upcoming Illustrated Letterforms