Sunday, June 28, 2009

I need some fresh air.

Hey all, here's one of my latest sketches...let me know what you think? I used a ball point pen to sketch out the figure. Then use Photoshop to do the colors. I also used photo reference for this piece as well.

She's a character that needs some air....but is a bit sad siting there as well.

If any of you live in the L.A. area...maybe you can check out Anime Expo which will be held at the Convention Center this coming week. Maybe I'll see some of you there?

Catch you all later!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wanna dance?

Hey all, here's a drawing of a...dancer?...she's ready to get down. Watch out guys with them claws. I scanned in the pencils and colored it in Photoshop. I also used a paper textured for the BG. Catch you all later.


Monday, June 15, 2009

A page from my S.F. Sketchbook

Here's the first page from my San Francisco sketchbook. Pencils, inks and gray markers with white pencil highlights. I'll like to do more female designs for this book. Well, catch you all later.


Hey, my eyes are up here.

Here's a quick sketch of Ivy. Done in blue pen and inked using a brush pen.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

a page from my Merida sketchbook

Hey, I wanted to upload a page form my Merida Sketchbook to share with you all. Laid the in first with blue pencil and then inked away using a tech pen sizes 005 and 02. I happen to finish sketching my last page for my Nueva York it's time for me to decide if I should but together that limited edition sketchbook or not for this year? What do you guys think? I still want to layout a short little story for the sketchbook as well. Hopefully, have it done for the Long Beach Con.

Catch you all later,

Blogs to check out...

Hey all, here's two blogs for you all to check! One is Eric Canete the other is Jojo Aguilar, both wonderful artists and designers that do work in the entertainment industry.

Eric's blog

Jojo's blog

I feel one can learn from just looking at their amazing work. Both have worked and do work in the animation, comic book and video game industry. Well, let me know what you all think of Eric and Jojo's work?

Also today is the last day of my character design for the term. I'm looking forward in seeing what the kids will be presenting today. :)

Catch you all later.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Concept Design Academy

Myself and my buddies from Lightbox will be taking a storyboard class over at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena. Here's a link to the school website,

Sure, I could have taken the board class over at Gnomon, where I teach. Jay Oliva will be teaching the class and he's a bad ass when it comes to the art of storyboarding. I want to learn from the best. Well time to go now.


Thursday, June 04, 2009

Kid Sketches

Some rough sketches of a random kid character for a demo I did for my character class. I used pencils for the line work and watered down gouache for the color for the two on the left. The ones on tone paper I just highlighted with a white Prismacolor pencil. Catch you all later.


Monday, June 01, 2009

even more Creature Sketches

Another round of sketches I did as a demo for my students last Wednesday night. These sketches were done using a dip pen and Sepia ink on tone paper.
I am really looking forward in what the students will be presenting me for the class final next week! I'm thinking in doing a small or burgers? Or maybe something nice and healthy?
Did the highlights using white Prismacolor pencil with a touch of white gouache for the highlites. If anyone have any questions about the work feel free to ask.