Thursday, October 20, 2011


Yes, I love the Chinese lantern festivals, and thought to myself..."HOW AWESOME WOULD IT BE TO MAKE THEM 100 TIMES BIGGER AND THEN PUT THEM IN A GIANT FOREST." And so this painting was born...

I have never changed the composition of a painting so much, honestly more than ten times at least. Thanks to Maureen for teaching me that sometimes the best way to make your painting work is to destroy it. Falling in love with your initial ideas can be dangerous and keep it from reaching it's potential. One day I would love to go and actually see one of these festivals in the flesh.

Anyways, hope you enjoy it! And until next time...well Halloween is coming up and thus parties so...still stay thirsty my friends!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm in love with a robot!...head in a garage...

Title inspired by a sweet song! "The Girl and The Robot" Jean Elan Remix! Anyways.... ;)
Here is my layout I did for our assignment. We had to separate it into layers which was super annoying since I drew the entire thing on one page and then had to redraw half the background digitally. And yes the perspective is wonky in some areas, got a bit lazy. I especially butchered the Nissan GTR, will fix that. But is done, can't say the same for the painted version, we'll save that for another post. Until next time, stay thirsty my friends!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lifes Heart

Here is my latest painting, once again a revamp of a sketch, and gouache painting, that I did towards the beginning of the school year. This took way longer than I expected, due to restarting the painting about fives times in order to capture a more interesting perspective. Getting the colors to look somewhat natural was also a real struggle for me, some reference would have made my life way easier! Overall I'm fairly happy with the final piece, but it's still no where close to what I want to achieve. And you know what that means...more practice! But for now it will come in handy for decorating my new room. Let me know what you think, areas I can improve etc! Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Until next time...

P.S. Grrr The quality keeps getting messed up when I post paintings and seems to be pix-elating them a bit. I've tried saving the file as normal jpeg and also using the optimize for web option. Does anyone know why blogger is screwing up the image quality?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fields of Destruction.

Here is another quick painting I just finished! Again it is based off of a sketch I did during the school year.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First summer painting, hopefully of many!

Here's my latest painting. I took one of the layouts I had drawn during the school year and decided to practice my digital painting on it. I altered the dimensions and composition a little bit based off of what I have learned since the original sketch in hopes of improving on it. With most of my paintings thus far, I find that I have a tendency to spend way too much time on the details. So this project was really focused on loose brush work and implied detailing. I also played around with brushes a bit more. This has definitely been my fastest painting so far, and overall I am pretty happy with it. But I still am a long way from the point I want to be at, which just means more practice. Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Yes...Layouts again!

Here are some of the layouts I've done over the past few months. Really dynamic and interesting compositions and perspectives still manage to elude me, hopefully over the summer I can break that wall down!

We're Free!

The end of the year has finally arrived and boy did the last semester fly by. It seems like just yesterday we all came back from Christmas break and now, here we are, ready for several months of some much needed sunshine. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for an amazing year! I look forward to spending many more with all of you. Have a a great summer everyone.

I'll start by posting several of my paintings. I don't have the last couple of assignments in my current possession, so they'll have to wait!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Here's a mini update for the time being, just some layouts I did around the winter break.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tekkon Kinkreet Painting.

After being inspired by Tekkon Kinkreet, we were given the chance to recreate a background layout from a movie for a painting assignment and I just couldn't resist doing something out of it. The layouts are mind blowing to say the least, they have definitely changed the way I draw and made me realize how much more work I have to do to get to that level. It also gave me a new appreciation for how much work was put into the entire project. To think that some of the backgrounds probably took days, if not weeks to paint, only to appear on screen for mere seconds makes me shudder. But the end result was worth it, and in the end that's what matters. This the only painting I've been happy coming out of the first term, but it looks like we have some really cool assignments in the present forecast, should be fun!