Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Filler Post

 Film Studies 01

 Kitchen Drawings

Mad Scientist

I didn't know what to update with but here are a couple of oldies. I did the Film Studies over the summer and had a good roll but all of a sudden I got bored so I stopped. Working digitally still never got a hold on me the way traditional media did. Maybe I'm old fashion. The other two are about a year old, there are some issues with them but drawing has always been the most fun part of creating an illustration.

On another note: The homie, Jonathan Wayshak is doing an online comic with Sam Keith, updated every Monday. It's pretty much an "anything goes" kind of procedure where they take turns adding to the strip. I did this exercise with my friends during one of Barron Storey's classes. It was fun to do but to see it done by these two is pretty sick. Anyway, check it out-

this image is from

This project also reminded me of James Jean's and Kenichi Hoshine's:

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Collage Reference Drawings

These were drawings referencing a collage. There is some subtle prejudice undertones but I swear the collage was completely random.

Here's a dope video. I completely understand this.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Face Feng Shui

Face Feng Shui

You start by collage random facial parts and finish by drawing around them. Charcoal is fun!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Heart Melt

Rabbit Island

God Light 


 Rain Atmosphere


I lived in Okinawa for about 9 years and in Guam for 4 years. It's been over 10 years sinced I've been on an island. The second we got out the airport, the familiarity sank in. It really felt like home. Some things I remembered were the clear waters, the sun and running away from rain clouds :D and my new favorite, turtles. I actually swam next to this guy while snorkeling. Man, my daydreams were on steroids. I swear I'm going to figure out how to make a living form here. C:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Stay Puffed

Stay Puffed, Charcoal, 18"x24"
Inspired by Colin Fix. The original drawing was a close up of a bone. Colin Fix came by our school for Critique one time and he showed us how he just played with random forms so I tried it with charcoal in this class.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Scavenger, Mixed Media
I did this illustration with methods I learned from my expressive drawing class. Part of the exercise was combining disparate elements and the result will create a meaning in itself.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

DFD and Atomic Conductor

Thirsty Fish, Mixed Media, 10x13

Atomic Conductor
Here are some oldies I had laying around. The Thirsty Fish is a portrait illustration of one of my favorite musicians, Dumbfoundead. I'm not sure if it looks like him anymore (lol), oh well. I think I was looking at Kent Williams a lot at the time and tried to emulate how he had some off-qualities to the likeness of his models. It is very subtle. The Atomic Conductor was a project from my visual development class that I never colored until recently.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yosemite Summer 2011

I went camping with some friends at Yosemite over the summer. I usually find myself complaining about spending the night outside but I had a blast. Everything was so majestic and... huge! The third photo is the first waterfall you have to climb. When you reach the top and walk further, there is a section where part of the waterfall looks like a hardcore water slide. It was really fun, the sounds of the water splashing was always mesmerizing and relaxing.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Influence Map

I got this from deviant art and tried it out during my break. Which actually took longer than I thought. The bigger ones are suppose to be more influential but, to me, they are painters who's compositions have influenced me. There was just too much to put down and this list would keep changing. I guess these are the most influential at this point. Doing this also made me realize that I don't look at sculptures, architects, graphic designers or any other artform enough. yep... back to work

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I totally ripped off Sam Weber but I've been experimenting in the journal lately. I had a really great day. It's honestly the sun, it puts me in a really good mood. I also have a lot of new music to listen to. Aside from hip hop, I stumbled upon this little gem:

Saturday, April 2, 2011


First off, I'm not really that great in self portraits, I just give myself a fat, roundish face and hope everything else comes together. So, my friend Craig gave me skateboard he found in the garbage dump and it still works pretty well. It's been awhile since I've ridden a skateboard (years) but I began cruising around again, and today, I fell decently hard... in front of people... and it was... AWESOME!!! I picked up my board and proceeded.

Also, I read this post from Chris Sanders which is what inspired me to draw this.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sun Tarot Card

Adjustment, Mixed Media

Scan, Mixed Media

Sketches, Col Erase Pencil

"Forget the round trip, give me a one way
It's been a year since the case of the Mondays
See, my peers have the face of the mundane
I'm in a place you can taste all the sun rays"

I did this for my friend, Nikita. I've known him since the beggining classes of my illustration program, and I've always thought he acted like a kid but it's also the thing I admire most about him. So this illustration was also based off that spirit. I also know that if I'm pursuing something, and I feel like a kid again, then I'm in the right place. I know, that sounds really corny but I've noticed it's been one of my core values and I've never regretted anything in that path. Here's to being a kid again!