Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Bosch

My attempt at "Fine" Art:
...Fingers crossed, it'll make an appearance somewhere pretty darn cool. ;)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

If We Burn, You Burn With Us

My first threadless submission.

(Sorry; the Drive poster is going to have to wait until I fix my scanner.)

Score this design: "If We Burn, You Burn With Us," to help it get printed on Threadless!


Please vote! <3 <3 <3

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I'm lame, I'm sorry.

I haven't updated in ages, I know. So I plan to make ammends with a giant art dump of things that you may or may not have seen (if you follow my DA account), along with some completely new (well, new to you) material:


My first (official) re-imagining of an original character. This character in particular, comes from the head of ChikoChan, and is named "Jocelyn Ada" aka "Chiko". Original art I based my design from can be found here:

Mad Men

The show is just ridiculously well written. Sure it's full of machismo, but I think because of that, the female characters are able to shine so much brighter. (Also, Christina Hendricks is HOT.)

Law-Abiding Hamsters

My best friend asked me to create some cute images for these things called "mahalograms" for her law-school friends to send to one another. (If you're from Hawaii, you probably know what I'm talking about. For the rest of you, "Mahalo" means "Thank You"... these are thank-you cards.) I let her make captions. Other favorites include: "We're not for profit, but I value our friendship", :You're a rule 19", "Forget Erie, let's go shopping!" -- I'd try to explain them, but I don't remember myself. I think you have to be a law student to get the full impact.


I drew this for a co-worker's birthday. She's his favorite character... it's pretty easy to see why. LOL.

Speaking of Co-Workers... here's a profile pic I completed for...
Chris Baker

...who works in our video games department. He specifically asked for Wolverine claws and a smashed up Atari controller. I added the evil grin for good measure.

Easter Coloring Contest

This was used for a coloring contest on Easter at select hotels in Hawaii. I'll admit, it's kind of scary. Hahaha... but hey, I promised new material, didn't I? And this thing took time.

Party Rock Galaxy Shoe

Oh yeah, and I uh...designed a shoe for Nicki Minaj & ShoeDazzle, for kicks. It'd be really interesting to see this go from concept to prototype. Perhaps, someday... The dots on the ankle are supposed to be rhinestones; and the base is supposed to be a blue/black glitter shimmer -- kinda like a marbled bowling ball. I was trying to channel the 80s.

...and this concludes today's post. Tune in tomorrow for an original concept poster for the movie, DRIVE. :D Among other things, perhaps.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hot Pink Shoes

So, I discovered this cool site called Polyvore (ok, I realize I'm behind on this, but if you haven't seen it, it's new to you!) -- it basically lets you view and compose fashion sets. In terms of character design and fashion study, I think this is genius. Anyway, I went out and bought some crazy hot pink shoes, and now have the challenge of figuring out how to wear them. (Thanks Jennie!) -- They look like this. But unfortunately, Polyvore couldn't find it, so I had to improvise. See below for my 1st attempt! Hahaha... And for shopaholics with large incomes, you can actually click on items that are featured and buy them. Cyber-window-shopping!

V neck tank
$180 -

Skinny leg jeans
$190 -

TopShop bright pink shoes
$135 -

J J Winters jeweled bag
$115 -

G by Guess boho earring
$15 -

Anita Ko stamped jewelry
$8,800 -

MAC Lipstick
$15 -

black frame

Monday, February 28, 2011

De-Anime'd Style Meme : Valerie

Original Meme Design by:Gold-Seven
Tagged 'it' by: gearsbluerevolver

...Now, I tag you! :D

I really tried to be as faithful to the design material I was emulating. Both in line and color. I feel like I've learned alot, actually. It was somewhat difficult initially to differentiate between my Disney/Marvel/Anime styles, because those are -- I guess you could say, my trifecta. So for me, this time around was about paying more attention and grabbing onto the little nuances that make each unique.

Valerie isn't a character I developed upon beginning this meme; but I feel like she's kind of developed on her own. I started with the 'Normal' - and then built subsequent interpretations based off of that first drawing. Oddly enough, I struggled with the Disney design the most. I must've drawn and redrawn my sketch at least 10 times. Even still, I'm not thoroughly convinced by it, but it'll do. Out of them all, I think my Simpsons design is the most effective. Anyway, by all means, please let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Better than bad

Trying a new program: Sketchbook Pro!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Space Lover

Fun with oil pastels!