Thursday, November 18, 2010

Foxy Ladies

Here is the result of a late-night drawing salon called "Turkish Delights III : Sahara Nights", hosted by the Gallery Girls.
It was a really fun experience. $15 gets you in the door, and a chance to listen to live and dj music, watch bellydancers, and mingle with other artists. I would definitely think about attending another event again. (I saw some people with their tablet/computers, but I can't believe some guy was actually attempting to render a 3D model there.)
Anyway, continuing on... here's a sketch-shout out to David, as a tribute to his love for women with Afros. I call her, "Afrodite". :)

And here is a life drawing inspired by Claire Wendling, by yours truly.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Yes, That Actually Happened.

Selena likes to molest me whenever she gets drunk.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Scott Pilgrim!

The movie comes out today, and I'm having trouble containing my excitement. Can't wait till I get off work!! :D

I did this piece almost a year ago, but I haven't uploaded it here yet. So I figured, now is probably the best time! It's my take on Bryan Lee O'Malley's designs. Enjoy!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Grab them while they're hot!

I have official business cards now! :)

Comic-Con was INSANE. Literally. I heard a story about a guy who got stabbed in the eye with a pen by a crazed fan because he refused to move in the line. I still can't get over how horrible that was.:shudders: Well, I hope all of you had a great weekend otherwise.

I managed to meet a lot of cool new people, and a lot of strange individuals. Saw some celebs, ate overpriced food, bought a shitton of comics, and luckily, managed to make it out alive.

Next year, I'm going to have something published. And that's that.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

SDCC 2010

Well, it looks like it's that time again. COMIC-CON, HERE I COME!

If you or your loved ones are planning on attending, please check out the Marvel Animation Panel on Friday, and Avengers Panel on Saturday! I bent over backwards this week just to make the visual presentations. And I wish I could share screengrabs with you, but I can't. Legal would have my head, I am sure. But who knows? Maybe they'll post a link up on YouTube or something? :) Anyway, if you do manage to see them -- let me know what you thought!

Hope to see some of you there!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pandas, Goldfish, Kitties, and Chickens! Oh My!

I just finished creating this T-shirt design for my good friend, Scot Matayoshi! He's the new president for PALSO (Pacific Asian Legal Student Organization...or something like that).

I quote, "It would just need to say PALSO somewhere and have something asian-y on it, like bamboo. Or something." So...I went with bamboo. And a panda.

Also, I've been working on creating a color mockup of a painting I hope to someday (soon) produce in oils. I could do it in acrylic, but therein lies the problem...all my acrylic paints are in Hawaii, and there's no way I'm going to waste money buying more. Luckily, the boyfriend is also an artist and very kind and generous. :)

I was trying for something cute and colorful. And what could be more cute than a girl with a kitty on her head?

Annnd this, is a birthday card I whipped up for Javon (a co-worker, who has an unhealthy love/addiction to KFC Double Downs.)

It's been difficult trying to keep up with work, being sick (AGAIN, I know.), and working on my art. For myself, and for others. I've been doing a side comic/graphic novel project collaboration with Aaron Stueve, called "HeadBangin' Hero and the Disgruntled Youth". Which, when I've completed, I will post. :D Yay! (In addition to a shameless promo plug to check it out when it gets published.)

Also, I hope to soon post some development of a set of personal business cards! Hehe... Just in time for Comic Con. If any of y'all are going, btw. Please hit me up! I'll be working at the Marvel Booth for a couple shifts, and I'll also be on deck for the Animation Panels.

Until then, it's 1:23AM, and I NEED TO CRAAASSSSSSHHHHH..... Cheers.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Believe I Can Fly

Not gonna lie, I was heavily influenced by Eric Canete *KAH-reload, who is totally crazy by the way. He does these 90 minute exercises that blow you out of the water with insanely well crafted compositions and gorgeous rendering. 90 minutes. That's all.

So, I attempted to do a super-awesome-kick-a$$ drawing in 90 minutes myself. The original drawing, I sketched and inked in 90, but the coloring took a couple hours. Haha... That part's all digital.

I was trying for a fun and innocent Kara... not overtly sexual, like most male comic artists like to portray her. Because as far as the comic industry goes, I think female characters need to be better represented. And I totally went with the lisa frank colors. Because I can.

I can't decide at the moment if I should submit this piece for Draw Off #24 : Best of Both Worlds because I'm not sure if it qualifies....... Aww f*ck it, I'm going to do it anyway. (Stay tuned for the bonus round!!)

For me, this makes sense. I shall explain.

I work at Marvel. I am surrounded by Marvel characters on a daily basis. And yet, I have this giant DC Supergirl poster on my wall. I've had it since college, and I'm not about to take it down now.

When I was little, my favorite superhero was Superman. But of course, I couldn't be Superman, because I was a girl. So Supergirl was the next best thing. ( Although, I guess I could've gone with Wonder Woman. But I didn't. )

I'm not officially paid to do art, although I really wish I was. I think I could be, but I'm somewhat stuck with the label of being just a "Coordinator" at the moment -- and it really frustrates me sometimes. The best of both worlds part, would be for me to be able to do whatever it is I want to do, without being judged.

And since one of the perks of doing art for free is the freedom to choose the subject matter -- SUPERGIRL IT IS!

...because I believe that If I try hard enough, and persevere, I too can fly.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Stupid + Cute Animals!

Some Fat Chickens...

A t-shirt design for USC Kid's Day 2010. It was voted on by a committee, and it won! Whee! (Please ignore the shameless self-proclamation at the bottom).

An acrylic painting of birds in a tree (as a present to Natalie for Christmas) along with some color concept thumbnails I made in photoshop. The painting is in the middle, it's the one in the frame. I didn't have the right paints to make the color match my mock-up, so I kind of had to improvise. It's close. But it could've been better. Anyway, I think the whole bunch looks fun together.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Art Dump

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Coughing Up A Lung

Dammit. I'm sick again. And gosh, it's been a long time since I've been back here. Thanks for all the support, guys. :)

I can't believe how much tv I've watched in the past two days. It's disgusting. We're talking back to back episodes of Desperate Housewives. I think this is a new low.

On the more positive side, I learned how to Knit from my grandmother over winter vacation and am half way through with making a multi colored scarf. :D Exciting!

I'm still unemployed -- which blows, but what can you do -- however, I did manage to sneak off to vegas this past weekend to help my dad promote these bad boys: at CES (which, for all you non-l33t people, is the Consumer Electronics Showcase). And I thought Comic-con was huge. I stand corrected. It was like glimpsing into the future. The latest thing, being 3D television.

I dunno, on one hand, I thought it was bitchin' cool. On the other, I was utterly disgusted with the fact that there are still people homeless and starving out there. It's like, consumerism gone elitist. I dunno. There were so many things that were cool - but nothing that I really needed. Y'know?

Also, what really disgusts me is the fact that the whole concept of recycling is bullsh*t. About 40% of the things we recycle actually get recycled. Because it costs more to recycle than to just throw it in the dump, and there aren't nearly enough processing plants. Grrrrrr!!!!

Anyway, I'm sick. Drugs are taking effect now I think. Time to go to bed.