Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Portfolio Third (Final) Pass

To save a post I edited this post and this is the final/what I submitted portfolio for Mid-Program at SJSU! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Portfolio Second Pass WIP

This is my second pass at the BFA Program at SJSU! I feel a lot more confident in how it looks, there is still room for improvement so if there are any comments or critiques, please let me know! I know I am missing a page and I have yet to have pieces to go on that last page but I have some ideas! Enjoy!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Portfolio First Pass WIP

This is my semi first pass at my portfolio for the BFA program! Nervous and scared but this is what I have, I know I gotta crank out more so I'm going to be adding another Head Study, Another 20min cause I'm drawing some now, add in some 2's and 5's but everything else is fair game and I can still change it all so please critique D: 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ani113a Still Life Rendering

So I know it's been awhile but I've had a lot going on, so sue me...please don't...

Anyway, the school semester started about a month and a half-ish ago and for one of my classes we just got through one of our biggest projects!! Excited that its over and disappointed, I had a lot of fun with this project and learned a lot more! So here it is I hope you enjoy!! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012


So these are some head drawings from September 14, 2012 each one was 40 mins! These were probably the best heads I've ever drawn personally but it does NOT stop here! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I have this new fascination with fantasy things so hopefully, since I found a theme, I'm going to try and update more frequently! Hope you guys enjoy this! Plus I tried out a new signature don't know if it looks better or not just my initials.
Drawn with ballpoint pen and a bit of marker

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Long needed update

So it's been quite sometime since I have updated and I have been drawing. Lots of studying and stuff but not as much as I would like, I just thought I should update on some figure drawing studies and yeah nothing too impressive but it's something! Going to try and add more soon!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Trying to start again D:

So it has been awhile since I have posted anything, I'm going to try to post some figure drawing and fun stuff as well! I went to Bootcamp this summer and I hope that I can show some great improvement for my blog! I'm going to try to get a variety of things going this summer and hopefully keep drawing everyday! This past week a group of friends and I did a word of the week thing and it was Villains. I decided to do my favorite superhero's, Daredevil, arch nemesis, Bullseye! Hope you enjoy!
                                                  Done with Graphite in Sketchbook

Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's been too long...

It's been a long time since I have posted anything, it might be because lately it's been hard for me to get into the zone with a lot of my work. Also, I have not had a lot of time to scan images or anything but Friday I had a pretty good day of figure drawing and I thought I'd post a fun drawing a long with it. Hopefully I have time to post more tomorrow? Anyways ENJOY!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stephen Neary Stephen Neary who is a story artist at Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age, Rio, Robots) came by today to talk to the ShurkenHeadMan Club about story. IT WAS AMAZING!!! He showed us his personal projects as long as what he contributed to the movie "Rio". I think it is amazing how he is a story artist and he gave us all really great advice! Storyboarding still looks very challenging and IT IS very challenging but I am still ready to do whatever it takes to become the best storyboard artist I can be!! Stephen Neary Thank you so much for coming to SJSU today and inspiring us all!!

Inking Practice + some studies

Our next assignment for my Ani 112a class involves pen and ink. I've always loved ink work in comic, however, I have always had trouble drawing with ink/pen. It's extremely scary drawing without being able to erase how ever practicing makes it fun!! The assignment we had to do for today was to do a practice sheet and then just draw for fun and so I looked at Skottie Young's ink work. His drawings are amazing!!! Also Franklin Booth is amazing, a God of Ink, it was extremely inspirational. I want to draw that well so my plan is to continue sketching/drawing everyday and study what Skottie or Franklin do with their inks that make it work. A lot of Linear ink work seems to use thickness to convey shadow or "edges". The soft and hard edges work like they did with the reversal or the line quality exercises we've been doing all semester!! I loved working with line quality so I don't know why pen/ink should be any different!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Reversal ANI 112A

Here it is the Charcoal Reversal project for my Ani112a class. I am very proud of the end result (2nd picture) however, I should have pushed myself more to try and define more of the shapes and try to push the values even more. I am gonna try to get another picture up later but I think I am also gonna work on it when I get a chance because I know I have the ability to do a lot better. This project has shown me a lot and improved me greatly as an artist. Gotta just keep on pushing!!!
The first pass at the project but I had to wipe it down and do it again
2nd pass and what I ended up turning in, again very proud of it but it can always be better!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

For myself...

This is gonna be a wordy blog post xP

I know I have not been posting much lately and the reason for that is because I'm getting so exhausted!! With school and stuff going on in my personal life it's hard to keep up with something I love doing. Drawing was a way for me to get loose and create something awesome/amazing!! Lately it's been such a disappointment for me, a lot of hard work goes down the drain when something interrupts the work flow. That interruption just brings my hopes down and its hard to fight back up. I know a lot of my friends go through a lot and I'm not saying I have it worse, I'm just saying its getting hard for me. I try to draw for myself and I just criticize myself and I lose interest... I still have my inspirations to keep going ( family, friends, fellow artists ). It's just getting more difficult for me to draw just ... to draw if that makes any sense? I'm not giving up, cause I can't give up something I love doing so much. I'm going to keep working and try to push all the pressure and all the disappointment away and try to grab on to my hopes and my dreams again.

Sorry to vent! I feel like this was the only way to do it on a place where I post my work ( not the best work BUT it's getting there ) and I won't stop until I've reached my goals.

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work
-Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Random Dump Part 1

Since I did not go to Figure drawing on Monday (don't worry I plan to go on Thursday...maybe cause the D-Day meeting is that night as well) Anyway these were done in my Ani55 class on Friday and the last two were just for fun and just studying. I am definitely going to work on my locations D: but my figures are getting there!! And I'm proud in the improvement I've made so far however its not good enough! Still gotta keep pushing and learning. hope you enjoy!