Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Final illustration for Illustration 3. The project was to create a DVD cover for the movie Yojimbo. I am very satisfied with how this came out, and it was a lot of fun to paint.
Medium used was acrylic on Illustration board.
It's getting so cold here, I've been listening to the song "Konayuki" on repeat. I want to eat lamb tikka masala with hot milk tea.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I really like this film. I saw it today, and it's now one of my favorite movies. The film takes place mostly around 1980s SF's Chinatown, specifically Grant Ave. Two Asian-American cab drivers find themselves embroiled in a mystery when a friend of theirs, Chan, disappears with their money--but do they really know who Chan is?
Here is a bit of the movie.
The trailer for this film is as elusive as Chan himself, so this is the next best thing.
Scraps of illustration board, pen, pencil, yellow highlighter.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Spot and frontspiece illustration for Roald Dahl's short story Skin. These are the most flat, most abstract pieces I've ever done for illustration. I seem to be going in this direction, and I don't know what I think about that yet. Maybe I should see how it goes...although it doesn't "feel" like me at the moment.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Book cover project, The Old Man and the Sea. I'm getting there, my professor says--the only things that really need fixing are the shakiness of the lines here and there, and that annoying tangent where the boat is floating right above the marlin's fin.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Most. Favorite. Assignment. Ever.
For this one, we had to draw a portrait of someone, anyone, anyone at all--and then this would be used as a promo piece for places we would like to work at. My professor suggested that instead of one rider I have a whole bunch of riders posing, since I wanted to do this in a sort of sequential manner...since I plan to go into comics. Acrylic and ink.
Edit: cleaned it up a bit here and there, re-uploaded.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Illustration done for an Op-Ed (opinion editorial article) assignment. The article I chose was Michel Pollan's "Big Food VS Big Insurance." It's a really great read. I'm a bit ashamed that I couldn't come up with more then this cliche idea, since the article was so great, but an Op-Ed piece is supposed to be concise and simple.
It's such a great feeling to work with just ink. : D
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sketch for an editorial assignment in which we had to do a piece about Ira Glass' radio show, "This American Life", coming to TV. With the first sketch I had absolutely nothing and just did a simple portrait. Close, but not enough.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sketch for Illustration 3 project. Design's okay, basic shapes are fine. Will take out the katana and the ankh, to further preserve the solid black shape going on, and bring down the mongoose's tail so that it wraps around a bit more.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This was doodled while I was learning how to tile my images. The idea for AF-tan came about when I was talking with my friend Rinya about what an anthropomorphic version of AF would be like.
Apparently AF-tan likes angst, drama, shipping, exciting angel battles, weird subplots, and dericious BL pairings. She can also be lazy/fall asleep easily, but when there's lots of people around to play with, she's wide awake and happy.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Uncolored BW, no black filled sketch for a project I'm working on outside of school. Hopefully I'll have some material on this finished in time for Wondercon--I don't know about APE. Speaking of APE, I'll be working the Bay Area Artists Unite table this year, so swing by and say hi if you can.
I just realized I cropped this in a rather poor manner. Onore dikeidoooooooo~
Anyway, I blame this person over here for finally getting me to make a sketchblog. This seems more sufficient then LJ or DA as a dumping ground for my work in general, anyway...so hey there, have some KR Kuuga.