Wednesday, July 16, 2014


This was a little drawing from life I did of the view I have of my workplace. It was definitely a huuuge challenge though, not just because of artistic reasons but also technology-wise. The tablet I used at work had crazy high pressure sensitivity levels so I had to press really hard all the time, plus I was using a computer that had two monitors, so the cursor was also VERY sensitive to any left-and-right movement. Needless to say, it wasn't a lot of fun and my wrist hurt for hours afterwards... Top that off with the fact that the colors were off on the computer I was using at work and you have a bit of a nightmare. 

With all that aside, this was fun exercise to work on, but my colors have definitely gotten weaker since I've stopped having the time to paint traditionally, so I'm slowly trying to build them back up... So I'm not proud of this drawing at all but it was good practice and I hope I can keep improving from here on out. 

In terms of work... it's been a lot of fun! We're almost done with the current project! I don't know if it'll be online anywhere for me to share but I'll probably add it to my reel eventually. It's funny because there was only one other long-term member working on this project (plus a few freelancers), so my co-workers all joked that this commercial was basically my summer project... Hahaha. 

Anyway, I wrote a lot more than I usually do, so I'm sorry about that! But I thought I'd let everyone know what I'm up to. :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Big Hiro 6

I drew some fanart for this movie since I think the main character's really cute! I'm also trying out a new style that I really like--I think I'll stick to it in the future.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

I drew the bottom portrait around last October while half-heartedly watching a movie with a friend. I recently decided to do some touch-ups on it and draw it a companion portrait, which is the one on top! I've been working on it while at work since things are a bit slow right now and there's not a whole lot for me to do. 

These are two characters I've had for several years, although I did very heavy redesigns of them a while back. You don't want to see their original designs...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

warm blues

Quick painting practice I did of a uh, really good friend of mine since he's been feeling down lately. Started off really blue in color but I didn't notice until I finished that it's actually pretty warm! Hence the title (plus trying to cheer him up when he's in the BLUES! HAH! GET IT?? No? Sorry... I'll stop now.)

Check out his blog! He just started posting again after a year-long hiatus :)

Summer's been a lot of fun for me so far. I've been interning at a small commercial studio in New York City as a 3D generalist, doing everything from lighting to animating to modeling. I've been trying to paint a bit during lunch breaks and while waiting for renders to keep my skills sharp... So expect more stuff! I have a couple works in progress~

Monday, May 5, 2014

Halfway Point

Sophomore year is officially over, and I still can't believe it! It went by so quickly. I'm already halfway finished with my time here at Ringling, and even though I've learned an amazing amount I still feel like there's so much left to do. 

Here's my Sit Stand project, AKA our Computer Animation II final. 

I also start working on a visual development portfolio, though it's nowhere near finished yet. Here are two of my favorite pages:

I also forgot to mention that last semester I started working on a children's book as part of a class! It's not finished, but here are some pages from it:

I have plans to finish ti eventually, but I don't think I'll have any time in the near future. I'm not very satisfied with the art style it's in a the moment, either... So I'd rather wait a little bit longer before picking it up again.

That's all I've got for now. Expect more art over the summer!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Princess and the Egg

A really fun and refreshing piece for me to do! The last time I did a fully-rendered piece was when I was in high school and working on my college-entry portfolio, and ironically I was only able to this time because I was waiting for some things in Maya to render out.

Something different I did this time was use a technique I picked up from Andrew Theophilopoulos, who came to demo at our school a few weeks ago. You can see how it works on his blog, but basically you overlay a bunch of pre-existing images over each other and draw what you see. In my case, I grabbed some fashion photos from an online store and a photo of some mountains and ended up with a completely different result. It was definitely a lot of fun, and I'm glad that it let me get back into really painting again which I missed a lot. I'll try to do more of these in the future, since i'm working on a portfolio right now anyway.

Monday, December 23, 2013