Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 was the year...

I met fellow story trainees Matt Nealon and Diana Lafyatis. Check out the following sketches by Diana (yours truly as a panda):

Saturday, December 27, 2008

2008 was the year...

I fell in love with Tina Fey.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Gesture Drawing: Nymph

These are some of the sketches from this week's batch (all, except the colored one obviously, look best as line drawings). I plan to color some of the other drawings and post them soon, so to the two people who visit my blog: stay tuned!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Another Awesome B-day

I just celebrated my birthday this past weekend. It was a blast, an all-weekend long celebration. Thank you all who took time to call, text and facebook message me. You indeed made me feel loved. Speaking of love, here are the birthday cards I received:

Clockwise from left: From Grandparents, Parents, KFP2 Crew, DreamWorks (signed by Mr. Katzenberg himself) and another KPF2 Crew card complete with limited edition drawing of Po in the form of a cake.

Coming soon: New Gesture drawings. Hazaah!

Friday, November 07, 2008

KFP Character sketches: Po and the Furious Five

Here are some of the practice sketches I did for the KFP characters. The purpose of this was to get used to drawing the characters. They don't necessarily have to be on model, story artists usually develop a shorthand, given that they have to bang out an insane amount of drawings in a short amount of time. Maybe one day, I'll be able to do that..haha.

KFP Character sketches: Tigress

KFP Character sketches: Mantis, Crane, Viper and Monkey

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Just went APE!

I attended Ape this past Sunday. Had a blast. It was my first time. Saw some friends and spent more money than I wanted, or more money than I have, but it was worth it.

The master of sexy doodles himself, Bill Presing:

Left to Right: Enrico Casarosa, Laura Lee, Daisuke Tsutsumi, Priscilla Wong, Yours Truly, Ronnie Del Carmen, and Nelson Hernandez

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Gesture Drawing: Hip Gal pt.1

As always, Dave P. unloaded a wealth of information for this gesture drawing session. He emphasized that we should always be thinking with a sense of design when drawing from life: tapering shapes, contrasting shapes, straights versus curves, all that jazz we keep hearing but have a hard time embedding into practice. We do NOT copy the model, but instead we enhance real life moments that already lay before us.

Line drawing:


Our model pulled out a digital camera and took a pose as if she was taking a picture. Dave P. pointed out something interesting, an observation of contemporary times. He said nowadays, people usually don't hold the camera up to their eye when taking a picture (unless of course you're a photographer).