Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Friday, August 10, 2012

My Cousin Laura's Gift

Drew this for my cousin Laura who's been asking for a portrait for a while, I waited for the right time.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Merida the Brave

This is a painting I did yesterday of Merida, Pixar's heroine from their new film, Brave. Spent all afternoon practicing painting on this one, usually I'd use the eyedropper tool to sample colors but I wanted to do it visually, also I haven't really sat and painted rendered characters much at all since last year due to animation thesis. I could never find the time. So I'm actually happy with how this came out. I used a poster for reference and altered the pose slightly as well as her expression: you'd know if you saw the original version is different even on the mood. I added a filter now with instagram because I hadn't drawn a background for it and I like it much more now, it's not how I originally painted it but I think it looks great this way.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Practicing new style similar to Pixar's Brave

But not quite, but I'm really liking it. the second picture is from my new sketchbook, it's another style too. My blog doesn't get any visitors I'm starting to feel bad about it, idk how to promore it more so that more people give me advice or comment, critique anything, or just take a look. It'd be nice, keeps me going. Not that I'd ever give up, this is my love.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thesis is Complete

Will show at the 23rd Annual Dusty's Festival at The School of Visual Arts. This is a screen shot, although I edited this frame. The actual film has no shadows nor highlights on the character, just flat color. I learned a lot while working on this film, mainly painting, lighting, and better timing in animation. This project took a lot of sleepless days and nights, mainly because of those backgrounds, but the characters themselves were a bit detailed. Feels like I was testing myself but I doubt I'll make a film with that many characters and details again. Never hurst to try and I guess thesis was that time.
 These are some backgrounds: the house is for a subtle 3D Truck-in.

One interior background of the house, the picture frames are from left to right, a cameo of one of my friend's old characters, the middle and right are my 3 oldest original characters.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Animating my thesis intensly, won't post for a while

But here's a recent fan art of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Also a drawing scan of a style am trying to develop for my portfolio also because it's really fun to draw. Getting out of my confort zone. Loving it, drew it in like November I believe.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Layout from Thesis Animation

This is a final background layout, the characters are from the blown up storyboard drawing. It's how I scale my backgrounds by drawing onto of the storyboard.
Final painted background

New Piece "Moments at the Cafe' "

New piece I did as last drawing for 2011 Happy New year, now back to my thesis.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fanart from Eureka Seven

Escaping thesis for a day, I decided to make this a few days ago. My blog needs posts so here it is. Am not having a good week, I guess drawing helps me deal with it better...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Haven't posted much lately So here it goes

Background 2 from my thesis with a conceptual color scheme for the character in this lighting. I'ts a pain to animate characters in perspective.

This is the 7th finished unpainted background layout from my thesis
This is a piece of storyboard from my thesis film. Just a preview, it's my favorite scene.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Very sketchy memory of comet Hale-Bopp in 1997

This is a wonderful memory from an experience I had with my brothers and neighbors when was 7 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, back in April 1997. I've been meaning to sketch it this week and for a while actually. It's not exact but this is what I remember most. The comet was visible for about 4 days and it changed from a pinkish color to a blue gray as it passed the horizon. This was viewd from my neighbir's balcony that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

I knew it was in 1997 so I did some research this week to find out which comet passed by that year and it was Hale- Bopp. It happened around April 14th or so.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Would've loved this design in my thesis...

This is my thesis character with his helmet design. This is how it'd be if he wore it in the film, but unfortunately this didnt make the cut. The design is very inspired by Tales of Vesperia as you can see, I just made it my own in a way. This is how I design helmets generally anyway.

Just a New Flash Assignment

Had to draw with the pencil tool in flash, it wa pretty annoying to use, I'd rather stick to the brush, even though the pencil produces very clean lines, takes twice as long and you don't get that natural feel, atleast that flow you get from the brush. The background was with the brush though, bout an hour on that bg. the girl about 2 or 3 hours XD.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Work! New Modelsheet

So this is my long awaited Nix Raine Model sheet for my thesis animation. She wont have the shine in the actual animation, just limited ones during close-ups.

enjoyed making this one, made me realize how much I enjoy designing characters and making modelsheets like this. Mainly the process, however strenuous it gets, feels good when you finish it : )