Sunday, November 27, 2005

Scribble: Mecha Ptera

I've heard stories of women gotten into fight during Black Friday shopping craze. Now there's a part of me wish I was there to see it. Maybe next year I'll just walk over to the mall (there's one just 15mins walk from me) to see if I can spot any shoppers fighting over some small items, just for entertainment value.

So. I've decided to go with the mechanical Pteranodon. I think there will be a lot of people contributing female robots to the project, there's no reason for me to adding any more fembots.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Other: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! and for those who are going shopping on Friday, GOOD LUCK!!

I was driving home passing Best Buy and the Mall around midnight, amazingly enough, the mall parking lot was full of cars, and there's long line in front of Best Buy. I never realize how crazy the after Thanksgiving shopping is, I mean I've heard of it, but never realize how much untill today. Thanksgiving shoppers have something in common with Star Wars fans, crazy!!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Scribble: flying lizard

Continuing my development on the robotic Pteranodon.

A very rough structure of Pteranodon spreading wings. There's not enough movement in the sketch for some reason. It looks more like it's posing for photo than taking itself to the air. Perhaps a different angle or better gesture will create more movement to the piece?

I really liked this pose, here it is "crawling" on all four in an ape-like posture. The camera angle will probably need to zoom out a bit more to show more of the creature to be effective.

Detail on the mechanical parts. Still not quite happening yet...

This is entirely different project. I am working on a cover for a vampire comic book.
A lot of the times, before I go into a full blown illustration, I would draw a small black and white value study, mainly to work out the composition and contrast. Then scan in the value study, blow it up to the finished size and use it as template for the final piece.
I am thinking the floor will have blood smearing all over it, but I am not good with blood, so we'll see how it will turn out, hopefully it will somewhat close to what I have pictured in my head.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Scribble: Weekend Mechanic

I was asked to contribute to a robotic themed sketchbook that will rise money for Autism Society of America, the deadline is coming up REALLY fast, so I have to get in gear and get that done.

I figure to have some fun and design some mechanical dinosaurus. Although technically Pteradon aren't dinosaurus, but they are my favorite when I was a kid, I didn't know any better at the time.

The design is pretty crappy, and the head is way too small on the full body drawing, but I just wanted to get some basic structure down for now.

This second one is just a doodle.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Scribble: Lack of update gives me the blue

I tried to post as much as I can, but time seem determined not to be on my side, and more importantly, I am lazy too. I wish that I could share what I've been doing lately, but I just can't. :p
Halloween being one of my favorite holiday, I am so bumped that I had to work, and didn't get to see some of my friend's kids in costume. Hopefully next year, I can take the day off to drive up north to see my niece. I heard she's a tinkerbell this year.

I don't get a lot of chance to sketch much any more, but I've managed to do some last couple of days.

This is Tien-Ding Liao, a lengendary hero in Taiwan when Taiwan was a Japanese colony. A lot of stories were told about how he fought against injustice of Japanese officials, and he was eventually hunt down and killed by Japanese police at young age of 20.

My friend has an adorable 2-years-old boy, who picks up any round object and call it "ball", then bounce it on the ground. He gets a kick out of throwing balls. Today I saw him pick up a small pumpkin and tried to bounce it on the floor. haha, good thing it was too heavy for him to throw hard, otherwise there would be some pumpkin guts all over the place.
I came home and sketched a little boy holding a pumpkin, the boy doesn't look like him though.

trying couple of different look for a girl that might appear in one of my comic.
Please ignore that boxy thing in the middle, that was going to be a Transformers design but it never went anywhere. He looks like he transformed from a lighter... 6_6