Friday, September 01, 2006

Back to the groove

Updating blog seems to be one of the most difficult thing I've ever done. You would think spending a few minutes a day to write something would be quite simple, but by end of a long working day, laziness takes over.

Sometimes I give my excuses like "oh nobody ever reads any crap I put here anyways.", and I assume as much; however, I am surprised to get emails once in a great while asking when I'll be updating my blog. To those who has encouraged my rambling on mindless stuff, I really appreciate your visit, and your encouragement really fuels me each day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I am just going to ease myself back to this blog thing with 2 quick color sketches from last couple of weeks. I'll share some of the stuff that I've been working on when I get the time.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Cover: Infiltration

So the six-part Transformers: Infiltration covers are complete. I think I've learned quite a bit from this experience. It is so difficult to not being able to paint them all at the same time.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Update: Gallery

The Gallery section is not exactly updated. I got the software back up and running, I need to figure out how to categorize the artworks that I want to upload. A lot of old drawings, unless they are significant to me, will probably be left out of the gallery this time just to keep things compact and manageable.

One thing that was fixed was the archives of the blog. Aparently I messed up the setting that the archives were not linked correctly. It's all working now. I wish Blogger would provide a "category" function, it is a very common function in most blog software. I can't understand why blogger choose to left out that feature.

Here's a little experiment that I am doing with my art style.

I kind of like the lines being colored over like I did on the right.

Another experiment with coloring. I grabbed one of the panel from a page to see how fast I can color one simple panel. Not counting flatting, it took me about 20 mins or so. The time wasn't bad, next time I want to try to color entire page and hopefully try to push for a better time and still retain a decent quality.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Scribble: It's a bird...

I am too busy for anything these days.

Just a quick color sketch of the Man of Steel in mid fly.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Year of dog

This Sunday is the new year on Lunar calendar, also known as Chinese New Year. It is the year of dog, I was born in the year of dog. Normally you would think it's your year, so everything should go smoothly right? not so.

According to tradition, Jupiter is the God of Ominous, and regulate our luck. When your zodiac sign came upon the year, it comes in direct impact with the God of Ominous, so another words, when it's your year, your sign is colliding with bad luck.

Supposely, there are things you could do in the first 15 days of the year to make peace with God of Ominous, to avoid the impact.

so.. anyways, Happy New Year. I hope.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

News: How to build a better Mickey Mouse trap

In the further news of thePixar/Disney combining, Ed Catmull and John Lasseter, the Pixar's creative chiefs, will be taking over the creative operation of the combined studios of Pixar and Disney.

"Disney also will surrender control of its world-famous animation studio, the birthplace of Mickey Mouse, to Pixar creative chiefs, Ed Catmull and John Lasseter. The companies will combine their animation operations.

Catmull, who is currently president of Pixar, will become president of the combined Pixar and Disney animation studios. Lasseter, who is now executive vice president of Pixar, will be chief creative officer of the combined studios.

Lasseter will also become the principal creative director of the Walt Disney Imagineering group, which designs theme park attractions."

I gotta say, this is a good thing, I am looking forward to see the new Disney.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

News: Pixar joins Disney... again

It's official, Disney dropped 7 billion to buy Pixar, which in turn makes Steve Jobs the biggest shareholder of Disney.

I love "The Incredibles", the pretty near perfection full feature animation, but for the very same reason, I wish there's no sequels to be made, especially with Pixar broke away from Disney. At least now it would be handled by Pixar. I hope all the creative decision making will stay with Pixar.