Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


small(but time consuming) test, going to work on it more. etching.

Friday, October 9, 2009

grand dining

grand central station dining area. smelled good in there.

Friday, October 2, 2009


dinner party. experiment with wash and colors. pencil and acrylic wash.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the hard way

Thirst illustration, acrylic

Monday, September 28, 2009

bite size

kiki and bonbon


out the window

astor place

been drawing on a small sketchbook for observation drawings instead of the usual 18x24 but they seem to translate pretty well nonetheless.

illustration for the film Thirst coming soon

Friday, June 19, 2009


plane ride back to NYC


Saturday, May 16, 2009

the sun is not my friend.

watched my sister's last soccer game of the season. despite the sun it was enjoyable.

she's only 10 so it's not an official league, just the AYSO (american youth soccer organization). at first i was nervous because she was among the smallest on the team.

but it was a good game today.
because she won.
and the 6 consecutive games before that, making them the best team of the season. as well as the team that scored the most total goals.
but that was predictable, it's my sister.

Friday, May 15, 2009

"G89 to window 21"

went to the DMV today to renew my state id card [again].
thought i would be there for about an hour so i brought a sketchbook.

but there were very little people there, so it cut my drawing/waiting time down to several minutes instead of a full hour.

did a lot of frantic scribbling. fast drawings sometimes end up looking nice, but usually when you don't realize how fast you're going. this time i was too self-conscious and listening for my number to be called [G89]. but some parts came out neat.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


should have brought more sketchbooks.
have been sleeping early.
started drinking juice again.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


bought a beautiful new red sketchbook and it was luckily in my carry-on bag. drew during a flight for the first time.

i attempted to a year ago but couldn't handle drawing during turbulence and the shaking but i was somehow able to this time. drawing made the flight go by very fast.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"you're so young, you're so goddamn young."

hand-painting type is tedious, meticulous and annoying. but i think i love it.

the little mermaid: finished

Saturday, April 25, 2009

"fight your rival!"

those of you who played street fighter alpha know the character kasaguno sakura. inspired by a world champion fighter, she pursues to be just like him. she knows all of his trademark skills by heart and emulates them as best she can in hopes to achieve her dream of becoming a champion herself. of all the characters in street fighter, her goals are the most relatable. we're not the most talented, and we have someone we look up to and aspire to be.

but let's be honest. chances are, she'll never be able to match the fighter she is aspiring to be. much like myself. players even realize she's little more than the token schoolgirl character of the cast and will never be taken seriously. it's ok though, i believe in you.

i make fan art maybe once a year. i sometimes get inspired and start to make images of trademarked characters from time to time but i never really finish them. maybe it's because it's someone else's creative design and not my own. but, this late at night i decided i wanted to scribble something street fighter related.

-edit-color character
a lot of friends who are artists and avid street fighter fans had a discussion where they explained to me about how it's hard to capture the "essence" of street fighter characters in artwork, and how small things could make it lose that quality. hope i didn't screw it up too much.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"coloristic surprise"

i actually got a fortune from my fortune cookie today (i usually get ominous advice), and it was about cake. thought i'd mention it here.
what kind of cake? where? when? i hope it's not a metaphor of a cake.

speaking of cake, trees:

don't fall in love with your profession.

Monday, April 20, 2009

"you made a better paper airplane"

model was fun to draw. she was the first tall, lanky woman i had in figure drawing. it was also the first time i couldn't finish drawing in the time alotted. the result is a somewhat unsettling image, but i like that.

i made 2 purchases yesterday: the visual novel Watchmen and Regina Spektor's album Soviet Kitsch.

it's embarrassing to admit that the wide release of the film was the gateway for me getting interested in the original comic but there's a first time for everything. potent storytelling and dialogue with great images. i'm liking it a lot so far.

regina spektor is an exceptional singer, and soviet kitsch has an album cover that i actually like. she has a natural talent she utilizes in a very fulfilling and intellectual way. bittersweet, playful, melancholy, and stranger than fiction.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

brain lines

never realized how much i enjoy the act of drawing. starting to get over the timidity and nervousness that comes with producing a picture and just enjoying the process.

the feeling of pressing lead onto paper is immensely satisfying. wonder if i could bring myself to ever pick up the tablet again. i've been doing a lot of stream-of-consciousness drawings lately.

progress on the little mermaid:

Friday, April 10, 2009