Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Farmhouse

...So no new images for today, but some exciting news! My illustration "Half-Chinese" which is featured at the top of this page as the banner, is being published online by Farmhouse Magazine for the January/February 2008 issue. It was also just accepted into Society of Illustrator's LA - Illustration West 46. Hurrah! I'm really honored and very ecstatic about this opportunity. I have one more commission to crank out and then we'll see to inking and coloring something for Spectrum!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vinyl Birds

I decided to play in vector-land some more. I think it's going kind of uh...well?

Someone sent along a link to me to Poster Bored and I've actually entered this image as a poster design for their lil contest. If I win, I believe it gets made into a 12"x18" poster. Pretty neat! Here's the shameless self-promotion part...

If you like the design, go and vote for it here and get that design on yer wall! You have 7 days from today to get it done. Go forth! Do it now! Yeaaaaah!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tai Chi

Another commission done for QuarterCycle Productions. I didn't want to focus too much on the background since it's supposed to be all about the character and his personality. I hope he comes across as asian since the comic deals heavily in martial arts.

I've been looking at a lot of Asaf & Tomer Hanuka's work today. I've actually been a fan for a few years but only got to really look at how great the quality is these past few days. and by great, I mean GORGEOUS. It's such beautiful linework with simple gradients as the majority of the colors; no highlights, sometimes shadows. I think it's that wonderful simplicity that's the key.

I'd also like to thank Randy for his brutal honesty whenever critiquing my work. Especially from this past weekend. It's a constant push to drive myself harder into future pieces.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Web Slinger

Completely overhauled the old website and it's brand new new new now. Check it out! ...Er... and I'll fix the rollovers when I get some more extra time. I have a few new things hidden around in there, in design, maybe illustration, and posted the rest of that really old, really ugly comic Rotten Wood. Oh if only I had known how to properly letter comics then.... Let alone how to use design programs.

The majority of 'new' stuff, you've probably already seen from here! That's all for now though.
I'm BEAT. Wowee!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Boys be

The finished version of this year's holiday postcard, front and back. Maybe once I have a few freelance projects out of the way, I can get around to putting up a shop with card designs or something... Ah well, it's a thought! Happy Holidays, all!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ninja, please.

A commission of a character I was asked to do for the just-starting-up company QuarterCycle Productions.

Thanks to Mauricio for reminding me about thumbtack press and it's awesomeness! I hadn't looked at the site for a long, long time after my stupidity of not bookmarking the link. If you haven't heard of it or seen it, I definitely recommend doing a little perusing. If I get my act together, maybe I'll try to submit a few images in (when they're accepting of course).

The first listed illustrator is Bob Dob and that reminded me... I have to say I was upset by how underrated the video game Psychonauts, the one he did wonderful designs for, had turned out because the company kept pushing the release date back. I'd say go out and try playing it if you can find it. Welp... not like it held him back any. You go Bob Dob.