Completed my “Tree of Life” print

July 30, 2013New art work

I finally completed my Tree of Life print, which has taken me a year of off and on work to complete. Following up from my last post on this project, it turns out that I fixed my spacing and sizing issues when I actually started drawing the thing, because as I mentioned before, I had … Read More

Watercolor commission

May 1, 2013New art work, watercolors

An old coworker of mine recently commissioned me to do some watercolors of her newborn baby. You can see the results above. I was thinking, as I was doing the watercolors, that I’ve really gotten spoiled with crearing on the computer: you can always undo. With watercolors, if you make a mistake, it’s impossible to … Read More

Work in progress: tree of life

April 15, 2013New art work

Here’s something I’ve been working on and off for almost a year now: it’s a family tree of life on Earth. I first had the idea for it when after a trip to the Museum of Natural History where they had displays showing evolutionary pathways between organisms in some of the exhibits. I went to … Read More

Three armed squid submission

February 25, 2013New art work

Above you can see some panels from my latest comic for the “Three-armed squid” anthology. The rest of the pages, you’ll have to wait until Mocca 2013 to see. This second issue is based on the four temperaments and my temperament was sanguine (actually my temperament is melancholic according to an online test). I actually … Read More

New book: Heaven & Hell

February 16, 2013New art work

Hot of the presses, a new accordion book titled “Heaven and Hell”. I’ve had an idea for a while about doing a book about love / hate because I thought the juxtaposition would be interesting to see. The idea morphed into heaven and hell, even though I’m not religious at all, because I was inspired … Read More

Custom diorama commission

December 30, 2012New art work

A few months ago, somebody approached me to do a custom diorama for them. The diorama was intended to be a present for a scuba-diving couple. The gist of the assignment was to draw the couple doing what they do: salvaging 16th century wrecks and a specific specie of coral found in the Dominican Republic. … Read More

Learning how to draw with the Wacom tablet

December 23, 2012New art work, portraits, Sketches

After looking at a few videos of professional comic book artists creating drawings completely in the digital realm, I’ve decided to try my hand at it. My method in creating art work has been to draw on an actual piece of paper, scan the drawing in and color digitally. One of the drawbacks is that … Read More

Stop-motion project

December 3, 2012Old art work

About 4 years ago, I took a Stop-motion animation class at SVA because I’m always looking to try something different. We learned how to build puppets (I built a minotaur and matador), and shot the animation using iStopMotion…although now that I think about it, I think we also used the Lunchbox at one point. Anyway, … Read More

Frog on textile

November 14, 2012New art work

Here’s what I printed in my “textile printing” class yesterday. I printed both on denim and muslin. This was an experiment for me since I was checking to see how well the clear base for textile worked (the paste to make colors transparent). The verdict is that it works as well as the clear base … Read More

Mister book

November 9, 2012New art work

This book is a bit different from my typical offering. Inspired from rage comics, this book has a collection a faces / expressions to help in making photo comics (not rage comics specifically). It’s an unusual idea, and I don’t know if it’s completely stupid or just a little bit. I’ll gauge people’s reaction tomorrow … Read More