Alien Encounters: The tree of life

May 5, 2012New art work

Here is my latest project which I managed to finish for Mocca last week. It’s a “double book”, the cover page is a long piece of paper folded into a z which allows you to fit two books. The two books have the same story, the same artwork, the difference is that one book is … Read More

Oil Painting class

May 5, 2012New art work

Last week my oil painting class finished. The portrait you see above is the culmination of 30 hours of work. This was my first painting class ever. I did some acrylic paintings when I was in middle and high school, but I’ve always been more focused on drawing than painting…so don’t judge too harshly. Admittedly … Read More

Romance comic

April 30, 2012New art work

I submitted a comic to issue 14 of Rabid Rabbit, which had “romance” for a theme. As it turns out I’m not in issue 14 of Rabid Rabbit. I honestly didn’t know there was a judging process after submission but I guess that makes sense. Anyway, here is my two page comic.

Etchings from the museum

April 23, 2012New art work

As I mentioned in a previous entry, I’m taking an etching class. I’m focusing on learning basic techniques, because the first time I took an etching class I felt overwhelmed with all the different techniques. The etchings are actually based on the dioramas at the Museum of Natural History. Basically I went to the museum … Read More

Etching class

March 26, 2012New art work

Apart from the oil painting class I’m currently taking, I’m also doing an etching class. I’ve taken etching before, but I forgot everything. Truth be told, I have some difficulties with drawing on a metal plate with a metallic stick. I’m trying to get the hang of it. Here are some etching prints I’ve done. … Read More

Rabid Rabbit submission

March 11, 2012New art work

I was invited to contribute to the comics anthology “Rabid Rabbit” for their fourteenth issue. By the way I helped in building their new website last year, which I think is why they let me contribute a comic. Anyway, the theme for the upcoming issue is “Romance”. I had to think long and hard on … Read More

Oil Painting class: second layer of paint

March 2, 2012New art work, portraits

Here’s a followup on the oil painting I started a few weeks ago. I won’t be able to finish it since the models are no longer in the class. This is the first layer of paint on top of the raw umber underpainting. I should point out that I have never painted oil before. I’ve … Read More

The Tower: a 3-d stereoscopic story

February 12, 2012New art work

I printed a stereoscopic book in December for which I didn’t make an entry in my blog yet. So here goes. This book is a bit different from all my previous book in that it has one color illustrations (for the stereoscopic effect, the illustration is printed twice with different colors, but you can read … Read More

Oil Painting class

February 10, 2012New art work

I signed up for a oil painting class this semester. I’ve never done oil painting and after going to the MET a few times, I felt I had to learn it, do “real art” if you will. The paintings you see above are the “wash-ins”, it’s just the color Raw Umber in different shades. Later … Read More

“Three-armed squid” comic anthology

February 7, 2012New art work

I’m working on a comic anthology with a couple other people called “Three-armed squid”. We will have it done just in time for Mocca, and each one of us will contribute a four page comic using the four seasons as a theme. My theme is “summer”. Original my idea was about an office person stuck … Read More