Thursday, April 19, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

A quickie

Hey guys! Just wanted to post a quick little animation I did the other night before going to bed. I was fiddling with this free Animation software called Pencil! It doesn't have all the bells and whistle that Flash or Toonboom offer, but it's straight forward and easy to pick up if you just want to do lil' somethin' somethin'. I can see this coming in handy when I'm on the go and want to animate on my Tablet PC instead...that is once I get the drivers to work. Fraking drivers!!

Oh, and the other video is another quick animation I did butI used Flash that time!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Step by step!! ...Oooo baby!!

Wow! Two blog posts back to back!? I know...that shit cray! Anyways, I just finished up another drawing of Black Ninja, but I decided to do a little step by step process since I've never done one before. I won't go into excruciating detail because...well, that takes to long. So I'm just gonna post up the drawings and call it a day.

Step 1-2: This drawing started with a little warm up. Once I found the pose i liked most, I blew it up, cleaned up a little, and added some structure and minute details.

Step 2-3: After I was satisfied with the rough, I cleaned it up, but instead of adding some color, I added the shading and eyes instead. I though it looked really cool, and I was gonna stop there...

...I didn't.

I had a lot of fun doing this one, and it went a a lot faster now that I knew what he was gonna look like, and I think the pose and overall drawing is stronger than the previous one. Well I'm off to go play some games or something! Deuces!!

Back in Black

What's good party people! Just had the laziest/ "productive" Saturday. I spent the entire day drawing in my pee jays on a diet of pizza and beer. Life is good!

I had a long discussion about all my story ideas with my buddy Shawn the other night. We mostly talked about how I haven't been working on them all that much as of late and that I should stop ignoring them like they where neglected step children. So I pretty much spent the entire day sketching and trying to redesign my first created character; Black Ninja!

I won't go into detail about the actual story (maybe next time) but the initial concept was based off my ninja Halloween costume my grandmother made for me 15 years ago! I've done a bunch of designs for this character over the years, so I tried to bring it back to it's initial roots. The original costume was black and yellow hence the color scheme, but I tried to give it a few traditional ninja elements like the fishnet shirt and tabi boots. I use to draw him a lot with a long red scarf, but that's been done to death with other ninja designs so I decided to forgo the scarf and give him a nice ripped hoodie instead.

This is far from being the final draft of the character as I'm sure I'll find areas to make the design stronger, but I'm happy with it overall. It's like I'm saying hello to an old friend :)

Later guys!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Enter 2012!!

Happy New Year Guys and Gals!! I hope everyone had a wonderful 2011 send off and welcomed 2012 with roar!! The last 6 weeks of 2011 where pretty damn cool. I got a new Cintiq and I've been drawing on it non-stop. Eliminating the whole scanning process is such a blesing. I just open up photoshop, start doodling, and if I draw something I like, I blow it up, make my fixes, clean it up, color it and voila! A finished drawing. I can't wait to revisit some of my old drawings and finally give them a proper polish! But until that day arrives, I'll just show you guys the drawings I've been working on over the holidays:

1) The first drawing was a Christmas gift for my girlfriend. She was a Santa to a lot of ppl this year (including myself) so I decided she should look the part!

2) Second drawing was for my friend Liz! It was her birthday and I wanted to do a little something special. Also, one of my friends has been doing this for a lot of our friends lately so I decided to do the same. As for the hash-tag, she's a Nurse; and as you all know, Nurses are Bawlin'. They Bawl so hard that some might even say Mother F*ckers want to fine them. True Story.

3) Some of you might recognize this drawing. I drew it up for my buddy John a couple of years ago, and finally got around to finishing it, thus living up to my promise I made to him years ago! Also, check out his music. The man knows his stuff!!

Well, that's all for now. I gotta go back to cleaning my room and taking care of some loose ends before I start work tomorrow. First day at a new studio! Laterz!!