Saturday, March 26, 2011

What a weird tree

And again, another UCLA illustration for the newspaper.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pessimism of the mind, optimism of the soul.

I already posted this on my dA and my tumblr, but I want it here too, since it's a piece I'm particularly fond of.

I'd like to thank Flo specifically, since her work inspired the making of this piece for me, especially in regards to the plant motif and her wonderful color choices and brush strokes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I'm free from the death grip that's finals, huzzah! And I decided to work on this painting that I left alone since December. Gahhhh. I'm so slow with these things.

And I recently got a call from the Jay Kennedy Memorial Cartooning Scholarship, and I'm a finalist! Eeee, I have phone interview on Friday, so please wish me luck!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tutoring illo

A very quick illustration I made for the newspaper involving tutoring.

Considering it's finals week and I have had very little sleep and I'm still behind, I don't feel that guilty on not working more on this.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Final drawing projects

I took a drawing class for the first time this quarter, and it was very fun, if not time-consuming and hair-wrenching at times. It was nice to do something more technical and work more on my observational skills. We basically worked only with lines, trying to interpret form and volume with them. We started off drawing cups, then cubes, then chairs, etc. I also finally learned illustrator in this class, haha!
This was our second to last project, where we had to take Durer's masterpiece of the last supper and reinterpret and respond to his artwork. This was fun to do because it was one of the few times we got to be creative, haha. I kind of drew this with the intention of Spinozian ideas about matter in motion, God and/or nature, etc.

And this. This horrendous, horrendous thing, was our last project. We had to first draw the bike from observation [with an aid of a picture grid], and then trace the bike on illustrator and try to make sense of its form and volume using lines only. This was very, very difficult. I stayed up till 6 am the night before to finish this, and I had class at 9 am! Oi. But my professor was very impressed with it. He actually compared me to a joke about St. Peter trying to teach a man how to pray properly, but when the man asked for Peter to reiterate a prayer, Peter saw him walk on water. Peter then said "You don't need to know." It was very flattering [and amusing].

I had a great time in that class. Good people, great professor, but dear lord it was time consuming.