Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Keep on Keeping on

So I have been keeping busy. As said, above are some purses I made around this time last year. I have to make a tutorial on how to do these puppies for anyone else interested.

Unfortunately, due to the economy, I've picked up part time jobs like any dutiful artist, and decided after hearing positive feedback from some places in CA, but at the same time, rejections, due to my location, to move to town and just "Take the leap."

As frustrating as it has been, I really don't blame anyone for choosing to hire locally. There's so many talents in California that it would be a waste of money and resources to hire from out of state. I do love the industry, but know it's the way things are. I'm willing to go for it.

....asides, I am not too fond of cooler weather.

So remember this image from last year?

Well someone in Brazil was inspired enough to make these little guys!

I mean, honestly! How cool is that? I was surprised earlier when they came from left field, but once everything was cleared up, it's all good. Because honestly it's a huge compliment and totally made my day! I wish I had known about them sooner!

The credit for the sculptures totally goes to Joedson Rosa

So what do you think, everyone? Perhaps I should go into toy design and Joedson Rosa does the sculpting?

AND! To top it off as well, MaGiK World, the studio I had freelanced for last year, has recently won a "shared" Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program! HBO's "Classical Baby: Poetry Show" I think that's quite awesome. 8th Paragraph down.
The Outstanding Children’s Program was shared by two winners: HBO’s Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show and Nickelodeon’s Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: The Untouchable Kids Of India. This marked two Emmys in a row in this category for Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. Last year the series won for the episode titled “Private Worlds: Kids with Autism.”

Thursday, July 03, 2008

A little something coming this August.

I tell you, there is nothing like a chocolate topped, white-cream (with real cream as the secret ingredient!) donut in the morning with coffee! Albiet sticky like crazy, and to be in the gym on an eliptical for 30 min to burn it off, but oh-so-good. :) Thank goodness the store isn't down the street! It's in around where my family used to live (and extended still do), so it's a good thing that they aren't nearby!
So as for this little piece of work below, as of right now, I am now currently working as the comic artist for the magazine, Gaku-X, a Japanese Rock/Pop Culture magazine written in English. I have the privilage to work on 4 pages a month, which I have therefore figured to turn into a little series paying an affectionate satire to the fan community that the magazine caters to. It focuses on a Japanese-American guy and his friends who are fangirls, or as some say "Japanophiles" or "weaboos." I've been to enough conventions to know. ...but am DYING to go to San Diego Comic-Con! I get jealous of anyone who gets to go. It just looks like so much fun.
Done in copic markers and color pencil.

And for more of your art fix, I still have yet to get the DVD of this film that I worked on, posted below. I think it turned out goregous, though I wish that I had the original voice track to work off of and time better. Note what I had to work with, and the end result.

"I Wish" is originally by Vera Brosgol, screenplay by Dalis Ponrattanasiri

My animation:

The film:

Monday, June 30, 2008

Moving up and forward.

Goodness, I feel like a horrible person for neglecting my poor little blog! Things had been busy, but I am back on to moving forward towards bigger and better things. I've found I definitely do love and am happiest working in entertainment, whiether it's gaming, TV/Film, print or online. There's something there in the hours of work put in and the environment with that end result that is just SO satisfying. I can't really find a way to describe it, but it just makes me the happiest. Kind of like being in love, but not really. Cheesy? Yes. Happy in what I do and being a positive about it, oh heck yes!
And as of late, I am starting a comic that is in a new magazine, Gaku-X, entitled "Gaijin Rock" (Foreign Rock for you home gamers) that is an affectionate satire on the "Japanophelia" fandom. If you see it around, please let me know what you think! I'm quite excited about it. The first page I submitted I was surprised made it to the magazine since it was done in so little time (and not to my standards. Eek! I feel naked!) But the August 2008 issue, I promise will be much better.
So the art here, is one of a commission from last year, and another from a test I drew extra bunnies for at a graphic design firm which shall not be named. For privacy reasons.
But for now I have printouts to make and turnarounds to do in Flash!