Monday, November 19, 2007

Afterworks Character Designs

My Afterworks story features a few of my friends from work. It's a little strange doing 'model sheets' of your co-workers, but also immensely enjoyable. It is a real challenge to figure out how far I can push their expressions while still maintaining their likeness (especially in the first batch). Anyways, here they are:

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Was able to get some gestures in this week. The first batch was done during class. The last page is me trying to clean up some of the better poses, but I think they lost quite a bit of life.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Grandma and Grandpa

I've been spending a lot of time making things for my family lately - everything from wedding videos to caricatures. Here's one of my grandma and grandpa.

Here are a few of the pics I was working with:

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunday Sketches

I was able to fit in an hour or so of sketching at a coffee shop today. I forget sometimes how relaxing drawing can be. It's so nice to be able to just concentrate on what's in front of you. So much of my time is spent thinking about the future, or solving problems, or whatever other worries that life can bring. It's nice to know that the pencil and paper are always there for me.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Back to the blog...

Oh man, it's been a while. Been caught up with making wedding videos and work. I finally got a chance to sit down and do some drawing tonight. I am definitely rusty. I've been looking at a lot of Hirshfeld lately, trying to figure out the art of caricatures. I was talking to a coworker of mine yesterday about it, and he said that it's really strange how a good caricature can resemble a person more than a photograph. Sounds strange, but I know exactly he means. I think the reason for that is because very often in pictures, people are not in their 'natural state'. Everyone is always smiling or putting on a face, and it's usually not the face or expression that we associate with them. I've always found caricatures difficult because I focus too much on the physicality of someone's face, when i should really be focused on capturing their spirit. I know, sounds so lofty and esoteric, but I think it's true. Anyways, here was my attempt at a Hirschfeld-esque caricature of me and my girlfriend at the wedding I spent the last two months making a video for. Enjoy!

Here's the picture I used for the drawing:

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


...or otherwise known as the Creative Arts Ministry at my church ( We're having our first ever church wide retreat in a few weeks, and our small group was put in charge of promoting the event. This is a video we did to try and get people to sign up:

It's silly...but it was a lot of fun making it!

Friday, July 6, 2007


Got inspired by some kid drawings my good friend Nick Sung was doing today. Kids are so funny!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Afterworks 3 - more thumbnails

My afterworks story has been coming along slowly but surely. I'm about 4/5 of the way through thumbnails. The story is turning out to be a longer than I had anticipated, so after I finish this stage, I'm going to go back and streamline the story - see which panels I can combine, which story points can be cut, etc. After that, I will go in an rough in the values, and then after that the color. I'm not sure how i'm going to finish the art work...if it will be digital, watercolor, or guaoche. I'm leaning toward the first two, as they seem to be the quickest and most familiar mediums for me. But we'll see...

There is a section missing between this section of thumbnails and the next...I have yet to work that part of the story out.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Bill Presing's new blog

If you haven't been to it already, make sure you check out Bill Presing's new blog:
It is friggin' AWESOME!!! Here's a pic of him in action at the Ratatouille wrap party this past Saturday.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sunday, April 29, 2007

SF ballet

So a bunch of us at pixar got to go to a full dress rehearsal of Don Quixote at the SF ballet. It was an amazing experience, and we got some really nice drawings from the trip. Here are the some that I did. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007