Wednesday, December 29, 2010

100 Environments

Hey guys - this is project I started. 100 environments. 10 environments a day for 10 days (actually 9 - but 10 just sounds cooler). The whole point of the exercise is to build confidence. I'm using different mediums to exercise different ways of drawing and seeing things. 

Day 1: My House. Black Marker ONLY.

Day 2: Shopping Center - Tustin Market Place.
Medium: Black & Grey Marker

Day 3: My Living Room
Medium: Ball Point and Grey Marker

Day 4: Color studies from Life and Magazines
Medium: Markers and Colored Pencil.

Day 5: Irvine Spectrum
Medium: 3 Tones of Marker & Ball Point

Day 6: Park by My House
Medium: Graphite Pencil

Some thumbnails of the Atlantis paintings I did. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Haunted House Painting - Horocruxes

I was inspired by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for this painting. In the movie, Harry is going around destroying Horocruxes.  For this painting, basically - the dude is capturing the demon spirit from that dragon statue. It's somewhat similar to Harry Potter.  I was also inspired by Jackie Chan Adventures - for those of you old enough to know what that is. :)

Let me know what you think guys. Critiques welcome. Seriously.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pokebooth painting WIP

I've started to use this more paintery brush in photoshop after my friend Kalen gave me a demo. It is awesome. I feel like I'm Craig Mullins - even though I'm not. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nightclub - WIP

Brush Holder - Step by Step

Some of you guys probably remember the brush holder I made a while back. My mom liked it so much, that she asked me to make one for her calligraphy teacher as a Christmas gift. So here we are again!

Cut pieces of wood

Drill Center Holes - This part was HARD

Round Corners

Glue and Clamp

Fine sanding and stain wood

Another one!

Night Stand - REFINISHED!

My dad built this nightstand for me when I was about 8-years-old.  Recently, I decided to awesomize this piece of furniture and give it some new life. 

- I sand it. I start at 80 grit. 
- I bevel out corners. 
- I sand until I'm wet-sanding at 600 grit. Super smooth.
- I stain it with teak oil. Super shiny and luster finish.  
- I replace the wooden knob with this cool metal one from home depot. More stylish.

- Original -

- Finished! - 

Super Shiny 

** These pictures really don't do the new finish justice. You have to feel the wood to appreciate the level of finish. If you are ever at my house - you gotta check it out! **

BZ Booth - Can't Stop Won't Stop

Hey guys - I meant to post this really cool project on my blog a while back. This Booth was created for a company called Boogiezone (  The Booth debuted at the "Enkore" Dance competition which took place around mid-October.  For this project, I created concept drawings and was in charge of designing and constructing the life-size cutouts.  Special shout-outs to Elm Pizarro, Kalen Chock, Stefanie Hyunh, Dave Koepke, and Jeff Losaria for being great people on this project.

 Self Adhesive Paper

Gator board - like foamcore but with cardstock backing. Super hard to cut. 
The usual - 2x4s


Test assembly in my garage

ASA <3 - can't stop won't stop.