Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

blue jack

chipping away at design.

Monday, February 25, 2013

base head

I’m not sure if everyone does this but I find making model sheets with instructions help me a great deal. I think I have basic head shape down. I’ll do broader expressions later. I might save those for the production blog. ;)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Guys With 100th Pencils

February 25th, 2013 marks the day Guys With Pencils Podcast will air their 100th episode!

For those of you who never heard of them, they are couple of dudes who work in animation industry and discuss the latest things related to animation and video games.

Their latest episodes feature amazing guest artists such as Kris Pearn, Stephen Silver and Scott C!

 Be sure to check them out and give your support because their podcast are entertaining, educational and inspiring to say the least.

Adam, Andrew, keep up the good work man.

 Click here to go to their site!

teen-young adult

I felt like there was some limitation in having your character being a child so I aged her up to be 17-19 yr old range.

Saturday, February 23, 2013


more Otto Schmidt inspired piece.
I wish I had more time to paint the water surface properly.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

blink blink

She's Aliiiive!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hey, remember wacom graphire?

I thought I wasn’t going to have any updates this weekend since I am away from home and without my usual equipment. Then I realize I still had my 11 year old Graphire 2 around So I decided to give it a shot and satiate my digital painting appetite.

I haven’t used tablet in ages, let alone one with only 512 levels pressure sensitivity at that. It was frustrating at first but in the end I had fun. My hand started to cramp up a bit.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Take Me

Listening to a podcast and just rendering stuff.

I still don't have clear process for painting.

edit: made a gif

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Referenced bit of Otto Schmidt for this one.

I should not do any rendering on weekdays. Takes too long.
I could have saved an hour on this if I ditched soft round brush and used hard round brush much earlier than I did.

Color of the Wind

Cup O' Doodle woodle doodle.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I coloured these over the weekend. I like the colour here but it doesn't work well with Primary colour arrangement of Katie. I will either tweak this one or Katie colour palette.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013


Man. I stop paint and render for one week and I forget a lot of stuff I learned.
There is so much to study I love it and hate it.

District Manager

District manager and his secretary. I don't have names for them yet.
Also no colour because it's getting late.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Arch Enemy

I thought of few interesting stories involving a miracle surgeon Jack-Black and his assistant Pam.
The source material is Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack. This current design is too similar but I'll keep playing around from here.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Katie Reaper Poses

TV Episode scenarios floating around in my brain.


Cup O' Doodle post

Monday, February 04, 2013

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Can't Remember 03

I'm going to leave it here for now. I might clean up the body keys  if I want to use it for a demo reel but that's the extent I will work on this.

Animating this was little different than what I do at work. With this I had to be a lot more subtle and ease in and out much more than I used to.

My biggest challenge when doing this on Toon Boom is character design and rigging. It wouldn't be too bad if I plan meticulously and draw lots of body parts beforehand but I always get so eager to animate that I just skip few things that I should do when building the rig. For this particular build, if I were to revisit it, I would add separate jaw element as well as draw more front mouth shapes and hair shapes.

Can't Remember 02

Part 2 of this animation. I learned to use deformer tool in Toon Boom and I had to try it. 
I used the deformer on the pillow in the last few frames.

Rough keys in Flash CS3
Head rigged and keyed with Toon Boom Harmony.

If I were to ever end up animating the body, it might look like this..