Sunday, December 25, 2011


Had to draw something to keep my sanity:

Actually i drew this girl on a shuttle bus on my way to a screening of Louis CK's new show. Quite uniquely, Louis uploaded the 1-hour show to his website this month, for users to download/stream conveniently for only $5 !
It's a really cool concept, and the show is hilarious (my cheeks and abdomen were aching so bad!!)

Here's an outtake that was put out there to promote the thing:

I warmly recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind honest, intelligent humor (and curse words, of course)
pay the $5, you'll even be doing some good to humanity:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

one year olds

Drawings i did in the brief time between Sept-Dec 2010 when my hands were somewhat functional   :-/

China marker is fun!!

hm, wish i had a sharper image of this one...



~  Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Faces on things

Or: Pareidolia
I love discovering faces on inanimate objects! anthropomorphism FTW.

Well, this doesn't really have a face - i added it. and the photshopped blood. But sitting at breakfast this is what i saw, and it reminded me of a head with a helmet. i don't mean to make this political whatsoever though!

See, the tea bag is smiling at you

i think both of them are distraught cuz there's rice&lentils in their head. And the fork makes it worse.

and on the other side, emotions change :)


This is actually new! hoorah. It's a completed drawing made from a recent sketch. a first!
I hope to do more of these soon.

I liked working with a limited palette (as opposed to the non-existing palette i usually use :) and it actually kind of fit what i had in mind when making the very sketchy sketch.

  I imagined her as maybe a singer in a Cuban night club, though i didn't work with any reference. so since I had no ideas for a background, I left her floating on the scanned doodle page, looking at the other crappy doodles in puzzlement, for now.

initial sketch:

Hasta luego!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Life Drawing Time Warp

So, these are some life drawings I made waaay back in August 2010.
At the time I hadn't life-drawn in almost a year (much like today..), so I was a bit scared of starting again and seeing just how rusty I am.
As you can see some of these aren't even complete drawing, maybe I liked a hand here or a knee there, and drawing took much longer than usual - I knew at school I'd have to produce these kinds of drawings at around 2-3 times the speed (and the quality)!

It's funny how slowly it takes to get faster :)

Just had to get these out of my system... expect more oldies soon, until i can produce new material!
Bye for now :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Some new faces


So these are the newest people i've drawn ever since those old ones from last year (two posts ago):

People at the hospital waiting room in June:

People at the hospital (different waiting room though), last week:
that's my crowd, what can i do? :-/

And from us ugly normal people, to beautiful (and photoshopped) ones - drew these from some ads in my friend's copy of Vogue (OMG The September Issue!):

Models aside, I hope to draw more unsuspecting citizens soon :)
Bye for now and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cute creatures make for good Art :)

Hi everyone,

I've recently registered to TED on YouTube and get daily updates.
[For those of you not familiar with TED, it's an organization dedicated to "spreading ideas": they invite interesting people, entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, artists, etc. from all fields to talk about "ideas", tell stories, share discoveries, etc. Their talks are usually very uplifting and addictive to watch (so please open the hyperlink in a NEW tab! :)), although at the end I'm not really sure what to do with all that input. anyway, it's nice.]

The talks usually have cool or funny visual aids, but essentially it's quite serious stuff. So when i opened my update yesterday I didn't expect to find this:

My favorites HAVE to be the "PYGMIES"!! (@1:50 min.) aah i went nuts when i saw them. now i want them everywhere. it's not fair they're only displayed in galleries!
The Sunshadow (@4:15), falling man (@4:45) and Spacefiller cube (@6:50) are also wonderful!

I found that what ties them together, and also what really turned me on is this imaginative and unexpected  anthropomorphizing of objects. I just loved that she talked about creating creatures that seem to be alive, and getting an emotional response from the viewer.

I think that generally speaking, what she and her colleagues are doing, is similar to (a certain kind of) an animator's aspiration: Creating creatures with human-like behaviors using technology, to stir emotion and induce involvement from an audience.

Some may look at it and think it's weird modern art, or just plain silly, but i feel things like these, cute and engaging, help spread joy and make us a bit more human :)


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Old Caricatures

Ok, so these are some caricatures for character design class i did in second year, 1st semester (Sept-Dec 2010)
I've barely ever done any caricaturing before this, so be merciful ;)
.. And take into account i had tendinitis in both forearms for most of that semester!
  See how i suddenly made them look less sucky? magic.

 I have this hedious habit of starting to draw right near the edges of the page.. gotta stop that.

I find most of them have emphasis, pencil pressure, in weird places. That's something to watch out for, in future works i hope :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Tee Desgin!

OK, not the best way to make a "comeback", but i recently entered a Threadless contest to design my favorite Tee.

This is an idea i've had for a while, and I looove rubber duckies. i mean, who doesn't?

so please,
VOTE me UP! :D

Life Saver - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Score this design: "Life Saver," to help it get printed on Threadless!

.. it's been such a terrible year (thus no posts), but the fact that i've managed to make this photoshop thingie means progress, i hope :|
Anyway, i hope to soon start posting drawings like a normal person, so don't give up on me yet!

Thanks for the support, guys!