Saturday, December 31, 2011

sketches, animations and dot dot dot

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there is just not much progress. i guess that's why i've been neglecting any real update in this blog. but it's not all that bad. so here i am posting this haha. i've been saying that 'i'm inspired' these days, and i really am. thou it doesn't show. and i've just been going with how things are flowing. thou they're not all that good lol.

it's just that my creative juices just seems to get clogged just when it's about to reach orgasm. pardon the lame pun XD. it's not even mood swings or anything. i think one real problem is that i just can't find a suitable or any interesting 'sparks' out of a subject. dot dot dot
and even if i did, or even if someone helped and gave me something to work with, i become unenthusiastic to it in the midst.. ayaw na pangutana! di ko din alam hahaa -and the work ends up looking repulsive and then a change of heart sinks in the process, leaving something hanging about it.. it was somehow tormenting at some point. but. i do believe i just stepped on a small inevitable phase. and i think it's passing now. yey!

one big reason for that, would be this personal project that i've been working on for some time now. a big part of me is so into doing animations. aside from paintings and concept arts. it's what i've been dreaming of since birth haha. thou this isn't really that big. it's just a really short 2d animation; about a girl named 'maya'. i'll try to post something about it next time. but here's a tease. it's one of the color tests i did of her
it's actually an old plan that i just revamped. i'm also doing this just to practice the small stuffs i learned for compositing and in applying simple sfx's -just like what i did to an old video that i seldom show to people. it's a walkcycle exercise of my characters; 'doti' and 'dotdot'
-that reminds me, the bg in the vid was actually made for maya. maybe i could still use it now. but that just proves how old that plan was hahaa

and i think that's why my mind flies off, more often than not. even when i'm already doing something, i could say, as equally important ohohoo. and so i guess i'd consider these as 'a really nice progress'. like i said, it's not all that bad. add to those is a logo and a poster i designed for our class' art exhibit, which took place like three weeks ago. hehe. this was quite refreshing since i haven't done any vector stuffs in awhile;

but that's not just it. another one big fat juicy cool distraction for me now is -another 2d animation project that my friend, Alben Tan and I just put up a blog with, we called it 'Bakinocaua' under our very own 'Studio Natu' weeh! -this one's a bit more serious thou and it really needed much research. doing this big things are the reasons why i've been practicing with video editing, like on 'maya'. here's a link to the blog: studio natu check it out! :D
by Studio Natu :)

ohoo now i realize it's just hours before the new year starts. 2012! yey! i'm really looking forward to it! -and that's all there is. for now. thanks and may i bid you all in advance - a happy new year! :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

warm-ups and x-mas!

first of all. i want to greet everyone a Merry Christmas! :)
-cuz it's been a really loaded week. and all the while i've been waiting for the holidays to come. i have been itching to finish some digital illustrations i started ages ago -that i almost didn't notice how close it was to Christmas time! wew :D
for now. here are some sketches and warm-ups i did a couple of mornings before

when the sun sets the water on fire

girl-in-river/swamp studies

swamp chick wip

hope you like it! :D

Friday, November 18, 2011

Exposé 9!

really late post for this. but. i got in to Exposé 9! yey! :D around last May (2011) i got an email saying that my work 'The Lancer' will be featured in the Exposé 9 book! -and im the happiest person! i was in cloud 9 for weeks. months? hahaa
the book came out last July (2011) and i received my copy around same time. and i was in cloud 9 again! haha

so here's me humbly sharing it..

EXPOSÉ 9: Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe by Ballistic Publishing :)
this is the image that got published in it
da post: 'The Lancer'
'it's such a great honor to be a part of this amazing book.' it's one of the things that keep the fire burning inside me right now -in creating more works. my image is pretty small for this big book even. but it means a lot to me. and it's making my smile last for the whole yearsss :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

the batbird

or birdbat haha -some months old. i made this originally for cghub cpa 31: the tuk-tuk challenge. then i lost track. i continued in my own time anywee. i picked the first one of three different designs. nothing much. but i like how it turned out. and i learned a lot here :)

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chartacter sketches

some character concept sketches + studies i had lying around. some old. some not so much. i already posted these to other sites thou, but heck. just thought i'd post them here too :)

 elf dude jumping. not really sure. just some pale skin practice
pinoy zombie. utaaak = braaain heehee
quick sketch warrior steampunk-ish dude
was for cghub cfc: megaman redesign challenge. it's dark-age protoman

was for the pre-dwv challenge. the technomage
was for the pre-dwv challenge. the shadow
warrior chick :)
victorian oracle. was originally for cghub cfc: the oracle ambrosia challenge

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

first -err second post. yey!

yo! so. i created this blog months ago.. or maybe a year ago? hahaa yes, i made an account and didn't put anything in it. and it since been collecting dust :D -it's just that i got stuck to a lot of happy things haha, plus school went back in the scene.. but now i'm here. and i hope this will work. i'll be updating and posting my stuffs from time to time. yey!

i'll start it off with some works i did from yeeears back up to now (roughly from around 2002-2011) warning: looong list of images. also i apologize for the badly scanned/photographed ones :)

-yeah that sums it up for now. just some trad and digital work dumps. i do hope u like it :)