Monday, July 30, 2012

Little Koi Dancer

Gestures of my little Chinese girl character from my recent story sketch, The Dancing Koi. Painted over some to get back into working with Photoshop! The video I used as reference is at the bottom.

I really like how I experimented with color and line here!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

中國漁船的故事 (A Chinese Fishing Story) Sketches

A story project of mine in which I;m going to enter into the my portfolio for the Disney Story Trainee position due at the end of this month. I'm already into boarding the beats but I thought why not show some of the early sketches from last week!

I wanted to centralize around fishing and the idea of being patient and not rushing into things, possibly messing up your destiny (or catch on the line). Also to embrace a sense of balance in order to reach one's goals and expose oneself to new experiences. A Yin and Yang story between 2 siblings, a dancer and fisher. Plus giant Koi fish.

I really REALLY wanted to set it in Cambodia BUT Ron said there's no yin-yang belief there. And no koi fish. Just eels....

I was actually originally going to set this along an American river with the bonding between a Father and Daughter. The main girl was going to be a girly girl and not want to deal with icky fish. Only until her father was in danger did she step up into action.

Exploring styles....

Badly scanned thumbnails!!!!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Waterhole Grunge WIP clip #1

Hey, everyone!! Check out this clip from our short film we worked on this past Spring!! This was a fun experience that I'm glad I had the chance to collaborate with the AWESOME super creative and talented peeps listed below!!

A wip action scene will uploaded soon and it's definitely worth the wait!!

Chris Ybarra -
Christina Mijares -
Tung Nguyen -
Eric Lee -
Garrett Eves -

Monday, July 9, 2012


Decided one of my warm-up sketches should get a color treatment. Been wanting to get back into Photoshop and soon Sai Painter...

Btw, she's referenced from a certain colorful pony....

Original drawing:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Visiting the Magic Kingdom

Long over due post, I know. Been busy finding part-time work and playing Kid Icarus. Which is exactly why I took my sketchbook with me this past week while looking for jobs for side-money. 

Discovering that hipster fashion is very interesting to draw....

Saw the most adorable thing ever. A mini Merida from Brave. SO ACCURATE. 

I just had to capture this moment...

Cutest couple EVER. Again, had to capture this truly magical moment  <3

What the, how did these ponies get into this post???