Saturday, December 26, 2015

Artist, take care of thyself!

If you're somebody that works at a desk job, you MUST find a way to get some activity in your routine. It's mandatory for a life of vitality and happiness. I choose to go to 805Bootcamp. All levels are welcome, even weaklings like me! The people who run the program and the campers are very kind and supportive. Plus! We have days that dogs can come with us on trails...or in this case, goats :) That's me on the far left without a snow cap.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Z - page 3

Just like his little sister, Z gets a costume change too in the story "Gaia's blessing". Their outfits are akin to a a pair of baggy sweats joined together with a hood. These suits are soft to the touch and nothing super cool to look at in terms of design or color. They do "grow"/adapt to the human that wears them though.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Golden training

This is a quick design I made for the monthly theme of 'Shaolin monk' for Character Design Challenge on Facebook. My design features an anthropomorphic fox character that trains as a monk from sunrise to sunset. Every month, we get a new theme to design a character for. It's a fun way to stretch out drawing skills and new ideas along with other artistic peers.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2nd commission for "!!!!8!!!!" - the clean pass

After choosing a composition, here is the clean line pass before I did color. During this phase is when I also put in the character models, or their 'true design' if you will.

Monday, December 14, 2015

2nd commission for "!!!!8!!!!" - rough sketches

Just recently finished another design for UniquePublications​ for their new IP (intellectual property) called "!!!!8!!!!". These are the rough compositions that I started with.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Siblings or co-inhabitants?

Z and R ARE biologically related but Z was fitted with his visor when R was brought to their "space" (home). When wearing a visor, you see the world....and yet you don't. Sort of like what happens to us in modern times with texting and MP3 players. We check out and become blind to what's around us. Z does know that R is there and she's a sibling but he regards her in a cavalier manner. It's nothing personal against R or anybody else he fails to take notice to. Rather, it's an unfortunate side-effect to having a visor. Those that wear them become encased in their own bubble. Sometimes, Z is genuinely surprised to find R there in front of him.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Z - page 2

Z pretty much stares at monitors all day to the point he hardly notices R being near him. When walking around town, the visor provides a visual look into the environment so he can avoid running into things. He's also a more serious personality in compared to R. Things must add up and make sense or he gets upset.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The plugged in youth - "Z"

"Z" is R's older brother around 10 years of age. He's been wearing his visor for roughly 5 years by the time this story begins. The visor is a high-tech device that plugs directly into the nervous system of the one that wears it. By having this hard connection, Z can access/download lessons in academics directly into his mind. The visor also serves as a handy calculator and is the main way that folks in their city interface with their environment such as other machines for food, drink or information. Once fitted, the visor is intended to never come off, even during sleep. R is terribly jealous and can't wit to be fitted for her visor.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"Gaia" rough design

While I continue to sketch and scrawl to figure out R's brother, I thought I'd jot down a new idea for "Gaia" (The Gaia in the title of "Gaia's Blessing").