Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Apr├Ęs la Pluie



A short French film... you can see a larger version (on different site) by double clicking on the video. Incredible animation!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ambush

This morning, another round of SNOW! That makes day 7 of being stuck at home.
*Well, I actually got out and finished x-mas shopping. Yay... just in time!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Frozen in Seattle

12-21, Day 4 of the snow in: Here's a quick concept of Seattle with tons of snow! It's not that bad.... well, you might have a different opinion if you were driving in it. ;)

12-22, Day 5: What the hell? There's more snow today!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Indiana Jones Masterpieces

A batch of sketch cards I did for Indiana Jones Masterpieces set.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Baby Mok


Here's a paper toy for the holidays!

Create your own toy at Paper Critters. If you do, leave a note in the comment section... I would like to see. :)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Robin Williams

Today, I went to Zanadu Comics in downtown Seattle. After a while, I heard some one talking at the counter and it sounded familiar. I looked over and saw Robin Williams with a lady friend. He was shorter than I thought he would be and he got some fancy shades on. I didn't stare that long (only a few seconds) then I pretend to look at something else and got a couple more peeks at him. The store was empty, he started looking around the new comic racks and I left at that point. It was a cool surprise...That was my first celeb sighting in a comic store!

Shopping

Got all your gifts shopping done yet? Me? I'm going to wait to the last minute. Not because I got some strategy.... it's just because I'm too lazy to plan ahead. sigh.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Thundarr the Barbarian

While researching the cartoon, I found out that Alex Toth did the design for Thundarr and Jack Kirby worked on the other character designs. How cool is that?!

Ariel! Ookla! Ride!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Alien Cow

This is a concept of an alien/ cow hybrid. One advice.... don't drink the milk! ;)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cape

Waiting for the elevator the other day, I saw this lady with a cape/coat on. So here's a quick sketch of that. Too bad wearing a cape is hard thing to pull off.... otherwise, I would wear a batman cape to work everyday! ;)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sunset

When I was coming home, I say this sunset. The cloud opened up and you can see the sun coming through it, which made this bright yellow/orange hole in the sky. It was kinda cool... it reminded me of an egg, sunny side up.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Storm Chasers

There's this show on Discovery called, "Storm Chasers"... basically bunch of folks driving around and try to collect data on tornados. One guy on the show made a armor vehicle called, "TIV" which stands for Tornado Intercept Vehicle. His goal is to drive into a tornado and film it for a documentary. That's half the fun of watching, to see if he can do it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Alien

This is my spin on the gray alien.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Amy Winehouse

I was checking my email and I saw this picture of Amy Winehouse in the celeb section of aol. It was so odd to say the least and thought it would make an interesting sketch. The angle is different from the photo and I took some liberty with the expression... otherwise, she did look like that! Poor Amy... I hope she pull it together some day.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Scared

Lunch time sketch. :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Magma

AKA... Goldar (in the US), is a giant alien robot that can turn into a rocket ship. It's a manga and TV series in the 60's. Of course there's a boy that can call Golder to fight evil monsters like most of those old rubber suit monster shows. One cool thing about Goldar... his belly can open up and fire missles. :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

James Bond

I thought Daniel Craig makes a pretty good James Bond. I have my doubts at first... but Casino Royale was a fun flick. Yes... the ending was a little wonky but overall... it was entertaining.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

La Main des Maitres


This is a animated short from France. There are some graphic violence stuff...but it's pretty dang cool. If you read French... check out the official site... La Main des Maitres.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Lennon and Ono

While surfing the net, I ran into a photo of Yoko Ono and John Lennon holding a "War is over" sign. It’s probably taken shortly after the Vietnam War. I thought the photo was pretty cool and I quickly sketch it out. I'm not trying to make any political statement (well, war in general is bad...) ... the photo just inspired me to doodle this sketch and I thought it turned out okay.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ghost Hunters

One show I try to catch every week is Ghost Hunters on the Scifi... (on Halloween, there's a 7 hours live show...wee!) Jason Hawes (left) and Grant Wilson (right) is the founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and they go to supposedly haunted place to gather evidence of paranormal activity. The things they usually catch are EVP (electronic voice phenomenon), orbs (always dust), and sometime shadow people. Once in a blue moon, they might have a picture of mist...perhaps form by a spirit. I put three of paranormal phenomenon in the picture above.... can you find them? One hint, the device Grant is holding is a EMF scanner. A bonus point if you know what that is. :)

Do I believe everything on the show... of course not. I'm actually a big skeptic about all these stuff but just find it entertaining to watch. At the same time, I am open minded and don't think anyone got everything all figured out. The universe is a big place... there are plenty of things that will surprise us.


*UPDATE... I sent the artwork to Grant Wilson and he used it as his avatar on his Myspace. How freakin' cool is that?! You can check for yourself on his Myspace page right now cuz I don't know how long he'll leave it there... or just click on the pic on the right, to enlarge the screen capture.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Morning


This is what I saw this morning when I head out to work, right before I get on the freeway around 7:15 AM. This time of the year, it's really hard to get out of bed when it's pitch black outside. So it was nice to see the sun rising this morning.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wonder Woman

Just want to get the word out about Wonder Woman Day , October 26th in Portland. Here's a little short description from their site... "Wonder Woman day III coming to Portland OR and Flemington NJ raising money and awareness for Domestic Violence shelters and a Women's Crisis Line! Over 150 pieces of original art for auction and cool collectibles!"

Go HERE to see their site for more info. If you scroll down, you can check out all the artwork for the auction. Pretty cool stuff!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Palin and Biden

Yes... that's Joe Biden in the corner, just steaming mad at Sarah Palin. For someone that most American never heard of couple months ago, Mrs. Palin really jump into the spotlight. The VP debate average 70 million viewers! It doesn't hurt either to have Tina Fey doing your impression on SNL. Maverick!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Obama and McCain

Final debate tonight! Should be interesting to see.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Nosferatu

Well, it's October and pretty soon it'll be...HALLOWEEN! To get in the mood, I did Nosferatu!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Head shot

Just a quick warm up sketch...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Indian

A friend showed me pictures of an Indian Pow Wow and I was super inspire to paint one of the dancers. The colors and textures were really amazing!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mok love Rabbit


Here's another paper toy for ya! Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Michael Phleps

Michael Phelps won more gold medals then any Olympic athlete in history! Pretty amazing considering he even broke a couple of world records along the way. Watch out Aquaman!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yao Ming and Lin Hao

One touching moment at the Olympic opening was Yao Ming holding a little boy, Lin Hao (9 yrs old) in his arm to watch the fireworks. The boy was a survior of the major quake in southwest China's Sichuan province on May 12. He risked his life to go into his collapsed school and rescued 2 of his classmates. Part of his hair is missing... probably where the medic put the IV during his recovery.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic 2008

Did you see the opening ceremony last night? Holy cow... it was incredible! The drums, letter boxes, thousands of Tai Chi masters,... etc. It was the best Olympic Opening I've seen. Out of all the performers, I thought the cheerleaders worked the hardest at the show. They danced and clapped their hands (non stop) for more then an hour as all the athletes walked into the stadium. They have one water bottle strap to their side... and I didn't see one person using it. Good job, ladies!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Illustration Friday: Sail

When I saw "Sail" on IF... the first thing that came to mind was a boat. Put I pushed it to sailing in the sky. Maybe the boy is using his blanket to help catch the wind.

Illustration Friday

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Modok!

Modok will take over the world!! Although he's a pretty goofy villain in Marvel U... there just something cool about a big giant head on a rocket chair. How can you not like a villain with that hair cut! HA!

Rocket chair also comes in handy if you need some fast food.... check out his right hand.

FYI... Modok stands for "Mobile/Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing"

Biting

Quick morning warm up sketch

Friday, August 01, 2008

Totoro!

I was inspired to do this fan art because I saw this site... Totoro Forrest Project. It's a fund raiser to save the Sayama forrest which is Miyazaki's inspiration for the "Totoro" film... one of my all time fav animation.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Heroes volume 2 sketch cards

These are the returned Heroes sketch cards from the volume 2 set. From left to right... Sylar, Elle, and Adam... all villians! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dead Giant

Quick concept sketch of a dead giant on a hill.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

When Buffy first air as a tv series, I was not interested at all. After a few season later, I finally saw a full episode and I was hooked! The writing was great and Joss Whedon created a fun universe and characters that you care about.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

BBC Olympic promo video

This Olympic promo was made by guys that did Gorillaz. Just have to post it here because it's so freakin' cool.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Batman


I remember watching the Batman TV series and thought it was the coolest thing ever. A live action superhero show... cool. Of course, looking back now... it not that cool. Anyway, I still feel the costume and the batmobile is very... groovy and far out. ;)
Click on the picture to get a larger version of the pic.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tony Stark and Iron Man

I really dig the Iron Man movie and wanted to do a fan art. Robert Downey Jr did an awesome job and if you haven't seen it yet.... you got to!I use the classic comic armor in this pic. The mark I in the movie is great and you can see how everything work... I just perfer the old comic armor... because it's easier to draw. ;)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Joker V3.0

Another joker pic... :)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Captain America

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Baroness

I hope the G. I. Joe movie is good....either way, I'll probably go see it.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Mother nature's present

Here's what I found when I drove into my garage... a big freakin' yellow jacket nest! Guess it's time to call the exterminator!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Bonnie

Bonnie is at my house for couple of weeks. I must confess... I don't like her very much. She stares at me when I'm eating. Lay down right behind my chair when I'm working on the computer so I can't push my chair back. The feeding, giving her water, and the long walks... as if I need one more things to do. To get her back... I did a color sketch of her. There! That'll teach her a lesson. Hmph.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hulk


Quick sketch of the Hulk. Hope to see the movie some time this week.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Olympia Festival sketch part 2

Here's the last sketch from the show.

When things were really slow at the festival, I got up and walk around. When I got back, this guy was by my table reading Betsy Mae Bite. It was perfectly normal... I encourage folks to flip through my books. But this guy took his time and read every single page. Didn't even say "hi" or anything... just stood there and read. Well, since he's there, I got out my sketchbook and drew him.... and no, he didn't notice. After he read BMB, he grab the Atomic Lead and read that one too... all 74 pages! After that, he went to another table and did the same thing.

The moral of this story... be polite. Or someone might write what you did on their blog. :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Olympia Festival sketches

During down time at the Olympia Comics Festival, I took out my sketch book and drew people at the show. Fun!