Friday, April 11, 2014

A Chidren's Show


     I recently did a design test for a Children's show gear towards Indian youth. It was taking Indian Children's Rhyme and creating a world out of it. It was gonna be in the vein of Yo, Gabba Gabba and Mother Goose Club.


I, sadly, didn't get it but I had a blast doing the test.


However, it gave me some great addition to my portfolio.


 I've always loved Indian design aesthetics.


It was fun simplifying those in these characters.


 I actually did it twice. The first attempt was to "cartoon-y" for a live action show.


So, I altered the characters on the second attempt.


 They are more "Live-action" but still showed kid-friendly costumes.


I definitely did more than what I was asked... that's how much fun I was having with it!


     Hopefully, I'll get another opportunity to get to do it for real. Or I'll just make my own children's book with these characters.


What do you think?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Nature of Nature #2


     Finally got this done for on time for this weekend's MoCCA Fest! The second issue of Nature of Nature. YEYS.


I can't wait to debut this. I had to put it off for awhile but its finally done!


     But like most risograph prints, the registration are not perfect. But that adds to the look of it. If you can't make the Fest, they are also available through my online store!


     Technically, both Nature of Nature's, will debut on this fest. Hmmm... should start thinking about Issue #3.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Burn


Burn will debut at this weekend's MoCCA Fest!


It is handbound and cut, so it's not perfect... which, I guess, is the point of zines.


It was a fun project nonetheless. All done in Photoshop.


OR, you can purchase them online!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Update...


     I've been working on some pet projects that I'm not quite ready to post just yet. But I have been re-posting some old artworks from my DeviantArt site on Tumblr and also some quick updates.


     I'm also gonna be at this year's MoCCA Art Festival at Table D12 with Alexandra Beguez... 2/3 of Three Armed Squid representing! We'll have our new zines. If not, there's always the online store.


Our Three Armed Squid site is also updated!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Snow.


This is the summary of the month of February......

I'm looking forward to spring!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Burn (zine-in-progress)

This will actually by the back cover.

     After completing the 2nd issue Nature of Nature, I'm finally starting a new zine! This one is gonna somewhat abstract.

Preliminary cover design.

It's actually based on a character I previously drew. She's a fire priestess.

My initial cover idea.... color test.

     Like always, I try to change up how I do the comic. Which can be both a good and bad thing. The previous zines I made were Pen/Brush/Inked.


For this one, I am gonna draw the whole thing through Photoshop.

Quickie sketch.

     But I did draw the "thumbs" and initial idea on paper and taped them on my closet door. This helps to see the continuity of the story.

My non-sensical storyboards....

Friday, January 31, 2014

Folkdance

With her veil.... looks better I think
     I was messing around trying to design some new X-Men members that I ended up just creating new characters for myself. This is Folkdance from the Philippines.


     Her design is based off the costumes worn in Filipino folkdances (where her codename is derived from), namely Singkil. I liked the dress like suit and the "head cape" (veil).


     She is supposed to be super graceful/ agile/ and other abilities I haven't quite settled with yet.... Kinda like a Filipina Psylocke. It took a few tries to get her to the point that I like... 

Without her veil
     Quite different from a previous Filipiniana design I did. I'll draw her again in action poses.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Agni


     I was trying to do some re-designs for X-Men characters but ended up just creating new ones... This was supposed to be Thunderbird (III).


     I ended up creating, Agni, based on the Indian God. He creates fire (and flaming arms) out of the silver panels on his costume.


More character designs soon....

Friday, January 10, 2014

3AS Zine preview- Elementals


     Three Armed Squid will have its 3rd issue sometime Early-mid 2014. This year's theme is the Four Elementals! I got the fire one, Salamander.


     I can't wait for the issue to come out and see what the other contributors has in store. You can also get our back issues online.