Thursday, September 21, 2006

George and Wifey...

Created in Illustrator and painted in Photoshop. This was originally posted at FRESH COLLABORATIONS.

Shhh... she used to be a hooker.

EDIT: This is what they looked like (in Illustrator) before I painted them in Photoshop.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Kabuki Preview...

Here's a little preview of one of the crazy artworks I'm currently doing... Although this Kabuki head kinda looks good on its own. New avatar? hmm...


The Fashion Dude...

I made this drawing as a general model for any future designs I come up with.

It's nothing final, but it helps to see the relation of colors with each other. As well as the proportion of the clothes, etc... some of it is pretty ridiculous. LOL. Its inspired by something I did last summer.


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Something Ambitious...

This is what i'm working on right now. A little ambitious project in Illustrator... working with vector silouhettes.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

My Green Squishy

I recently became obsessed with the whole "digital dry brush" technique. I tried it again with an old painting. What do you think?

MS DIET UPDATE: I caved... Almost two months of not logging in... 7-17-06 to 9-16-06...


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Girls in Dress... Painted-ish

This part was totally unplanned...

After finishing what came out to be the previous post (2 girls in dress), I exported the file into Photoshop. Then, I selected one color of the image at a time and painted it using one of the brushes. I also used the burn + dodge tool to enhance the colors. And it came out like what you see there. It's pretty cool, I think. I always wondered how to create that flat-textured-painted look, and I ended up actually achieving it here. Well, kinda.

EDIT: Here's the close-up view of the ladies.

Hope you like it. I had fun making this.


Girls in Dress... "Flash"-type

This is the continuation of what I was doing from the previous post. I tried making another character from the same technique as the other. Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator... and this is what I came up with. The colors on the blond girl is still a bit pale.

What do you think?


Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Flash Lady...

Well, not really... This was ALL done in Illustrator. Not free hand but with the pen tool... which took longer cuz I wasn`t used to it. But the angles were crisp and sharp. It's not done yet... but i think its lookin' good. Colors need to be fixed, though.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Filipiniana, Modernized...

I've been sketching different looks inspired by Filipiniana (an aspect of traditional Philippine fashion). But I never completed anything. Just sketches. Today, I tried finalizing one.

I did these pieces straight on the wacom... which was a bit hard and weird in a way. I only just color with the tablet... drawing on it . I'm used to the pencil-paper contact. It didn't come out as good as I hope. The first is a straight-out illustration. The other is the color guide and the front-and-back key. Can you tell I like Project Runway? Lol.

What do you think?