Saturday, October 28, 2006

Yeys, yeys, and more YEYS!!!

I know this is sad... but, 1,000+ page views!!! Done in FLASH. Not really my style (not me)... but its practice.


Thursday, October 19, 2006


Last night was the big Season Finale of Project Runway 3...

Uli Herzner is awesome. I was really hoping for her to win. I wasn't a big fan of hers in the beginning, but she grew on me. She's a great designer with an amazing eye for prints and colors. Very inspiring. She was consistent throught the show and most importantly, she got herself into the Final Four solely based on her talent. Some of the finalists, I felt, only made it as far as they did, cuz they supplied the show with soundbites and manufactured drama. She got robbed.

Jeffrey Sebelia won. I was actually rooting for him in the beginning when the cast was revealed. I like his Cosa Nostra work. I love deconstructed clothes (i.e. Jay McCarroll), but his work always looked poorly constructed. He was such a jerk; whining and bitching all the time, causing unnecessary drama... blegh. He was only nice when it's convenient. And the construction quality of his final collection was suspiciously inconsistent. But whatever, he got tons of airtime because of stupid shit, got the "Asshole"-spot in the finals, and won.

Laura Bennett was a one-note-- an AMAZING, Masterful, one-note. But a one-note nonetheless. She catered exclusively to her particular type of customer. She was a character, pregnant, drama maker, soundbite machine, and had a great story to tell. In reality tv land, that's gold... she had to be in the finals. To me, there were other versatile designers.

Michael Knight's great. Like Uli, he got himself in the finals based on TALENT. He was the fan favorite, but his collection was a dissappointment. Compared to other Hip Hop designers-- his work paled in comparison. Regardless, he's still awesome.

Back to Uli... I LOVED her 12-look SS07 collection. I decided to illustrate 5 of her print dresses from her final collection. I love how they flowed down the runway and the how the printed fabrics rippled. She chose the hottest models, too. The last piece was actually a bathing suit... but I drew with the dress still on. I wish Uli the best of luck in the future!!! Can't wait for Season 4!!!

I drew all of the artworks on paper, scanned them in, and painted them in photoshop. The prints were tricky to do. I ended up doing them in layers upon layers... overlaying them on top of each other. I hope you like them... they're my tribute to Uli.

EDIT: Thanks for the love, Blogging Project Runway !!!

Please feel free to browse my artworks and my previous posts.


Saturday, October 14, 2006

YeaHyrrrssss!!! +Rant.

After the wacom debacle, I finally figured something out...

***this is a work in progress***


Monday, October 09, 2006


My Wacom Tablet suddenly stopped working... it was working just a few minutes ago... and I have so much stuff I want to paint and learn on it... The damn light won't go on whenever I try to plug it in even with the installation CD.

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

CG Model Painting

So, I tried another portrait painting. This one came off more finished looking than the first one.

I've always been afraid on trying portrait painting. I can't paint, but its great to see that I can do it. A little more practice then I'll get used to it. On this piece I tried doing it differently than the first one. I sketched out the guidelines of the face, referencing from a runway picture I stumbled on a google search. Then, I put in the basic colors on a different layer.

This time around, the "multiply" on the pen is off. This meant the colors wont be belnding on top of each other as it did on the Omahyra painting. I used solid colors of more varying shades, overlaying them on top of each other. Then, I added the shades of the background.

I, then, smoothen everything out, or mostly everything, to come up with the first picture above. It's almost done. I just need to perfect the tones and make the facial features more distinguished. What do you think? Does this style of painting look better than the Omahyra one?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Pinoy Tribal Test

I did this during a slow day at my internship...

It started out as a body test and then I ended up covering him with all these markings. They are based off Philippine Tribal tattoo. I thought it looked pretty cool. What do you think?


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

CG Painting Omahyra...

This is my very first time painting in Photoshop... It was weird. Not used to it. This one is a little "rough" on the edges. It needs to be perfected. Looks cool though, I think.

I referenced a picture of supermodel, Omahyra Mota. She played Arclight in X-Men: The Last Stand.

EDIT: I added a "brushed-out" version.