Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Enlightened (comic)

These are the zines I printed out with blue paper cover

     HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! I finally finished my comic! It's 12 pages and please look through it! You can read it on this post or simply go on the "Comics" page of the blog. It's a story of a monk and his struggle to keep himself "enlightened".

I might sell this on Etsy someday with the silkscreen prints

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Brush Pen Sketches...

I'm starting to put colors on this, but is on hold due to the comic...

I've been drawing a few things for the last few weeks, but have not gotten around to scan and post them yet. These are a series of brush pen drawings and shaded with a black conte crayon. I'm currently working on a comic book project, which is why the digital coloring on these was put on hold.

An old portrait sketch that I recently inked
This one was done on watercolor paper and started coloring too

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Inkwash Couple

Right click to view the image bigger from my DeviantArt site
I was again practicing ink washes and did this. It was really fun just dealing with shapes and not fine detail or lineart.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Inkwash Sketches

Practicing with a non-waterproof ink that made cool washes to portray shading
I was having problems with uploading pictures right through blogger, so I direct-linked these from my DeviantArt site.  Please Right Click the picture and "View Image" to make them bigger.

I liked how the sweater came out on the kid... The ink wash has a lot of possibilities

I drew the nude with China markers and Ink Washes on the dress, done on Charcoal paper

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Igorot Etching, Level 4-5-6


These are the last levels of my Etching. This one has shaded on top of the hatchings.



Thursday, September 09, 2010

Spiral Mohawk

For some reason, the colors are more vivid on the Cintiq, than it does with my other computer monitor

'Finished the former digital coloring project, coloring a sketch drawing. It took a few try outs and layers to get the finished product. I think it looks pretty cool from where it started.

The sketch was actually done with a red Col-Erase pencil grayscaled in Photoshop

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

War Sadhu (Elephant)

War Elephant is now War Sadhu
I finally finished (for the most part) this guy. I think I'm gonna try and re-do the muscular system glow on his body as henna or more tattoo-looking. It looks different from the previous work-in-progress and the original silkscreen project.

Alternate finished version

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Igorot Etching, Level 3

I really like how the girl came out

Level 3 has the hatching on it to show more lighting and shadow compared to the previous level. The hatching came out light because the acid I put the plate in was a little weak.

The guy's tattoos are cool too

Friday, August 20, 2010

Watercolor Fishie

This is both watercolor, digital, and asketch layers combined

Trying out some watercolors, which I haven't done since highschool (Class of '02... eek). I was trying to remember the techniques, but couldn't really and basically just winged it.

2 separate paintings, overlayed with each other and the lineart made the "finished" fish

The purpose is to really just grab the textures and later utilize them in digital coloring on Photoshop.

This one only has the watercolor layers combined and the other is the photoshop layer

I inked the sketch on tracing paper, but at the end the sketch matched better with the watercolors.

The sketch and the ink drawing (practicing the brush pen)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lantern Guy (the non-digital part)

Lantern Guy , inks and watercolors
This is the "traditional" part of my current digital coloring project. I scanned the various stages of the drawing and will layer them together in the computer later, while altering the line art color, etc.

It started with a quick ink thumbnail, then a sketch on watercolor paper

The sketch is then inked, scanned, then inked the shades again

After I inked this, I realized that the brush pen I used (Staedler Mars Graphic 3000) was not waterproof. So, I decided to experiment on it and create some slight washes by running water through it. Then, I watercolored the *back* using a lightbox.

The ink wash stage and the watercolor stage in separate layers

The purpose for this is to create *textures* that I will later utilize to color in Photoshop... It will make a lot more sense once I actually do it. But here's a little preview:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Igorot Etching, Level 2

The greatest thing about Etching is that you can work on Levels. On this one, I added the tattoos on the body and details on wrap.

I'll post the next level soon. I'm really having one with how these are coming out and seeing how it comes out from the first level to the next.