Thursday, August 27, 2009

Life Drawing sketches

Here are some life drawing works that I had done during my classes. Shall post up more drawings that I've done on my sketchbook later on.

Week 1:

Week 2 (mainly focused on gestures.)
less than 1 minute drawing):

about 10 minutes drawings

Week 3

Week4 :

approximately 1 hour sketch

about 10 - 15 minutes sketch

Week5 :
1-2 hours drawing

Monday, August 17, 2009

tattoo inspiration

Was interested coming up with some tattoo look-a-like designs for my works. I had a few designs however I will post up more of them in the future.

Recently I had been trying to come up with some ideas for my Visual Story. I had some ideas however most of it were inspired by this animation short film, done by Jorge Garcia from Ringling College of Art and Design. I hope I get to come up with a simple yet cute and funny idea soon. Enjoy the video.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Concept Designs

Last semester I had done some concept designs for one of the game course and the story that me and my teammate (Brooks) chose was an old japanese horror tale.

Hoichi the Earless

The story was about a blind man name Hoichi, who stays at the temple with his priest and monk friends. Even though Hoichi was blind he has a great talent at playing the biwa. His performance was said to be so wonderful that even ghost or goblins couldn't refrain from tears. One night when the blind man was all alone in the temple, he heard someone calling for his name and was approached by a samurai. The samurai demanded Hoichi to play his biwa for his lord and guided him to his lord's home. Hoichi was told to perform The Tale of Heike and received praises for his performance. After performing, the samurai lead Hoichi back home and warned him not to tell anyone about his performance to his lord. The following night, the samurai returned and lead Hoichi back to his lord.

However Hoichi's absents was discovered by his priest friend. The priest w
as suspicious with Hoichi's outings and asked his fellow monks to follow Hoichi one night. The monks followed Hoichi and only to find him playing his biwa furiously at the cemetery. The priest then realize that Hoichi has been bewitched by ghost and promised to save Hoichi from them. He instructed his monks to write sutras all over Hoichi's body and told Hoichi to remain silent and motionless when he hears the samurai.

That evening the samur
ai returns and called for Hoichi however there was no response. The samurai was angered and went to look for Hoichi however he couldn't see anything but Hoichi's ears. The sutras written on Hoichi's body had made him invisible however the monks forgot to write the sutras on his ears. Attempt to fulfill his lord's orders, the samurai ripped off Hoichi's ears as proof to show that it was the only part of Hoichi that was available. The samurai left, leaving Hoichi shocked and covered in blood.


The story that I read from the book was simple but yet interesting and scary at the same time. Hoichi the Earless is actually part of the Kwaidan, meaning japanese horror stories and they too made a movie of it as well which was alright. Do feel free to download the movie even though the movie was made back in 1964, however it's still a great movie to enjoy.

Here are some of the construction drawings for the character and props.

Some composition and background thumbnails.

Black and White Concept Design (finalized drawing)

Coloured Concept Design (final). Tried changing the colour mood and time to see how it would look like as well.

Coloured Props Designs

Friday, August 14, 2009

3D Modeling

After working in the industry, I realize that I was interested in modeling environment. I had tried modeling characters as well however I'm still learning to improve myself in modeling, texturing and rigging the characters. Here are some modeling works that I had done during my free time and some are done for projects.

All models here are modeled and textured (using library reference to do some adjustment on photoshop) from scratch.

Characters from Azumanga Daioh and Pokemon.

Character model that I had created meant for one of my assignments however in the end I didn't use it. Used this character to do some test for the hair. Please feel free to check my DeviantArt site here

Wii Controller, my first model used for a game trailer.

A drawbridge. Part of a project.

One of my ex-colleague back in Malaysia had done a Mitsubishi Advertisement for their company VHQ which I thought was pretty impressive and cute. Please feel free to check their info on CGTalk here! It's a Mitsubishi -Prison Break 30 second animation clip with 3 vegetable characters (Bak Choy, Carrot and Tomato).

Here's the video that I would like to share with everyone today. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Follow Up

Hey there. As I promised, here's a follow up from my previous entry. Enjoy!

Character Design

This art work was done collab with Chan Kelsie.

Circus character designs.

Dragon designs

Fairy Designs

Monsters Designs

Finally, the character designs and composition with the theme : Circus.
I had used a few types of tone stickers and ink pen for this art work.

A concept art on the usage of a stapler. Medium used are marker and ink pen.

Concept Design (mainly focused on composition and theme)

Theme : Hospital

Theme : fantasy
done this using paint.

And finally, my first 3D modeling work.



Back then I had tried some colour testing on Photoshop using one of my works for fun. Here are some works that I did.

Tried practicing using ink pen to do outlines.

Howl's Moving Castle concept artwork.
Characters design credits to Miyazaki.

Shall upload more recent works in the future.