Friday, June 30, 2017

Lizard Study

I decided to take an hour off before heading out to hang out with friends.
So I got the chance to draw this while listening to an amazing podcast by Tony Robbins!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Horned Lizard

Super quick sketch before sleep

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lizard Head

More manga studio testing.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Knight Dude

Testing out manga studio as warm up for the day.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Landscape Value Study

Today's quick lunch break!

Abstaining from landscape drives me crazy. So did a quick study before back to work!

Robot Design Silhouette 2

Changing direction for the painting~

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Face Value Study 13

1 hour.. It was really difficult to achieve the subtle value of the reference image.
I could not get the same subtle contour on the face.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Face Value Study 10

1 hour.. but I had forgotten to paint the hair and beard.. so another half an hour added into it!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dragon's parade

Dragon's parade!

I was imagining a world where dragon exists. What kind of world will that be? One thing for sure, we will "humanely" exploit them for our entertainment! Most probably we might be using them as a sport and of course gambling!

Yet I didnt want to show them in a negative light so I chose a more festive feel. (Since my birthday just past and I am feeling really happy!) So I thought what if they have a parade after they won the race? Just like when you played chocobo racing or mario kart the winner will go around the laps, with the victory song blaring out!

This first idea came from sketch ideation sessions that I had as a break after work.
It was a truly fruitful sessions as I had a couple of ideas that I really liked and enjoyed from the sketches. I might take some of them and flesh them out more in the future.

Its really rough but if you are interested I have placed it below.

After the sketch ideation, I refined the sketch and the color blocked the sketch. After that I slowly refined it to what you see above. :)

I kinda used up all my time between the painting and hanging out w fams, instead of the dailies.. now I have to try to repay the debt!! (Manage to catch up w my dailies!)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Face Value Study 6

1 hour study.
I really like the reference! I have a soft spot for noir lighting.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Face Value Study 5

Taking my time with this one.. 1h30mins

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Face Value Study 4


Tried to simplify the value to 4 and then added 2 more towards the end.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Face Value Study 3

Another quick one, 30mins.

Tried skipping the sketching section and went straight to value shapes.
I still struggle with accuracy.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Face Value Study

I have been musing how to come up with my own style for a while now..

Recently, something clicked on my mind on one of the solo sketching trip I had. Just gonna write it here so I could look back and remember it in case I lost my way again or if one day people like me, could read it and help them to find their own path!

I think style could be how a person view the world.. kinda like a journal of the person’s life. What is important, whats not, whats their personal interest and what does the person want to experiment and delve into at that moment.

Currently, on a personal level, I really enjoy trying simplify everything, to group things up as much as possible. I especially like how Gustav Klimt simplify his subjects! Also, I specially chose to do referenced photo studies so that I don’t have to think too much in terms of design and I could experiment on the more artistic side.

The reason why I am prioritizing to simplify the subject is due to the fact that eversince I was in school, I have had a habit of over complicating things and trying to draw everything I see. This make things very hard to fix later on and I ended up spend so much time on one piece ( not in a good way).. also I often confused myself and lost track of what was it that I wanted to do.

Its really reinvigorating to find this realization! I get excited to do my dailies now since its a space and special time for me to try and experiment.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Star Ocean 2 Fanart

I wonder how many people know this old IP. This is my bro fave game as a child, he used to play it so much I grew sick listening to the battle song, I can still hum it now and its on my head as I painted it.

Was working on this belated birthday card for my bro on my free time so didn't have time to do more studies.Gonna try to catch up this weekend!

Thursday, June 1, 2017