July 14, 2014

Back to brushes

Got back to acrylic painting again, here are some warm-up pieces.  All are on watercolor paper, 10x15 inches.


"Asleep"
Am a bit rusty after not painting for a long time, and I chose the wrong colors on this one.  And while I enjoy drawing spheres on paper with pencil, the technique doesn't translate well when done with paint.  I need more practice. :P


"Mind Over Matter"
Another take from my previous pencil art "A lot on my mind".  I got inspired seeing these shapes on a retro print ad.  Swirls and more swirls!


"Dual States"
Face to face.  (Done on two separate pieces of paper).

June 20, 2014

Documentaries

These are three inspiring art-related documentaries:


Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story




Stripped 




Tim's Vermeer





May Artworks

This blog entry would make up of all my character and abstract sketches made in the last month, from vector to ink and pencil illustrations.  I've been trying to narrow down to developing a certain style that's my own, and I think I've got a long way to go.  These are available in my Society6 Shop. (just click on the names)




My Maleficent fan-art.  I didn't see the movie though :P, I just think the costume looks awesome.



Support canine literacy.





I don't know what I was thinking when I made this one.



Can't get enough of skulls.  



Something simple in black and white.


A twisted tree.




This one is a drawing of my four year old nephew. 
"Jacobo"
It was one of many funny/frustrating incidents where I chanced upon him playing with a marker (water-based, thank goodness), when I looked closer I saw he drew a mustache and beard on his face.  I guess in his imagination he looked like this.


And finally:


I'm quite happy with how this turned out.  I got inspired by my re-viewings of Labyrinth and Cirque du Soleil's World's Away show.  The costumes are fantastic, and it's cool to know the process of how they made these costumes and make up art.

Pencil pictures:

Color process in a gif:








April 10, 2014

Acrylic Paintings

I filled up the small pieces of watercolor paper I had left over, and made a few small acrylic paintings. 
Abstract works, just to take away the monotony of pencils and digital illustrations :












They are all available as prints and various items (tote bags, pillows and phone cases) in my Society6 Shop.