Friday, November 15, 2013

CTNX







If you're going to CTN Expo this weekend in Burbank, we'll be looking at story portfolios at Disney Animation booth on Saturday Nov. 16th. 3-4PM. Come by and say hi!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Go Nagai Tribute Show


Honey Flash!
Gouache
5x7, framed to 8x10

This Cutie Honey transformation piece will be at Devils&Robots: A Tribute to GO NAGAI show at QPop Shop.

The show opens this Saturday June 1st 7pm. in Little Tokyo, Downtown LA.

Pricing and purchase inquiry please call 213-687-QPOP(7767) or email at info@qpopshop.com

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Two Years!


I have been at Disney for two years, today. I now have two cats.

This has been an unnecessary update. I just want to find an excuse to put mouse ears on my cats.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Happy Birthday, Penelope ♥

We’ve been enjoying the benefits of having a cat for one year now. 

ps. I figured out how to make GIFs! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Suriya

This is "Suriya", one of my paintings for Ladies of Animation show at GRspace. It is 13x13 in., gouache on paper.



I started this one first out of my five pieces, but didn't finish it until later toward the end of the set. I usually sketched my composition as tiny thumbnails, then correcting &finalizing it in computer. But somehow this one took a traditional route all the way to a finished piece. So I thought it might be fun to post the previous sketches along with it.

The image below is about 5x5 inches. I did this on animation paper. I was surprised it took water-based medium pretty well.

When I doubled the size of the piece, I also changed the appearance of the figure. I went with a nude figure instead since the theme is about figures being suspended in their moments under water.



Then it was transfered and painted, but I felt something was missing. I went away to work on other pieces in the meantime. I wasn't sure what I thought was missing from the picture.


Over a week, I tried echoing the shape of her hair and the ripple pattern started forming. And I'd never been as excited about water ripples until now. The ripples eventually beat out the bubbles.

When I arrived at this conclusion, I switched the palette back to warmer red. Gouache has its mysterious way of appearing like one color when it was wet and switching into another color when it got dried. So while dealing with that, I didn't take process photos of this piece.

I have a process photo set coming up for another painting, though. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

There are Lots of Ladies in Animation

Super excited to be part of this show! (And super tired from painting non stop since New Year - Hey, Happy New Year, everyone!) 

Come by to check it out on Feb 9th at GRspace in Downtown LA.


Also, there will be a postcard series made by the contributing artists of this show. The postcards pack go on sale early Feb. HERE.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Where is Dead Zero?

"Where is Dead Zero", an anthology book I've been working on with my coworkers at Disney, is coming out this weekend at CTN expo, in Burbank.

There are limited runs of 1000 copies. Come by and give us a high five at booth T13!

Ryan and I will also be reviewing storyboard portfolios at Disney Animation booth on Sunday Nov.18th at 10-11am.




Monday, November 12, 2012




Fall is finally here, so I figured I should just post a bunch of beach related paintings I've done before the season's past.



Monday, November 05, 2012

Godzilla VS. Mothra

So I've been working on Gouache stencil technique lately. Just to make it more fun, I decided to photograph the process.

This is a piece for Tokusatsu Art Show at Q Pop Shop in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. More info of the piece here!




Thursday, October 11, 2012

Super Sculpey!

Last night I found an unopened box of Super Sculpey in the office, so I put the iPod stereo on shuffle and worked some of the clay into this chunky bust.  He's only a few inches tall, but as I stared directly into his eyes in the middle of the night, he effectively made me feel guilty for not sculpting the rest of his body.  Sorry, dude.