Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

New art & timelapse

For David Murphy and his comic project: http://www.en-mercs.com/

Saturday, June 26, 2010

So I bought a new camera...

A point-and-shoot called DSC-HX5V from Sony.

Normally I'm pretty reserved on telling people of my purchases or private life altogether, but I had a little magical moment with this new gadget of mine, and I thought it'd be worth sharing.


Now, this camera is touted as having full 1080i HD video capability and superior noise reduction in low-light condition. The reviews were fantastic, and all the features seemed far better than most other cameras in the price range. After few days fiddling around review sites, I bought the camera.

The camera is everything it promised to be. I was always dissatisfied with pixel noises during night time with previous point-and-shoot cameras so I naturally took it out on the first night and decided to give it a go.

After taking few photos of my yard, I suddenly got the idea to point it up towards the sky and take a snap of it.

The night was complete dark and I hardly saw anything with my naked eyes. I took a shot anyway.


But at first, there was nothing. Only specs of dust that somehow got on the lens. I thought it was strange considering I only got the camera few hours earlier. I decided to adjust the brightness and contrast of the picture to see if there was anything...


And the heavens unfolded before my eyes. The photons that shot off from stars millions and billions of lightyears away from me actually hit the sensor of my camera and produced this image. It was pure awesomeness. This was done not on a tripod, but on my rather shaky hand. A perfectly sharp image of the universe off this little camera that sat atop on my fleshy carbon atoms.

Anyways, this camera is a total keeper and 1080 video is pretty darn awesome too. If you're looking for your next point-and-shoot, you may wanna give this some consideration.

Friday, June 25, 2010

You better listen to him


Or else he might go total Heroic Strike - Rampage on your ass

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quickies


I've been on quickies a bit too much. I'm itching to do something large... Well, don't got the time now.

Soon, perhaps.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

One more

One more portrait quickie before sleep




If you've spent a good part of last 3 decades as an Asian, you'll get a sudden hunch as to who this guy might be. Chances are, you've read plenty about this guy.

Having read Romance of Three Kingdoms on multiple occasion, it is inevitable you grow attached to one particular character over time. For me, it was Cao Cao, who was portrayed as the main villain. Despite the way novelized version of Record of Three Kingdoms portrays him, you can't help but admire the sheer intelligence and the wit of this guy. Also the intense jealousy and anger he shows makes him as human as rest of us.

Anyways, so I did my version of him, although I'm pretty sure he'd look a lot more Chinese in real life.

More quickies

Quickies as usual

This one's actually for a comic I'm working on. Working to finish the first chapter. Hopefully will be done before the end of this year lol.


Cheers.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hmmmmm

lol

Quickie of the day






For some reason when I take a long drawing hiatus, I seem to improve dramatically. Practice and constant drawing often seems to actually hinder my progress as my brain gets clogged and stagnate. I take a long break, and come back with a fresh set of eyes and brain, and that usually gives me a huge boost to the way I draw.

Such pattern leads me to assume that drawing skill is innate in everyone, and all that is required of people is a proper way of thinking.


I have an old example I usually bring up when talking to people about art. The rabbit problem.

You take 2 drawings. One poorly drawn, and the other one, traced from a photo. It will take no more than 1 second for someone to say which is a more realistic rabbit drawing. Your brain already knows what a rabbit looks like, how its muscular structures are, and what constitutes a good rabbit texture.

Recreating a realistic rabbit from your brain should only be a matter of time, not of skill. Your brain already possesses all the information that is ever needed. Sure, it may take some practice, but eventually you'll get there.

That is primarily the reason why I never use references, or use textures/brushes made by someone else. I already have all the reference I need in my brain. It'll take time, but I'll get there.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quickie

The series continues.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A small update

So I haven't been posting frequently these days. I draw less these days but I've been busy nonetheless. Just life stuff. People getting sick, pets getting sick, home renovation, etc.

I wish I'd been drawing that comic I always talk about during that time, but the time has been spent where they're needed.

Anyways, so here's another one for David Murphy and his comic project: http://www.en-mercs.com/


I promised him timelapses for these but I unfortuately was half way into this one so I'll do them from next pieces.