Friday, August 20, 2010

dreamworks fine art: master & student

here's a print i made for the new release over at Dreamworks Fine Art. the Chinese phrase reads, "as one piece of firewood burns out, the flame transfers to another."  it refers to the skills passed on from master to student!

Po & Shifu eating noodles in a forest... one of the first sketches i sent in

Thursday, August 19, 2010

starlight geisha

fun with corel painter and origami textures... also, here's a close-up~

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Illustration Friday: Caged

eep, talk about a late submission!  in any case, here's a little illo i made for this week's Illustration Friday topic: caged.  i tried to think outside the box since the topic was my suggestion and i intended for it to have an "emotional" connotation.

the illustration is about shyness, which i believe is best described as a self-imposed "cage" around those who suffer from it.  it is both ubiquitous and all-encompassing; for many people, it underscores every social interaction they take part in.  i think that the best cure for such a condition is to learn to love yourself, and only surround yourself with people who accept you as you are.  don't let it prevent you from being all that you want to be! :>

Saturday, August 07, 2010

painter oldies

some ace attorney painter studies from late '09... these served as a fun, no-pressure means of learning corel painter, color theory, and lighting~

and HOLY COW, i got the topic of the week for Illustration Friday!  the topic i suggested was "caged."  it's my hope that people will aim for an emotional interpretation of the word, rather than a literal image of a caged animal or something.  go crazy and be creative!! :)

if you came here via the IF link, i'd like to thank you for visiting my blog! now i want to draw a nice piece for this topic since i'm the one who suggested it! :>

Monday, August 02, 2010

green spirit

just a quick corel painter warm-up... i'll post some better updates after i hit my deadlines this week!