Thursday, December 25, 2008

Seasons Greetings!!!

I wish to extend to all the visitors of this blog my wishes for a happy Christmas and best of luck in 2009!!!!!!! I forged something that remotely resembles a Christmas card by using stuff that had recently appeared on the blog. Cheers!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ladies' night


I scribbled this , didn't want to ruin it with ink.

Edit: Also, an exercise in graphic arts, kinda dig the result, sorta Kubrickian:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rediscovery

I always kind of knew that difference in line weights was critical, so for example the outer contour of the foreground objects in the picture should always be thicker than the inner lines, or the background. It's been pretty straightforward, but somehow I've always fell short of making it happen, since I used nibs with little or no variation in size. I tried the brush, and sometimes it worked, but more often it proved elusive. So, I decided to approach the problem with multiple differently-sized nibs. Of course, I'll still be using brush extensively, but for different contours I'll go with switching between nibs.

And this is how HE does HIS thing:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gaze


Did this today with oil pastels. Photographed it with my mobile phone. Kept the background on the photo as well.

Plus, there's the robo-bug:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Oil BW Study



This was a large tonal study we did in oil paintings. As from tomorrow, we start painting in color. It makes me very excited.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Dream place

I tried to visualize how to furnish our home by this quick sketch.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Go Figure

On the eve of the US elections, I just had to poke fun at resuscitated interventionism with this political cartoon.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Painting in Oil


This is what we do now at the art school: we focus on tones. Doesn't seem to do justice to the medium, given its full potential, but this kind of exercises will have eventually paid off when we start using colors and expressing tonal differences solely by using complementary color pairs.

Plus a bonus illustration: some comic coloring over a sloppy nude sketch in ink.


...and yet another bonus: a simple charcoal portrait.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Viddy Well!


If I was a movie poster designer, I'd do stuff like this. The story? Well, this could be a feature movie with a lot of CGI, about a nice and cuddly AI robot called Kirby, who all of a sudden goes berserk due to a system error and machine-guns down just about everything on MIT campus, which is where he was designed, and the geeky student who made it is pressed to work together with the authorities to stop his monstrous creation, while getting into a romantic relationship with the girl from his computer-science class who helps him and has a crush on him, but he is just too daft to get it despite his brilliance. So the couple outmaneuvers the police, gets to the robot, reprograms him and sends him to the Moon on a rocket built in our hero's garage. This all happens in the movie's dramatic finale, when the SWAT team is just about to ram through the front doors, and while police sirens wail on the street. Of course, the feller and his girlfriend manage to have a tearful farewell sequence with the robot moments before sending him to space, reigniting the intriguing Asimovian human-robot debate in viewers' heads. In the end, our hero kisses the girl, reconciles with the grumpy police inspector who delivers a smirky one-liner to the "kid", and the film's closing credits crawl up accompanied by an uplifting Country & Western song.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Battle-Weary McCain



A sketch I did on the side of the book I was reading. The thoughts that crossed my mind while I was sketching this: "He is battered, handicapped, over the hill, fed-up. Yet he has one more battle to fight. Will he prevail?"

Monday, August 25, 2008

Contender in Chief

Portrait Senator John McCainI decided to practice drawing real people. Seldom does it get more real than senator John McCain.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Scoo-Be-Doop-Scoop-Scoop

Almost through with my first year at the art academy. We all had to scoop up our most representative work and post it up on our classroom wall for the end-of-year exhibit that took place last week.



Besides schoolwork we were encouraged to show some free-style drawings, so what I did was that I've placed some of my comic pages and comic illustrations on the window sill besides the part of the wall that had been apportioned to me.





There was a separate exposition of abstract drawings, for which I made a contribution, too.

Road Rage!!!!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Before Thunderdome


Always thought more had to be said about the time between the first two installments.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Scantily clad old lad



Its one of those compositions you do for days on a really large piece of paper propped on a wooden frame. Its basically a life-size charcoal study.