Blast from the Past
Thursday 29 May 2008, 5:19 PM
Filed under: art

This was the second oil painting I ever did. Unfortunately, it was not the last. But don’t worry, I gave up oil painting. I got my priorities straight now.


Watercolors Again
Thursday 22 May 2008, 12:07 PM
Filed under: art, watercolors

I got bored and came up with this. I’m still trying to figure out the secrets to watercolors. Meh.

Wednesday 21 May 2008, 12:23 PM
Filed under: cookies/bars

My sister demanded brownies so I chose this recipe from Cafe Fernando. I didn’t modify anything other than using melted semi-sweet chocolate on top and pecans (instead of pistachios) inside and on top of the brownies.

This brownie is very dense and chocolate-y, and a little more on the fudgey side. Not bad and I got the approval from my sister. She said they were “Pretty good,” which is probably the best I can get out of her. :P

Friday 9 May 2008, 7:55 PM
Filed under: art, watercolors

So after a the successful completion of my final project, I rewarded myself with a brand-spanking-new set of watercolors because A) most people have confused my work being a watercolor painting, B) Dustin Nguyen is an idol of mine and he uses watercolors beautifully, and C) I use inks the same way as watercolors, so I wanted to see how my pictures would look in this medium.

My conclusion: WATERCOLORS ARE FUN AND AMAZING. Go buy yourself a set.

On a random note, can anybody tell me what exactly the difference is between watercolor and inks? Anybody?

By the way, I was burned out on drawing men from the final project, so I drew just women today. :P


Left to Right:

Poison Ivy: She has the honor of being my very first watercolor. The rest of her body turned out hella wonky because I did this and the others in pen against all better judgement. Also, this pen likes water, making the ink smear. I kind of liked the effect it created though.

Wonder Woman: Here the pen became an issue because WW looks freaking blue… but she was a fun test subject. I like her hair; normally I draw her with wavy hair.

Selina Kyle: I always imagined her as a blonde with longish hair, rather than the more modern black-hair-boy-cut femme fatale she’s being portrayed as. Anyway, the black again smeared into her eyes. My bad.

X: I like to draw hair.

I <3 Fred
Thursday 8 May 2008, 4:40 PM
Filed under: art, comics, ink




Stick figures are one of the best things I can draw. Above is a copy of a sketch I did for my final project in figure drawing. The real deal is below. I did it on six pages on super expensive paper (cost me an arm and a leg), but it was sooo worth it. Anyway, I’m really proud of this baby. The pages are more or less 25.5″ x 42.5″ and the medium is ink.

The story is taken from The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen (excerpt here). It’s a lengthy passage that I managed to condense to six pages (would’ve been more if I had it my way, haha). I also had to tweak a few things, but I tried to keep my comic as true to the book as possible. And Fred is one of my favorite characters EVER… which is why he’s the most handsome of all the guys, bahahahaha!

Next step is to make 22 pages for a full-length comic! Giant comics are the next big thing guys, so get on the bandwagon.

Special thanks to the people who modeled for me.