Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Working Wednesday

Hey Everyone! Man, today has been really productive. I practically spent all day working on the zombie picture. Unfortunately, it's still not done, but I still got a lot done. My fingers are killing me. This shall be the last update of this illustration that I'm going to show, my next post shall present the end result. So here it is...

"It's Zombie Time"
So as you see, Pat is the last person I need to color in. I'm debating whether I wanna give this an actual background or just give it a shadowy/hazy back drop... knowing me, I'm probably gonna give it a background. And considering what's left to be done, I'm probably not going to be able to show it on Friday, but at least it'll be done.


We're no longer attending the First Friday event due to some circumstances and other financial reasons, so instead we're just gonna kick it in Princeton, lay out our work and just chill and see if it catches any eyes.

That's all I have for you now, and like I said, my fingers are killin meh! So I'm gonna go and try to pass out for my 3am shift tomorrow. ^__^ Catch you all on the flip side!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mellow Monday

Hey Guys! So I managed to get some work done. Although, I didn't get as much done as I was hoping. I should've realized after having my overnight shift last night, I was going to be pretty damn tired. I didn't get home until around 5:30am and couldn't fall asleep until around 7:30, which is the usual case. But after waking up from my nap, I was still extremely tired and exhausted and continue to fall in and out of sleep throughout the afternoon and even after that, I continued to just relax.

Luckily, I still got stuff done. The countdown continues so I really want to get this picture done so I can share it with everyone on Friday. So this is what I have done, I got to outline Deivy and color him in, I just need to add in some shading and gunfire from his shotgun. And then tomorrow, I think I'm going to just outline everyone else and then I'll start filling them in. Time is running out so I'm really going to have to hustle up and get this done.

So here it is once again...

"It's Zombie Time"
I hope you guys are liking what you see and I'll have more for ya tomorrow! Peace!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Hello, hello again! I got a couple of updates for ya! EVERYONE is now drawn out for the zombie movie poster and it's only looking better. I also worked on the Ninja Mom movie poster some more and that one's looking pretty good too. I've decided to take another break because my thumb is beginning to hurt, I tend to kung fu grip my pen and the deeper into the picture I get, the tighter I squeeze. (That's what she said) Lol So yeah, I'm sorta debating if I wanna try to finish it tonight or tomorrow afternoon. I figured if I get that one out of the way, I could really focus on the other picture which has a lot more detail in it.

Tomorrow's a busy day though cuz I got work at 7am to 11am and then later that night, I am working an overnight shift from 9pm to 5am. So who knows if I'll feel like working on anything before that night shift. Technically, I only have about 3 days left to get these done, which leaves me Thursday to go out and make prints of my work. I really hope I'll have enough money for the prints, otherwise, I don't even know..

But here's what I got so far, I hope you guys are enjoying the progress! I'll catch you either on Monday or maybe Tuesday!

"It's Zombie Time"

"Ninja Mom"


Why hello there FOLKS! I know I was suppose to have my work in progress posted up on Thursday, but I was just waaayyyy too beat to continue the work. I ended up not sleeping Wednesday night when I had work the following morning (Thursday) at 3. Lol So I practically just lounged around all day. And then Friday was my day off and lets just say I spent it like a day off and I know there's still so much to do sooo, DERP! But anyhow, I did manage to get some ish done today, I've been continuing the zombie movie poster because mainly it's one of the most detailed pictures I'm working on along with my friend's band Alice Practice, which is another zombie piece.

Here it is, so far I think it's lookin pretty badass and I hope all of you will agree...

It's Zombie Time: Deivy, Pat, and myself
The last person I have to add is Tombo, I believe I'm going to have him firing an M16. One of the biggest challenges with this illustration is drawing the guns mainly because I usually don't draw firearms that often. I, especially, had trouble with the AK47 that I'm holding in the picture (it may be hard to tell right now). Above the group, it will have our names listed along with the title and along the right side I'm going to draw in a bunch of zombie arms and hands reaching towards the group.

I can't wait til it's finished, I'm excited and also worried that it may not be ready by First Friday. Right now, I'm looking at 3 new pieces to show along with my older work at the event, but realistically I only see 2 of them being shown that night. We'll see though.

Well, that's all I have right now. I'm going to finish my little break with a cig and then back to work. I'll catch you all lata!

To Be Continued...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Day Off Semi-Well Spent

Hey Guys! So today, was an alright day off. I started off waking up kinda early, around 10. Did my usual morning chores but then I ended up falling back asleep. And then woke up again, and then back to sleep and on and off and so on. Until around 1, I actually woke up and got out of bed. Then I had to speak with my bank and Wells Fargo and found out most of my paycheck will be going to them, once again. After that, I did some more lounging around, jammed out for a little bit on the ol' gheetar.

I did manage to do some work on the zombie movie poster, which is called "It's Zombie Time". As you'll see, I drew in my friend Deivy. Hopefully, tomorrow I will have two more or all of us drawn in. Maybe even outlined. I also plan on working on the Ninja Mom movie poster. If I'm lucky I may be able to finish it, it's a lot more simpler than the other two that I'm working on.

But here's what I've done today, I hope you'll like it...

It's Zombie Time: Deivy
That's all I got for now, I plan on posting more tomorrow. Peace!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coming Soon...

Hello Friends!! It has been quite some time since my previous blog. I've been pretty busy and exhausted from work. But anyway, sorry if I've been antisocial, First Friday is coming up in less than 10 days. March 2nd is when we're heading to Old City in Philadelphia to participate in the city event when and where artists of all kinds come out on the streets and present artwork and you can also visit galleries as well. It'll be a fun time and a new experience. It'll also be our somewhat debut for our studio, just to start getting the name out and stuff. So at the bottom I have a few new sketches that I'm working on, two are for my zombie animation that I'm reworking and a new Ninja Mom scene. Also, I've decided to rework my friend's band's picture, as well. I plan on having the new Ninja Mom and the zombie animations done by this summer.

So here are the rough sketches, I hope you guys like them so far...

"It's Zombie Time"
"Ninja Mom"
"Alice Practice"
That's all I have for now. If you're interested in the First Friday event it's on March 2nd from 5pm-9pm, you can find us posted near a comic book shop on 2nd and Arch St. I believe. If you have any questions just hit me up!

See you all on the flip side!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A War Inside

Tonight has been nothing but a constant inner war. I shall explain...

A few days ago, a friend gave me a heads up that his job was hiring for a Flash animator. Of course, I went on it, sent my work and resume through my friend. And I even had an interview with them. It was very intimidating when I was there. I guess I was just overwhelmed.

Truth is, up until tonight, I have come to realization that I cannot work there. I mean, yes they had their perks and everything, but I just couldn't see myself happily working there. I know it's a job, it's a foot in the door, it'd look good on my resume but deep down I could already feel I would've been unhappy. Now, honestly, their style is part of the reason as well, and I know I'm in no position to be picky, but I'd rather be happy and passionate about what I'm working on. And a good friend of mine told me "You of all people! you told me last night just do something i love.. and you should do the same." And she's totally right.

I already know, people are gonna tell me how dumb I am for dropping this opportunity because it's clearly an opportunity, but I have things that are important for me to relearn in terms of programs and techniques. And it wasn't up until I had to work on an assignment for them where I had to design 3 stickers and to make a 10 sec. animation using their vector graphics. Now I'm sure that sounds easy to you, but for me, it wasn't. I was seriously struggling and I was so sure that even if I did work there and they allowed me some time to get comfortable with Illustrator, they probably would've let me go by then. I'm sure at least some of you would understand a little bit if you know and have seen my previous work.

And back to the whole "do what you love", I really really really.. really want to present at the First Friday event in Philly. I want to be able to put enough time into Blazer Show and Crunchy Cloud Studios as well building a new demo reel with new fresh material. It aches in my heart, that's how bad I want to do that. Of course, I will continue to job search, don't get me wrong. It's just this particular job wasn't for me.

It would be as if a vegan chef were to cook at a Wendy's. It wouldn't be or feel right.

I just wanna thank you guys for taking the time to read this. I really hope you guys aren't completely disappointed in me, that's the last thing I would wanna do.

Thanks again for reading. Peace.