Saturday, November 28, 2009
Manny Pacquiao is quite the character.
I was watching one of his fights, and he is such an adorable little smiley man...
... but he totally rips it in the ring like a beast.
He fights like a madman
but he smiles like a little boy.
I'm so confused on whether or not to fear him or want to pat his head for his cuteness.
So I drew him instead.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I downloaded a free trial of the Mac version of Manga Studio Debut 4, just to try it out. I gotta say, I really really like the inking feel to this program! I've been constantly on the hunt for better ways to ink that are quicker than photoshop or illustrator, but before this program, I was out of luck (because photoshop really isn't the best inking program for me). When I saw an ad for this program on an animation magazine I bought, I thought "heck, lets try this out". So I downloaded the free trial, and Whaddya know, I loved it! It was super simple, something I know is completely devoted to the world of comics--both Western and Japanese. I think this may actually help me out with this graphic novel idea that I have lurking around in my head. I really wanna do it for real!
somebody... please get me this program for Christmas? Onegaishimasu?? ($54.99 CAD).
ps. This was just a trial chapter page for the graphic novel I'm sorta in the process of writing. The title, character, and style are all tentative... But the artist's name is SOLID! haha =) yay
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I just finished a project in my English Lit class where we had to read a short story and then draw an illustration of our interpretation of a moment in the story. I read the Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman and I actually really liked it. Its about this Victorian woman who slowly goes insane because of the oppression she faces due to her role as a woman in victorian society. One of the options was to illustrate a cultural adaptation or remake of the initial story, so I decided to draw a Chinese woman who had her feet bound as a symbol of beauty; however, in a horror-type style. This was to tie in with the underlying themes of oppression and and lack of women's worth, as well as the creepy bone-chilling atmosphere I wanted to convey. (The woman starts seeing figures coming outta the wallpaper and all around her house-- tell me that's not a little scary???)
I quite liked this illustration, but it scared the b'jeebus outta me when I was drawing it at 3 in the morning.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
"Huy Bastos!" which roughly translates to "Hey pervert!" in Tagalog. Haha! Its what my mom always yells at me whenever she sees my life drawings from school. Its hilarious, I love how embarrassed my parents get when they see nude model drawings. I get a kick outta showing them every time!
Anyway, here are some watercolour figure drawings. Yes, people. They're NEKKID. hahaha. So mature. =)