Sunday, November 5, 2017

Bertram

A painting of my Bertram character, antagonist in my vampire story.


study

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

INKTOBER 2017

I'll be putting my Inktober 2017 sketches here.
"Long" John Silver
underwater


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Sunday, September 10, 2017

I dug this up from my archives. It's a poster for a weird story I was gonna develop into a screenplay, but a pretty complicated idea and never got around to doing it.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bertram designs

This is a character from my Vampire Hunters story. He's the antagonist, the A-hole. His name is Bertram.

Friday, August 25, 2017

experiments

Experimenting again with different line styles and pushing form more, sorta. Not sure anybody would notice except me. But I'm having fun. Gotta risk. Gotta push. Gotta get out of my comfort zone.
Here's my western genre Chinese character in a more "pushed" form. He was battling vampires; now ghosts!
Some head experiments of women out of my head, no one in particular. But the last one ended up looking like Gillian Anderson.

My she-werewolf character from my Jorn story. Although here I put them side by side. Or perhaps it's her pet that bites her; the start of her werewolf life...
She's becoming more and more a fascinating character to me even though she is based on women in my life who have "changed" for some strange reason, become aloof and cold, gone nuts. Well, they say write what you know... She's mysterious.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes - concept sketches part 2

Here's more of my sketches from War for the Planet of the Apes.




superdupergirl fan art

No, that's not Black Widow. It's supposed to be Supergirl and her sister from the TV show. Still only slowly making my way through season 2.

And I'm looking more at J Scott Campbell and Jim Lee stuff, so I guess this is a combination of them, maybe? I dunno. Still trying different styles and techniques.



Friday, July 28, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Vampire Hunters Club - a storyboard scene

     Even when I'm not working, it feels like I am working. Here's one of the things I've been creating on the side. This is a storyboarded scene set in the old west and involves vampires and an Asian-American as the main character. I was more or less practicing line work, figuring out style, experimenting on what's a good brush to make a good line, how minimal can I slap down tone, but still wanted it all kinda loose. So, the frames might vary a bit in their look throughout.

     For the complete scene as a pdf, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wonder Woman concept art - part 2

Honored to be a part of a Wonder Woman art book signing at the Gallery Nucleus today. Unfortunately photos weren't allowed at the event, but there were some group pics maybe I could track down later.
Here's the victory painting I did in the back of the book.
"Wondah Womaaaaan!" Haha, I still remember watching the Lynda Carter show.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Jorn redesigns

Here's some redesigns on my Jorn the Brave characters.





Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to Batch Convert PSDs into JPGs with Photoshop

   I find this useful when doing storyboards and I have a bunch of psds I want to convert into jpgs without doing it one by one via Save As..., which carpal tunnel would more than love. Let photoshop do it for you. I'm using Photoshop CS3 in this case, so it may look different, or not.

    Go to File > Scripts > Image Processor... > in the pop up menu, this is where you can do it a couple different ways. Follow Step 1 to get your files, either you have them already open, or Select Folder to find them, or use Adobe Bridge beforehand and use Image Processor through Bridge.

     Follow Step 2 to choose the location of where to save all of the jpgs. Normally, I choose Save in Same Location, because this automatically creates a folder called JPEG and spits it all out in there.

   In Step 3, choose JPEG and quality level. > Hit Run, and just let it run.

How To Make a Multi-Page PDF with Photoshop

     Maybe you need to send somebody a bunch of pics and it'll be more convenient to make one pdf file instead of sending a bunch of loose jpgs or psds. Here's how to make a multi-page pdf with Photoshop.
Firstly, I'm using an old Photoshop CS3, btw, so things may or may not look different.

     So, you go to File > Automate > PDF Presentation... > in the pop up menu, click Browse... > select all your files you want in the pdf (hopefully you numbered them in the order you want, and yes they can be psds because it'll make them jpgs later) > click Open > make sure the Multi-Page Document button is selected > hit Save > another pop up menu appears, write a name for the pdf and select a location > hit Save > the last pop up menu appears, which is the most important and useful. In Adobe PDF Preset, drag down and select Smallest File Size > check Optimize for Fast Web Preview > go to the Compression tab, set Compression to JPEG and Image Quality to High (High gets the file size pretty small, but you can test it out lower if you want) > hit Save, and that's pretty much it. Back away and let it do its work.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wonder Woman concept art - part 1

I did a ton of work on Wonder Woman. Mostly sketches, some key art. I'm pretty excited when I saw 3 of my pieces in the art book. Stay tuned, more to come.