Monday, October 5, 2015

"Imagination" My tribute to Reading, Childhood and the Power of Imagination from a Book

“Imagination” - My tribute to the power you can give any child with just one book. This is somewhat autobiographical and it makes me long for the days when my imagination was more powerful and free. Oh, those were the days :)

Monday, September 21, 2015

"Standby" - Part 3 of my Disneybounding Series

Don't you just hate it when you're trying to plan something with your friend but she's too distracted by her thingamabobs?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Disneybound Part II

Don't you just hate it when your friend falls asleep on your shoulder right when you're about to take a drink? Continuing my "Queue Girls" series with Aurora and Alice.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Kids Will Be Kids

"Kids Will Be Kids." I saw something at a wedding recently that reminded me that kids don't care how nicely dressed they are or what behavior might be expected of them. In the end they just want to be kids. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Best Animated Film at the LA Independent Film Festival

Earlier this year I got to work on an animated short film called "Alex and Sylvia" that my company BRC Imagination Arts produced for the 2015 World Expo in Milan. I'm happy to announce that on Saturday it won "Best Animated Film" at the LA Independent Film Festival!
It was a fun experience as I got do Visual Development that included color key paintings, layout design, character design, color scripting, and even illustrations that opened up the film's storybook sequence. Hopefully I'll get to post some of my work from it once the film's festival run is over. In mean time you can read more about it here:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Disney Girls at the Park, Pt 2

Don't you just hate it when something catches your foot and you almost lose your shoe?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Snow White Fashionista

I was at Disneyland recently and got inspired to draw the Disney Princesses as everyday girls at the park. I hope I end up having time to do these as it was a lot of fun, but we'll see. I always have more ideas than time to execute them. Anyhow here's Snow White to start it off! Happy Friday!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

From Science to Art

There's still one week left to apply for the MOTIVARTI program to be partnered with a professional art mentor for 10 weeks. What most of you probably don't know about me is that I became an artist AFTER having already gone to college to study Molecular Biology in order to become a researcher.

When I made the decision to switch careers, it was back at a time when the available resources to help someone like me who knew nothing about art or the industry were limited only to extension classes at established schools. So it's always been a goal of mine to help potential artists who might not otherwise have access to the best resources. So far everyone who has emailed me for artistic and professional advice has been very professional and courteous with how they've done it, so I'm happy to continue doing so. Please pass this along to anyone you feel might benefit :)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gannicus from "Spartacus"

Recently binge watched "Spartacus" and wanted to sketch my favorite champion gladiator Gannicus. I also think it'd make a great animated children's movie :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Luther" Meets Batman

So I just found out about the British show "Luther" a few months ago and finally got around to watching it recently (it's not very long, 3 'seasons' with 6 episodes each). I can't recommend it enough, and while watching I couldn't help but feel like it was borrowing heavily from the dynamics of the Batman mythology. It might just be that I have superheroes on the brain all the time, but whether it was or wasn't doesn't really matter as it's a GREAT show. Watch it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Motivarti 10 Week Mentorship

I'm excited to announce I'll be joining MOTIVARTI as a Mentor for their Fall 2015 schedule. It's an art-based organization designed to connect aspiring artists with industry professionals through a 10-week mentorship that is structured around the individual mentees. The application process will run from June 29th - July 16th and the mentorship will take place from Sept 6th - Nov 14th. I'll be posting more about this especially since this is something I'm really excited to be doing as someone who switched from a career in Molecular Biology to Art. Thanks to technology like Skype anyone anywhere in the world can apply too. If you're interested check out their website for more info

Father's Day Part Deux

When you're a kid, there's no other hero quite like your dad.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Father's Day 2015 Part 1 of 2

I'm not a father, at least not that I know of, but this first (of two) Father's Day illustration was inspired by a moment I experienced about a year or so ago. I was coming home late after one of those long and draining days at work. You know, the kind that are so mentally exhausting that they also drain you physically and all you want to do is lie down and do nothing?

Well as I was about to unlock my front door I had a moment for some random reason where I thought to myself - 'Oh my god, if I had to come home to a family right now and help my kid with their homework, give them a bath and put them to sleep, I just don't know how I'd be able to do it.' Usually I come home and do some art, but I didn't even want to do that and I LOVE art! It was then that I felt like I got a small glimpse into what it's like to be a father which led me to illustrate this one page comic. So this goes out to all the great papa bears out there who go to a grueling job day in and day out and still have enough for their kid(s) at the end of the day. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Girl Sketch Pt 2

Sketch from a series I'm working on incorporating a bunch of these. More to come :)