Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lost Fox: Africa

Still exploring ideas for the Butterfly and the Fox story. What if at some he was exploring some part of Africa. I don't want to explore the postcard Africa, with golden skies and girafe silhouette in the savanah. Africa is vast... and I want to explore some other typical aspect, like these akward looking trees, the baobab. This variety kinda look like a giant Daikon.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Still on my sketching spree, I want to  make this year a record, I've slowed down in 2011.
For this one I wanted to go simple with value, complexity in shapes and a dramatic effect. No matter how I scan it, and fix it, the original is so much better to look at. With all the subtleties in colors gradient,

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Lost Lagoon - Final

I've done some more research & studies, and tried to really nail down the gesture of the girls. I'm kinda satisfied on how they turned out. I guess I find myself at one of these cornerstone again.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

WiP - Lost Lagoon

A quick rough for an idea I'm exploring. I'll do a tight pencil drawing next. For the final painting, i feel the cliff on the left side should be warmer, I also want to leave the white of the paper for the skin tone, so they really stand out against the waterfall, and increase the overall sunlight effect.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Japanese Garden(wip)

This morning, I realized someone stole my electric charger for my scooter, I was f*cking pissed off.
To whoever it was, I'm pretty sure you are not reading my blog, but I pity your morally bankrupt state of mind. OK :) I am no longer angry...

Anyway... the rest of the day went without a hitch. Even more I would say, I was quite inspired. So I wanted to try some good old photoshop.  I kept a step by step progress, because I was constantly spamming Jin's inbox with updates. This is still WiP, I may finish it, or not. I feel the stones are not thematically integrated. I'll have to fix that. Feel like random shapes... badly designed.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Golf Player

If you l.o.v.e. James Bond you surely know where I got my inspiration. That character always elude me no matters how many time Iwatch it. I would like to redesign the whole shapes, I'm often way too conventional and I could use a bit of excentricity. Skew things a bit, get a stronger statement. Yeah, lets focus on that.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


A bit of fun today, the quotes along side with this could be...
"I didn't meant to interrupt m'am, but do you know where I can get a monkey wrench? It's a national security matter"

The real deal here, is... I wanted to test some grass, twigs and flowers work... so I started with the setup. The foreground would need to be opaque and I wanted to try gouache, I really struggle with gouache and I wasn't sure of my success. But by the time I was done with the setup(all transparent Watercolor), I couldn't proceed by fear of ruining it. I liked it too much the way it was, but still I gave few gouache brush stroke and kinda ruined the foreground. So I stopped before making it worse. Lesson learned here... ALWAYS follow your instinct.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

A Fox's stump

Still developing the Fox & Butterfly idea. the size is 1/4 of a full Arches 140lbs CP.
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Rez

Happy new year to everyone,

So my resolution for this new year, is to artistically seriously kick ass.
Below are some vizdev for a story I'm trying to come up with. It's about the friendship between a butterfly and a lost fox cub. I'll post some more as the ideas are getting clearer in my mind.

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