Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Some creature

Hmmm.. I think this is a mixture of a crab, a cat, and spider..should get good references next time..

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I'm really inspired by Anthony Jones' work. It gives me a kind of ecstasy of some sort. Haha. This sketch is a tribute to his awesomeness. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Skull sketch #01 (20 mins). I'll probably do longer studies next time.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Office window quick sketch #02

I realized that I wasn't really paying much attention with the building silhouettes in my previous sketch as I compare it with this one. This took me longer. The clouds were rapidly changing, I can barely catch up. (20-30mins)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Overpaint 2

Here's another overpaint for a friend who wanted a critique. Nothing special, really. Just a bunch of scribbles here and there, tweaked the composition, lighting, and colors a little and done. Was more concerned with the depth and the mood. (20-30 mins.)

Here's my finished sketch.

Here's the original artwork.

I'm starting to read Dream Worlds Production Design for Animation by Hans Bacher. Really inspiring to read. And I love his style. Just couldn't resist but do this sketch (30 mins.). 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Office window quick sketch #01

Here's a view of the sunset from our office window a while ago. Tried to capture the mood. (15-minute sketch.)

Monday, August 13, 2012


I did an overpaint for a friend who wanted a critique for his work. What I did was a sketch, I hope it helped him in some way. 

His work in progress.

The steps.

My final sketch.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Another quick sketch. I usually paint in grayscale before proceeding with color. But this time, I tried painting directly in color. When I felt it was considered done, I then checked its grayscale version - trying to figure out if its values are correct or if it looks good or something. So far, it looks ok. Hmmm..but not quite.. Haha. It's all about making mistakes and learning from it, anyway. Off to the next one!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Here's a 5-10 minute experiment during break at work. I used two brushes - a custom brush I made and a cloud brush. A very quick sketch just to put down an idea before it fades out. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm trying to get into the habit of doing at least a sketch a day. Did this on lunch break at work around 10-15 mins. This came out after playing around with a large single flat brush. This look was never intentional. I love happy accidents! Done using my tablet and photoshop. More sketches to come! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Recent works as of the moment.

These are some new ones I did. Not so much progress, I know. I think I've wasted so much time wandering around aimlessly instead of seriously drawing, painting, and studying everyday. Oh, well. Will definitely do that from now on.

First try.

Here I'm posting my first ever character and environment design studies. Did these for a 3D animation project in my previous company way back 2009. This was also the first time I used a pen tablet. Really felt awkward at first but got the hang of it. I used to be proud of these. But now? It makes me cringe. Haha! By the way, I used Gimp.

At last I'm starting to post!

Hi everyone!

So here's my's been sitting here for a long while with nothing happening. Posting and updating myself online wasn't really my thing but I'll slowly try to change that. I'll be posting different stuff and probably talk a little. This way, I'll be forced to be more productive and achieve something. I'm still learning and want to learn even more. As what my heroes say, there's no magic -  it's all about hard work, patience and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! 

So, I'm hoping that this online journal thing will show my progress or something. And hopefully might help anyone out there.

And yeah, if you're wondering why the heck of a blog name, I was inspired by this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:

     "Do one thing everyday that scares you."

So now, how is it related to drawing or painting? Well, you don't really improve on something if you keep avoiding it. You'll be stuck in the same place if you keep doing what you always do. So if you're afraid of drawing anatomy, draw it! If you're afraid of doing environments because you suck at drawing perspective, go research and draw it! And the list could go on and on.. It's really about developing and improving your weak spots and refining your art skills. 'Coz, if you won't, you'll never be good at it. Mastery takes repetition. That's the key.

But hey, you're not alone on this, most artists are guilty of this, too. Like me. Yes, especially me. Haha. That's why I have this blog. But things should change from this day on or else i'll be doomed forever.. So, my friend, I tell you, gear yourself up, too, and just do it! Draw the things that scare you. Because everything in here are the things that I'm scared of (though probably not all), and just wanted to share it with you. 

So there..

Let's get this rolling before the world ends!