Monday, November 30, 2009

last minute november post!! :D

Hey peeps!! Been a busy month. So very sorry for the lack of updates. On a good note, our second book is done and we've hit 2 local con's. :D One in Vancouver island and the smaller Vancouver con that happens bi monthly. The reception has been great so far and we're looking forward to our launch party on the 12th of December. Anyways, here is the finished cover that my friend Johnny Castuciano and i worked on.

I did the silhouettes and Johnny took it beyond the stratosphere when he added his line work and finishing touches. It was a real blast and a great experience to work on this 2nd book! :D

I also changed the dinosaur in my previous post to make the situation just a little bit more hectic! :D Thanks to Mike and May Wa for pointing me in the right direction.
On that note. The book will be available online soon. :)

Steambun is still in the works, but has become a bit more of a serious project to me so i will be taking a bit more time with it. I also reworked the line thickness just to put a little bit more weight to the drawings. It feels a little bit more me anyways! :D Let me know what you guys think.Thanks again for dropping by and i hope everyone's doing alright! :D

Friday, September 25, 2009

I wasn't being lazy :P

Hello peeps!! :D So in trying to make up for the lack of proper posts I am here to overwhelm. :D
First off, these are a couple of pictures taken from the September 13 Vancouver Comic Con that seems to happen bi-monthly. Its pretty small in fact but never the less fun and a very good place for networking! :D This was our second time attending and we did very well. Made quite a bit of cash back towards the funding of the next book, got invited to a Pirate Arrrt Show (which we did, if you would believe, better than the actual comic con) and also got invited to the Victoria Comic Con, which is gonna take place in Vancouver island. So overall it's been going very well for our little group SKETCHROSPECTIVE so far, and it hasn't even been a full year since we started. :D
This is right when we got to our table. You can't see it but we had a paper bag full of McDonald's breakfast. I'm being not as helpful as i should be. :| :D hahaha
This was a picture taken before the con started and right after Stephanie and I finished setting our little table up. :D The paintings in the back are Marco's and the one on the easel is the original piece that appears in the book. :)
From left to right. My girlfriend Nicole, Tamara, and Chris (Chan). They were quite the sales people. With them manning the tables and at this point in the day we had sold more than half of our prints and quite a bit of the books. :D Thumbs up guys!! Shaun was chilling in the back all cool like always. :D
This is just right after the con and of course we had to take a group photo. Right beside Nicole is Marco and on camera duties is Johnny. Good times guys!
And in trying to build some hype up for our next book, which is due out in just about another month. I present to you the cover ( i am collaborating with Johnny on this one ), this is my part and i just handed it off to Johnny and i have no doubt that next i see it it will be ten fold better. :D
Inline with the cover, this is 1 of my 2 contributions to the book. :D That being said please look forward to it, its gonna be better and bigger than the first one, over all more awesome!! :D Also our roster just went from 11 to 16, so there won't be a shortage of variety. :) Thanks so much to everybody who keep coming by despite my neglectful ways, i will do right by you in the very near future. Hopefully weekly. :D
Guess while i'm on a roll i'm gonna throw this WIP in as well. I'm doing this one in photoshop so pls bear with me as i haven't really used photoshop since animation school, and that was way back in 2005. Thanks again guys!!! :D

Thursday, August 13, 2009

been very busy

Just a little update till a proper one pops up. Real big thanks for the comments and support on the last post about the books guys. :) I've been away for a bit and i'm super excited to make the rounds, i'll see y'all in a bit. :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dun dun dun

Hey peeps!! Its finally here! We just got the first 50 copies of our book entitled Ninjas Zombies Pirates! Here are a few pictures! :D

Steambun is moving forward ever so slowly as i am also right in the middle of animating some 40+ scenes for another project. I'm hoping to clear my plate of unfinished projects pretty soon.
Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a great weekend.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Hello peeps! I didn't mean to be away for too long but i was busy with a couple of things and was sick just this past week. :D glad to be back and functioning.

So ummmm first things first. The image above was made for a book that a bunch of friends and i were working on in the last couple of months. It should be going in for printing this week. Each artist had to submit 2 pieces, this was my 1'st piece. It was a very interesting project, lot of fun and learning and also a lot of alchohol and chicken wings were consumed :D hahaha.

Friends that are also featured in the book:
Chris Chan's blog damaged Kieran jarrett young Johnny Castuciano nicole wang Shaun'sShite
Stephanie Sim dan fung

In other news, yes Steambun Samurai is still in the works, all the pages are cleaned up, but i am a week behind schedule because of being sick. :D So here is the 2nd page preview and i will be back with more next week, hopefully with everything done! :D I'll get back to everybody as soon as i can. Much thanks for stopping by guys, i hope everybody has a great week ahead!! :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Hi guys, just something i whipped up quickly this morning to help tide things over until i do a proper update :). Sorry for the unkempt schedule and the sloppy colours.

Thanos and Adam Warlock were some of my favourite characters from when i was a kid. Thanos is one of my all time favourite villains ahead of even Doctor Octopus and Dr. Doom. His badassness is unmatched.

I will be updating Steambun Samurai at around the 2nd week of may. Things are quite busy as i am also working on another project with an awesome bunch of people that i hope to be announcing soon! :) Exciting stuff. Anyway's, thanks to everyone for stopping by and the very kind and awesome comments. I'll make it a point to get back at everybody this weekend. Hope everyone had a productive week, looking forward to the next.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Hey guys! I've been trying to update more frequently, like every 10 days but this last 2 weeks have been pretty busy!

Anyways I'm super stoked to let you peeps know that i'm launching the Steambun Samurai blog which is a comic i'll be working on mostly to learn and earn some comic booking chops, while at the same time trying to entertain you guys. Sound like a good deal? Hopefully!! Anyways the picture above is the 2 main characters Mosuke (big guy) and Mie ( the little girl), which will also be the new header for the afformentioned blog! :D Anyways roll on over for more details. Looking forward to this. I hope you guys will aswell! :)

Above are the process images of the rough and the cleaned image before i started moving things around. :D My roughs are very incomplete because i mostly try to just get some energy in my lines and then i'm happy :D. Something else i have to get better at though is keeping the same energy in my clean up which i find i lose a lot of.

Well that's it for this update, stay tuned next week for an even bigger update and kind of a surprise :)!! Wishin' everybody a crazy productive week! whooooop!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Hey hey! Well here's another character from this project i'm working on. She took quite a while to design and i think i'm set on this. On another note i was quite foolish to think that i can get a book done early next year and i have just realized this might take a little more than a year to finish. I still have some characters to design and to craft a better story! :D Stay tuned though.

These are 2 of the process drawings i have for the mask. I can't seem to find the rest of the other 50 drawings i went through to get to where i am now with this character. I shall post them at a later date when they are found! :D

I have recently gotten back into life drawing and i noticed there were a lot of inconsistencies with the way i draw muscles. So i'm kinda trying to learn and familiarize my self with how they are grouped and the way they move under certain gestures. I am 100% nay 200% sure these are not accurate at all but i am learning a lot from this really good book called The Anatomy Figure Drawing Handbook and my life drawing intructor. Anyways it was fun to draw random arm positions and lay the muscles work down and color the bone in. More as it develops :D!

Well thats it for this update. Hope everyone is doing well! :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

:D i don't know where i was going with this. Could be the same guy getting old or a son, father and gramps!
This weeks life drawing at the mall! Good bunch of people, lota' puzzled faces!
Quick hand gesture studies. My process of getting hands down. Might not be as helpful but i like the colors and thought it made for a pretty picture.
Legs, less interesting but more or less the same as the above.

Well that's all i got right now! :D I may have more next post but that all depends on how much more i can screw up my sleeping schedule :D! keep them pencils moving!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

ruffs and stuff

Welp, this is Rebecca from Resident Evil. I always thought she was very well designed and is my favourite character from the series! :D I think i'm slowly getting comfortable with coloring, and yet there are still so many things to improve upon! This year feels like its gonna be a wild ride towards improvement :) *the road is loooooooooooooooong....

A couple more sketches from this week's trip to the mall! Definitely a more intresting crowd from last week! :D good times!

hope erbody's doin' alright! keep them pencils movin!! :D :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

experiments and []\/[]A[]_[]_S :D!!

First off, a quick thanks for the support and feedback from the last post to all you peeps! Y'all really fire me up!!

Alright this is an experiment of a filter like the ones seen in old films or grindhouse movies (been playing house of the dead overkill and it has inspired me to try something new out :D) Not really close to what i envisioned but turned out pretty cool hahaha.

These last 2 are from this mondays mall sketch trip with Jarret and Chan. It was weird because everyone in the food court had a sad face on, maybe cause it was monday :D! Anyways it was fun! Good times i say, good times!!

How was everyone Else's week?

Friday, February 6, 2009

project # 1!

well i was a little hesitant to post about this but since i had nothing better to post i thought what the hell.

this is probably whats gonna keep me busy this year. i'm in the process of designing a couple more characters and fleshing out the storyline. the working title right now is Maskara ( which in my native tongue Tagalog means Mask.) I know pretty unimaginative but keep in mind its a work in progress :D and the name may change at a later date. i have 2 friends i'm working closely with on this and they lurk within the blogosphere. i trust them a lot and hopefully i can show you more when the time comes. the ultimate goal is to have a book out by the end of this year early next year.

cheers and let me know what you think of this yet unamed character! :D

Friday, January 23, 2009

mall outing

well i went to the mall today with jarret chan and shaun today. and this is what i came up with :D!chan was about the only one in the whole entire food court that held a pose long enough for me to get somewhere with so here we go! :D
here's a quick thing of hulk and thing which oddly enough started with me trying to draw two eggs. :D
this was from the last mall sketch trip but i figured what the hell.
this one i did for my sister's class in which she deals with kids with autism. this is Kosta, one of her students. this illustration is to be used for showing them how loud they are and where they would prefer them to be. it was fun! :D

anyhow thats all i got for now. some exciting stuff in the works :D stay tuned!! take care e'rbody! :)