Thursday, December 11, 2008


photos extracted from animation archive
i cant wait to watch Coraline! The article on animation archive about the mystery boxes the crew have been sending out to bloggers got me even more excited. Who doesn't like receiving packages in the mail?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

rats in the wall

stuff that i've been working on for anthony christov's class which im still trying to be precise on the artistic style of the era and make it believable.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

my wish

on this day would be that my family would understand my need of space to grow and let me be
no art for today

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

quickstudy landscapes

these were done years ago in Craig Nelson's quickstudies painting class.. we went somewhere across the bridge to paint. all i could remember from the trip was that it was COLD!!
oil on 5 x7 masoniteoil on 5 x7 masonite

this was a homework piece

if you havent seen them

some of the old traditional stuff...

caran d'ache

Thursday, October 16, 2008

believe in me

if not im leaving!this was done out of frustration after getting off work as a 'flash generator', pretty much officially my first try in DI. I didn't go to art school togo back to do what i did 6 years ago. digital painting may not be my forte but i will prove to all who don't believe that i can do it.. WRONG!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

i miss quickstudies

i miss quickstudies workshops, especially Lee Ballard's ones!
this would be only ones you will see me post for this semester unless Drawing for Film class with Anthony Christov that im taking on thursday night is canceled, which conveniently is the same time as the QS workshop...
im sad...
cos i miss drawing....

started with the 1min and 2s...
yoga poses rocks!
3sthen i got tired....

Friday, October 3, 2008

for your amusement

Im back animating, not something I had planned or saw myself doing...
give me some concept work... SOMEONE!
anyhow i hope you enjoy it =)
the hat is for monico
flower for carissa <3

this is just a rough for a project im working on that's gonna get trashed out

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

circus freak me

the hades in san francisco drawing workshop by the GalleryGirls got me excited about drawing again! there were wine, snacks, great models and amazing artists at the historic house on Fulton St.
i cant wait for the next one!

im rusty...
i know

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

painting sausalito

what do you do when San Francisco is rarely scorching hot in summer? you go out to paint! maybe it wasn't really a good idea for carissa who hid under her b l a c k brolly 80% of the time.

the painting crew.moni.ed.carissa
first sketch
2nd quick sketch before carissa whisk me off to lunch

Thursday, June 12, 2008


With the persuasion from friends to give myself more credit for the work that I do... so here you have it, the winner in the 'Background Design' category in the Academy of Art Spring Show.

... and runner-up in 'Character Design' =)

I've officially graduated! My family was in town the last couple of weeks for the ceremony and to remind me that I need to get a 'real' job instead of doodling in my sketchbook and painting... so after hours of trying to recall web design skills which I had buried. I present you my website!

rei.myself.rex waiting to walk the stage @ cow palace

Monday, May 19, 2008

the end of little red.... for now

the final for the visual development class was to compile a book of everything we've done so far. I had included reference photos used for inspiration...

i had so much fun designing yogi grandma so keep a look out for the sweet O' lady! =)

cya at the Academy of Art Spring Show! wish me luck =)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

marry me

sketch of the 'couple' in class =)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

hail the queen

i'm losing inspiration for the recent workload..
so... for some productive procrastination i went back to work on some old ideas i had for alice in wonderworkingland.