Tuesday, December 14, 2010

old art redux pt.1

                     REDUX                                                                    ORIGINAL

Decided to undertake a new activity of revisiting my much older drawings, and redrawing them to see how much I managed to improve since then. Got the idea after digging through old work. Had quite the laugh in the process :D

This first one was one of my favorite drawings. I think I drew it in late 2006 maybe.
The character himself was intentionality made to imitate the likeness of Sora from Kingdom Hearts (hence the Mickey skull & key chain).  It was drawn with a good 'ol biro pen, and (half) colored with prismacolor markers.

This was pretty cool to do, will definitely be doing it again in the future.

Monday, December 13, 2010

tron X marvel

This was for yet another contest over at the Satellite Soda forums. The theme this time was Marvel characters in Tron apparel. I decided not to actually compete this time, but I still managed to get a decent concept down. 

I was gonna do a Ghost Rider piece, made sense with the light cycle and whatnot. Regardless, here's the concept for him. I do like the holographic skull idea tho. 

Sunday, December 05, 2010

sketch session 12.5.10

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Another Lupus drawing. Figured I'd share an Ultima update (albeit a rather small one).

Lupus tends to be called 'Lu' by his closest friends. Although he doesn't typically mind, 'Luie' he's not so fond of.

Just a bit of insight on some of the characters personalities. More to come, no doubt.

Also, the design of him you see here isn't the final.  

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Another quick painting exercise. 
Kinda went in wanting to do a much more detailed illustration, but ended up playing around with it more. 

Eh guess I'm content with the outcome...I think. 

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

commission for Diamond Ivy

A Long over due commission for Diamond Ivy on deviant art, of her character Farrell.

Friday, October 22, 2010

sketch session 10.22.10

Sunday, October 17, 2010

sketch session 10.17.10

I'll be trying to post daily from now on. Which means much more sketches and warm-ups, and what have you. Overlapping an illustration or two every now and then. 
Should be fun. 

These were from a sketch session today, nothing too fancy.

Friday, October 15, 2010

caliga the guilty part.II

Another concept illustration of Caliga, a bit more abstract this time. This was done traditionally in paint & inks on paper (with some touch-ups in photoshop.)  

That being said, this was more or less an attempt to get a good vibe of the mysterious Caliga from the Efflixi story.There was more to the painting itself actually, but I decided to go with this composition in the end. 

Next time you see him he'll be in a more presentable fashion, and he wont be alone :)  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

pocket doodles cont'd

Gonna try to post daily from now on  :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

some more old work

Managed to dig up some unfinished illustration from a while ago. This was going to be for Alame Rentei, the previous collab that I was apart of. These unfortunately aren't on hard drive anymore, reason why the quality of these suck.

Friday, September 24, 2010

pocket full of doodles

*scribble scribble scribble* :)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

a preview of my past

 As I mentioned before, I wanted to post something that I honestly thought would never see the light of day. That is my old pet project/comic, as well a rightful precursor to my current fledgling one: Ultima Novella.

The 'cleverly' (ha, not really) titled 'Ultima Child' comic, was without a doubt a cornerstone in my making as an artist up to now. Like any artist that looks back on their past works, I feel amused at how far I've come, but in this case how much I was growing in that period of time. In a way, I feel blessed. 

So before I move on to try and accomplish bigger and better things, I'll let those interested enough take a look into into my past. For now I leave you a preview of one of my favorite pages from the comic, as I try to sort out the pages.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

for he is the reclaimer

Back again with another Ultima update. Featuring Lupus from the Ultima Efflixi tale. This was a interesting piece to do. 

This was actually painted traditionally, then altered and finished in Photoshop.

The illustration itself is sorta symbolic for the narrative. With Lupus (and his companions) playing a major role in the transpiring 'series' of events that take place.  

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Another day, another drawing. Sort of experimented with a few techniques here and there. 

More to come, naturally. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

cuspis update

I present to you, the final design for the young Cuspis. I managed to tweak him a few details farther since when I last shown him. 

Now he seems more appropriate to his classy (albeit shady) background. Cuspis was the first of the main characters in Ultima Novella to have a popped into my head. This sketch is still missing a few final details tho. 

Of course this is but one of his appearances, 
as the characters will change clothing throughout the narrative. I'm holding off giving descriptive back stories until I feel more confident. 

More to come, slowly but sure surely anyways. 

Below is an earlier drawing of him...

Friday, August 06, 2010

makin tee-shirts

One of the tee-shirt designs I'm workin at the moment. 
I've been wanting to draw a Medusa t-shirt for a while now, so yea.
Medusa Monroe, my little creative take on Medusa using Marylin Monroe's iconic face. Got some other neat designs I'll show eventually.

On a side note, Lately I'm having a bit of trouble gettin some intricate ideas/concepts out of my head and onto paper.
(specifically  ideas for Ultima Novella). Guess'll I'll have to experiment with a new work flow, who knows.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Ultima Novella detailed

Well here we are, this is my personal project, and this is my long term experiment. Hell I'd go as far as calling this my magnus opus 
(but let's not jump the gun.) 

Ultima Novella in a sense is quite a lot of things. Tho essentially it's a reboot of an old comic that I worked on when I was younger. Unfortunately, I never managed to truly see it through...until now. 
Ultima Novella: Permissi Inhaero Una is the collective name of a series of stories made under the "Ultima" label. Permissi Inhaero Una 
(which means "Let Us Cling Together" in Latin) is nevertheless a project consisted of several individual tales set within one world. 

Many of these tales will take place at different time periods, with each having its own genuine plot and characters respectively.
In general these tales share a common underlining mythos, but individually will echo their own themes and ideals.

Many of these tales will vary in presentation and concept. Some will be one shot stories, while others may expand over several volumes. 
Even so, these stories work off one another both directly and indirectly, or in some cases not at all. 

I call this my 'long term experiment' for a good reason. As I plan to have these tales told across multiple mediums. Utilizing the graphic novel, animation, the written novel format, and with due time even the video game medium.  

Kicking off this project are 2 interwoven tales, one of which is called 
Ultima EFFLIXI (with Lupus severing as its protagonist.) 
Ulitma EFFLIXI is the second tale to be featured from the project. Set in a contemporary Jorde, circa 1588 MR.

A pseudo-modern setting, where in which the many nations of Jorde are undergoing a huge cultural shift. An era where where Magic and Science have coalesced as one into a prominent religion.

These are the chronicles of a new era, the Magie Renaissance.』

(Efflixi is Latin for: 'to tear apart, to dismantle, or destroy')

More updates to come, as things progress.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ink n' pixels

Just a ink drawing I touched up in photoshop. Bottom's the raw scan.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

even more ink

More sketches, Some earlier concepts of Lupus, his final design isn't too far off from these. 

And some random shaded one just for the hell of it...

Monday, July 19, 2010

rated R

Another painting I did today for practice. Didn't feel like finishing it, so don't mind the half-assed hand & shirt. Women seem to be the favored subjects for my practice sessions, This is good.

Gotta keep movin...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

ink for blood

Some recent ink illustrations for my personal project, Ultima Novella. Featuring Caliga, the Guilty from one of the tales in the project. 
More to come

need a new sketchbook...

It feels good to jump back into using analog mediums again...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Update again, this time with some character concepts  for Ultima as well as some random doodling. More to come...

back to basics part II

A little practice session of much needed anatomy study. 
And as always, 'practice makes perfect you better.

Bonus, here's a character design request I did awhile ago...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

still undecided...

A character design that I'm not content with just yet. I plan on redoing this guy's design from the ground up. Though his outfit will stay somewhat the same, the finalized concept will be quite the contrast. By then I'll be sure to reveal his whole identity (full name & all.)

Here's an earlier sketch of his initial design that I posted not to long ago...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

sword & shield of the night

Here again with yet another character I'm designing for my personal project dubbed "Rebuild Ultima Project". The character in question plays a vital role in one of the stories and is one of my current favs, for several reasons. One of them being that he somewhat serves as a homage to two of my most favorite artists: Yoshitaka Amano & Yoji Shinkawa.

His name has yet to be decided, but for the time being I gave him the nick name "Caliga"(Latin for Darkness.) The unit code name pertains to him and his comrade companion, who I will show shortly. 

The bottom pic is how he looked before he adopted the full body prosthetic armour. His design is not by any means final, neither is the scenario for the story he's in.