Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Probably the...

...coolest house I've ever seen.

What's more impressive is that the house was completely constructed in seven days, plus the couple of years planning...but still fast! The concept behind this house is the use of balance and counter-weight. Pretty much, if you remove two points of support, this house would fall apart.
Clever Spaniard! More pics here and also watch the video at the end of the link.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day 4

If you noticed, I skipped Day 3 and that is because I spent day three messing it up and repairing it. It was frustrating at first but was able to recover it. Sometimes you just gotta learn when to fold and back away.
Anyways, this is what I've done on Day 4: Water surface, shirt and arms beneath the surface. Pretty tricky trying to lay down the right color. Technically, my technique is wrong...I'm suppose to lay down alllll the colors first and then go into details. This way, it would give me a rough idea of the overall value, tones, hues, etc. to help me picture the overall painting better and it would help me make the right color choice. But...I dont like doing that, hahaha. And I'm the anal type of guy that have to finish one section first before I move on to the next one.
I know I'm working slow, but I want to give myself plenty time for this piece. I usually rush my previous pieces and end up not liking it that much. For this piece, I am actually enjoying it and I am very happy with the way how it turned out so far.
At this point, I am about 65-75% through with the painting stage. Just have to paint the fish, jeans, and the underwater atmosphere and then I'll be done. After that, ink!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009


I really messed up on my painting for Day 3 so I'm not gonna update for that day. But, I fixed it and I just wanna take a breather from that painting for a bit. Did a quick sketch, instead. Although I really need to get more sleep. Been lacking on that department for the past couple week.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 2

So far, I am enjoying myself painting this piece. Lots of details and tedious tasks, but it's what clears my head.
Now gotta do the hard part: water surface and underwater painting...sigh.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Day 1

It's 4am and here's what I got so far. Yup, this took me alllllll day to do. Wanted to take my time and I am very satisfied with how it turned out so far. Definitely worth the time spent into it. I'm pretty much done painting the tree. The face is probably 50% through. Just gotta add more hues, values, and highlights to it.
Day 2: hopefully will have the face and Mr. Octo completely done and maybe the shirt.


...proves that even the smile of the poorest girl can be just as grand as anyone else.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Aghh!!! did a quick sketch.

Friday, August 14, 2009

To come...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


15"x22.5" Acrylic and Ink on paper

A Better Look

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Monday, August 3, 2009

Sit back. Relax.