Thursday, August 20, 2009

MOCA Visit

Last night I went with a class to MOCA (The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles). It was awesome! Our class already ended but we love each other so much that we want to have more field trips like this one!

Here are some of my favorite pieces there.

Robert Rauschenberg - Kickback, 1959.
This is probably my favorite piece there.

Robert Rauschenberg - Interview, 1955.
Ok, I love this one too!

Andy Warhol - Telephone, 1961.

Mark Rothko - Orange and Yellow, 1949.

I forgot to find out who the artists is for this. Gives me good reason to go back and find out!

Such good pieces at MOCA! Everything is so much better when you see it in person, you guys should go visit it!

It's Alive!! It's Alive!!

...more like I'm alive. I haven't posted in a while.

Here's a pic I doodled in my class this past semester. Don't worry, it was an art class!

I don't pay attention enough. I understand better that way? Yep, that's it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Voodoo Gingerbread Man Doll

Sometimes I look at my work and wonder where I came up with some of this stuff. You probably question this thought because I don't have much stuff posted. But, I'll post more...and then you'll understand.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Coldplay's Strawberry Swing

Loving Coldplay's new video made by Shynola! I've seen this type of animation done before, but they really took it to another level with angles and perspectives!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Do you see?

The header is new!! Woo hoo! Well now that feels a little more like home. Still more renovations on the site to come!

Here's the sketch I did of it. The rest was done in Illustrator!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I have a surprise in the works for ya'll. But it'll take some time. So here's just a little taste.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

MS Paint Animations

Everything was drawn in MS Paint and animated in Photoshop.

This one is named The Death Of Turkey Tom. Amanda helped animate.

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And this one is untitled. Gerali helped animate this one.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Sad Clown

I've written a short to base it on this character and would like to do a stop animation with clay. It's slowly in the works...slug paced.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I'm going to have do less typey and try to supply more eye candy.


No, not final posting sillies... but yes, this is the final project for my Intro to Graphic Design class.

We had to create a cover and magazine spread for Print Magazine. There were a list of topics we had to choose from all relating to the history of graphic design. At first I wanted to do a caveman article, but the cover and spread was a disaster!! After going over it in class I hated everything about it and started over, topic and all.

I choose to do the evolution of typeface. I'm very happy with how everything turned out.
I based the cover on how people use to design typefaces. No computer, but on a grid and very specific guidelines to get precise measurements of the curves of the typeface.

I knew I wanted just a single letter on the cover to focus on and my teacher suggested to have a classic more traditional font morph into something more current. I chose a more ornate font to represent traditional and a boxy sharp and stylized font for the current. I wanted the current side to have Illustrator guidelines because that's what people would use now to make or alter a typeface.

The spread deviates from the cover but the teacher said it worked because of the blues. I wanted a spread to show off as many different typefaces as possible. So each word on there is a different typeface. And the article would talk about how typeface has evolved.

Save Nemo!

This project was to create a poster that voiced an opinion or promoted a cause. I wanted to do something fun and cartoony so I decided to make a poster to warn against flushing fish. I guess after Finding Nemo came out kids were flushing fish down the toilet thinking they would release the fish to its natural habitat.

Code Open

This poster was created for my Intro Graphic Design class. The project was to take 2 random words given by our teacher and create anything we wanted out of it. I loved how our teacher was very flexible in what we could create out of it. Some examples were books, cd covers, a product, stuff like that.

I chose the words "Code Open." It reminded me of a Speakeasy back in the 1920's were prohibition was in effect. And the idea of having to say a code to get into one of the speakeasy clubs. I decided to do a new LA nightclub that would celebrate the roaring '20's called Code: Open. The advertisement would be a 3 page magazine spread inside of Los Angeles Magazine in the Special Advertisement section.

I wanted the martini poster to have an art deco feel because that was prevalent at the time and it's a good attention getter. For the spread, I wanted it to look like a mock-up of the club. I found some pictures on Flickr of a nightclub that fits Code: Open's style. I made the pictures look like sketches in Photoshop and it's placed in front of a grid. The teacher didn't really like the grid, she would've liked something that fit the era better. I'll have to go back and make some fixes when I put it in my portfolio.


I've been taking Graphic Design classes at Otis College of Art & Design. I'm loving my classes! I get to draw in class. How awesome is that?!? My first semester Summer '09 classes are Intro to Graphic Design and Fundamentals of 2D design.


I would like to devote this post to my growing passionate love for Illustrator. Yes, it's that deep of a love. Gerali may be mildly jealous of it, and because it frustrates him. haha. Anyway, I've been spending a lot of time with the program and found it to be a great tool in finalizing my pictures. I've always been the one to do a lot of doodling and just stop there. Adding color has never been my strength, but it's very easy to play around with color and test and retest.

There are a lot of great Illustrator tutorials online. Here are some of the stuff I did based off of tutorials.
This is the first Illustrator picture I did back in January. I got it from a cool graphics blog called Spoon Graphics.

It's very similar to his. I've moved some of the ninjas positions and that's about it! It was a great first time tutorial.

Spoon Graphics had a list of 50 tutorials designers should know.

And there they have a 30 Day Illustrator Crash Course. This is a great tutorial! It's definitely where I got a lot of my Illustrator knowledge. It helps to mess around and experiment on your own too. It took me less than 30 days to go through, they are all very easy and fun lessons.

At end of the crash course you get to make a logo. I decided to make my own using what I learned

Lastly, I did this bunny tutorial. Everything is again pretty similar, I changed color and a
placement of some facial features. But he's cute!

And another...

I was worried that the sock puppet poster was a little too crazy, so I decided to make a subtle poster, more relevant to our Stoked fundraiser.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sock Puppets

I volunteered to make posters for a Stoked fundraiser we were having.

I got the idea to make sock puppets for the poster after watching Good Eats on Food Network. It was a lot of fun! Gerali and I had a photoshoot with the little guys.

Edgar The Dinosaur

My friend Catherine from high school asked me to help her out with a present for her boyfriend. They have this dinosaur finger puppet named Edgar and she wanted to turn it into cartoon form and print it on a shirt for him.

Here's final Edgar. I decided to throw him on the green background which I suggested would be a good color for the shirt.

The Beginning

It's about time I showcased some of my work. One of these days I'll have my own website...but for now, this will do. Hope everyone enjoys!