Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Highlights from the Winter Holidays

Now all schools are open, I picked some of the highlights of my winter holidays as a recap..
I need to mention one more thing..Zach is my roommate and his chair is sooooooooo comfortable. He went back to Seattle during for holidays. His chair stayed with me in San Francisco..So..Yeah..

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Improv Painting...

I have to mention something about the title. By the word Improv I meant Improvisation but I don't why I love the word Improv.  Maybe it's shorter. Or It might be from Improv comedy club.. I dunno.. Anyway..I did play around with my painting again and it turned out something like this which is not as strong as the previous ones.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Year Card (Concepts)

To me, The most interesting part of the creation of an Artwork is the process of that creation. That's why I always love behind the scenes more than a movie itself. "How did you do it..?" has been always my first question to artists. So I think this interest now has turned its influence on my works. I remembered I didn't post the concepts of the New Year illustration on my blog. So here they are...Don't mind the mermaid. It was drawn for something else.

Working on another Conan art

It's been a while I haven't done anything for CONAN. I thought maybe it's cool to do it again to let him know that I believe he's still funny with Andy. Here's the behind the scene snap shot of my latest Conan work.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Apocalypse Day

I was sorting my files yesterday and I found my mayan cartoon I made for the apocalypse day (Dec. 21, 2012). I posted it on my facebook page exactly on that day but I forgot to post it on my blog. But here it is
If you are interested in the process of making it, here are the sketches. I spent 80% of my time only on the characters. Because they are the main focus of the illustration and they should be a little funny. A good design never comes out on the first sketch. You have to draw it until you're happy with it. If you don't like your artwork, Nobody will...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm 28

Flash news (as if anybody cares..): I turned 28....DAMN IT..!!

Painting Tryout

I think drawing or painting exercises are like body workouts. If you stop it even for one day, you may lose the hunkiness of your body. You have to keep it alive and of course attractive. So Keep drawing and painting...drawing and painting...drawing and painting...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Speed painted creature..

Remembering the digital painting times again. Good times..good times..

Animator's Room (Blue Pencil + Value Studies)

The final blue pencil version of the animator's room. I may correct my last statement: It's actually 2D animator's room. know.. I'm a 2D animator. I tried to use the elements I might use in the animator's room. But I have to confess something. After discovering TV Paint program, I stopped using papers. Because A) I'm a Green know..Saving trees and stuff. B) It's much much easier to handle frames. I think TV paint is the best 2D animation Savior that any 2D animator can ask for. Why am I talking about TV paint right now..?! Anyway.. here's the layout.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Barbershop Garage.. (Blue Pencil + Value Studies)

The final blue pencil version of the Garage/Barbershop (weird isn't it..?!) with day time and night time value versions done in pure graphite pencil.

Little Girl's Room (Blue Pencil + Value studies)

I forgot to post the final versions of my layout assignments from last year. This is the blue pencil version with value studies (day time, night time) of the a little girl's Room done in graphite pencil.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Creature Design Process

I love the way of character design in sequential process. It's like the evolution. Especially if you put notes around it, it will look like a medical study or encyclopedia for everybody..

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shiny Night

Shiny Night..Done in less than an hour.

Guess What I Imagined Today..? (Jan 14)

January 14: I was walking my dog at night (just to clarify, I must say I don't actually have a dog... so.. cooperate with me please) but I didn't know the moon was full that night. So I had to wait for my dog to finish his werewolf transformation to continue our walking.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Googli Magooli Concepts #3

I realized that sometimes to achieve your favorite design it's better to go with the traditional process. So today I went to a food court to do some sketches which sometimes leads to an idea creation. They have comfortable seats there and it's not that much annoying. You can sit and enjoy your meal and do some sketches after you're done with a lunch. I designed the main character for the video game/cartoon idea "Googli Magooli" and also some of other enemies came after that.
Here's the main character (aka Googli):
And here are the other concepts for the enemies. Some of them are designed with their 2 key frames. I also designed the checkpoint or auto save spot of the game (with the little designs of its key frame on a corner when it's saving). I have to mention something about the old lady down on the page. I love old people. Especially when they are capable of doing something evil in a game.

The House on a water

Sometimes listening to Journey soundtrack can take you to other levels which eventually makes you draw something weird but nice and relaxing.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Googli Magooli Concepts #2

I can't believe I'm posting this blog at 5:11 am. But it's true. I don't know why I didn't post it later...hmm.. Anyway here are some other concepts for the characters of the video game/cartoon idea "Googli Magooli".

Monday, January 7, 2013

Guess What I Imagined Today..? (Dec 25 - Dec 31)

Since I couldn't get to do cool things like others on Christmas days, I used my imagination and came up with the new segment called "Guess what I imagined Today." 
December 25: I saw an imaginary crocodile. It was cute and hungry. So.. that didn't happened actually.
December 26:  I went skiing with my perfect ski skills. It was going really professional until an UFO came out of no where and ruined my ski fun day. I got scared a little but then The Snow Giant also came out of no where and started fighting the UFO thing. You should've seen them kicking the hell out of each other. What an awesome day..
December 27: I had another adventure on another Christmas day....It's stupid but read: Today I went jet skiing in Hawaii. It was pretty sunny and the ocean was surprisingly quiet but I didn't know I was scared of the sharks. Never saw that coming..
December 28: I didn't do anything...

December 29: This time I realized that my adventures were a little bit not realistic. So this time I brought my Happy Christmas day fun to the ground. Today I had my fun with playing an amazing video game but I think it was a little too much fun. It was so convincing that...I don't wanna talk about it..
December 30: I went to watch my favorite movie, Django Unchained. I really liked it but it was too blood splashy..!
December 31: (inhale)...(exhale)...


Googli Magooli Concepts #1

Video game is getting larger and expanding itself through other fields that contains creativity. All you need to do to have fun in that industry is to love video games. That love actually started when I was 5. So I came up with this crazy idea which combines video game with cartoon. It's called Googli Magooli. As a rough started I drew couple of characters from the project. There might be some changes later. But I'm still working on creating characters.