Friday, December 13, 2013

Vinylmation - My Partner

Hello Ladies and gents,

im assuming you all loved my first vinylmation but here it is. My second vinylmation. I prepped two vinyl toys because I knew and here is the other random one I stripped paint off of. This was my next victim. :D

After I spray painted and primed the figure, I stuck her head on a stick and started painting. Here it is. It was definitely much easier this time. I was able to apply a much smoother coat of paint and I didn't do much sanding because i didn't mess up as much. 

creepy when they're not completely done huh? Ahhh no pupils!!! So I stuck her head onto the body just to see if how it looks. OOOOO getting excited again. It's turning out awesome and it's looking much better than my first attempt.

Then i found out that there was a new vinylmation mold. Disney released these vinylmations in summer and I didn't know about them. I'm assuming they are going to use this "minnie mold" and make the princesses with them. But i had to take this opportunity to grab some of these and make my fiance with the minnie body instead. So here is the one that I got and a photo of it with the paint stripped off. Sucks that it's not transparent but whatever I'm going to paint over it anyway.

Here's the final product. Cute Huh? 

Also added the 5 point turnaround

Stay tuned for a professional photo session of these two at disneyland HAHAHA

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My First custom Vinylmation - Step 3 Painting!

Alrighty, what you all have been waiting for the final painted product. This isn't it obviously. If you saw my last post this was my first pass. The colors were wrong, the paint was blochy, omg i was so sad after looking at it because it looked nothing like my concept drawing. 

But of course i have to show you what happened after that first pass. Ahhh that scared me. So the inner painter in me just said, why am I trying to do a paint by numbers painting (especially because it's looking horrific) and i should just paint the skin tone and just paint on top of that the face features. For those of you who aren't artist when I say paint by numbers, think of a childs coloring book that marks what colors go in what section.
So here was my second pass, I painted over the last monstrocity and got something closer to what I wanted. I didn't get skin color right yet, but the eyes were starting to look like my draing. I wish i took more pictures before the next photo, because it was a battle of painting over and over the same spot I actually had to take some sand paper and sand down all the paint starting to pile up on the figure.

Well here is the head. Got the colors that i wanted and the features pretty close to my sketch. When I got to this point i got super excited! I thought to myself wow, I almost pulled it off. Although there is a ton of paint on the figure and i wasn't able to sand it all down so it's not as smooth as i would like. But it was starting to come alive!

I took all the pieces and i used a gloss spray paint. In retrospect i probably shouldv'e Painted it with the same kind of paint I used but i wanted a more even coat than what I got. LOOK IT'S A MOUSE BURGLAR hahaha. 

Some last Minute touch up on the jacket painting on the lapel and the undershirt and the cuffs. And wow, he looks ready!

Here's a full turnaround of the figure. No I did not make 5 of them HAHA.

If i decide to do more of these, I will definitely post a pic of the person I did the vinylmation for holding it. First custom vinyl toy.... CHECK! WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?! Did I pull it off? Stay tuned for my fiance's vinylmation. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My First custom Vinylmation - Step Two - Prepping the Vinyl Toy

Alright ladies and Gents,

the next step after conceptualizing the vinyl toy is to start prepping one. Luckily I had a vinylmation laying around that I didn't care for. This is one of the wrestler vinylmations, i will always take a picture of the vinylmation that gave it's life to be turned into something else (corny i know haha)

Ugly lookin fella huh? So I took some acetone to strip all the paint off the vinylmation and Underneath the is this transparent vinyl. Looks pretty cool. Maybe a future project I will see if i can add something inside the head. Like a flower and do Beast's rose!?!? :O that would awesome!

I then stuck this guy on a bunch of chopsticks and went outside and spray painted a primer on each of the seperate parts. Ahhh a lot of work for a toy haha I primed a 3 vinyl toys at once it looked like a vinylmation graveyard haha.

Here he is primed and ready to painted.

I penciled in a sketch on the toy quickly because i was so excited to start painting. The toy started to come to life just having this blank vinylmation sitting on my desk. 

Here's a little sneak peak at my first attempt. Looks horrific i know. It was caked on of layer of layer of paint because i was messing up with the colors and the painting. OMG i almost got discouraged and was about to stop when I stepped back and looked at this. I actually thought to myself AHHH i should've done a practice vinylmation toy just in case :( My excitement turned to dismay because I was scared i couldn't pull it off. But you'll see tomorrow what I ended up with.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My First Custom Vinylmation - Step 1 - Sketch Concept

It's been awhile since I posted anything and I've been super duper busy with the holidays and everything. But for the next few days you are all in for a treat, this is a project I've been working on, and it ended up looking awesome!

For all of you who go to disneyland, you know what these guys are. They're Vinylmations. You guys who follow my blog know that i drew a "disneyfied" portrait of my fiance and I so I thought, hey, it would be cool to to take those designs and put it on a vinylmation and then we would have vinylmations that look like us! I've never made a vinyl toy before so I will be posting my progress. It's actually already finished but it always starts out with a concept. 
Maybe they can be cake toppers who knows! But stay tuned.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Pride of the Philippines - Paquiao

Win or Lose tonight he still will be the Pride of the Philippines. The way this man fights is exciting, and fun to watch. I hope he gives a good show, and as filipino come up with the win since he's dedicating this fight to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. GO PAQ-MAN PINOY PRIDE!
 Here's the black and white line drawing. I'm digging this one a bit more than the colored one

Friday, November 15, 2013


Because today in the city it was gotham city and I am extremely busy i sketched this real quick. of the terror that flaps in the .... wait wrong dark night :D But here he is.... one my favs. BATMAN!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I'm so Thor!

In honor of the new thor movie, here he is! FOR ASGARD!!! Opinions on the movie will come as soon as I watch it. No idea when that will be hahaah :D

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Call of Duty?

Alrighty, it's been awhile since i posted. I didnt get to finish my disney avengers for halloween but hey something to look forward to next year ;) Was busy making my costume with the fiance and it turned out great!!! :D
Anyway I've been busy with wedding planning, birthdays, family visiting. I just started a new project that I'm enjoying and i will definitely post when I'm done. I think some of you will love it.

So in honor of Call of duty coming out this week and monopolizing some of my time, here is a sketch I did just so I can give something for you all to look at. Hope you like!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


The month of Halloween drawings continues. Smash It Ralph or Wreck it Hulk. Don't make him angry!!!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Elastic Widow

Here's another Disney character mish mesh with Marvel. Drawing this reminded me of kim possible but it's Helen Par/ Elistigirl / Mrs. Incredible as BLACK WIDOW! looks like this year disney characters want to dress as the Avengers. Stay tuned for the next mash up

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Yay for Halloween TIME!!!

Hello Everybody!!! So it's October and i wanted to do some awesome crossover sketches sort of. So this week because I love disney and i was a marvel kid.... here was an awesome idea of combining disney and marvel. It's buzz lightyear as iron man! stay tuned for more of these mix matches.

 Helmet down! BATTLE READY!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mini Marvels # 4

Ok a monday morning post! With the love that has been given to everyone and to me the past few weeks I felt we should change it up with a little bit of hate haha. 
Now for those of you who don't get this sketch, either you have never seen the x-men trilogy or enchanted. I have nothing against James Marsden, as i think he's a fine actor, shoot i loved his portrayal of the prince in Enchanted. But my one (if not many gripes) with the x men movies is... WHY IS THE LEADER OF THE X MEN A WHINY *$&@!. He's the leader, but in the first movie he can't fight amd just zaps his eyes at everything, the second he gets beat up in the first 15 minutes and never seen again, and in the third one THEY KILLED HIM OFF WHILE CRYING LIKE A BABY!!!! GAH! 
Oh well, those movies were still fun wolverine movies. BUT SHOW SOME RESPECT! so here's cyclops taking out his rage. RAWWWWWR!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mini Marvels #3

Alrighty here is my weekly post. This week with all the love that I have gotten for my birthday and my engagement, this post seems to be a very appropriate piece. I initially drew this because if the tagline at the bottom was going to be Life Lesson #143: Love always finds a way. And I definitely feel that way because I was able to find a wonderful woman.
But if you're a big comic book geek you know exactly who these two characters are. But what you probably don't know if you're not a big comic geek, this couple is one of the most intriguing couples in comic books. I think their story is better than Scott and Jean (if you don't know who these two are... well your geek cred just went out the window).
Because Rogue cannot have physical contact with anyone, the fact that their relationship bloomed despite not being able to touch eachother just shows how great this love story is. Just one geek spoiler, these two were able to have physical contact at one point in their love story. Gambit basically used his powers like a kinetic condom around his body HAHAHAHA. Look it up.. it's true! haha
But hope you enjoy this, i think it's really cute

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mini Marvels #2

OMG! this summer has been one of the busiest summers ever. im finally back to posting. Sorry for those who have been waiting for a new post. If you didn't know I had a life changing event happen last weekend..... in a good way of course. But hers the latest from Mini Marvels. If you saw iron man 3 you will get this but sometimes i wish i could build a robot to do everything, or clone myself because everything just went into overdrive. BUT ENJOY!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Concept Art - Mortal instruments VAMPIRE

Hello Ladies in gents! Yes this is an early post this week but i had to because I finally get to share some artwork to you guys from the last game I worked on at PlayFirst. The release of the game was today on ios called Mortal instruments the game ( check it out, it's the first game I ever worked on where i feel like it's a type of game that I would play (not these cutesy animal games bAH hahah jk). But I will be posting concept art for the game the upcoming weeks SO STAY TUNED!
For those of you who don't know Mortal Instruments is a book adapted into a screenplay by sony and is I believe releasing next week (don't quote me on that). It's basically Harry Potter meets twighlight meets hunger games hahaha. Comment on  your opinion for that im keeping mine to myself :D But here's the first of many and it all starts off with the VAMPIRE. NOW THIS IS A VAMPIRE NOT SHINY GLISTENY ONES! enjoy!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Don't Make me ANGRYY!!!!

OMG! The past few weeks has been ridiculous busy busy busy. I havent been able to draw on the BART like i usually do because I've been sleeping. So exhausted. But here is this weeks. Because I'm sooo angry!! Haha.. NOT ANGRY, just sleepy. Maybe I should have drawn sleepy man? oH well... HULK SMASH! That's what I'm going to do the next few weeks. Have to just keep smashing away on things, busy busy summer isnt over yet. But hope you guys enjoy this quick one.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sexy Chick - Chris Sanders Style

Hey everybody!! This one is for the boys! Funny story this week I was using an artist named Chris Sanders as reference at work for a character I was working on, a friend of mine saw my browser and asked "why you looking at porn?" haha.
For those of you who don't know, Chris Sanders is a big name in the animation/art community. He worked at disney for a number of years, influencing the style of characters and backgrounds most notably if you havent guessed Lilo & Stitch. His personal work consists of sexy ladies and its really awesome. That's why i had to explain im not referencing porn, its the artist style i was referencing.  So i wanted to try a drawing to emulate that style. It was definitely harder to execute than i thought. i should do more of these because i need practice drawing the female form, and im sure i could totally sell these sexy drawings to horny fanboys at conventions hahaha. ENJOY!

Now those of you artists out there who want to read about my troybles doing thiscdrawing read on:

Heres the inital sketch. Chris Sanders always draws a cute animal with his sexy ladies so i thought to myself because this is a homage to this mans work and style im going to draw stitch in. i was so frustrated after i made this sketch because i felt like something was wrong. Like it looked so terrible and i couldnt put my finger on it. even getting the face right i was upset because it didn't turn out the way i wanted it to. the drawing was very stiff and vertical, it was just not there.

So i actually drew over the drawing multiple times. My figure drawing professor would be so happy. I drew boxes and cylinders in jts to figure out the anatomy. One thing i realized is that Sanders has such a strong understanding of anatomy that he's able to make a females legs and hips look big while keeping the drawing look appealing and cute. I almost opened my anatomy book to just understand where I could push the figure more.
after i got a better understanding of her weight and anatomy i started the cleanup line drawing. looks cool. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mini Marvels #1

In honor of the San Diego Comic Con this week (which i wish i was there :(   ) I decided to start what I hope becomes a series of drawings. I was inspired by an artist on FB who's cute characters made me wish I came up with it first. But because this blog is all about me trying different things to find my "style" I decided to do this. Check her stuff out. Just search Pocket Princesses on Facebook you'll fall in love imediately.
But because this blog is about my art here issue NUMBER 1 of Mini Marvels. Couldn't decide what would be the first one I did so I did a homage to one of the craziest fights in comic book history. For those of you who don't know, wolverine almost lost his life to Magneto after magneto sucked all the adimantium from his bones right through his pores. Ouch... and I thought sweating the alchohol from hangovers was bad hehehe. Hope you like it. And I hope to do more soon. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Quick Warrior sketch

OMG ridiculous weekend..... im surprised i could get any kind of sketch done. but luckily i did this and it actually turned out cool. maybe ill take it to a finish or full color at some point. kind of looks like a kool monochromatic card

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fun with vehicles

Whew busy week. im hoping i can do more painting the next few weeks but i know with weddings, babyshowers, birthdays coming up its going to be tough, but heres some vehicle sketches. ive been watching a lot of feng zhu's stuff lately and this is a technique he does with markers and a pen. i had a lot of fun just scribbling shapes then trying to come up with a vehicle with those shapes. i included the initial scribbles on this post so you can see how i started the sketch. it was kind of a soothing process to just draw and let the drawing come to its own without much thought

maybe this week ill take one of them into a finished piece. which one do you like out of these guys?

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Alrighty, I've been totally engulfed with the E3 hooplah all week. Some awesome games are coming out and I'm mostly excited for metal gear, and actually a great deal of games for the wii u. But since the console wars are going to start it a few months and this was the biggest topic, that song totally just crushed microsoft at E3 but this is what its really going to boil down to. Say all you want with what microsoft is doing which in my opinion is definitely ridiculous and arrogant (and thats just me speaking as a consumer) If you dont know what microsoft is doing definitely look into it yourself because it's appalling to the console gaming industry as we know it. But what this war is really going to come down to, is which games are you going to be wanting to play the most. So here is a piece Halo (fighting for Xbox which will be exclusively for xbox systems) vs drake from uncharted which is only playable on the ps4. (Granted im very sure master chief would win in a fight, but if it's any indication of what sony did this past week, master chief will get buried come the holiday season)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Himura Kenshin! BATTOSAI

Alrighty so I wanted to do a piece right before fanime for my homage to anime... but then I just recently watched the live action Kenshin Movie. For those of you who watched this anime, it was the first anime I watched (not including pokemon of course :D), and it is one bad ass anime. So when I saw that they created a live action Kenshin movie I was intrigued.
 I must admit, animes to live action films can definitely end up seeming campy or ridiculous because it's hard to translate animation into live action, but this anime I can say was done EXTREMELY WELL. Told multiple stories in a 2 hour time. I definitely recommend it to anyone who's seen the anime or if you havent, definitely check this one out if you love action flicks with a little character development in it. But here are the basic main characters in that movie with the main villain right in the middle. DOPE

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Ahhh what a ridiculous week and a half. ive been so busy that i missed last week. but heres this week sketch. went back to the x men drawings and here is leader of the x men CYCLOPS. i feel like ive been drawing a lot of heroes. a baddy must be drawn next.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Mother

This week's sketch is sort of a "SPOILER" This was the talk of the week, and I wanted to sketch her out. When I first saw the "mother" in the season finale of how I met your mother i thought to myself, awwww come on ted falls for her!!?!? But after doing this painting and finding reference material for Cristin Miloni who is credited as "woman with the yellow umbrella", she definitely has that girl next door look. She is very definitely a cutie, and I can't wait to see how ted falls in love with the mother of his children

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Alrighty, I guess not many people like War Machine, but here is the man you all have been waiting for... not the most popular comic Billionaire (we all know who is :D ), but Marvel studios shows us he is damn popular with another week of strong earnings and number one in the box office. The more i think about it, iron man 3 pisses me off haha. But i still recommend all to see it. IRON MAN! This is the super hero that started the marvel comic movie boom, and I hope it continues to go stronger in this phase two of the marvel universe. More Marvel heroes to come... stay tuned :D

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Alrighty, everyone knows what this weekend was... Cinco de mayo DUH! But it was also the theatrical release of Iron Man 3. I actually liked War Machine better than Iron Man when I was a kid. Maybe it was because he had a gatling gun and was tricked out with a bunch of other weapons all over him, or because he wasn't Ronald McDonalds Colors, but War Machine is one bad ass mofo. Stay Tuned, maybe a certain billionaire will end up as a sketch. But I saw iron man 3 today, i was very entertained (better than 2) liked it a lot, but of course I could be super upset with the chance they had to be true to the Mandarin character. Oh well, maybe they'll do a reboot or do the real Mandarin for the Avengers movie. But I'd see it if you liked the other Marvel movies.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Badass Sloth

Hey Everyone!
here is a tshirt design this week :D A buddy of mine asked me to do a tshirt design for his unit. I'm not sure if it's some sort of inside joke with his unit but he wanted a picture of a sloth holding two glocks haha. The notion just sounds silly because sloths are lazy animals but it looks silly too.
So I did my first pass (bottom) looking like how sloths look... goofy... and the note i got back was could you cross his arms more and make him look mean! the final doesn't make me laugh as much but my buddy liked it. He hasn't given me the info if he showed it to his unit yet, but if they like it, at least I'm getting a tshirt out of it. Oh and I guess STU One is their unit name.. i'm guessing i didnt bother to ask hahah :D enjoy!