Ecorche class

November 18, 2013


pics of my ecorche in progress…

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Red Bull animation storyboards

January 28, 2013

Here are my storyboards for a series of animations designed to play across 9 screens arranged in a 3×3 grid. The animations play off the Red Bull logo; they serve as bumpers for content shown at live events hosted by Red Bull. Created for Lumens.

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For W.I.N.

January 20, 2013

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Invitation patterns

January 15, 2013

some patterns i made for my sister’s wedding invitation! Based on the image below:


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December 28, 2012

Some storyboards from a top-secret project underway.

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Sample boards from a recent project

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Handbag Illustration

November 15, 2012

For Beijo Bags

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November 07, 2012

Durga installation featured on Design Envy! Thanks Matt :)

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Unfinished Swan

November 06, 2012

Out on PS3!:

You can check out some of the drawings, animations and models I made for the game here:

I think the game turned out really well!



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October 28, 2012









logo design for

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Sketches from the past couple weeks

October 23, 2012

some sketches from my 9×12 sketchbook from the past couple weeks

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My contribution to comic anthology “Here Comes the Rain Again.”

October 14, 2012

These images are the front and back side of a single page that will appear in an anthology of comics curated by Mary J. Lai called “Here Comes the Rain Again.” Mary bravely organized a Kickstarter and wrangled the money needed to self-publish! My idea was to try to represent a mystical weather forecast in the far future where a shaman writes the weather prediction on a turtle-duck-horse shell and then breaks the shell. The way the shell cracks will tell us what the weather will be like.

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Recent sketches from the Getty and the De Young in San Francisco…

October 07, 2012

The couple is a painting by Rubens called “Mars Disarmed by Venus,” which I think is formally similar to the painting “Cypripedia” by William Sergeant Kendall.

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Storyboards for One Long House

September 27, 2012

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Sketches from a trip to the Getty

September 15, 2012


Here are some sketches from a trip to the Getty. I think the illustration of St. Matthew (often shown writing)  in the Ethiopian bible from ca. 1505 is inspiring. I tried to capture the expressive posture and lines from the original artwork. I think there’s a funny relationship between this image and  the almost contemporary Titian painting from 1533. Compared to St. Matthew the figure of Alfonso d’Avalos the Marquis de Vasto is imposing and dramatically lit. He wears menacing armor that is photographically rendered by Titian – it reflects the surrounding environment suggesting a knowledge of optics and camera obscura projection techniques. I wonder if the Ethiopian illuminator was aware of Titian’s paintings or had ever seen them.

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Concept sketches for promotional piece for “Sons of Anarchy” on FX

September 14, 2012

Here are some concept sketches done in charcoal for a promotional spot for Son’s of Anarchy on FX. Client: Nomenclature Design. Thanks to Vonetta Taylor for the help with composition.


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Concept sketches for promotional material for “The Raven.”

Some rough concept art for a illustration promoting the movie “The Raven.” Thanks to the D4D for the inspiration.

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September 13, 2012


Here’s a Japanese crane and a study of sculpture by Enrico Donati that I saw at LACMA.

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Sketches from a trip to the De Young in SF

September 09, 2012

This Kilim pattern is interesting – the description at the De Young museum mentioned that one interpretation is a floral pattern, showing Ottoman velvets, and another contradictory interpretation (visible if you turn it upside-down) is two swans bowing to a goddess with a huge head-dress. The Quadraga was a sculpture stolen by the Venetians from Constantinople during a 15th century crusade. I was really inspired by the stone relief sculpture from the side of the tomb of Wu Lei.



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Pages from my sketchbook

September 06, 2012

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Faces and figures

September 05, 2012

The drawing in the middle includes some stabs at the face of a heroine of a kids story that I’m working on with Michelle. The drawing on the right reminds me of “Midnight Cowboys,” which I saw after sketching that.

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Sketches and studies

The drawing on the right  is a loose interpretation of a drawing by Kara Walker that I saw at the Hammer entitled “No World.”

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It figures..

September 04, 2012

some drawings from my 9×12 book.

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Female figures

September 03, 2012

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September 02, 2012

The drawing in the middle is my interpretation of a scene described in “Country of the Blind” by H.G. Wells, where a blind doctor discovers what she believes to be a debilitating tumor on the face of the hero – his eyes! Basically, the protagonist of the story discovers a valley inhabited by blind people that has been separated from the rest of the world for centuries. The explorer finds that his vision is more of a handicap in this culture than an asset.


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Faces and figures

September 01, 2012


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