3.7.14

Charon

Decided to finish another abandoned old piece. Still not too confident in painting without lines, but I'll get there eventually. Also I realize I don't do enough fantasy-themed stuff, so here's Charon rowing his customer down the River Styx while all these ghostly figures rise up from the unearthly waters.

At least, that's what I was thinking in my head. Moving on!

28.6.14

Brass-Arm Butch


Dug this really old piece out from almost a full year ago, when I was trying to make characters for a space cowboy story of sorts. I took a look at my lines and realize that I can probably do better now, so I fixed up some stuff.

I  also had the opportunity (thanks Clogtwo!) to attend the START 2014 conference in the last 2 days. Needless to say, all the speakers were inspirational and I hope those little notes and anecdotes stick with me throughout my entire journey :)

I'm still experimenting with my approach right now, but I think this was pretty fun to do. Here's the progress:


16.6.14

Splashy Birds


About 10 weeks ago, I tried picking up some simple programming using LUA and decided to cobble together some sort of Flappy Bird game with small improvements of my own. In the process, I wanted to have a (very) basic understanding of engineering and game development from start to finish, as well as publishing on the mobile platform. To support my latest obsession, the more-talented Anastasia Nagisa Catherine provided me with some fantastic art for the background and character designs. Honestly, I'm not very sure how we got this far, but here's the final product. I hope you guys can give it a try and let me know what you think 

You can find our game here.
Android: http://goo.gl/r6x4W0
iOS: http://bit.ly/1qjeDgB

Help us spread the word and we hope you'll leave us a kind rating. We'd be eternally grateful!

10.6.14

Serving the Nation


So my brother's enlistment day has finally arrived and I thought I'd do a quick sketch to mark the occasion. I wish you all the best, Fariz. Take good care of yourself and be safe, always.

Wish I could have spent more time on the sketch.

28.5.14

Fondamenta del Cristo - Venezia, Italy


I can't really sleep right now, probably because I'm anticipating my first art exhibition later today. I was lucky enough to be invited by Clogtwo to be part of his show. I've never truly showcased any of my work apart from online media and the school graduation show, so this is quite a big deal! Preparation for the show was a hectic process, but I think I learnt a lot. In a strange way, collating my work and printing them out was sort of a cathartic procedure. Looking back at some of the things I did in the past made me realize a few things about my process, my growth and even gave me clues as to where I would want to go next.

In any case, I've been looking at all the wonderful art in this awesome Virtual Plein Air group and decided that I needed to get into environments once more.

This was definitely a good exercise. You can find the location here on Google Maps.