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digital art: 8-bit Octopus

November 24, 2011

Everybody talks turkey on this Thanksgiving, but what about the octopus?  Here is my octopus artwork in 8-bit style.  Happy Thanksgiving all!

8-Bit Fish

November 3, 2011

This was a good year of fishing for me, and the game fish I caught the most was the Largemouth Bass. They are fighters when they are on the hook. I found that Largemouth are voracious eaters and are eager to take big bait, practically half their own size. I’ve been wanting to capture them in my art, as well, so continuing on the 8-bit theme, here is a trophy for my blog.

8-bit: Dia de los Muertos

October 29, 2011

For Dia de los Muertos, I wanted to do something different graphically, this year. I always loved the simplicity of 8-bit art, so I sat down at the computer for this little guy. Happy Halloween to all you ghoulish geeks out there!

sketch: cat sleeping

May 6, 2010

I got an iPad, on release day, eager to try it as a new way of creating art. There are already several drawing apps to choose from, such as Brushes. I’ve tried Brushes for the iPhone, but this time, I decided to try out Sketchbook Pro. For my first exercise, I do quick sketch of my cat, sleeping. I am quite happy with the intuitive feel of drawing directly on a screen, as opposed to a Bamboo tablet method. This is definitely the way of the future. I only wish the iPad was invented earlier. For another exercise, I would love to use a stylus to achieve an even more accurate stroke.

illustration: angler fish

April 22, 2010

Based on a real creature from the deepest realm of the sea, this illustration is of an angler fish, and an unsuspecting little guy.

Happy Earth Day, by the way. Let’s do something to help our environment, such as recycle our disposables properly, or bike to our destinations more. Continue good habits every day! Do environmentally sound things so that all creatures, great and small, can live on as naturally as possible.

Have you done something for Earth today?

Indian Wells recently ended with Jelena Jankovic winning on the women’s side, beating the talented 19-year-old Danish, Caroline Wozniacki. I am pleased in Jankovic’s victory, for she had been ranked #1 in the world, and yet never won a championship.

As for her countrywoman, Ivanovic, she is unable to live up to her win since the French Open, a couple of years ago. The problem is her inconsistent serve.

I am building a series of tennis panels in hopes to illustrate how a serve in tennis. The artwork I created (above) is of course, the first step – the preparation stance.

I am looking forward to the next Grand slam event which is Roland Garros, aka The French Open. The dates for that tournament are from May 23 – June 6, 2010.

Are there any tennis fans in this side of the blogosphere? Who are you a fan of to win the next major?

Houston, we have a problem. The Shuttle program is shutting down. This drawing, originally, was to be a simple cartoon, but I liked how the drawing turned out, so I pushed it to be more complete, painting it digitally in Photoshop. As a kid, I marveled at the art for sci-fi such as in Star Wars. So, for that as my inspiration, plus the basic structure of the Shuttle, I worked extra on the concept design for the spaceship, including windows for passengers and sleeker aerodynamics. One day, perhaps, a ship will be used as human transportation between planets. Unfortunately, this is the last year for NASA’s Shuttle program. So the dream of mankind traveling in space will have to wait further into the future. The following list details the last flights for the Shuttle:

2010 Space Shuttle Launches

February 7
Space Shuttle: Endeavour
Site: Kennedy Space Center
Time: 4:39 a.m. EST

March 18
Space Shuttle: Discovery
Site: Kennedy Space Center
Time: 1:34 p.m. EDT

May 14
Space Shuttle: Atlantis
Site: Kennedy Space Center
Time: 2:28 p.m. EDT

July 29
Space Shuttle: Endeavour
Site: Kennedy Space Center
Time: 7:51 a.m. EDT

September 16
Space Shuttle: Discovery
Site: Kennedy Space Center
Time: 11:57 a.m. EDT

Note: date and times may vary due to weather and launch conditions.
Please refer to the official NASA site for more details.

Do you agree with the government ending the space shuttle program?

whale_vs_squid_v2

In the depths of the sea, two giants confront.  This is an original artwork of mine, done with pen and ink, and then color painted in Photoshop.  Prints are available for sale in my store.

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