Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's been a while

 (Random warm-up sketches)

(Various "Soldier" poses from Trion's
figure drawing workshop)

July was the last time I posted anything from figure drawing workshops. There simply isn't enough time in a day to do everything. Between my martial arts training and work schedule, drawing kinda took a back seat for the time being.

Our game "Rift: Planes Of Telara" is due for release sometime next year. So everyone including myself are really hammering down to deliver the most kick-ass and polished assets ever seen in an mmorpg. Since everyone is now busier than usual, Trion's figure drawing sessions have also been put on temporary hold until we ship. The "soldier" was the last model I've drawn and the last session I attended.

I still try to make it out to Dr. Sketchy's each month just to keep my drawing muscles in check and I actually attended last month. I'm just bummed that I wasn't able to draw anything worth putting up from the last workshop.

Friday, October 8, 2010


I know... this blogspot is supposed to be about artsy sketches, drawings and illustrations. But this time around I figgered I'd post something much more better... Photos of PUMPKINS!!

That's right... Happy autumn y'all! I've been living in the San Francisco Bay for about 2 years now. I don't recall the trees around here changing into the season's spectacular colors. Then one day I decided to go to the local Wholefoods Market for lunch in San Mateo and find these beauties.

I swear, I don't think I've ever seen pumpkins in colors other than orange - I've seen those "splotchy" ones that have a bit of green, light yellow, etc. on them... but grey? Maroon? White? That's just crazy talk!

I sometimes miss good photo-ops like these 'cause I seldom carry my Canon G11 camera - Luckily I had my samsung captivate with me. With really good lighting, this smartphone takes pretty decent looking pics. If I didn't have to hurry, grab some eats and run back to the studio, I would just hang out here snapping pics for the rest of the day. I don't have any pics of it, but there were pumpkins there the size of pilates exercise balls! There were cars parked too closely, so I decided not to take any pics of them. Maybe I'll go back later and snap a few if they're still there.

I dunno why, but when I caught a glimpse of these pumpkins, it was a really heart warming feeling. Autumn here is pretty blah - no leaves changing colors to signal the change of seasons. Not really anyway. Makes me miss Chicago even more, as well as the east coast. Taking pictures of these pumpkins made my day a little more enjoyable.