Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Peppy's Day Out"

Recently watched Godard's "Pierrot Le Fou". Completely inspired!!! luv how he uses three basic primaries as a palette for the entire film- very Mondrian, how very post-modernist of him! Anna Karina is gorgeous in the film, simply divine!! Perhaps not anymore now....

So...finally! finally!! inspired to write a new pet project called "Peppy's Day Out". This is just a little sneaky preview as to how the direction of the project will be going....

The story is very much inspired by "Pierrot Le Fou" (duh!), and also the movie "Bandits" and the 60s and rock n roll.....whohoooo!!!

Plenty more coming up.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Patricia Wood's "LOTT3RY" - Cover Design

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT an actual film. All writing credits should go to Patricia Woods. I am simply doing this for the fun of it :-)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

SF Park(ing) Day!!

Got a little side-tracked......

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Patricia Wood's LOTT3RY - Set Design

Have been working on this painting way too long. So at the risk of over-working it, this painting is done....for now......I guess.......

Do me a favor, please do NOT zoom in.....spare yourself the horror...wahakakak..

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Patricia Wood's "LOTT3RY" - Holsted Set Design + Color/ Mood

I don't know what happened, but these past couple of days....I just suddenly had an urge to paint and draw again!!! Any aspiring artists out there would understand if I say that these moments are indeed very rare at times.....

After 2 idle months, I'm more than happy to be back drawing and painting again.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

"The Mysterious Affair at Styles"

Ok, I have to admit I have been obsessed with Mary Blair lately. I just recently bought her book and I was completely "blaired- out"!!

The following is a try-out piece I did (trying for the art and flair of Mary Blair)
It took me a while....but experimenting the color schemes was fun FUN FUN!!!

The story behind "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" is about the murder of a rich widow and it's a whodunit story about which of her family members did it for their inheritance.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Agatha Christie's "Mysterious Affair at Styles"

"Mary Cavendish"
(Corrected the painting a little....the previous version was too pretty- even for Mary)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

"Patricia Wood's LOTT3RY"- Set Design

"Patricia Wood's LOTT3RY"- Character Design Sketches

"Patricia Wood's LOTT3RY"- Character Design Sketches

"Patricia Wood's LOTT3RY"- Character Design Sketches

"Patricia Wood's LOTT3RY"- Storybeats

The project "LOTT3RY" is based on the novel "Lottery" by Patricia Woods. It's a beautiful story about a 31- year- old man with an IQ of 76 who won 12 million dollars in the Washington State Lottery. The story offers a wide range of design possibilities- from comedy to drama to tragedy to really has everything!
Note: This project is not affiliated to Patricia Woods. This is only a student project, not an actual film.

"Patricia Wood's LOTT3RY"- Thumbnails

These thumbnails are rough "idea sketches" for my latest project "LOTT3RY". They're not exactly the final layouts for the film, but these thumbnails are done to open up the mind to the many design possibilities for the story of the film. They're semi- abstract and not exactly understandable, but they're fun and resourceful!

"Patricia Wood's LOTT3RY"- color script

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"- Set Design

Drawing overlays on 3D models (Photoshop/ Maya)

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"- Hyde Character Design

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"- Jekyll Character Design

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"- Shape and Tonal Script

The Particular scene that I worked on is the chapter on the murder of Sir Danvers Carew. The death of Sir Danvers , brutally killed by Hyde is symbolic of the death of Dr. Jekyll himself. As after this chapter in the book, the character of Dr. Jekyll starts to deteriorate- giving way to Hyde.

The overall shape and tonal script starts and ends the same way. While in the beginning, order prevails over the life of Dr. Jekyll, in the end- order is disturbed by disorder (Sir Danver's blood) . After killing Sir Danvers, Hyde steps over his blood, leaving foot trails on the floor. This greatly symbolizes the death of Sir Danver's which represents the death of Jekyll, as the birth- point for Hyde.

(for more inquiries on the project, please contact me)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- storybeats

"Jekyll and Hyde" - thumbnails

"Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is a visual development project I worked on in the late winter of 08.

Based largely on the classic novel, the concept behind the look is that of duality (twos) Everything is designed in twos. The element of twos is subtly stitched into everything from props to characters to even the editing of the scene.