Saturday, August 10, 2013

Reflections on the Nerdist animation

As of today(Saturday August 10, 2013), the animation I have done for the Nerdist Channel on youtube has reached over half of million views in less than a week. To say that this has been a mindblowing week would be an understatement. Since the night that youtube featured my animation on the front page(Resulting with little sleep that night I might add), it has been a wild ride filled by support from the fans, family, friends, the Nerdist Channel, Youtube, Chris Hardwick, Meltdown Comics, the Indoor Kids, Patton Oswalt, and so many others . For all the shares, likes, comments, retweets, & tweets sent my way: I want to say thank you tremendously for supporting my art.

When I was originally asked to do the animation, I was honestly very scared to do it. Typically animations of this length are typically done by a team of animators and artists since animation takes a looooooooong time. That's why when you go to any Disney, Pixar, or Dreamworks film, there will be hundreds of position just in animation. Although this seemed like a daunting task at the time, I decided to do it just to see if it was possible to make it on my own. Even if it turned out to be a disaster, I knew I wouldn't forgive myself for not taking a chance. And I have learned soooooo much doing this animation:both from the successes and mistakes in the animation. The people at the Nerdist Channel were very understanding and very collaborative throughout the process.  Whether this will be the last or the start of many animations for the Nerdist Channel, I will continue to push myself as artist and try to make cool, interesting things.

As a final note, I wanted to make sure that we were able to help out the community from this animation. Most of the art projects I have done in the past I tried to make sure that some money was donated to a charity like $200 given to the Red Cross Foundation for doing a poster for the podcast the Indoor Kids. So for the Nerdist Animation, $500 was given to the Make A Wish Foundation. And although it may not be a lot, I hope its enough to help someone in need.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for the support.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Character Design Portfolio.

I finished my first version of my character design portfolio. Please click HERE to go to my portfolio or click on the tab "Character Design Portfolio" on this page. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let me know. This is still a work in progress so I would greatly appreciate the help.

Also sorry that I could not keep up on the daily drawings.  I still draw daily but I decided to take that time to focus on my portfolio only since I have very little free time to do so. Hope that is understandable. More art to come!!!!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 1: Draw everyday

Lately , I've been noticing that I have not been able to draw as lately as much as I wanted to. Sure I have been doing some of my artwork over the weekend to develop my character portfolio and other projects but I haven't really drawn much anymore over the weekdays which I deeply missed as an artist to draw on a constant basis. In order to get my lazy butt off and keep up on a daily basis, I had this crazy idea a week ago that I should try to draw an image every single day for the year 2013 starting on my birthday January 29th. For here is the first to what will be many more drawings. My goal is to create a wide range of drawing styles or techniques throughout this year. Some will be detailed and some will be quick sketches. Some in color and some in gray scale. I hope you enjoy this journey with me as I try something I have never done before.