Thursday, January 13, 2011


Some photos from Tahoe, more will probably come!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Los Altos when it rains

I randomly went to Arastrodero Hills, a nice little hiking place near where I live, to snap some photos/be outside for once this break.

It started getting dark but I found the way the sun reflected off of the puddles on the path absolutely beautiful.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Some vis dev work from the fall semester!

This semester I took a class called CBRD, which stands for Client-based Rapid Development. Looking back at the semester I gotta say I learned way more than I expected. It was taught by Casey Hunt (one of the Three Legged Legs) and I REALLY hope they make it a required class for incoming sophomores at Otis. I say this because it focuses not only on how to quickly and effectively produce your ideas but how to properly pitch your ideas to a client. We had around 2-3 weeks for each project, starting from a brief from the client to our own fully realized illustration.

At the end of the semester we assembled our final illustrations and ALL of our process work into a complete pitch PDF to present.

For the whole semester we worked with a mock-up cybernetic western film.

Here's my character design for the hero of the film. His name is Pancho. :)

and here is my environment with some texture references. This is Pancho's compound! equipped with a solar power generator, radar defense towers, a noble steed and big turrets!

I'll be posting more stuff soon!!