- Camera - Sony RX100 M2
- Settings - Aperture Priority
- Weather - Overcast (outdoor)/Daylight bulbs for indoor photography
I am also by no means a professional photographer but have taken a few courses in my career as a cool hobby and when coupled with photoshop can produce some pretty awesome scenes if you’ve seen my previous shots. This time I tried to keep it tame by really just going simple and playing around with settings, aperture, exposure, and photoshop for enhancement.
The few photos I’m posting above are images of the local art in the sunset district area of San Francisco and the figurines are of my personal collection of Link from The Legend of Zelda and Kuma from Afro Samurai. Both are great to play and watch I highly suggest them if you’re into games and animation.
As far as adjustments to the photos, the only things really changed are slight color adjustments and composition. All photos were shot in the specific angle and blurs created by the aperture priority settings. Contrast on certain photos have been enhanced for dramatic effect or just purely emphasis. Enjoy!
Morning Typography & Design
Hey All! it’s been a while since I last posted and mostly it’s been work and sleep. Trying to find time to do others things since I stopped taking Japanese this month. So I’ve decided to take up typography again and designing some labels for a high school friend who owns a vape shop in Vegas. Sometimes when I’m designing I tend to wonder if I’m ever a specialist at one thing…but then I start to think that being able to try out different things with ease is a talent. I have to be proud about something, right? Jack of all trades yet master of none xD
I’m also working on a few other side projects that hopefully go very smoothly this month. Wish me luck since they are for my company and I always want to put forward great work…Hmm, I notice that the designer side of me tends to come out more when I think of it.
Ahh!! sometimes my mind is just in so many places at once that I can’t focus. Anyways Enjoy!!
SKETCH WORK SKETCH WORK
Lots of things have definitely been happening since I posted last. Professional work has picked up quite a lot and with the new addition of team members I think we’re headed into a pretty productive second half of the year.
Personal artwork, I feel like has been very productive as well. Lately, my weekends have consisted of me going to the local cafe as early as 7am due to tiny elephants roaming the floors above. =_=…really not a fan of it as my sleep patterns have been vastly different each night but I guess the artwork comes from it. Some of the best ones have come from spur of the moment ideas or random talkings with strangers. It’s also just a great way for me to get out of the house. if you ever see me around …dont be shy…i’m less intimidating than that I look xD.
Identity exploration…hmm..well this one has really been one that’s been going on for a long time. I wanna say somewhere along the lines of 3-4 years or longer even. i had never locked down a logo up until now but I feel like a few more iterations will make it something worth while…and I hope you guys like it. I found that it really wasn’t anything about the characters I was creating or the scenes I envisioned that would set the style…but really the facial expression.
Anyways I wont make this post any longer than it should be so enjoy!
Ink on cardboard and some sticker bombing. I hope the people walking around the sunset enjoy it. I had to get out of the house so that I didn’t need to deal with the noise coming from above.
Lots of new things happened during the week for sure! One of the original pieces that I had held on to for so long (mainly for sentimental purposes) was purchased and is now off to a beautiful home in Montreal (see you later buddy!)
My stickers of Hapy finally came in this week from and they look simply amazing! They are small 2”x 2” vinyl stickers…these pictures just dont do the sticker any justice.
Happiness spotted! A couple at purchased Alfredo Monsters work and Hapy just so happened to be hanging out in the background! Alfredo is another artist with a crazy style so feel free to check him out on instagram. http://instagram.com/drawyourweapons
Last but not least I’ve really been trying to draw a lot more and try to make it morning exercises. It feels great to start the day that way feel and I feel less stressed out in doing so. As for right now I’m trying to forget about the current pain in my face since I just had my wisdom tooth extracted… pains ;_:
Couldn’t sleep so I decided to work on the re-branding of my signature. I’ve always been interested in the simplicity of name seals and what they’re used for. Since my signature can be at time unreadable I think this might actually be a good solution.
A few things have come to me during the exploration of my signature and while this may not even be the final I like the design lot. It incorporate the general idea and feel of my style as well as looks designerly and aesthetically pleasing.
Started on my collab piece with my buddy Shwinstar. Since we both love video games we figure we start off with The Legend of Zelda. Good Choice indeed.
It’s been a while since I last did a digital drawing…what with all the fun craziness going on at work as well as being busy with school. I found sometime today to set up my cintiq…get some good music going and start drawing.
There’s more to come so stay tuned!!!!
Sticker bombing in the sunset
Made a few stickers today to post them up around the neighborhood. I wonder if you recognize any of the place that are shown here. Some are definitely harder to find than others but if you live in the area you’re probably a bit more familiar. I’m gonna be doing a bunch of these in the next few weeks and seeing where they go in San Francisco or of course in the east bay. Let Bluepencil happiness spread across the land.
Posting up some new character work and some stickers! These’ll be somewhere in the sunset tonight so if you spot them you should take a picture and hashtag #bluepencil
Excited to have these going out and I’ll be taking picture of where they’ll be at too. Public art FTW!!!
Prints are now up on the Art Attack SF site and my Bluepencil buddies want to hang out. Hope you can give some a good home as happiness comes in many forms, whether it’s in colors, the drawing, or the way it just makes you feel.
Dont forget the show is up til May 18th! Prints are $5.00. Support your local artists
Thanks to everyone who came out to the illustrator show. Dont forget that it runs till May 18th. There are a bunch of prints and some originals for sale at the shop but if you can’t make it down feel free to hit me up and we can arrange something.
Hauled over a bunch of my work over to Art Attack SF yesterday in preparation for the Illustrator show on May 2nd! Thanks to my homies Turtle Wayne, Marissa, and James for being so encouraging and helping me build the things I love. Special thanks to my fam RJ for coming with me yesterday and helping bag some artwork for both Myself and Turtle Wayne.
For those Adventure time fans as well as Legend of Zelda fans, I went ahead and Bluepencilfied Link Fin and Navi BMO. A few koroks also made it to the show as well as my original characters Hapy, Ghosty, Hapy Cloud, and Frustration. I have a few large format prints and some traditional artwork as well. I’m looking forward to meeting you all there!!! Dont be shy!! I may be short and may look intimidating but I’m really not :)
Wanna stop by the show? RSVP here: ILLUSTRATION SHOW
We mainly need it for head count but dropping in is always good!!!
Adventures in Hyrule
Today is a lazy sunday. Spent this morning going through some sketches and after 10 of them I wanted to stop drawing for the day. Like yesterday’s post it’s been tough trying to just through a day. Maybe I need a vacation or maybe I just need to get out of my own body. In any case the only escape was to enter the land of hyrule from a different perspective…mainly with Finn and BMO buddies. Enjoi
I finally got around to finishing Irch from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. It’s been a tough few weeks and having any motivation to actually do art work has been taxing. But today I somehow managed to motivate myself and work on this piece. Hopefully, I got more energy to do the rest of the Koroks.
Hope your week has been going great. Enjoi!