Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Last weekend, I finally got a chance to check out the SW Costume Exhibit at FIDM in Los Angeles. I believe there were 100 costumes and props at the show. Things from all 6 movies but the big one for me was obviously seeing Vader's Episode III outfit. Also, there are tons of Amidala costumes-- I think she had 40 different looks in her 3 movies.

Anyways, it was a very nice show. You can get up pretty close to the costumes and see all the textures and little ornamental design on them. So much work going into all these things and some of it won't even make it onto the movie.

These were some of me better pics-- they let you shoot as many as you want but no flash is allowed. So I needed to try and hold my body as still as possible to prevent from getting blurry images. I did my best but some of the rooms are just too dark. The show ends in about 2 weeks so anyone close to LA-- if you have any free time, I suggest checking it out.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Interesting week

A lot going on this week. My beloved (although hated by the rest of the world) Lakers had their ups and downs. I'm a big NBA and Tennis fan so it's been hard for me to watch my team struggle so much. And yet at the same time, my favorite Tennis player in the world, Roger Federer, is back to his usual dominant self at the Masters in Shanghai. For those who don't know, this tournament is the final one of the year and the top 8 players in the world are invited to compete. I believe the prize money for the winner is $ 2 million and Federer has won this even the last two years.

My favorite TV show, Arrested Development, got cancelled :(

Anyhow, here are some select sketches from my little sketchbook. To warm up before work ( or just for fun) I do these super qucik sketches-- no more than 5 minutes long. It's just to loosen up, nothing special. And I like to do them in pen so I am fully committed to whatever lines I put down. This week, I've been experimenting with ball point pen to get more gradation. The first one is Kenobi from memory. the 2nd is looking at a photo. The 3rd is a cariature of my dog-- he really isn't that mean though. And the last was me experimenting with sketching on my Wacom tablet. I still don't have a great feel for it and it's a little odd for me to be staring at a monitor but it was interesting to see how close the digital stuff can emulate pencil lines.

For anyone interested there are two previews going around of KOTOR #1. The first is at the Dark Horse website and the other is at the Official Star Wars site (but you need a membership). Each of them has a 4 page preview of the book-- that means 8 free pages floating out there and you don't even need to buy it!

Monday, November 07, 2005

This is the cover I did for promotional purposes for this past summer's Comic-Con International in San Diego. Our colorist, Mike Atiyeh, did and AWESOME job with the colors and now it will be the cover to our 25 Cent flip book in February. It's an all new story with some concept art/sketches. I'm doing one half and the Brandon Badeaux will do the other and showcase artwork from his new series, REBELLION. I've seen just a little of that but Brandon is doing incredible stuff on it. And hey it will only cost a quarter to check it out!