Monday, February 22, 2010

Recent Figure Drawing

I tried out a different marker / brush pen combination technique this past weekend after having a frustrating time with my usual varnish based pencils. This was a fifteen minute pose. I've posted several more in the figure drawing section of my website.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Piggy Back Studios website

My main portfolio website,, has been updated. The layout has been overhauled and condensed for quicker navigation and with easy-to-view larger images. I've also updated the artwork on all of the categories.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Wizards of the Coast (Unhinged)

I recently saw a link to a Magic Card illustration I did a while ago on the Wizards of the Coast website. Click here to view the image and download different wallpapers for your computer or iphone.

Supposedly, it's a strong card. I remember going to a tournament opening with fellow Magic artists where a judge was trying to explain to me the rules for playing.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Second piece sold.

Greetings. I have just returned from San Francisco vacation (well, not completely, since my rep called me to work on some frames from Saatchi and Saatchi). Among the places where I went were Mur Woods, Alcatraz, and Napa Valley. Some breath taking trees at Mur Woods. We had a rare opportunity to go below the surface of Alcatraz with a guide. He gave us the lecture of the basement structure of what used to be the fort during the Civil War. Napa Valley was quite the sight to see even though the vines weren't in bloom and the weather was cloudy. We went on the Wine Train (which I highly recommend). They serve really awesome food while you enjoy the sights of the wine estates.

Well returning back to business. Stephanie Seliskar and I sold our second piece at the Big Bar, New York City. I'm planning on having a meeting later this evening with Stephanie to talk about out our next piece. You can see our gallery at

JAVA! Recaffeinated has been fully inked and is now being colored.

I've been invited back to hold another two-day seminar in MO. I will be teaching a manga workshop.

I've met with a new design colleague, Tomonori Tsujita, about the redesign of Piggy Back Studios website. I'm jumping on the band wagon of people who think that html is probably the best way of creating websites. Flash is quite cumbersome (at least for me).

More to follow :) - Cheers!