As a fan of art, I’m an actual illustrator in most of the media that I’ve used so far. My overall work is primarily character concepts. These character concepts are designed with studies of facial features, such as eye size and shape, eyebrow appearances, lip designs and its structure, and gestures. Not only that I work my way around with just facial features, I have a tendecy in studying stylized hair-styles and its textures. Further into hair styles, I have a knack for doodling out short hair designs and mid-long hair designs that doesn’t fashion well in the modern world. It can be only seen in most cartoons or any other fictional views. Lastly, in order to make this body of work to be any tasteful, the rest of the body has to be drawn too. Most of my work contains very emotional body language and movement. Stiffness is a bore and I want to give my characters life. For that, I give them modern or exotic clothing designs that I’ve created, or ones that are inspired by other styles, and very exaggerated body language.
My experience within the illustration world is an everyday process from which I grew up with when I picked up a blue-architectural colored pencil at the age of seven. I was self taught in order to master the Marvel-styled, comic book art, but later found out that I’ve been drawing the Japanese-styled, manga works a year after. I was displeased, but I grew into it as my own style and habit. An above all field of experiences, college was the only school willing to teach the benefits and concepts of art during my studies. I became an art major of fine arts and illustration under Irvine Valley College and Orange Coast College for about 6 years from now. Here, I’ve consumed only concepts and media studies just to become more refined in my work. These art studies are only to help me understand its uses and how it would unify my style.
My media consists of just sketches with pencil, chalk, pastel, and charcoal. These media is very forgiving and has a given sense of “study-media” around them. They help continue progress and development to map out ideas and functionality.
As said before, I work in a realm of character designs and concepts. My inspiration or works are from Japanese cartoons and the influences of American, comic book-styled, shade and shadow values. Within these concepts and designs, they’re given with not only body language and facial expressions, but are also given articles that give them a sense of belonging to a situation, a culture, what they present, and the world they currently live in. The point of having to do these concepts and designs are to sell. Commercializing my work for clients is a goal I want to see. I want everyone to see and like as much as they love to see what they have seen. And by chance, I hope my clients see what I dreamt of being seen from viewers to shine upon my work.
Currently, I’m studying pen and tablet media. Often, I would work in my sketchbook a series of drawings in 4-colored pens. This study is to allow me to freely work without hesitation and the fear of erasing errors. Perfecting my speed and lining of objects was my main goal with the use of pen. Also, I’ve picked up a pen-tablet in order to stay in-tuned with color so that I can achieve and master quality work for the busy and cultured world. Everyone loves colors.
Title: End of Gear – A Summary of a Developing Story
The Story: Although End of Gear has plenty of background stories to it, I might as well stick to a story that I might as well make anew and develop it as I go.
In this plot, two characters named Yu, the male protagonist, and Yui, the female counterpart, happen to somehow fell or warped into another time or dimension. Basically there shouldn’t be any scene of them warping, they just happen to wake up in another world. They do know that this will happen to them on and off, so basically, they have to learn how to adapt to the current state of culture and style of that world and survive in it. In this world, Yu and Yui have to deal with a caste society and become driven to find a way to end a very stressing conflict so that they can find a way back home in their world. As said before, they happened to warp into another world in which they have no clue how to get back to, figured that they have to do some kind of deed in order to dive into another world or hopefully back home; since they experienced that situation a couple of times. Yu and Yui has been separated due to the fact that Yu was exhausted from jumping to another world and taken by guards from a nearby fortress or town while Yui, out of her kindness, goes off to get some source of water for Yu, only happens to notice that the town guards have taken him under suspicion of wardrobe attire and race. Yui, as shy as she is, seems helpless at the moment, secretly follows them and tries to adapt to the town at the same time. Yu, in his part, ends up having to deal with an unappealing law in which he has to fight in a coliseum in order to live amongst their kind and race (well, if he wins, he gets citizenship, but starts at lower part of the caste system).
For this, I bet you guys can figure what might happen next.
Yu can be defined as a care-free, spirited gentleman. Age is not a problem to him since he’s way over his time which would not matter at all as how far he will live. Yu can die though. Yu is about at 5 feet 8 inches tall, of mid weight, only some muscle tone on his arms and none elsewhere. He plays a role of utmost curiosity and adventurous when he is alone. Yu pursues many goals when he is conflicted with one. He has a knack of starting fights when he shouldn’t due to his habit of helping someone he comes across or the fact that he doesn’t take crap from anyone. Yu will take up on any job and finish it if possible. He’s overall selfless and has a really welcoming nature to him, but this is his downfall for letting terrible things happening to him. Additionally, Yu loves to cook out of taste and in need for specific nutrients to survive.
Yu’s quote: “It looks bad, but it tastes good.”
Yui is visually thin and pinkish-pale. She has no age. Yui weighs like air, nothing; probably as much as a gallon of milk. She stands up at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches, but wear heels to match Yu’s height. Yui is oddly a timid and shy girl who tends to be around Yu; basically Yui is a “familiar” of Yu’s in which cases, has the ability to vanish around him (you can say she’s like a fairy; a large one of fact). She only becomes brave and daring when she has to be. Yui specializes as a weapon; sadly a tool for Yu’s advantages. Yui is a kind-natured person which worries over the health of Yu in most situations. She is soft spoken and meek from the way she looks and her attitude. Although Yui is close to Yu, both have a unique relationship where both are merely loyal friends. It’s just that they sometimes have awkward situations that change the mood.
Yui’s quote; “Could be dangerous…”
End of Gear: Plot Environment
In this part and story of epic, I’m placing Yu and Yui in a town,city,fortress, whatever-you-call-it population, where they inhabit tradesmen, bazaars, the opressed, rich dikes, and a whole lot of people, escalating about in their daily lives. Sand and dirt can be seen all over the floor; some areas have rocks or stoned tablets on the floors. Pitched tents from out door markets; No laws against sealed or held weapons. all buildings are made of dry dirt, sement, rocks, buts this depends on the caste society. The environment is very busy; basically you can describe it like parts of India and parts of Saudi Arabia. Overall, the biggest building in this story is the coliseum, but apart from that most buildings are about 2-3 floors high or people living in the sewage system.
Character studies of gestures, designs, and silhouettes.
This is a background study of End of Gear; Shown here is the “Bazaar.”
This is Scene 1: End of Gear, Titled: “War on the Dunes”
This is Scene 2 – “Yu and the Monstrosity”
This is Scene 3 – Yu and Yui Resting