My nephew's current obsession is Spiderman, so I wanted to make a poster of him as Spider-Luke
My niece was born this year and naturally it meant more paintings for the family
Sometimes it's good to paint without any real intent aside from just the act of painting.
Compilation of various illustrations from the past 10 or so years
Compilation of drawings from the past 10 years or so. Excuse the crappy phone quality on some of these guys.
Over the years, I've had quite a few costumes that I felt like needed documentation
Sometimes you just want to make a Halloween scene in your living room to get into spooky season.
I wanted a platform where people could share their art in a way where the sole purpose and motivation is to create and inspire.
This project was another Arduino game based on one of my favorite games at the arcade: the light stop game. (There's probably an official name for it, but I don't know it.)
I took a Dadageek class to learn how to make art with Arduinos. Using what I learned in class, I made a few games. The first was a battleship game.
Gotta honor my favorite doggies with some paintings
For Luke's Christmas present, I wanted to illustrate a short book about a boy and his pug.
My brother and his wife are expecting a little girl so as I thought I'd capture their future hijinx with another illustration
After creating the character, I then needed to animate it and add it to Unity.
I'm currently taking a Unity class where I'm learning to make a retro platformer. In the process, I wanted to really plan the pixels for my character, who of course ended up being our teacup poodle Cookie.
During the pandemic, we have been taking some trips to enjoy the outdoors and get off the grid. In particular, I wanted to reconnect with some of my hobbies like sketching.
I had bought a pillow that didn't match with the rest of our living room so I thought I'd paint it with a character that matched our color scheme. I wanted to create it in the rubber hose style of cartoons, specifically inspired by the game Cuphead so I spent time sketching in the style.
My muse, our little teacup poodle, always makes a good subject
My hilarious nephew and I had an inside joke where the punch line was "No, you're wobbly!" His birthday was coming up so I thought I'd make an illustration to memorialize it.
My sister's birthday was coming up and she was moving into her first apartment so I wanted to gift her something functional but special. I know she liked plants so I got her a watering can and painted little pugs in various poses. The letters scattered throughout spell out her name.
After going on a trip to the Philippines, I felt like I needed to connect with my roots - part of that was spending time with family I either hadn't seen in 20 years or hadn't met before. While we were there, my uncle shared these portraits from when my grandma and grandpa (Lola and Lolo in Tagalog) were younger that I had never seen before and I wanted to pay homage to their legacy in a way that was meaningful for me. These are oil paintings on canvas.
My nephew was obsessed with planes, trains, and automobiles at the time. His favorite book was called Things That Go, but he pronounced it "Dah-Doh!" For Christmas, I recreated the book cover with his pronounciation and replaced all of the characters with family members and had it printed on a pillow.
My mom is going to be a lola (grandma in Tagalog) soon so I whipped up a design to get printed on a mug for her
Messing around with fonts and layering textures
Throwback to the '95 Compaq days
Little things here and there
My brother and his wife are expecting a baby boy. I wanted to capture their first son Ollie the Pug welcoming him with open arms.
I started with an initial illustration then iterated on it, and then added in some animation.
I wanted to test out the GSAP animation scripts so of course I had to illustrate a pug.
Pug in a Corvette with my dad's go-to phrase for when he feels road rage coming on
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It was my nephew's my first Christmas so I wanted to capture the moment with a painting