Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse

Amazing Lunar Eclipse yesterday night. Here are some shots I took from my friends balcony.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Animation Demo Reel 2010

Since a bit more than two years I've been doing visual development and I'm loving it. I'm not animating anymore but I thought it might be good to update my animation demo reel anyway. I always like to keep a backdoor open for other opportunities so in case I will ever go back to animation, I have my demo reel ready. Let me know what you think.

The shot breakdown is available here.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Megamind in Theaters Now!

Megamind is in theaters now! It was a long journey. Here is some of the work I've done in the past year working on the film. Make sure to check out my website for more Megamind artwork I've done. Working on this movie was a blast. And now quick, to the movie theaters! ;)

Color Keys

Character Designs

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Moonshine Book Signing

I'll be signing at the Gallery Nucleus (210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 )
 tomorrow, September 3rd from 7-10pm.Check out this link for the attending artists. 
Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Sunny Day

back to good old Photoshop! I recently got Photoshop CS5 and I played around with it this weekend. They finally implemented a keyboard shortcut for the color picker. If you hit control+option+command (on the Mac) you get a floating color picker window. It's still not the best solution but better than having to do three mouse clicks to get to your desired color. If you hit control and option, you can quickly change the brush size which is similar to the function in Painter. The content aware fill function is pretty amazing. Looking forward to find out more about CS5.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


This is the painting of the workshop I did for ImagineFX. It's painted entirely with the "Pogo Sketch Stylus" on the iPad using the "Brushes" application and color corrected in "Photogene".

And here as promised the progress video.

Update: Sorry I had to take the video down for now.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

ImagineFX workshop

I did an iPad painting workshop for the September issue of Imagine FX. I used "Brushes" and "Photogene" for the painting. I also made a progress video but I couldn't finish it in time because of the tight deadline so it's not included on the DVD but I'll post it here later together with the finished painting. Hope you'll enjoy!
Meanwhile a little preview...

Sunday, August 01, 2010

28th SketchCrawl

Yesterday was the 28th SketchCrawl. The SF starting point was Crissy Field. I was sitting on the pier and painted this piece with water colors + moleskine water color sketchbook. There were strong winds and it was very cold.

I needed a warmer place so I stayed a while in the warming hut right next to the pier. This time I tried something new. I drew a sketch in my sketchbook, I took a picture of the sketch with my iphone and imported the photo into the brushes app. Then I started painting over it with my finger. It worked really great and I will certainly do that again. So here is the sketch I did traditionally.

and this is what I painted on my phone.

Here is the progress video:

And finally another water color piece at the palace of fine arts which was our afternoon meeting point. It was a great crawl!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Moonshine Blog

Be sure to check out the Moonshine blog!
The Blog is featuring artwork not included in the book and artist interviews.

I'm planning to be at the Gallery Nucleus on september 3rd for the book signing. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


These are two paintings I did for Moonshine. A book of DreamWorks artists personal artwork coming soon. There will be also a Moonshine Gallery Show starting in 4 Weeks at the Gallery Nucleus in LA. Read below for more informations.

My two paintings below will be available for sale during that time. I don't know if I can make it to the show since I'm up here in the Bay Area but hope to see you guys there in case I'll go.

Gallery Nucleus Presents
August 14, 2010 - September 6, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 (7 pm - 11 pm)
Closing Reception/Book Signing: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 (7 pm - 11 pm)

Alhambra, CA – Gallery Nucleus is pleased to present MOONSHINE, an exhibit highlighting work from over 45 enormously talented and prolific Dreamworks Studio art directors, character and production designers, and visual development artists.

Moonshine features art made during the precious little times of day when these artists are not busily working on stunning animated films. These Dreamworks artists have contributed their respective talents to upcoming films, such as Shrek Forever After, Puss in Boots, The Croods, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, MegaMind, The Guardians of Childhood, Scared Shrekless, and Kung Fu Panda Holiday.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monsters Under The Bed

After a long break I tackled traditional media again. Painted with acrylics on wood panel.
These two paintings will be available for sale at the Moonshine Gallery Show in August. I'll post more informations about it later.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Back to the roots. I painted this on my iphone on my way to Hawaii using "brushes".
All painted with the finger since I didn't have the pogo stylus with me.
I did punch the colors a bit with photoshop afterwards since the colors of the iphone didn't match with the colors on my computer monitor. I'll post the process video later.

here is the process video

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


This was one of my favorite toys. I still have it but it needs to be repaired...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Winding Road

This is my entry for Travisty's Beard. This month's topic was a song title of your choice. Painted in Photoshop.

"Winding Road" by Bonnie Somerville 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

27th World Wide SketchCrawl

I went to the 27th World Wide SketchCrawl today. It started a the Ferry Building and ended at Union Square. It was a beautiful day, though a bit cold. I was painting on my iPad with "brushes" and the "pogo stylus" today. I had to be in the shade since the glare on the screen was too strong in the bright sunlight. Here are the results from today. I also prepared a progress video of the last painting.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Market Street

I downloaded the brushes app update today and it rocks! Especially the layer transform option! Way better and faster than the one in sketchbook pro! Good job Steve! He also added a bunch of new brushes and I realized that he even has the layer modes: Multiply, Screen, Overlay and Color. That's friggin' awesome!

Again all on the iPad ^^v

And here is the painting process.

Friday, April 23, 2010

First life drawing session with the iPad

I did a 1h 30min life drawing session today. It felt very natural to draw.
iPad just keeps getting better!  Can't wait for the new updates for both "brushes" and "sketchbook pro"
This one was painted in sketchbook.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


It's still raining a lot....
iPad+sketchbook pro+pogo stylus

more iPad doodles

I painted this one in "brushes"

This one is "sketchbook pro" again.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Little Friend

Wohoo my pogo stylus arrived and now it's even more fun to paint in Sketchbook Pro + iPad!
This one took a bit longer...around 3hours but super fun!

Monday, April 12, 2010

iPad finally a portable Cintiq?

So I was playing around with my friends iPad for a while and I have to say it's a lot better than I thought it would be. I kind of expected that I might like it once I use it but I didn't expect to love it. In fact, I bought it last Saturday. This toy is simply amazing in many ways.
After doing some doodles in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for iPad, I new this is the next step into the future. My stylus for the iphone broke so I had to paint with the finger but I was surprised how accurate you can draw even without a stylus. Of course the pressure sensitivity is still missing but changing the opacity manually is not too bad. Sketchbook provides layers and even layer transformations, meaning you can translate/rotate/scale a layer all at the same time using two fingers....it's pretty insane since Photoshop can't even do that. Besides painting....I can watch my netflix queue instantly on this thing and reading comic books or looking at photos is a pure pleasure. Basically it's a giant iPhone which makes this toy so amazing :D

Here is my first painting done in Sketchbook Pro for iPad. I guess I finally found a portable Cintiq!!!
More to come! Btw...my stylus is broken so this is all fingerpainting ^^