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Grieverjoe (Jose Alvarez) is NOT a whiny emo as his name would suggest. He's an IT student with a love for art.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Laele sketch

Sketch of my wife's character, Laele, complete with her crime-fighting, superhero persona!

Bridgman sketches

Just some Bridgman sketches for today.
Also, I've temporarily disabled the gallery, since it keeps breaking. I'll find a way to fix it and reinstate it. Sorry about that!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Paying attention in class

No forethought, no guidelines, BAM! Pirate dude's face. Why is it that I can't draw like this when I'm TRYING to draw?
About 5 minutes. Pencil on my desk at school.

Eva sketch 2

I think my problem with drawing females in pratical-and-realistic looking armor is that they come out looking fat or male.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More Chen, more gestures

I forgot to post these last night.
These are, again, from Pixelovely.
30 seconds a piece. The one labeled WTF!? was from a break dancer in mid breakdance, and it was HARD!

This is from tonight.
I will surpass you one day, Chen!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Chen and gestures

Today's serving comes to you courtesy of Kevin Chen and Pixelovely, respectively.
I spent more than I'm comfortable admitting on this one. I'm still trying to learn how to draw like him. One day, though...

In this one, you can tell I wasn't feeling very confident at first, judging by my light strokes. But, as I went on, I started making more bold, confident strokes. I love gesture drawing. 30 seconds each.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Unfinished - Athos

Don't really feel like working on this one anymore. But, as I promised, here's how far I got.
Maybe some day I'll come back to it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Landscape practice 3

This is my third and last (for now) attempt at landscape thumbnails. I used Photoshop for this one, instead of Painter, like I usually do.
Note to self: study some damn rocks.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Landscape practice 2

My second attempt at landscape thumbnails. This serves as a great way to highlight how unoriginal and uncreative I really am.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Landscape practice

CtrlPaint is this awesome website that helps out artists of all skill levels. Today, I decided to try my hand at their landscape practice video. Here's the results.
I spent about 5 minutes per thumbnail.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Today is my cousin's birthday. He would've turned 21. To celebrate his birthday, I drew a portrait of him, which I am giving my aunt.
The quote says, "The greatest treasure in life are the memories." He loved using that quote, and I find it only too fitting.
Feliz cumpleanos, primo.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Castlevania study/practice

I was playing Lords of Shadow, which inspired me to try my hand at some of the game's artwork. Lords of Shadow has amazing artwork, both conceptual and finalized, and I urge everyone who's reading this to check it out.
Creative Uncut: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

About 45 minutes.
I've noticed that whenever I try to freehand something from reference, I end up making the intended drawing wider. Dunno why that is.