Monday, December 14, 2009


slowly getting there...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009



James Thurber stayed here from 1901-03 in Church Falls, VA when he was about 7 years old. This was where James and his brother shot arrows at each other. Looks kind of creepy like I'm standing in front of someone's tombstone. :0

Monday, November 9, 2009


I feel like this piece is lacking some color. I know the edges and everything aren't cleaned yet, I am still working on it. But any suggestions or ideas to make this piece better would be great.




These poses are currently for the "good" side of my character. She is suppose to have an innocent beauty. I want to show as she becomes more and more known as the most beautiful woman in Europe, she gets more and more selfish, and tries to eliminate our competition. I was kind of thinking of Lady Gaga when I was working on this character. haha... Any suggestions to make the poses better or ideas for other poses would be great.



This is my float so far. I wanted to show a very peaceful garden in the front, and very evil looking in the back. This float is suppose to be very massive, and I am still currenly trying to figure out how to make it move, and what kind of stuff I want to have inside. Any ideas would be extremely helpful!

Thanks,
Henry

Saturday, November 7, 2009

yum yum dim sum.


Anyone on this thing anymore?

Friday, October 30, 2009














I'm trying really hard to play with different shapes and I'm having a hard time settling for one. If anyone got any feedback that would be really awesome!

Thanks,
Henry

Thursday, October 29, 2009



This is my current design for the float master. The setting takes place in Venice, Italy around 1930s. She is in her mid-30s and is the most beautiful woman in all of Europe. All the girls idolize her and wants to be just like her, but secretly she doesn't! She doesn't want anyone more beautiful than her! Men who go crazy for her is her reason to live, without attention she is nothing. She goes around city to city for the attention and when she sees a girl who is ever so slightly pretty, she will kill her.

I am still playing around with the shape and concept, and nothing is really finalized. So any comments are welcome!

doodles




i'm have problems picking her age. for the "nice" version i'm trying to make it have a feeling of a favorite auntie or grandma... i can't decide. So the "evil" one is suppose to be a bitter women. i'm still working out my story. its suppose to be a dimsum float, set in san francisco. she lures little children, kidnaps them, and cooks them for the stuffing of pork buns(cha siu bao). anyway, if you guys like any that would help me go into a direction. thanks

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Liz Comp


I combined ideas from a few of your comps into this one. I don't think this whale works that great, but I thought having part of the whale in some way would be important in that comp.

moment sketches


These are some rough photoshop sketches of moment pieces. I was trying to just illustrate some of the main beats of the story. Do any look like they could be a full blown moment piece? Any feedback would be appreciated

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ship ideations







I have been redesigning my ship, and thought I would post my sketches and get peoples' opinions, if anything stands out. I have trying to mix functionality with design, but am not sure any of these boats look like they could take on a whale. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Albino Eel

Hello everybody! Here is my albino eel. I am leaning towards the pink one but I also like the yellowish one, it seems really different. Also, I think I want to beat him up a bit more he seems really clean and healthy. Any thoughts? Any other comments also appreciated. Danke!

Thursday, October 1, 2009



I'm not sure which one I should go with. I kinda like the one in the middle. Any suggestions?

Smells like squid

Hey folks, I have some more detailed sketches for my squid monster -- crits? I'm trying to somehow show that it's big... but keep interesting shapes at the same time. Really trying to make sure that body segments aren't the same length. Anyway, lemme know!

Crabby

Hey all, this is my Mr. Crab WIP. Any advice would be appreciated, especially with the painting. How are my darks? Is it too much? Thank you in advance.

Huge Squid Shapes


Hey guys, I have been trying to get some squid shapes down.... but I am having an issue with keeping it squid-like, but then kinda playing with shapes at the same time to make it more interesting. I don't think I'm getting it. But, hey, here's what I have so far. If you like one or think it's going more in the right direction but could use ______, then let me know. Additionally, if it's all bad, gimme a suggestion or two. Thanks :D

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Walrus- WIP



WIP-crits welcome..i initially started with the blue one..then messed with colors and got the more browner looking one.