Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014!




2013 was such a great year thanks to my family, friends and whoever supported me along this difficult yet fulfilling journey as an artist! Here’s to fishing for a good year! Happy 2014!! :)

-Yon



Friday, December 20, 2013

Hawaii sketches pt 2

More sketches from Hawaii!


This was somewhere in Kane'ohe bay, which I believe is located northeast of Oahu.


This van was driving in the city, but I wanted to give it a tropical island look so I placed it along the coast line.


We passed a winch hiking halfway up the summit of Mount Diamond head. The winch was used to hoist construction materials up to the peak where the pillboxes are sitting on today.

-Yon


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hawaii sketches pt 1

Aloha! Here are some sketches from my trip with my friends to Oahu, Hawaii for the winter break! I don't think these drawings do the beauty of the island any justice but they're the best I have! I also wanna thank my friend Nak and his family for letting us stay at their place. Nak and his parents took us to literally the best places in the island! Without them, we would've missed out on so much, so Thank you NAK! Anyway, I'll be updating this blog with more sketches, so stay tuned! 



Polynesian Cultural Center
                                               


Looking down from Mount Diamond Head




Another view from Mount Diamond Head overlooking Waikiki

-Yon



a little something

I was bored on the plane ride to Hawaii and wanted to do something so i did this on my ipad using animation desk.


I'll post some sketches I did of Hawaii soon!

-yon

Monday, December 9, 2013

Farmland

Had to do some drawings for my cinematography class so I did some beats from a short I'm planning to work on sometime.






-Yon

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

More characters!

Some exploration sketches I did for my film this year. The story is still in progress but I'm looking to nail it down over the next week or so!





Also, I'll be off to CTN in 10 minutes and I have no doubt that work will be easy peasy over the next couple of days since I'll be coming back with a dozen of books and a ton of inspiration to work off! 


-Yon


Friday, October 18, 2013

Animation Test.


Here's an animation test I just did for my film this year!

video

Aside from my film, I just ordered a terrarium set off of Amazon and I can't wait to get started on that! Check out this cool looking terrarium I found online!

-Yon

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sherlock Hound?

I started watching Sherlock Hound recently and I really like the tv series so I did a sketch of Hound and his steam car from memory during a class but realized that it looks nothing close to the original. I had fun drawing this though, so... here's my Sherlock Hound Fan Art!





Also, Hound is a pembroke corgi in the series, sorry for messing it up!

-Yon

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bart Junior!

Our first 2d animation assignment for the fall semester was to come up with a model sheet of a character we see ourselves animating for the semester. These are the few drawings I did of Bart Junior, who is the railroad track operator in my mine film this year. His design isn't final but this is the look I am going for.


 A drawing of Bart operating the track.

 





I don't have the entire story figured out yet but the gist is that a batch of miner's lives are highly dependent on Bart, who happens to be an unbelievably careless track operator.




 




Drawing of a Happy Bart.

























All these drawings are done with black col-erase on letter-sized paper.

Most of these poses are probably not even gonna end up in the final film but they help a lot in figuring out what kind of a character Bart is. I have so much work to do on the story but figuring it out is my favorite part of the process!

-Yon

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Back to school with more adventures ahead!


Hey everyone! I'm finally back to school as a third year character animator at CalArts now. I still can't believe my first two years flew by so quickly. Anyway, I did some sketches for my upcoming film and thought it'd be great to share them here. I'm going for a comedy this year and I can't wait to see how my film will unfold throughout the semester!




These sketches are done with an ink pen on letter sized paper during a Friday guest lecture.

-Yon

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On the loose!


Went to the library today to do some research for my next film and I ended filling a page of my sketchbook with this drawing. I've been getting into cars lately!


-Yon

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Runaways!

BAM BAM! This was a such fun piece to work on! It's been sitting around in my computer for the longest time and I just wanted to get it done so I can move on to another project!

The Runaways!

I also just finished my story internship with Sony Pictures Animation last Friday, August the 16th! I can't believe how fast time flew by! I learned so much within the two months of my time there and was incredibly lucky to be under the guidance of so many talented artists who were extremely generous with their time and I am super thankful for that! I miss the people a ton, but I'm also excited to go back to CalArts as a third year this coming fall and I can't wait to see what's next!

Hope everyone is having an amazing summer!!!

-Yon

Monday, July 29, 2013

Grown ups.

I haven't posted anything since the beginning of summer so this really is my first post in a looong while. Anyway, I thought it'd be interesting to take on a different approach in this piece of work since I've always wanted to try something different. It's not too far off from the way I normally draw but I'm glad I tried.


                                        Grown ups


I also forgot to mention that I'm currently interning at Sony Pictures Animation as a story intern for the summer! I only have 3 weeks left but it's been a lot of fun.

-Yon

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Life Drawings!




My story teacher Steve Anderson brought in actors in his previous class for life drawing and here are some sketches I did!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Demonio is done!

I'm finally done with my second year film at CalArts!! It's been a struggle completing this film but I did it!! Thanks to everyone who helped out in the process and congrats to everyone else who also made a film!!

The CalArts Open Show is happening this Saturday, April 27th at the CalArts main gallery and is split into two sessions; part one at 2pm and part 2 at 10pm, so come by if you can! There's gonna be A LOT of really amazing films so don't miss out if you can make it!! :)

Anyway, here are some screen shots from my film Demonio.






-Yon


Life drawing

Back to posting life drawing again! I'll post more gestures soon now that films are done!


-Yon

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rejected portfolio vignette.

This was supposed to be in my story portfolio this year for the Medusa vignettes that I was working on but I thought it was too weak compared to the rest. I didn't include this in my final portfolio but I thought it'd be nice to share it here.


-Yon


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CalArts Portfolio Day 2013!

Hey everyone! so I finally put together my story portfolio for this year and wanted to share it with you guys! Got a couple of call backs and I feel so motivated to work even harder than ever! Anyway, here are a couple of character stuff from Freaks of Ba'Goons that I included in my portfolio! Click on the link to see my full portfolio! :) Yon 2013 Story Portfolio






My portfolio could definitely use a lot more work over here and there but I'm glad I gave my best shot within the given time to put one together! Now it's time to move onto film and hopefully applying to internships after that !!! :)

-Yon

Friday, March 15, 2013

Freaks of Ba'goons finally running!


So portfolio day is coming up and I've been waiting a long time to board a quick sequence from Freaks of Ba'goons for my portfolio. Here are some panels from the storyboard that I've boarded. This coming summer I'm thinking of turning this into a weekly comic depending on the given situation. I've done some comic sketches in my sketchbook and will share it here as soon as I find time. I want to continue developing the story and characters and see where this will take me.



                                

I'm still working on portfolio and I have a lot more to go. Good luck to whoever is working on it too!! :)

-Yon