Monday, 16 December 2013

Arrow gets a Mask!

Well the mid season finale episode of Arrow aired last week, and man what a great episode! They manage to twist it abit into a Xmas episode by using the idea of the 3 ghosts idea from Christmas Carol and remain being an action packed well written grounder superhero episode. There are tons of cool stuff for everyone from superhero fans to people who just love good action, or people who love a well written show. The coolest part for me, was I get to conceptualize the Arrow Mask in this episode. How he gets it I'll let you guys find out. Its feeling like things are escalating !!!

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARDCORE COMIC FANS WILL SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was also the origin episode for Barry Allen being in the accident that turns him into The Flash, which will be a new DC series on CW. They also introduced Solomon Grundy, in the Arrow universe way.

Vote for Blood!

It is that time again! Another character revealed on Arrow, this time a masked villain, Brother Blood! Like Bronze tiger, I did not have too much knowledge about him, so I had to do my research. He was a Vampire / cult leader in the comic books, but I like the direction they are going for on Arrow. I did quite a few versions of the mask, and we ended up going for a simpler version. I pretty excited about his character on the show because it seems like they are using him to build up to something bigger and badder! Enjoy.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Hey Kitty Kitty!

Another DC character has landed in this new city of heroes on ARROW - BRONZE TIGER. I did not know a whole lot about him aside from that he is part of the Suicide_Squad in the comic books. I did some research, and he wears a Tiger suit. At the end we followed the ARROW tradition to make it more grounded and possible to the real world. It was pretty excited to know that Michael Jai White is playing him, who was Al in the live action SPAWN movie and also BLACK DYNAMITE. The show is getting more and more action pack and with more familiar characters. The latest promo i saw for the new episode looks awesome, it looks like you are playing the Arkham game !!!! Anyways enjoy and more to come very soon! Working on some pretty nerdy exciting stuff that I can't talk about it yet.

City of Heroes

 The 2nd episode of season 2 Arrow has aired and whose new to the city??? Black Canary!!! I was pretty excited when I first learned that she will appear in Arrow and get to work on her because I stopped working on Smallville just before they start bringing in the second round of super heroes which included the Black Canary as well. I felt like this is my second chance! As some of you who knows me in person that i'm a Batman fan, comic nerd, so I try really hard to retain any visual cues from the original source materials. On the previous Death Stroke design, alot of people weren't satisfied because in the comics he only has one eye and that was the network's decision and who knows maybe it'll evolve as the story develop. For Black Canary, I'm just waiting for people to flag that she is missing her signature fishnets. So if you haven't noticed, I implied the look of the fishnets with cross leather straps on her pants. They also announced awhile ago that there will be a FLASH series and will introduce Barry Allen in this season of Arrow. I don't know if I will get to work on Flash or any of his costume yet but to all my friends who knows me well, I'm one tiny step closer to maybe possibly working on Batman, someday ..... someday ..... its coming!!!

The Goat Stampede!

I had the pleasure of designing a new graphic for my friend whose the manager at the Beacon Hill Petting Zoo that is located in Victoria, BC, Canada. The new graphic depicts one of the attractions at the farm, the baby goat stampede. I made a few variations for different color shirt applications and other merchandises. So if any of you who might visit Vancouver or Victoria, make sure you swing by and check it out!

'Come with me if you want to live! '- T800

Awhile ago my friend Nate over at Squid Kids Ink asked me to participate in his Mini 10-doh series 2. Mini 10-doh is a collectable designer toy inspired by the shape and Nintendo Cartridge hence the name 10-DOH. Each series there are different artists who design the labels for these blind box figures. I don't even remember why I wanted to turn my 10-doh into a T-800 endoskeleton from Terminator but I did the label design and showed it to the boss. Nate was kind enough to complete my 10-doh design with a chrome finish figure and made it one of the 1/80 ultra rare blind box figure. To make my long explanation that you just read short, he shipped my 2 whole case of them along with some postcard size print of the label. Thanks alot Nate!  

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The GREEN ARCHER is back for more action! and so am I!

Just got contacted today by the Arrow production that Season 2 is starting up again soon and its time to do some concepts for some and old characters! So stay tune to find out what exciting new characters will be appearing in the new season of Arrow.

Ginger Beard Men

 So one day I saw a photo of my friend Nate with only one side of his hair and facial hair trimmed and the other side way over grown. I thought it was a very interesting imagery and I was in the mood to paint something fun but not too intense so I did this caricature of him and he became my first Ginger Beard victim. After that I was getting alot of good responses and instantly another good friend of mine's name popped into my head and he also have red facial hair. Now I have 2 caricatures of 2 red head men and figured I may as well call them my Ginger Beard Men. I'm still hoping to continue to do at least a few more and have a little series going on, so if anyone knows anyone who has interesting ,wild,  red hair, please let me know!

My friend Nate Mitchell aka victim 1 is also an awesome artist, sculptor, toy maker, go check out his toys @

Some doodles at the coffee shop.

The male.

The female.
space suit
  Tribute to Edison Yan's twisted pony, inspired by Jonathan Tiong's pencil case. — at JJBean Coffee.


A caricature of my girlfriend as She-Ra, shes really a true warrior princess.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Totoro visited Comic Alliance

Want to thank the staff over at Comic Alliance , one of the websites that I check daily for picking my Totoro painting that I did awhile ago to be in their weekly Best Art Ever section. Check out the site, lots of news about comics, movies, art and all sorts of cool nerdy stuff.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Back from the Dead - Deadshot from CW Arrow

Hey guys, just back from my 5 days vacation in Las Vegas and was completely off the grid. I guess the episode of Arrow with the Deadshot 2.0 aired while I was gone, so here is the production illustration I did for the character.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The true face of Death Stroke - Slade Wilson

Another character I worked on made his debut in the latest episode of ARROW. The true face of Death Stroke - Slade Wilson. I did the illustration for them before they casted the actor, so he looks abit older in my version.

The series ARROW and the character Slade Wilson are properties of DC comics.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Hairy-split skin-monster dance suit

So I don't really know what to name this. These concepts were done for a freelance project that are supposed to be dance suits for a stage performance. The creature starts out almost like a caterpillar or like lion dance, and as the performance progress it detached into 4 segments. The inspiration was actually based on a skin disease called Harlequin-type ichthyosis. Don't look it up if you cannot handle graphic medical images. This might be one of the strangest concept I've done so far and I quite like it.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year from the Penguin

 First picture of 2013! This is actually an old project that I started long long time ago, and recently dug up again. Yes it looks kind of like Gru from Dispicable Me, but it started way before that.