Friday, June 17, 2011

More of the recents

I was working on Captain America as a matte painter for the last few months and we finally wrapped up the project. Looking forward to its release in July! I'll try and post some screenshots by then. For now, here are some recent personal paintings, including a rework of an older one. Yeah, I like reworking old stuff. CGHub was nice enough to feature it though. Woot! Thanks for the support.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Lots of ships!!! Not exactly an intentional theme...

Updated my website but not my blog, so might as well. Here are my most recent paintings, with the last one being a repaint. Need a jump start before I continue with my next batch. Off to vacation next week! Yay!

Thanks for amazing critique and encouragement from friends at IMD!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Temple Interior Revised

Oops, accidentally deleted the post when trying to delete a spam comment. They are so annoying! I tried to ignore them but the sad thing about being able to read Chinese is I find a lot of them too disgusting to ignore. Anyway, sorry to those who commented.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Not a matte painting...

From sketch to finish:

EDIT: I ended up changing the lighting on the painting because backlighting is really a bad choice for showing off the ruin. I hope it's better...

I'm trying to break these matte painting habits that I adopted at work and focus more on design, but they are surprisingly hard to shake off. I'll probably do another one that shows off more design based on the same sketch.

Also, played with an awesome plug-in that Va introduced me to. After filtering:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Alien Mine

Used Vue for lighting for this one. It was a lot of fun.

This one can be better. I'll come back to it. It seems like the very thing I want to keep is what needs to be rid of. Sigh. Different setting for the same extraction machine as above. I designed it in photoshop then put together in Maya.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sci-fi Envi

Started with a doodle at work and expanded into a full blown painting. Thanks to Eddie who kept pushing me to refine and make things better.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Beautiful Grim

My entry for Daarken's Beautiful Grim Auction, held in an effort to relieve his girlfriend, Cat's financial burden from her breast cancer treatment at the age of 25. Check out his site to see how you can help out (donate / purchase), too! Best wishes to its success!