Monday, October 22, 2007

016 | rock restoration regime





i find that this method is working smoothly for me at the moment. rough sketch, block colors, blending, layout.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

015 | face

trying out a painting technique that's quite new to me: painting without lines. started out with blocks of color then refined the image to what you see now. it's damn hard and i need more practice with that technique. for now, this'll have to do.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

013 | in strips

anatomy practice without lines, direct painting. takes a while to get used to. need more practice. hrrmph.

Monday, August 27, 2007

- intermission 001 - mr. samura's workshop



bara-bara drawings is temporarily taking a break to give you a peek as to what other things occupy my busy, little life at the moment.

in lieu of this, can anyone tell me what these are...?

Friday, August 24, 2007

012 | entranced



she slinks into bliss, like fire and honey burning on my tongue.

Friday, August 17, 2007

011 | fiddle-diddle




not really going for a specific concept here, just a random girl in random clothes playing with a random kitten.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

010 | turquoise



nothing like a turquoise sky at 4pm. don't quote me on that. i'm color-blind.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

009 | midori



means green. roughly inspired by characters in haruki murakami's "norwegian wood" and "kafka on the shore", and sailormoon's cat, and hiroaki samura's "ohikkoshi". strangely enough, i think all those inspirations are related somehow...

Monday, August 13, 2007

008 | hunters



experimenting with some as-yet-unapparent style. maybe it'll shine through in the finished version. we'll see.

Friday, August 10, 2007

007 | fierce



just a sketch of a fierce dude. i should start drawing more guys...

Thursday, August 9, 2007

006 | kunoichi kitchen








serving quality shuriken cookies since 1989.

bakers are ninjas too, in their own special way.

what was intended to be a simple sketch turned into another one of my long, drawn-out, monstrous experiments.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

005 | ready.set...go!


got some ideas for this sketch... will finish it hopefully within the week.

Monday, August 6, 2007

004 | i believe


that love is the answer.

for relationships brought down by other people's prejudices.


tried using one brush in different sizes and a limited color palette.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

003 | radiance





i've always been a fan of bus scenes. like in movies, comics, or in real life; 'girl by the bus window' will always be as much a modern classic as 'girl with headphones' is. well, for me at least

expect to see a finished, pretty-fied version of this sketch soon. most likely when i scrounge enough free time again.

UPDATE! uploaded inked and colored versions. for some weird reason, i prefer the inked version out of all the three images.

002 | dare to fall


remember when you were in high school, when every little issue felt like an insurmountable barrage of problems brought upon you by THIS. CRUEL. WORLD.

well, this sketch is pretty much about that. you're not really as fucked up as you think. other people have it worse. of course, this realization would dawn on you 7 years too late.

post-bara-bara results:
+ concept: 65%
+ execution: 50%
+ mood: 60%
+ verdict: will work on this more when i have the time. i like using extreme perspective... maybe i should do more stuff like this?

001 | open yourself to me


first post! victory!

playing around with custom brushes. i've always been a default brushes guy, and use only a couple custom brushes frequently. so, in the hopes of expanding my aptitude with custom brushes and maximizing photoshop's features, here's a practice piece. oh, what am i saying, this entire blog is all about practice!