Tuesday, December 17, 2013

" Heroes are everywhere—parents, teachers, servicemen and women. This inspired exhibition celebrates heroes from the creative world of Anime and Manga utilizing digital arts, sculpt modeling, 3D design and printing technologies, and traditional mediums such as acrylics and ink.

Manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in the late 19th century. Anime are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-
drawn or computer animation. As a tribute to the kid in all of us, a diverse group of innovative artists  from film, television, video games, and publishing have been selected to honor legendary Japanese artists and their heroes.

Artists include: Patrick Ballesteros, Carlos D'Anda, Rafael Grassetti, Ryan Hall, Pete Han, Felix Ip, Jin Yung Kim, Kimie Kim Mizutani, Dzu Nguyen, Angel Palacios, Thomas Perkins, Mai Van, and Dave Wilkins.

The Hero exhibition runs from Sunday, January 5 through Sunday, June 13, 2014 with special events,lectures, and workshops planned for Great Park STEAM field trips on Thursdays and Fridays, March 6 through June 13, 2014 and during Imagination Celebration: the annual, county-wide, spring arts festival for children, teenagers, families, and creative people of all ages, presented in conjunction with Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education on Saturday, April 12, 2014. "

All the banners were done by the insane RPH aka Peter Han -at the opening Peter will be doing LIVE SUMI INK piece almost 60 ft in length or maybe it's 30ft -anyway it's BIG- BE THERE !

I am honor be part of this show event though i can't attend. I am looking to see the other artist's work!

EL Zombo 2nd one WIP sneak peak

I don't like much the previous one for some reasons, OK! let's start another one.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gozilla x Ultraman

this is one of the earlier idea of my piece for "TOKUSATSU 2" show, i change the monster from "Gozilla" to "Pigmon". I think pigmon is more related to Ultraman and more cute.

You can see my final piece at previous post.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

"Tokusatsu 2" Show Contribution, Final Look

Here is the final look of my 2 pieces for the "Tokusatsu 2" show @ Q Pop*

"Pigmon x Ultraman"
11 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches 
Digital, Giclee Print on premium matte paper

"Ultraman 50th"
11 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
Digital, Giclee Print on premium matte paper

*“Tokusatsu 2: Revenge of the Kaiju” is the second annual celebration of the Tokusatsu genre and one of the largest group shows held @ Q Pop in downtown LA.

TOKUSATSU 2: Japanese Science fiction art show
Nov. 16 - Nov. 30, 2013 

128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Friday, November 15, 2013

My 2 Ultraman Pieces!

My two pieces Ultraman painting for the Tokusatstu 2 show @qpopshop this Saturday.

I finally pick Ultraman as the final theme from other Japan Tokusatstu shows...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sketches for Tokusatsu 2 Art Show

Tokusatsu 2 is one of the big art show in the year @ Q pop Shop, i join this time and will contribute two pieces this time. I love the Tokusatsu theme so much, there are too many show i want to draw: Ultraman, Kamen Rider,  Space Ironmen Kyodain (宇宙鉄人キョーダイン), Super Sentai etc.

Here you go few brainstorming sketches... start with two my favorite heroes


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monkey King Art Show Opening @ Q pop

I couldn't attend the opening night in LA, thanks Patrick took pictures for me and i i can feel the atmosphere, lots of cool and fun at piece there.

I should visit next time when i go to LA
I would like to know what they are talking about.

My piece... " Ready for Mission"
Patrick Awa - "Behind Molten Bars"

Check my final piece with details and the development sketches here:

Friday, October 4, 2013


Tonight I have strong feeling to draw Ultraman for some reasons, just follow my heart...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Monkey King Tribute

Here is my first artwork contributed for Monkey King Tribute show @ Q pop!
It was really a good experience to paint this, i wish i could attend the show opening last Sat in LA.   Thank Patrick again to introduced me to the show. Lots of fun.

19″ x 12″

Here is my working progress from sketch to finish painting.

layout sketch
close up of the pose

The BG is done by acrylic on watercolor paper with gesso, and then scan it into digital.

keep painting in Photoshop.

re-adjust all the laayer to get the effect i like.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Full Team Gatchaman, G1-G5

The Gatchaman Live action movie has just released, remind me lots of pieces drawing i did. Here is the series that i really had fun to play around on the style, especially the TEE design. I posted them in 2007, just no harm to reblog here to show my new friends, enjoy!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Celebrate 400 chapters!!

This is the pictures i drew to celebrates 400 chapters of comics "The Ravages of Time".

Thursday, August 29, 2013


I started this one on 2010,  finally I reopen the file and finished it today.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Old KamenRider Sketches

These are old sketches i did it for fun when i was a design student. Recently found the old sketches book from my parents home....