Sunday, January 31, 2010

Life Drawing and Blade

I rarely post my life drawing online because I'm not very confident about it, but I should get over that and do more of it. So here's some life drawing

Monday, January 18, 2010

Story Fanatic!

This website is a wonderful resource for storytellers everywhere. I'll probably be spending the next few hours just reading the articles on here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pirate Video

Recorded myself painting that pirate dude. I don't usually have just one way of doing things, but I think this is slowly becoming my "official" process.

Untitled from Daniel Araya on Vimeo.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Paintings n stuff from the last few days. First day of gigacon was dizope

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


My buddy Enrique did a good job of summing it up, so I'm going to copy and paste what he put...

First off, let me start by saying, Happy New years! hope everyone had a great Holiday break, Its allways good to spend time with the fam, and break away from the routine, so CHEERS for that.

Alright, SO...I wanted to share something really cool with you guys. Back in the day when I was in college...a year ago, our Academic director Bryan Tillman, used to do a forum in the school, and bring like 10 proffessionals to the school. It was great, we talked to them,we learned a lot, and it encoraged us to do better. So this year is happening again...but its gonna be HUGE. The school is having a major event called GIGACON! With a lot of awesome talent. The best part is, YOU ARE ALL INVITED. It will cost $10 for both days of the event. It is free for current Art Institute students and for alumni, since its being held by the Art Institute of Washington.

Each one of them is also doing a demo:

Friday, January 8th

10 Maasa Kuwana-Muelhaupt
Cutting corners with out cutting quality in animation.

11 Sam Ellis
Pitching your creative properties using sequential art.

12 Brian Muelhaupt
Layout art in animation.

1 Sue Jang
Introduction to Zbrush 3.1

2 Jesse Cowan
3d character animation

3 Bakia Parker
Hard surface modeling

4 David Colman
Shape exploration in charater design

Saturday, January 9th

10 Ajit Memon
Tips and Tricks of lighting in 3d.

11 David Silva
Avanced anthropromorphic character design.

12 Joe Weatherly
Animal life drawing

1 Rony Edde
Building soft particle systems

2 Hilda Torres
Unwrapping Characters and inanimate objects.

3 Garette Johnson
Illustrating clothed figures in watercolor

4 Panel Discussion
All invited professionals

Here is more info...

The date is going to be January 8th and 9th from 10-5 at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001.

If anyone has any questions you can ask the man himsef
Bryan Tillman
Department Chair of
Media Arts and Animation
Game Art and Design
Visual Game Programming
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics

Art Institute of Washington
a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, GA

As you can see, theres a little bit of everything to appeal to any artist here. So if you live in the DC area come check it out! I'll be at a table doodling if you want to visit..just look for the guy with the red beanie hat.