Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


rough from Daniel Araya on Vimeo.

I often need to take a break when I work on one thing for too long, otherwise I get really cranky. In between storyboards I've been messin around with this off and on over the last two or three days. I probably won't get a chance to work on it again until next week or so though, but I plan on finishing it.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Still more

Still hoppin around stylisically. I made a lot of progress on my storyboards though.

Friday, March 26, 2010

'nother experiment

Messed around with something a bit more dramatic.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More webcomic experimentations

Still making small aesthetic decisions about the webcomic as I build my storyboard portfolio. My personal favorite out of this group is the third one but I seem to be the only one who feels that way. Most likely, I'll end up going with something that resembles the last image. These little mockups are really fun to do.

Monday, March 15, 2010

warm up

Doodles. Decided to warm up by exploring the differences in the way people sit depending on their mood.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


This is a test panel for a webcomic I'd like to do. The comic would include the following:

- robots
- monsters
- ridiculously oversized weapons
- ninja
- samurai
- energy beams of some kind
- hovercycles
- some kind of futuristic order of badass monks
- a structured mathematical system by which power can be measured
- a heroic kid
- power suits

..and more badassery that I can't come up with right now.

None of that is a joke. I'm including everything I thought was cool when I was 13, most of which are guilty pleasures that I still enjoy today. I'll do my best to make a cohesive story out of it.

I would have included floating islands, but James Cameron has made me nauseous at the thought.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Movie Studies and Megacon

These are a little old, but I've been trying to build my sense of cinema lately by doing studies from paused movies. Lately though, I've just been doing quick thumbnail studies in my sketchbook as opposed to these painted studies. Just trying to block in the composition and understand what the director was going for. Although I couldn't help but render the Citizen Kane studies because the lighting is just so f*cking amazing. As I did the CK studies, the lightbulb really came on.

So....Megacon. Crazy comic book convention in Orlando Florida taking place in about two weeks. WHO'S GOING?!?!

Well unfortunately, I'm not. BUT a bunch of my buddies are, including:

:icon3nrique:, :icontillman54:, :iconanimatedtako:,:icontheconti:, :iconjeraldolewis2: and more. So if you're going, make sure you stop by one of the Kaiser Studio tables and say what's up. If you mention my name, you'll get a free handshake.

Also, they'll be debuting the RPG card and dice game, Dark Legacy. The Megacon homepage has more info: