Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

update time

well it's that time again...stuff i've been working on over the last month...this might be the last update with character as i will be concentrating on environments more in the future...anyways enjoy!

Friday, October 1, 2010

couple of updates

some more artwork from the past month...
also i've finally started a portfolio site...mostly work from the blog with slight upgrades in a more "presentable" format...anyways feel free to check it out...http://jonleeportfolio.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 24, 2010

monthly update

in keeping with the tradition of updating this blog at least once a month i present a couple of work that will be in my portfolio which i will be finishing up by the end of the month...anyways enjoy

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New stuff!

so just finished another term and thought i post up the work i did in the class (at least the ones that are worth showing off)...they're not all finished but most of them are at a good point...i will eventually color the butcher character and post that up...well until next time enjoy!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dropship Bomber

been working on this baby for quite some time now for class...this was quite the challenging assignment for me since i rarely ever do tight line drawings even though this can't really be counted as "tight"...actually having to start a design by drawing on tracing paper and griding out the perspective was a real time suck but really made me slow down and think about design first...can't say i would enjoy doing this all the time but it's a good change up from what i usually do...anyways here's the photoshop lines and the final render

Saturday, June 5, 2010

CHOW #200

for conceptart.org's character of the week challenge...#200 which means a new mascot/queen
the topic is to design a new queen/king of some genre of music...chose hip hop cause it's all around me in SoCal

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Frazetta Tribute

this was done for the cghub.com drawing jam challenge celebrating the life and work of Frank Frazetta perhaps one of the greatest illustrators of our time...no words can describe his influence in the art field and the amount of doors he opened for future generations to also create art for a living...thank you sir the world will surely miss you

also if anyone is interested in reading the interview from which i got the quote from here's the link http://www.tcj.com/interviews/frank-frazetta-interview

Sunday, May 16, 2010


for conceptart.org's industrial design challenge
the topic: concept bike 2017
doesn't really feel that way but this was still a good exercise to help with my horrid industrial design skills...the rendering part was definitely a learning process...i pretty much stared at the image for 2 hours not knowing where to even start

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

rock on Centaur dude...rock on...

did this for the creature planet challenge on cghub.com
i was trying to do something more serious but a few accidental strokes on the line drawing lead to this little creation...

Monday, May 3, 2010


so another semester ends and a month of break begins...well it's officially been a year since i started school and began on this gloriously painful path of becoming a concept artist...a lot of failures coupled with some success...overall not a bad start but there's still much to learn...i would definitely like to thank all my teachers and classmates...much of their teachings and stories have kept me motivated to keep walking down this long dark tunnel in hopes of seeing light at the end so thank you all! *bow down*
anyways the last bit of stuff from classes...towards the end of the figure painting class i would go home after class and paint the figure digitally from what i remember and compare that to the actually painting i did in class...something stephen said he used to do when he was studying painting...pretty interesting how much information can be retained
thats it for now...i'll be doing more concept design and digital paintings during the break to add to my portfolio...so expect more of that in the next update...check back next month! =)

Friday, April 2, 2010

another month another update

moved on to color in the painting classes which makes it infinitely harder but the lessons on color and value relations are really helping on my digital work...i just wish i started painting when i was kid...btw don't ask what the robot does cause i really don't know =P

Monday, March 15, 2010

STS #05 - John Carter of Mars

did this for cghub.com's storyteller challenge

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New month...time to update!

so classes started and i'm taking a couple painting classes...first time taking any sort of painting class so everything is a bit overwhelming and frustrating but fun overall...its just hard not having "ctrl+z" and a color picker haha...anyways here's some of hw from class...some traditional stuff and of course can't stay away from the digital realm either with some photoshop work =)