Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tadpole monster

A quick sketch I did for a button design.  I like monster and I like tadpole, so why not a tadpole monster!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Booboo Kills Yogi!

I am not going to see Yogi Bear. Never a fan of it, and the moive look bad and i will stay away from it. It look like it will be the worst film of the year. BUT this clip actually make me want to watch Yogi bear, well, only if thats the actual ending.... too bad.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cowboys and Aliens

This is looking good. Been waiting for the trailer. Hopefully they actually show the Aliens.. time to read up the comic!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cat Sketch

When I do lesson plan for my class, I will spent alot of time thinking. And when I think, I like to draw randomly. My blue pencil become an extension of my brain. Tonite, I drew pages of cats... i don't know why, maybe because I was playing catch with my cat earlier (yes.. my cat is cool, he like to play catch!) So, I end up designing this week drawing class for drawing cats!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

my weekend :(

Got some kind of allergy over the weekend, my nose and eyes just keep running! I think I used 2 boxes of tissues . I hate it... can't get anything done and I felt terrible. Its gone now, but I am still unable to work... its 5:10 in the morning now, I still have to plan my lesson for tomorrow and also I need to take out the trash. (its going to be so cold outside...) I should stop posting on my blog now.

I think allergy is just an excuse for me not to do anything over the weekend.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I like books, books with picture and drawing! In my work room, I have 4 book shelves filling with books. Recently I have been running of of room. Above is the book shelves on both side of my drawing desk. There are so many book on it that I afraid one day it will just fall over. So I have decide to re-organize all my book shelf to make it easier to find books and less messy looking. Lets hope I mange to finish this task...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monster Doodle

I am very picky about my drawing tools. I am more picky about the tool I use then the car I drive or the food i eat. So a good marker or outliner is very hard to find. Couple days ago, I got myself a new marker. I work pretty good, the line is not too thick or too thin. But the ink took abit long to dry, so the chance of me running my hand over wet ink is very high.
Anyways, I took the marker and just doodle and test it out, and this monster is what the marker created! Maybe I will do more monster doodle here, its fun to draw when you are not thinking.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Finish the bat I started last nite. All done in Illustrator. I finish this in a garage while waiting for my car being fix, took them 4 hours to finish my car, sometime I like having my laptop around :)

If you want to see more bats or find out how to drew the bat, you can find the link on the other side :

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Bat!

A bat! Halloween is coming and why not draw a halloween bat! Its done in Illustrator and it was fun drawing it. Its not done yet, I still want to add some shade/texture to it. Hopefully I actually get around to finsih it...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Character 12

The saw from last character is for him. He was originally holding the saw instead, but I change it. There is another character supposed to be infront of him. If you go to "side A" (link on the right side >) you can see who is getting the axe. I will probably post up the whole picture on the other side tomorrow.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Character 11

Yes... it is a very big saw. It will kind of make more sense after I post the next character. Well, not that I make alot of sense in most my drawing anyways...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Character 08

Its been awhile I post anything here. got lazy. I will do more drawing here in the next coming week or so, hopefully I can shake that lazy bug off me. :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Big sucker!

I also have a fish tank at home. It only have one fish in it and I don't really look at the tank or even feed the fish. Last nite I took a look at it and saw this in it! Its a pleco, one of the sucker fish like like to eat the algae in the tank. He is HUGH now!!! I don't realize it had grow to this big! I got him couple year ago and he just keep growing. Its amazing how big he can get with so little food he got and given the bad water condition... I got to look closer into the tank, maybe there will be some other monster in there!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


One my my favrites robot when I was a kid. Gaiking look good, the action look fine, but not sure about the character animation... But nothing can go wrong with a gaint robot!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

character 04.1

I hated the girl character I drew couple characters ago. So I went back to the drawing table and re-draw her. I like this one a bit better, she have more character and style to her. I might fix her more later, but for now, I will just leave her alone.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

character 02

Another random character I drew. Well not that random anymore, since it from the same line of character I drew eariler. Maybe I should draw a whole team of them and figure what to do with them :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Character 01

I don't know why, who and what this character are or do... Its just a quick sketch,wasnt thinking much when drawing this. I was going to draw a monster for Monster Monday but instead, he just came out from my pencil...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Zombie Muffin!!!!

I wasn't joking when I say I am going to do a cook book. Today, I actually sit down and start drawing what on the menu! First thing on the menu: Zombie Muffin! and yes I will show you how to create a Zombie Muffin in my cook book. Now you know the direction I am going with my cook book, kind of make more sense, I guess....

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cook Book

You know what? I kind of want to make a cook book!!! I am just sitting in front of my desk, having random thought.(I do that alot...) I think it will be cool to make one. But the thing is, I know NOTHING about cooking. nothing at all. And I guess a cook book from me will be so much random, and i just love random stuff.
Yup, I am going to do it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Random Drawing

Just pick up a pencil and start drawing, I like to do that sometime, you never know what came out of it. Well, I dont know why I drew this, and whats with the square nose.... But i like the colour and expression on the characters.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

old layout

A layout I drew a long time ago, Its done in blue marker. Its just a rough stage before watercolour. Testing on the lighting and composition. I find couples of these ina folder whole I was cleaning. Maybe I will pose some more later.

Friday, July 2, 2010

sleeping early!

I need to change my sleeping pattern... I usually go to bed 4 in the morning and wake up late in the afternoon. I am a night person and i do most of my best work at night. I still teach in the afternoon, but that from 4 - 8. I try working in the morning and its just doesnt work.

But now summer is coming and i need to wake up at 8 in the morning for the summer camp! I have been trying to fix my sleeping hour for the past couples of days and fail.... maybe i should stop posting post in my blog 3 in the monring, that should help.. yup...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

random doodle

Just some random doodle i did during class. Maybe I should start a sketchbook in the studio so that people and myself can doodle in it. BUt then again, if i do that we wont be working, we will just be drawing alot...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Adidas Star War Cartina

Star War Cantina sence with newly edited Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Jay Barucheland and others for a Adidas ad. Pretty good editing and now i feel the need to go out and buy a Star Wars Stromtrooper Adidas shoe!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Comic page

I drew a comic book before, someone wrote it, I drew and design everything, from cover to pencil to inking to lettering and colouring. Its alot of work.... the whole comic run about 85 pages!! Took me over a year to finish it. Of course I am not allow to post the whole thing in here, since the rights is not mine. Its own by the creater and writer. But I will post bit and pieces in here. (:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ferris Wheel

Went to Niagra Falls during the long weekend. couple of weeks ago. I spend couple of days there and it was nice, well, shopping aside... I also went on this really high Ferris wheel, it was nice to see things in a different prospective sometime :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Scott Pilgrim !!

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World! I read the comic for abit, it was a fun read. And I will be in the theater when the movie come out. Its just look fun, but the kid is kind of getting old. He just seems to play the same awkward kid in every movie... Now i have to finish reading the comic.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Poster, flyer and website

I haven't post anything recently. I am busy with doing post, flyer and label for the summer camp at the studio. I am also spending alot of time updating the Blue Tadpole Studio site. I don't really like updating ,adding pages, making icon and doing other stuff to the web site. I always end up spending alot more time then I needed.
well, time to go back to my work...

Friday, May 21, 2010

All colours!

I have finish all the colouring of the character and they look initeresting lining up together. Now I have to put them together in a poster.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

more colours!

I did more colour testing on the character, i think the colour vesion is starting to grow on me. I probably will do the rest of them in this style. :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I decided to make all the children all weird skin colour. Yeah.. it look abit funny, but it look more interesting and I kind of like it. I am not sure i will go ahead and colour this way. or should I colour it normal, like the boy couples of post below?

Monday, May 17, 2010

more sketches

Some more sketches from the poster. I am in the process of inking them now. :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some student sketches

Some sketches I did for a summer camp poster I am working on. I did it awhile ago. Now i am in the process of colouring them and putting everything together. I will post the work in process here. I am plan on finishing everything in 3 days!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Painting Boy

Just testing some colour and style. Its done in photoshop, but its taken me longer than I expect. I will probably do another one and see If i can find a easier way to draw this.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A frog

I drew this a loooong time ago. I just feel the need to post it here. He is from a short story I didn't get to finish. The story been in the back of my head for a long time now. Hopefully, by post some of the character here, it will kind of make me have to will to pick up a pencil and finish the story. I am so weak sometime.....

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gogo vs War Machine

My cat Gogo love the smell of War Machine! Everything I put it close to him, he will just bite it, probably thinking its a toys. Well, it is a toy, just not for him.
I am not a big fan of the new design of Ironman 2. I hate the triangle on his chest. But I love the design for War Machine. I will probably break down and buy a Hot Toys War Machine later....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Solid Potato Salad

Boys and girl,s better start eating your potato salad, may be you can turn all bendy like this. Yeah, the song stop at around one minute in and everything go crazy!! But the song kind of stuck in my head...

Monday, May 3, 2010


Last night I got a message from a parent.

Once in awhile, I will have angry parents telling me how bad a job I've been doing! Their kids had been in my class for 2 month and they don't see any big improvement. Or they don't see their children improve as quick as the others.

Seven or eight year ago, I might be all upset about how the parent think of me or my class. But now that I've been in the teaching business for over 15 years, I am actually happy that the parent are honest with me about it, instead of just quit and disappear. At the same time, I just feel sorry for the kids.

The child is 5, 6 year old and you cannot expect he or she to paint a master piece in 2 months. Sometime improvement will not shown on their sketchbook or drawing. Why do young children learn to draw? Other then learning the basic skill of drawing, they also need to learn to stay on task for an hour and have patient. Some parent have it wrong, they want their kid to draw like a adult in a year or so. Well, that's wont happen, or at least not in my class. I like to develops an interest of art within the children, when you are interested and have fun at what you are doing, I believe you will learn much quicker.

Sometime the most important thing about drawing is not the good looking picture at the end, it is process of drawing the picture. And that's what make being an artist fun.

Of course different children have different pace of learning, you just cant compair one to the other. if want you quick improvement within 2 months, others class will just force the children to draw draw draw with homeworks and assignments. The child might lost interest this way and that's the worst thing that could happen.

In the end I just suggest other art studio to the parent. Hope the child will continues to love art. That's probably the best thing I can do.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Don't talk to me!

I Think it will be fun to draw some of my student here lol. Really this is what I have to deal with every week.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shrimp rider WIP

I did a shrimp drawing on the studio blog on the other side, it was abit different from this. (if you want to see it, click on "side A" on the right side) The Shrimp I post HERE is how I picture the drawing to be like, with a boy riding on the shrimp. (yeah, its pretty weird...) I just end up don't have enough time to finish it.

Well, this drawing is not finish as well. the shrimp is done, but the boy is not. He still need to change some of his colour and texture and shading need to added. Also detail on the pants and toes is not done. I also want to change the background abit too.

So this is more of a work in process. I will post up the process so I go along. Hopefully it wont take me too long :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Poodle Exercise

I came across this some time ago, and just find the need to post it here... Victory and happiness is the most important thing for everyone! Ok, Lets go!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mall sketches

I went to mall with some of my students last week. Not to shop, of course.

What we did was just sit at the food court and draw people eating their dinner. I used to do that alot with my co-worker, in-between job or just have nothing to do. It is a good drawing excises, I still find it usefull, and I need to do it more often.

At first, you will find it weird just sitting there looking at people and draw, its like stalking people, you dont want to get caught.... There weren't alot of people around when we were there anyways, i guess course its kind of late and its a weekday.

It was kind of fun and different then drawing in the studio. We got soooo excite when a weird looking person sit across from us or just pass by everytime.... lol. Course they are so much funner to draw then normal looking people! The world need more weird looking people!!!

This is just one of the few sketches I did in the food court. I will post more later. Didnt get alot done that day, I think I spend more time eating my ice-cream than sketching.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Brought my two cats to the vet over the weekend. Nothing wrong with them, just yearly needles and stuff. Well, find out that one of my cats' eye is kind of swollen, i have no idea how that happen, it probably him being crazy and hurt himself. (its not the first time, last time he went after a bee and his paw got swollen double the size)

Well, with all the needles and fleas drop thing (i don't understand why i need the flea thing.. they are indoor cat anyways...) and all the medication for the eyes, it set me back 450 dollars!!

I walkout the door thinking... I should be a vet, instead of an artist....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mega Piranha !!!!

In "Mega Piranha," a mutant strain of giant ferocious piranha escape from the Amazon and eat their way toward Florida. Apparently a kick to the head is the only way to stop them.

This sound so stupid that its soooo cool!! That scene where dude is laying down and bicycle kicking the oncoming piranha is just epic!! And the fish food line!! Not to mention Tiffany! She the biggest wtf from the trailer. If you dont know who Tiffany is, you are probably too young. lol. I havent seen her on screen for like 20years!!! Now I feel old...

And yes, giant fish fly through the air and land on a house will explode on impact.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Location design

Another of my old drawing. Well, not as old as the last post.. lol. Its about 7 years ago, i think. I was working in an animation studio, and my job is location design and character rotation. It was a pretty fun job and i learned alot from it. Above drawing is just a sample of my work back then. Now, I dont get to draw much, I think I do math more than drawing on a daily bases.... I need to get back to the drawing table!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dinosaur VS Tank!

Why not start the blog with a drawing of mine. Yes, I drew that.. a long time ago. I was maybe 6 or 7 year old, not sure about the ago, i didn't put the date down :(
This was find at the back of a colouring book. Such a Awesome drawing, dinosaur fighting big tank and fighter jet!!!! I wish my parent kept more of my old drawing...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Huh? Another blog???

Do I just have too much time on my hand? Do I really need another blog?
This being my other blog :

It is a blog about my studio, a studio where I teach kids and teens. Its about the students' work and whats going on the studio. From time to time I will also post up some other artists' work too.
But i find that lately I have been posting alot of my own works there, and the focus had change abit. On top of that, I find it weird that i post random and weird thing on the blog, as it kind of represent the studio...Soooo, why not another blog just for the other side of the studio, like the ME side of it. haha.

Here, I will post some of my works, good or bad (bad mostly...). And some other work the studio will do in the future, other than teaching. For example, there will be some animation projects, illustration projects (a big painting!) and some design work on the way. Hope you will like the Side B!