Saturday, December 10, 2011

New TV!!

Been MIA here for awhile again. why? well, awhile ago, I got a new TV after the old old fail me.
Got myself a new 3D TV!!! Its look sooo nice in 3d!  and playing game in 3d is crazy nice, but too much of it give me a headache...
Now real life look so flat.....

Friday, December 2, 2011

JoeJo comic

I did not forget about Jeojo! I am doing some work with them. A little strip comic every month, or as monthly as I want it to be, I am going to force myself to draw this more often. This is just a rough sketch of the strip, the pink post-it is just carmen's edited words. Well, I better get back at finishing it now. Will post finish work here, or if you are form the studio, it will be in the newsletter.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Series 7!

Photo of series 7 already!!! Got to start making room!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Series 6!!


Lego Mini figure series 6!!! I just completed series 5 not too long ago! This series look pretty cool. alien and robot in the same series, I have to get that robot!!! better start saving up now. Maybe I should stop drinking coffee and use my coffee money for them. since each of them cost more than 2 cup of coffee...kind of expensive if you think of it this way...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I am back....

My TV broke.... so I am back, no more gaming :(
I still havent touch my MW3 and batman AC.... so sad...
I guess i am back at posting now. lol

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Be right back!!!

I just got the game Uncharted 3!!!! Woohoo!!! been waiting for it to come out for like 2 years. I enjoy the first 2 and I am playing thur 3 now. so yeah, I will be right back!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Robot Panda!!

Heres the robot panda that going to fight along side with JoeJo. Its just an early sketch of it, dont even have a name for him. and yes these are rainbow coming out of his fingers.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

rought sketch of JoJo

One of the first sketches of JoJo. Well, as you can see its actually two characters. I was going to call them Jo and Jo, but that's confusing. So they are Joe and Jo now. And yes, they are space sloth and space bunny from outer space!!! Yeah, everything is pretty random, and I like it that way. Next character to join JoeJo is a robot panda that shoot rainbow light form its fingers!! I will post it up next.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

JoJo

I had this idea of a character call JoJo. I will draw him in a comic, been wanting to do it for a while now. So tonight I actually find the time to sit down, think about it and start to design him.
All I know is his name will be JoJo and he like to answer questions. I will post up some early design when I have something i like. So big plan for JoJo, hopefully I can get this started and see some finish comic soon.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

my desk

I was sitting on my desk, I look to my left and start drawing what i see. And that's basically what on my left at the moment...

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises - Catwoman



Cant wait for the new batman coming out this summer. Not a big fan of Anne Hathaway, hopefully she make a good Catwoman. I guess the goggles are the cat ears for Catwoman... and smiling Batman is creepy, Batman never smile.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Avengers - First Trailer !!!



Cant wait for this!! Only complain is, Edward Norton is not the Hulk.... that new hulk guy look too big to be Dr. Banner.... or it will be perfect. Therefore, Batman will own the avenger in the summer!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall!!






I dive over a bridge to work every signal day. I always rush to work and driving in the dark when getting home, so I don't really look over the bridge often.  Today, I actually park my car and took the time to walk across that bridge.
Fall Is a beautiful time of year in Canada. They don't made the Canadian flag a red maple leaf for no reason. Its when the leave are changing colour and its just beautiful and depressing and the same time... depressing because you know the cold cold winter is one his way. :(
It was a nice walk on the bridge. Sometime is good to look at thing in a different perspective and stop and look at thing around you.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Drawing Monster Monday - inking

After I vector out all the line, I start to thicken my line quality. Its an important part of the drawing, as it give life to the drawing. It was fun inking it in adobe illustrator, but i still need to work faster at it. Next is the colouring, still not sure how i am going to colour this guy....

Drawing Monster Monday - vector line

I decide to use adobe illustrator to finish the monster, after all I need to get more practice. First I scan it in and trace all the lines with vector . I like using vector, some people hate it, but I got use to it and find it easier than a pen tool.  At this point, the drawing doesn't really look that good, I will thicken the  line in the next step.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Drawing Monster Monday - blue rough


After the all the scribbling of idea, I decide over a design and draw a rough in blue. At this point, I try to have all the expression and action rough out. Usually this is the quickest part, I try not to over think too much. I will just let my hand and pencil do the thinking.

Drawing Monster Monday - rough idea


If you follow my other blog, you know i draw alot of monster, I used to draw one every Monday and I call it Monster Monday. to see the past monster ( there are more them 70 of them!!) check out : http://bluetadpolestudio.blogspot.com/search/label/Monster%20Monday

Anyways, here's how I create a monster. Like everything I drew, I start with scribbling my idea. Well, it usually happen when I am really busy, either when I am rushing a deadline or doing lesson plan for tomorrow class. I would be so sick of doing my work and just drop everythings and draw a monster. I see it as taking a break. Some people like to eat during a break, or smoke, or take a shower, or watch TV, I like to draw monsters.....


Friday, October 7, 2011

sketch05


Dont know what I was drawing and thinking at the time i was drawing this. Pretty bad drawing, but whatever. If I only post good drawing of mine, there wont be alot of posting in here..



Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Blog!!

Yes, its another blog from me. This one is just for my Portfolio class, so student can see each other work and learn from each other. I think that the most important thng about being an artist, to be able to learn and read into others artists' works. I wish this year portfolio well as they have alot of work ahead of them.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hermit Crab


I drew a hermit crab. Its done in Adobe Illustrator. I just need more practice using the program and drawing in general. The top one is the rough I did with pencil, the colour one is the one I did in Illustrator.  I will add a background later.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Star Wars lightsaber handrails!


Tokyo have the coolest subway. Lucky subway travelers are able to wrap fingers around handrails that have been transformed into life-size lightsabers.
The lightsaber handrails are part of a promotion by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan for the release of the Star Wars complete saga in a Blu-ray boxset.
Too bad it doesnt have sound, but i am sure if i am there, I will have my own sound effect...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Lego figures 2012!!



These are coming out in 2012. I think i am in trouble, I better start saving up...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A = B

This blog had been change from side B to A-Side!!

I switched the two sides.

Well, being Blue Tadpole Studio blog with the "B" becoming B-Side, and Andrew with the "A" becoming A-Side make more sense. Or maybe its not just about Andrew, maybe its about Art, or Animation, or Awesomenss!!!!! ( or am I making any sense here to anyone at all...but anyway, it make more sense to me.)

I also change the header and some layout abit,  I just think the tape thing is getting old and I hate it. I am also working on another blog, its mainly going to be about my portoflio class. It should be done in couples of day, its just not very up to date now. Will post a link here when I am finish. So check back later :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Getting back to drawing

I need to draw more, I've been really lazy and didnt really draw much on my own. So I am forcing myself to draw more and post it here. Its going sketches of all thing random, random stuff that i just feel like drawing at that monment.

This drawing look so bad....i really need to draw more...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Star Wars Blu-Ray!

Been waiting for Star Wars the complete saga to come out of blu-ray ever since I got my ps3! So it came out today and I just have to get it the first day, well, it was on sale on the first day and it came with a free Darth Vader t-shirt. 




The packaging is pretty nice, kind of like a book, with lots of art works.
I have all Star Wars films in all formats... I got my DVD star wars trilogy on the first day and I also got my VHS copy of the trilogy too. I've watch time so many times. Well, time to watch some Star Wars in HD now!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Toy!!!


Awhile ago, I got this in the mail. My student mail it to me from Hong Kong. He is one of my earlier students, taught him a long while ago. and yes, I will be posting opening pic soon!! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Another song



Another song from Devenda Banhart, love the song, to see the video go here :
http://youtu.be/9gROYU2j-40
I think Jack Sparrow is a fan of him, since he act just like Banhart....

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Song in my head...

Sometime my mind will be in shuffle mode, random song will just come up in my head.
I use to like Banhart songs, its like indie rock kind of music, its wried. got a album or two of his.
for some reason this song, this song, just stuck in my head the whole morning.
The song is devendra banhart - Carmensita ....



la lala-laaa. la lala-laaa. la lala- laaa.
and Natalie Portman make anything 100X better!!! I love this song and the video!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New BBQ!




Well, not really new now, got it about 2 month ago, I just catching up on my post now. lol
I got the patio done last year, so I have to get a bbq. I know building it going to be a problem, i am not really a handy man, especially it will be connect to a propane, dont want to blow up the neighborhood.

 I came across a store can also build it for you, you just have to find a way to ship it from the store to your house. I was going to get a bigger one, but it wont fit in my car. This one I got is just the right and it fit. Sooo my neighborhood is saved!!!!

O, and I love the sound of fresh meat landing on the bbq!!! 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

update and rants

Haven't been posting here for awhile. Summer camp at the studio had been keeping me busy and unexpected changes in the studio came up and I had to find a way around it. Its bad how I have change everything I planned, that included all my lesson plan for the next two months. It just happen during the busiest time of the summer when I need help the most. And yes, it happened a month or so ago, but i am still trying to cover the hole it left behind and the constantly finding the solution to fix the problem really really REALLY tiring me.

And I still need to cut my grass and weeds are everywhere in my lawn... ok, rant over.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Lego mini figures!!

 


I went out tonight to get bag for my cat's litter box and guess what I find?? New Lego mini figures, series 5! Now, i am on a mission to find the whole set! I was so happy that I almost forgot the cat litter box bag...

Monday, August 29, 2011

chewbacca dog!

I am more of a cat person, but if i want a dog,  I want a dog just like that..lol. I love chewbacca!!