Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More Honorbound!!

Honorbound! For those of you who don't know, I've been working as an animator at a wonderful game company called JuiceBox Games. It's been a little over a year since I've started and I can say with full confidence that it's been nothing but an inspiring experience and I can't wait to see what the future holds.

Here are some articles that came out today about our company. You can also visit our website at and download the game for free on your iPhone/iPad or Android.

Wall Street Journal 




Thanks to all my friends and family for the awesome support!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Calvin and Hobbes Themed Wedding!!

I'm not sure how I forgot to post this when I did it, but a few years ago, my brother's friend Jonathan and Stephanie wanted to throw a wedding together with Calvin and Hobbes as the main theme. Eventually they emailed me and asked that I do a commission for their wedding invites and decorations.

Their wedding was a huge success! Their wedding was even featured on Buzzfeed, PetaPixel,  and Off Beat Bride.

Here are the digital paintings I did for their wedding with my greatest apologies to Bill Watterson.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

JuiceBox Plushies Galore!!

When I made my last plushie post with my JuiceBox Plushie I made for my co-worker, the rest of the team loved it and I decided to give myself a challenge.

Why don't I make enough JuiceBox Plushies for everyone at JuiceBox Games? It started out as creating 16-17 plushies, but I ended up making a total of 20 (since we had new hires along the way and such). So spending about 2-3 hours a day and most times 7-8 hours on weekends, I sewed away and basically started my own personal JuiceBox sweatshop.

Two and a half months later, I completed it just in time for our potluck at work and the response was positive! Since some people have been asking how I made these, here's a very simplified breakdown photos of the process.

1. Cut the pieces out.
It probably took me a good 3-4 days to even measure/cut out these pieces individually.

2. Start Assembly
Since I wanted each piece to look close to identical, I had to focus on one part at a time. The most tedious part was individually sewing on the black strips for the border on the yellow felt. This alone took almost a full month to complete. Again, it wasn't a difficult process, just tedious as each piece had to have the same thickness and treated the same in terms of how much pressure I applied to the thread so they all read nicely. Since I sew the parts inside out (for quality purposes), the hands and arms were especially difficult to turn inside out again because they're so tiny. 

I'm surprised how expensive actual stuffing can be, so to save up on some bucks, I just bought a whole bunch of cotton bags from Target. A couple of my friends also asked how I got each straw to have the same angle, and basically it was all about how much tension there is in the thread when I sew the middle together. Again, this is why I did each part individually so I can focus better.

4. Assemble more pieces together!
After 2 months or so, my desk at home looked like a giant yellow graveyard for felt. You can already see here that each straw was sewed on the top parts while the rest of the body (still inside out) wait in the back in a giant pile. And this was taken after the first guy's been completed. Only 19 more to go!

5. POOF!
And just like that, 20 almost identical hand made JuiceBox Plushies were created and ready to be handed out. 

This was a wonderful challenge and I'm very glad I was able to complete it. Pretty proud of the outcome and I'm glad the team loved their JuiceBox swag. In the meantime, I'm going to work on other personal projects, but none of them will involve sewing for a while.

Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nintendo Charity - Vaati!!

A while ago, I posted about my second set of plushies and one of them included Vaati.


After weeks of waiting, the Nintendo Charity Gallery has finally come together and the items that our wonderful students/graduates from SJSU worked on will be on auction starting next week! The money will be given to Morgan Autism Center, an organization devoted to helping autistic individuals.

Please check it out!

Main Page with Info

Every Art Piece


Sunday, March 23, 2014

It's an Angeru!!

Happy Birthday to my dearest brother!! (Yeah, I'm two days late) Had a ton of fun putting this one together. It contains all the Angels from the original series minus Ireul since it's literally a microscopic angel. So then actually…technically... it's in the painting right? Enjoy!!

And here's all the Angels in their separate forms. (You can click on them for the original size)
















Tabris (Kaworu)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Tamara (short film)

Tamara was a short film that I was honored to be a part of! With a team of amazing directors, animators and illustrators, we were able to make a lovely short film that will touch everyone's heart. Please share this with your family and friends!

Also, Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Plushies Part II

Since my last plushie post, I've gotten some requests from more friends and created some more! Each one was made for different reasons like Christmas presents, commissions, and just plain fun. Enjoy!!

1. Marshall Lee from Adventure Time (For Eryn' O Sullivan)

 2. Blue Totoro (For Cousins)

3. Vaati from Legend of Zelda
This guy's going to be part of a Nintendo Gallery and will be auctioned off very soon!
(Links will be up soon)

4. JuiceBox Logo (Christy Bontrager)

5. Babbit from Kodomo no Omocha (For Annie)

6. Personal Request from John MacFarlane (You should check out his work!)