Saturday, July 24, 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon

Sisu
Medium: digital painting

While I enjoyed the movie, I can see some definite weaknesses, and one of them are the dragons’ designs. The character designs suffer from same-face-syndrome, which is sad considering that Disney has some of the world’s most talented and creative artists and animators working for them. There was concept art for Sisu that looked closer to a cross between traditional dragons and Phaya-Naga (Thai water serpents with horns in the middle of their foreheads), but Disney trashed it in favor of something reminiscent of Frozen’s Elsa. The final design for Sisu is cute and ready to be a plush toy, but not a dragon from any culture in the world. I find it a bit sad that the film aims to be representation for people from East Asia, and yet it butchers a creature so important to their mythology. In this painting, I aimed to tweak elements to allow her to look like a dragon-Naga cross, but also to still look like Sisu.
 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Elemental Unicorns pt.2

Water Unicorn
Medium: digital painting



Then everything changed when the fire unicorns attacked.
 
Fire Unicorn
Medium: digital painting

Friday, April 2, 2021

Elemental Unicorns

 

Earth Unicorn
Medium: digital painting



Air Unicorn
Medium: digital painting

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Sunday, December 1, 2019

AQHA

Dragon Horse
Medium: digital painting
2019

A digital painting redone from an old 2016 painting by request of the American Quarter Horse Museum and Hall of Fame. Very honored to have been asked!



Raya and the Last Dragon

Sisu Medium: digital painting While I enjoyed the movie, I can see some definite weaknesses, and one of them are the dragons’ designs. The c...