Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Save the Cheerleader, Save the world

I drew this picture when I first started watching the shoe Heroes and was a HUGE fan. I'm still trying to learn the Flash software and figured that this picture would be a great image to use for me to practice. I found the picture and used it in my own self training of Flash CS3. I'm still learning flash, but for a novice I think I'm not lookin' to shabby. Any feedback, criticism, comments, etc are always encouraged and definitely welcome. Any flash tips would also be greatly appreciated. Thank's for stopping by.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Today I decided to teach myself Flash. I'm using Adobe Flash CS3. I'm trying to give myself a few weeks to learn the software and I'm starting today with the basics. Today I spent the day trying to understand the software and the menu options using an old drawing that I did this summer. I took the shark drawing and decided to digitize it using Flash. I'm sure it's a very amateur job and I'm sure that a lot of professional Flash artists will look at this and not think much of it... but it's my first attempt at flash and I'm proud... haha. So I'll leave it at that and hopefully as I teach myself more things through the days my work will get better and look more professional. Enjoy,

Saturday, December 26, 2009

And Old CG character that I modeled

This is an old CG character that I modeled but never finished. I found it while browsing through my art work folders and I figured that I would post it up onto my blog. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Figure Drawings

I realized that I don't have any figure drawing images that I've done. I went into my computer and found a few images to add to my portfolio.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Greg!

On Friday, December 18th, my friend Greg turned 40 years old. A group of my friends and I ended up celebrating his birthday over a nice dinner at a friend’s sister’s house in Temecula, and then a trip to San Diego for a night of partying and drinking. This drawing is an image that my friend (the party organizer) had asked me to create for Greg's birthday card. The drawing itself was finished in about 30 minutes and the coloring was done really quick in about an hour using Photoshop CS 3 and my computer’s mouse. Happy Birthday Greg! Enjoy! - Sergio

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Random drawing and coloring

This is a random drawing of a friend that is on my Facebook. I wanted to sketch something quick, and my friend had been asking me to turn him into a cartoon, so I decided to quickly grant his request. They're jut random designs, so I didn't stick to any particular model for any of the drawings. The coloring was done using Photoshop CS2. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Character Sketches 01 - Flower Guy

For the last two days I have been working hours on end on either sketching or coloring elaborate scenes. On both of those days, I went to bed on, or after, 2 a.m. Today I thought I would get a good night sleep and keep it simple. I still wanted to produce a new drawing, but I didn't want to have to spend hours working on it until it was finished. I thought I would keep things simple today and do a few REALLY fast and simple and rough character sketches of my flower guy in different situations which wouldn't really be characteristic of him (or her). The drawings didn't take me more than a few minutes to do, and the coloring was even faster. I just slapped on some really fast color on Photoshop and that was it. Anyway, I thought the drawings were pretty fun and thought I would share them with you today. I think I'm enjoying drawing this flower character; although his petals can get pretty complicated when drawing certain actions or perspectives. But part of the challenge of art is getting it just right. Well, Enjoy! - Sergio

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'll give you the sun...

Here is another drawing from the series that I am creating using my sweet dream flower character and nightmare character. In this drawing, the flower character is creating the sun in his peaceful universe out of the magical pollen coming from his flowery head. Once I finish the digital color version of this drawing, I will upload it onto Blogspot. I should hopefully have it done either later today, or some time tomorrow. Comments, suggestions, and critiques are always appreciated. Enjoy. - Sergio
Below is the colored version of my sketch from above. All of the coloring was done on Photoshop. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but then I've also been staring at this drawing for hours, so some fresh eyes would be a good thing. I would love and appreciate feedback from anyone who is looking at the drawing (both the sketch and the colored drawing). If you have any color suggestions or just think that I have no coloring skills on Photoshop and can give me feedback... then so be it... haha. I want your advice. Enjoy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sweet Dreams and Nightmares

It has been a while since I uploaded a brand new drawing onto my portfolio. With that in mind I decided to take some time last night to do something new. This drawing is a visual representation of my Sweet Dreams vs. Nightmare film that I wanted to do at Cal Arts as my senior project. Instead, I decided to turn the story into a children’s book first. In this scene, the nightmare character is trying to demonstrate to the sweet dream character how things whither and dye. In this scene, the nightmare character is explaining to the sweet dream character that when the dream is over, the entire world will wither and die just like that flower. I don’t want to get into too much detail with this story. For now, enjoy the image. If you have any interest in learning about this story feel free to e mail me about it. Below, I have included the original pencil drawing as one image, and the final colored drawing as another image. Click on the image that you want to see to enlarge it. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Eternal Re-Birth (add-on)

It's been a while since I had posted any new drawing. Last week I received an e mail from the girl who wanted me to draw the "Eternal Re-Birth" tattoo for her. She had asked me if I would add an additional portion to the tattoo just below the main drawing so that the tattoo would hit her elbow. I agreed to help her out with it, and this is what I came up with. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Obviously I'm not done coloring the entire thing. But you'll get the gist of what the whole thing will look like. Enjoy! Sergio Rios