Thursday, October 29, 2009


Hey all... I moved over to Wordpress. Fact is... it just lets me do more. Hope this doesn't mess you up so bad that you stop following. Just know that it's for the better. I promise.

<3 Mynt

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sketch Friday 02!

Had to make this a seperate post since there's sooooo many sketches from this week. I passed my book around during Bokeh and got some great stuff! Check it out! (Click pics to super-size)

This was the sketch of the piece I did for Power of the Poets


 JToddO (Done @ Bokeh)

Raw*ul (Done @ Bokeh)

Shwin Page 1 (Done @ Bokeh)

Shwin page 2 (Done @ Bokeh)

Marielle [Almagetyoulater] (Done @ Bokeh)

 .r ssej (Done @ Bokeh)

Stump being born and his size comparison

Trying to figure out how Stump walks :P

Sketch for my shoe crabs + a weird lizard and some guy pulling a rope

Girls on shoes (woulda took too long to paint for the event)

Narwhals, a badger AND BATTLE NARWHAL!

turcowpengoose... and platypuses (Platypi? Platpusses?)

Waterfall on shoe


Filling the Karma Bar

Hey gang, sorry it's been a while, but damn, it's been busy! Here's what I got coming up this Saturday!

First, in San Francisco, I'll be doing an event called "1 for 2" Hosted by Toms and Shoebiz. It'll be at the Noe ShoeBiz located at 3810 24th St from 12PM-5PM... Myself, Kris Mestizo, Shwin, and Ichii Ohryin will be in attendance painting pairs of Toms shoes that are sold that day. Toms already donates 1 pair of shoes to children in need for every pair sold. On Saturday though, ShoeBiz will be matching that so TWO pairs will be donated for every pair sold! So make sure that you come out on Saturday and do your part for this great cause and get your pair customized by some of the freshest artists I know! Below are some great examples that Kris Mestizo and I painted in preparation. Enjoy! (Click to Enlarge)

After that of course, is OSS part 5!

You know the drill... 419 Georgia St. Downtown Vallejo! 6PM-10PM. Open Mic, Open Turntables, Open Canvas, Open Mind! This week we have Associated Fresh performing (Gigio & Dren Doh). And not only will the live painting be in full effect, but IC is putting on our first DIGITAL live art collab showcased by projectors! You gotta be there to see it!

If that's still not enough to get you out, this Saturday's OSS is being presented to help raise money for The Chron's and Colitis Foundation of America. OSS is always free, BUT this Saturday... $3 gets you a raffle ticket ($5 for 2) WHICH NETS YOU A CHANCE TO WIN 1 OF 5 VIDEO GAMES THAT EA HAS DONATED!

These aren't bargin bin games either... I'm talking about Madden, Fight Night 4, Spore, etc. 3 bucks for a game?? PLUS you're benefitting a good cause? There's no more excuses to not be there. :D

Well that's it for the events this Saturday... I'm filling up my Karma Bar from all the good causes I'm doing art for this weekend! Maybe a Cintiq will fall from the sky into my lap. :P

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sketch Friday

It's funny how things work out sometimes. Since I've been busy and haven't posted in a while, I was just gonna post sketches from my brand new sketchbook. Today though, Dyno suggested (via twitter) that we post sketches on Fridays and make it a regular thing. Sooo.. without further adieu, here's my Friday sketches! (Click to Enlarge)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OSS part 4, The Run, The Drive & A Stump Update

That's right ladies and gents, it's OSS time again. This SATURDAY 6PM-10PM. IC gallery @ 419 Georgia St Gallery. You know the deal, Open Mic, Open Canvas, Open Turntables, Open Minds.

Make sure you go here to pick up more details about what OSS is all about! Tell your friends!

I myself won't get to be there cause I'll be in Long Beach this weekend running my 1st half-marathon (which is 13.1 miles BTW). I've been training really hard with a few of my friends and my goal is to make sure I at least finish. I'm kinda nervous, but at the same time time confident as I've seen my ability as a long distance runner improve over the past few months.

I'm noticing a change going on amongst many of the artists that I've been working with in IC, and I've got to say it's inspiring. A lot of progression, passion and fire have been thrown around the studio in the past few weeks and nothing brings me as much joy as seeing my friends' excitement escalate when they find something worth working on. It truly pushes me to do more and I'm so grateful to be surrounded by so many passionate people.

Anyways, as always here's my next Stump update... not much, but I'm really feeling the details in the leaves of the trees. It's cool to see it all come together now and know that all the time and effort spent zoomed in to 600%+ is paying off. When I'm done I'm gonna make an animated gif of my updates.. I think that'll be pretty rad. Anywhoo....Enjoy! (As always, click to enlarge)

Monday, October 5, 2009


The weekend was insane. Scratch that. The weekend was full... I've had an insane weekend, and that wasn't quite it. Anyways... here's the haps:

Friday, as you all know, Aldrie, Marielle and myself went to SFSU, to do some live painting for an event called SPAM! (Showcasing Pilipino Artists and Musicians) The crowd was wild and it made me remember my college days, even though I didn't go to a traditional college. Performances were great, and even though I didn't know the headliner, the crowd apparently went crazy for him. Our setup was nice, but they turned the lights out on us about an hour in. Luckily a fellow artist, whose name escapes me now, lent us a lamp so we could continue our work. We couldn't have done it without him. Anywho Here's my piece that I painted live! (I took more shots, but Blogger is being yucky so you only get one!)

My piece was called: A Great Friend Can Help You Reach the Stars. It has our good friend Stump this time and is part of my Stars series. I haven't named the girl yet, but I'm leaning towards Matsuri, the name of my late Great-Grandmother... Matsuri is about 7 years old and somehow meets stump while she's alone. They become fast friends and travel together across the land, having adventures and learning about life.

This piece is a commentary about all the great friends I've been lucky enough to meet. Many of which helped me get to where I am today. Granted I still have a long way to go, but I am grateful for what I have now, and I haven't ever forgotten the people who helped me get there.

It's painted in acrylic, LIVE, in about 4 hours. The piece is painted on two canvases, that when placed together, create the whole piece. I wanted to make it so each piece could also stand on its own, but I really didn't sketch too much out beforehand so I think the top one ends up being much stronger.

Saturday was much more chill. Live painting always takes a lot out of me, so I spent a lot of Saturday morning recovering, and trying to get my feet back under me. In the evening, I went to my Auntie's house and celebrated many September birthdays, my nephew's and my great-grandmother's included. After that it was off to the studio to attempt to get some more work done.... but when I got there, I promptly fell asleep....

Eventually, I woke up, and got my lazy ass back to work. Here's the newest evolution of Stump:

One of the most major changes I've made to the composition, was the addition of Matsuri sitting on Stump. She looks on at the moon as Stump rests from a long day of traveling. Hopefully, she'll be able to sleep soon. I wonder what she's thinking about.....

After looking at all the detail I added to other parts of the piece, it felt like a shame to leave the leaves in the condition they were in. SO.... I went in for more randomness and details... which, in turn, adds a few more days till it's finished. I feel like I really want the piece to end, but I keep finding things that I can play with... so on and on it goes. Artists that I've spoken to about this (like Chris de Leon and Sherwin) have told me to take my time and step away if I need to. They know what it's like to keep adding and adding and adding, and these are guys that I look up to, so I take their advice to heart. I've gotten great compliments on the progress shots I've been posting, so that tells me I'm at least doing something right. I promise though... I will have a print of this guy for sale eventually. So to everyone that's been encouraging me, you will see it finished sooner or later!

Sunday, we went with Melissa, Phil and Michelle to the Oktoberfest in San Francisco and that was a blast... Lots of beer, polka, sausages and tomfoolery... I got thoroughly sloshed. Let's just leave it at that. Here's my beer...

Ahhhhh... Refreshing! The Germans really know how to party. :1

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SPAM! & Stump update 5.0

Super late promo, but I'll be at SPAM (Showcasing Pilipino Artists and Musicians) at San Francisco State University FRIDAY... 6PM -- $10 Will Call $12 at the door. The flyer below has more details:

Myself, Marielle and I think Aldrie will be in attendance representing IC. I'll be live painting as well as selling a few pieces and taking orders for a couple of different prints, so come through and get yours!

Annnnnnnnd here's the latest on Stump... As always, click to enlarge and ENJOY!

More grass and star detail, as well as the moon is now getting some more attention... I'm planning to be able to put in some hard work tonight, so hopefully I'll be able to have a preview print by tomorrow... We'll see!