Friday, December 11, 2009

ArtRage Cutie

ArtRage Cutie, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

Last night I recorded a test drive of Art Rage 2.5 where I painted this little cutie.

I'm really impressed with all the features Art Rage offers at only $25. Not going to replace Photoshop for me, but it's fun to mess with.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's Raining Rain

It's Raining Rain, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

My second test strip for Yellow Peril. Worked out a lot of kinks so I think I'm ready to go.

I like the invisible border thing and the shrunken border in panel two. Also going to be using some simple shading. Turns out I color much faster in gray scale than in color.

I also recorded a video of me inking this thing for Monster Cutie so you can check it out if you're interested.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Yellow Peril Test 01

Yellow Peril Test 01, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

This is my first test strip for my next project. I'm probably going to do a few more of these to work out some kinks (especially the lettering). For once, the coloring took no time at all. Man, I should have done this earlier.

I'm sort of documenting my progress and thoughts about what this all means at the Making of Yellow Peril podcast which is a bit cart-before-the-horsey, but whatever. It's the interwebs!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Amu's World Fanart

Amu's World Fanart, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

I entered the Amu's World fanart contest in celebration of their first full year online. Had a lot of fun doing the bunny. Gonna try to throw some color on there when I have more time.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Shenami Cutie

Shenami Cutie, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

Here's the final toy design that I submitted to Patchtogether. His hat comes off as another monster that flies around and his arms are removable so you can do your own tattoo design. He needs your votes!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shenami Tattoo

Shenami Tattoo, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

While I wait for approval, here's the tattoo that will go on the cutie little monster's arm. Clearly inspired by Hokusai's waves.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Psyche's Chest Piece

Psyche's Chest Piece, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

A more detailed study of a possible chest tattoo for Psyche. As a jilted lover, I think the Hanya mask theme works well.

Psyche's Side Piece

Psyche's Side Piece, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

Tattoo design for Psyche's side and chest pieces inspired by a lot of Japanese imagery.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Psyche, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

My take on Cupid's ex-wife, Psyche. Okay, so in the myth they kind of live happily ever after depending on the version. But in my version, she divorces him. I really like the wave tattoo on her right side. Gonna have to spend some time really designing that.

Dee Dee

Dee Dee, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

More studies of Cupid, Elite Tactical Love Commando and DeeDee, my version of Aphrodite. Cupid's shirt has a cute monkey, Luv Mun, that will make the same expression as he is. I think.

I was going to do more studies of DeeDee, but I really love her aloof expression.

Cupid, Elite Tactical Love Commando

One of the many crazy ideas I've been kicking around on the subway. These are some pretty horrible character studies for a crazy, Shonen-style take on Cupid. See, instead of using arrows to make people fall in love, he kinda just chucks them at each other. Love can be messy and painful. Whubam!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cutie Tattoo WIP

Cutie Tattoo WIP, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

Clearly, the cutie has yet to get inked. But this is a design I'm working on that I'm hoping to submit to Patch Together. Ideally, his arms would move and the hat would come off to be its own monster. All that's left is to design the tattoo and he'll be ready to go.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Go NaGundam Pinup

Go NaGundam Pinup, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

So here's what I came up with. No fun action lines. My friends have this awesome idea to create a convention style guide for their wedding and are including some of their favorite artists based on a theme of giant robots, Japanese maples, and girls with glasses.

Might do a color version when I have more time.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Go NaGundam

Go NaGundam, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

This is my attempt to draw a Gundam in the style of Go Nagai, the creator of Mazinger Z. It's a study for a piece for a friend's wedding. Hope I have time to finish.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hanya Halloween

Hanya Halloween, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

I'm entering in this year's Design By Humans Halloweek contest. This is my entry. The design is based on the traditional Hanya masks in Noh theater, but with a little twist.

If you like it, you can vote for me here!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


stuckAtTheOffice, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

More silly ballpoint pen experimenting. I got kinda bored with the office thing so I started drawing the back of the head of the dude sitting in front of me on the subway.

Commute Of Freaks

Commute Of Freaks, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

I found this old sketch book from 2002 that still had a boat load of pages to fill. So I grabbed a big stonkin' bag of cheap ass Papermate ballpoint pens at the CVS and decided to work on some shading on my morning and evening commutes. This is the first thing I spewed out.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

When the Wife's Away (page 1)

A short 4-page comic about what happens when my wife leaves me home alone.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Batman vs. Mikey (color)

Batman vs. Mikey (color), originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

Hawk challenged me and Fred to draw Batman vs. the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I wimped out and just drew one turtle.

This is the colored version. I think I may have done too much.

Batman vs. Mikey (BW)

Batman vs. Mikey (BW), originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

Hawk challenged me and Fred to draw Batman vs. the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I wimped out and just drew one turtle.

This is the black and white version. Used a brush to ink the outlines and rendered with pencil and ink washes.

Hot Doggin' (Part II)

Hot Doggin' (Part II), originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

I recently started reposting my old webcomic to Flickr. Trying to figure out a way to integrate it with my blog, but for now, you can check out my albums to see my old stuff. Right now, Angry Zen Master Vol.1 is all that's up there, but there will be more. Oh yes, there will be more.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Comfy Cutie Brush Holder

I have recorded another video tutorial! This week, Monster Cutie shows you how to make a comfortable brush holder for artists who like a thicker handle.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Shin Mister Angry

I'm working on redesigning my main blog, Angry Zen Master, and I wanted to start with some identity work. After a few years of doing the thing, I really felt I needed a logo or icon or both of some kind. So this will be my new ident for AZM when it's all finished.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Jimmy the Murderdog

Ross Nover of The System asked me to draw some fan art of his one and only character, Jimmy the Murderdog. I thought, every puppy needs a cute little girl for an owner. So there you go.

Hope you like my interpretation, Ross! The System kicks all kinds of ass. A webcomic MUST read!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Zombie Panda

Here's a cute but horribly depressing one page comic I did for the Fat Chunk Volume. 2 collection. I like doing these one page comics. I have half a mind to do a series of cute but horribly wrong comics, but I'll let that one simmer for a bit.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

More Watercolors in Space

So here's another batch of illustrations for the 40th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 launch. Done with ink, brush, and watercolors.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Watercolors in Space!

Here's some stuff I've been working on at work. Finally got an opportunity to bust out the brush and watercolors. These images will be cut together for an animated comic to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


More inking with brush. Here's Manji in a contemplative moment which is so unlike Maji. Oh, I'm using a #2 sable hair brush.

Sakura Does Akuma's Hair

I'm working on inking with a brush so I thought I'd do some fun fanart. So here's Sakura giving Akuma his trademark ponytail. Who knew she had such awesome hair skills!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sharkie Cutie Attack

Recorded another video tutorial for Monster Cutie on how to paint this little guy. I've never seen a red shark so I wanted to paint one.

Friday, April 17, 2009

After Effects CS3 Has a Puppet Tool!

I don't know what rock I've been living under, but apparently, AE CS3 has a freaking puppet tool! I did a short walk cycle with this cute pinky guy.

Cutie Flash - Design and Animate a Character in Adobe Flash

I recorded a tutorial of how to create and animate this character in flash for Monster Cutie. Check it out here.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Concept Cutie!

Recorded another video tutorial on concept art where I painted this little cutie jumping out of an exploding building, Michael Bay style! If you've got an hour to kill, check it out.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Pacman Horror Concept 3

More concept work for Horror Pacman! It's never a good sign when your tummy starts a growling, especially if it's growling from its mouth!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cutie Painting Demo

Last night I recorded a digital painting tutorial/demo of this cutie guy for Monster Cutie. I've been meaning to do more with my tutorial site and now I think I might be on the right track. It's an hour long so you can see every step I take to paint this little cutie.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pacman Horror Concept 2

More concepts for my Pacman horror idea. Wanted to get some more details for the mouth and all. Long tongues are always a good hallmark of creepy horror monsters. A few more of these concepts and I'll be ready to paint something up nice and proper.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pacman Horror Concept

So I have this creepy idea for a short horror comic reinterpretation of Pacman. Wanted to get some ideas out so I spat out this little concept drawing on my DS on the way home.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Not entirely happy with this thing, but I had this idea on the way home from work and I wanted to mess with some face veins. I think I could have pushed the expressions a bit more, but it's okay for about two hours of work.

Time to Vote!

Voting is open for the War General Portraits mini challenge! Vote for me! I'm hoping to get into the top five of the CG Society team. Voting ends March 8. Not sure how many times you can vote.

Stay tuned for the main challenge announcement!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

General Portrait Final

And I'm done! Voting starts on March 5 so I'll be sure to pimp some more soon. Had a lot of fun with this challenge.

General Portrait WIP 6

Pretty close to done now. I added more details to the face and head bones and added some overall texturing. I think I'll take one more pass and call her done. Need to think up a name.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

General Portrait WIP 5

More detailing and contrast. I'm trying to keep the focus on her face so I'm attempting to avoid over rendering.

Monday, February 23, 2009

General Portrait WIP 4

Blocking in some color and some facial details. Gotta figure out where to stick the clan logo.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

General Portrait WIP 3

More build up. Starting to finalize some design elements here and there.