Monday, August 07, 2006


Alright here is some new work! It's been a while since I have put any work up on this site. I had a change of jobs and am now working at LucasArts. I have been putting a lot of time in at work, but here is some new work. This is a piece I did based on a creature from Japanese mythology known as a Kappa. I approached this piece by working only from the written description. This creature has a bowl on top of is head that holds water, if the water spills from this bowl he dies. I thought he would carefully wrap his bowl on his head to keep it from tipping over. I made the bowl on top of his head resemble the silhouette of a crown, I imagined him as noble while also giving a hint to a larger story.

More work to come, promise!

26 comments:

Jeff Adams said...

Great concepts! It's good to see some fresh work posted...keep 'em coming.

Peter Gikandi said...

Yea, Del. Really nice to see more work up, eh. ... I mean, really nice to see more work up, huh? ... Damn canadian words.

You da man! Keep the work coming. HYAAA!! HYAAAA! WORK! HYAAA!

Brittah said...

Yo Dela,
Cool character...if I were this guy, I might invest in some saran wrap to keep away from those nasty spills.

Martin Kau said...

Shoot if I had to balance all that water all day I'd be a big fat blob afraid to move with all the video game consoles a my disposal, or I'd be sketchin all day... oh wait... it already is like that. Word.
Nice stuff man, Can't wait to see more, acts of balance.

Timmy H said...

Hi Dela,
I found your blog today while clicking through various links. I think your work is fantastic. I particularly like this character, I think you've achieved the sense of nobility you were looking for but he also expresses a lot of sadness.....not surprising really given his water problem :) I also like the character with the wheels who helps the plane land, I think adding the old football gear was a great idea. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Tim

harshvardhan kadam said...

very emotive....lover the developement and your understanding of the character to be designed.

finally,
lovely work!!!
keep it up....!

Spaceturtle said...

WOW incredible work!! love your style and the detail WoWoo!

Taylor Krahenbuhl said...

Beautiful work! Great design and detail.

David Malan said...

Nice drawing. I really dig the shapes and linework.

Alina Chau said...

WOW! WOW!! Love your character drawings!

MadameGaston said...

wow, beautiful work!

Sam Nielson said...

Beautiful pencils!

St John Street said...

the work here is so beautiful love the characters the rendering is so sweet and full of life!!

Robin Hall said...

oh! What stunning art! Beautiful style , it's so intricate.

I love your art, keep posting more, I'll check back again!

Marmax said...

Oh wow I really like this stuff a lot!

Seth Hippen said...

Simply brilliant! I love all the detail and how alive your drawings feel. The faces you draw are full of appeal, too.

Library Assistant said...

Hey Dela,

This is Jeremy Spencer from Davis, your old soccer teammate. What's up? We haven't talked in a long time. I just found your blog here and it is pretty cool. Send me an email and we can catch up: youngspence@yahoo.com

I am also studying at SJSU right now.
Talk to you soon,
Jeremy

mellow yellow said...

doin' the damn thang like always. if i haven't told you lately...i'm proud of you.

Lisi said...

this is an incredibl talent you have, I hope you keep posting

cam said...

nice man

Roland Mechael said...

really nice concept!

Todd Harris said...

great blog, can't wait to see some more posts. really like this character.

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Michael G Clark said...

Kappa's are such a mad idea, with the water on the brain thing. They love cucumber too apparently.

Your linework is so smart, great feeling of presence for the character.

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