Monday, January 30, 2006

save the date

So we finally sent out our "Save the Date" postcards over the weekend. Above is the illustration I made of me and Jenn that was used on the postcards. The days are counting down and we are pretty close to the finish line. Or should I say starting line? We've had a little over a year to plan for our wedding, and let me tell you that it flew by just like that (Insert any sound of snapping fingers, except the triple z "oh no you didn't" snap).

all images © 2006 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

you sexy beast

Lately, I've been hard at work redesigning these children's book covers. Whoa, did I just say hard at work? That's right. This slack bastard has been burning the midnight, or should I say, 5am oil. Above are a few character design concepts I've been working on. Me likes me blue lead. I thought I'd lost my trusty mech-pencil containing said blue lead on the move to San Diego. How I've missed you so, my trusty mech-pencil containing said blue lead that I thought I had lost.

Anyhoo, I finally have something to hang my heavy bag on. Jenn got me this nifty heavy bag stand with an equally nifty speed bag for me as a happy belated birthday/Christmas present. It's been awhile since I've done anything close to exercising. I'm not really sure if walking upstairs counts. I really haven't found anyone to spar around here so my new present is a great alternative for the meantime. I even hung my trusty helmet on the heavy bag to simulate a sparring partner or diabolical evil supervillain. Though I was able to fight a few short last minute rounds at the WEKAF regionals, I won't be able to make it to the nationals on account of much more important matters (hint, hint: wedding) and the fact that I've turned into a lazy, out-of-shape eskrimador. But with this new nifty heavy bag setup, I'm on my way to returning to my former sexy beast self.

all images © 2006 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

jenn turns 27

Over the weekend we spent Jenn's birthday with her family at her brother's place in Ventura. Here are a few flickrs for your enjoyment.

Neighborhood dog enjoying the sunset on his rooftop deck.

Joshua, Paolo, and Michelle.

Father and son.

Kinno obviously posing for a picture.

The gang after a long day.

all images © 2006 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

island dj

Aloha. Here's a commissioned piece done for Island DJ Melanie who I met at last years Comic-Con. She dug the sketch I had done for her at the con and wanted the same idea spiced up for a logo design. That's what I dig so much about conventions, you get to meet cool folks who inspire you to create.

Here's the original sketch from the con.

And here's what I had for dinner. What do these have in common? Absolutely nothing. Jenn prepared a delicious meal for me, stuffed salmon with cheesy rice. We had gone grocery shopping in hopes of changing our eating habits to a more healthy approach. Upon reaching the register we had noticed that our checkout items had matured from the days of TV dinners, soda, and anything that had the word chocolate (which was the last time we had gone grocery shopping). Looks like we're all grown-up. Now if you will excuse me, my cartoons are on.

all images © 2006 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

illustration friday: e is for...

E is for me, Erwin. So here's a shot of me and a painting of mine back when I enjoyed painting on anything but canvases. I miss the smell of Krylon in the morning.

Anyhoo, check out some of these awesome art blogs I stumbled upon when I should have been busy doing work:

The Wonderful World of Shum
That Not So Good... Bacon
Paolo Campinoti
Horacio Domingues

all images © 2006 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

character sketches

Two weeks into the new year and the work just keeps on coming. Which is a good thing because it's work that translates to money which translates to me deciding whether to spend it on groceries or an army of porcelain pig chefs. But it also means I have to actually get of my ass and do something productive. As if watching the special features on all my new DVD's in the comfort of my boxers isn't productive enough. Anyhoo, these are a few character design concepts I did for a new client. They decided to take the character in a different direction so it's back to the drawingboard.

Hope the holiday season treated everyone well. Before I go, let me introduce you to the newest member of our little family...

...Obi-Wan Kenobi Haya. The force is strong with this one.

all images © 2006 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

illustration friday: flavor

First post of the new year and I can't think of anything witty and/or clever to say. So here's my illFriday for this week. I've always thought she had a lotta flavor (or should I say "flava"). Tastes like avocado. An old image from the archive since I'm on vacation right now doing all kinds of nothing, while eating. It's cold, raining and windy in the Bay Area, and my sister is in Hawaii right now for her first semester at Manoa. It's cool though. My winter weight isn't translating too well to beachwear at the moment. Time for me to revisit last year's resolutions. Happy New Year. Now watch this trippy video. It tastes like crazy.

all images © 2006 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.