Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday errands...

都早上四點了!!! 我還是早點去睡吧...... 明天還有好多事等著我 >< 畫了張火影忍者的fanart... 用Photoshop 花了四十分鐘作的....好灰心... 還多練習! -___- 他叫卡卡西吧.... mmm.. 好像是! XD My first mainstream DC work hits the stand tomorrow as DC Universe Zero comes out! I only did a page, but it's my first time working for mainstream DC and my first time working with Geoff Johns.. man I am a big Geoff fan XD Very excited! I hope I'll get to work with him more next time

! I think everyone's probably tired of seeing my dirty room.. here's something I found while cleaning my room... under a stack of sketchbooks and in between the pages of one, was this old picture from last year's San Diego Comicon 2007... From left: Myself, Francis Manapul, Whilce Portacio, Jay Anacleto and then Leinil Yu... I guess it's a good collection of Filipino comic artist of my generation... although I am not so sure if Whilce counts.. he should be with Alex Nino, Tony Dezuniga, Ernie Chan and those elder legends : ) hehe Can't wait for this year's SDCC 08!
A quick Kakashi sketch paint I did... one of the more popular character from Naruto... man I need to improve my digi art still... I suck with it -__- But I am happy with this one since it's a big improvement from my older ones...

Sneak peak of what I finished today : )

Attend Free Comic Book Day this Saturday!

It's 4am. Ima head to bed.. LOTS of errands tomorrow XD


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Searing Sunday....

累死了!!! 而且今天超熱的xX...春天才剛到不久好象就要夏天了...

哦.... 想一想,我在美國巳經度過四個夏天, 真快... 不知我家人的菲律賓夏天好不好?

記得七個夏天前我媽還不大想讓我從事漫畫業... 說當藝術家不能養活自己.. 說她是寫作的她了解...嘿嘿... 現在回去至少不用再聽到那些了 XD...

Man... It's been a long while since we last felt the heat here in the San Gabriel valleys... it was TOASTY today... actually even right now at 11pm it still is >< Boy, one long hot summer coming up!

Finally going to wrap up the last hard scene in tis issue of the book I am working on. The layout stage was the hardest. Especially since it was action/martial arts scene... the one I was talking about on my last post. Got Greg's approval on it so I'm happy! : ) Very satisfying at the end.. the difficulty only added to the challenge of getting the good stuff out there for you guys! And hey Greg taught me some very important lessons with visual storytelling. Especially about the moods and pacing of what is needed to be delivered in those pages... the "feel" it needs to establish... the little payoffs with each panel that adds up and forms the big one... he may not consciously say it but the process of going through that really made me learns many things.

Speaking of action stuff, thought about heading out to watch Forbidden Kingdom... big fan of Jackie and Jet... unfortunately needed to run some errands with my girlfriend... not to mention I have to go back and finish a little more work afterwards ... deadlines very close! Next week or the one after hopefully! I heard it's very entertaining! Who would have thought those 2 big action stars will ever work together?!

Only that thick one left before my girl took care of it Xd.. Man it looks even more disgusting in picture...

More face studies I did for Spectre.. really got to constantly get into the "feel" of the character's look...

Sneak peak from yesterday's page...


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Friday night dreaming of cheese rolls...

明天終於又是星期六了!!! 好想我女朋友.. T__T 四年了, 每星期只見一天...運氣好的話, 兩天... 真希望能天天在一起... 好了! 準備一下明天去的時候不能忘了帶工作! XD

Spend the whole afternoon redoing a layout needed for the last few pages of this issue's Final Crisis:: Revelations... man it's hard.. but Greg's the kind of writer that challenges the artist to step up the game EVERY PANEL... you literally feel how much you might have improved afterwards cuz you go back and say: " ... man, how did I come up with that solution for the scene?!?.. " ....going back to work!

Can't wait to see my girl tomorrow >< We only see each other once a week .. been 4 years and going.. man I so appreciate everything she took from me... I don't think I have such patience myself... maybe to her... Unfortunately I am bringing my work still.. heading to my favorite Korean coffee/bakeshop over there, Cafe TLJ.... hmmmm... best cheese roll I ever had!

That being reason why my apartment is uber dirty also -__- maybe when I get to have my own place with her, we can kinda "help" each other... XD

Can you see the dust on the sheleves?!?!? Goodlord ><

Ok, sketch for the day.. Renee Montoya, the new Question. Hope you all like it! : )


Friday, April 25, 2008


Just trying to fix my last article.. but the editing system won't allo wme to save my changes for some reason... -___-

Here is the link on the article.. it's in Chinese btw... XD



Toenail Thursday! >< .....

兩天沒睡了... -____- 好累....

今天早差點瞎掉...剪指甲時一小片飛進了右眼...眼晶裏面!!!!! 真可帕!!!!而且好痛...下次不能忘了帶眼鏡啊!!!!... T___T

不知有沒有什麼東西寫錯? 好...練習寫中文!!!

Good lord! Really thought I was going to loose my right eye >< Just when I decided to cut my toenails ( for some reason... ) after not being able to sleep Wednesday night finishing my page for the day.... a piece of nail shrapnel flew right into my right eye... gawd was it painful! T___T.... I immediately wish it with lots of water 'til I got it out... as bad as it was, I controlled myself enough to not mess with it by not rubbing my finger around... it actually went inside my eyeball I think, as I can't find it right away.. and the water eventually got it out.. thankfully it didn't went far in... or else -__-

Be careful of the evil toenail!!!!.. Sigh... just when I did not have my glasses on.. for some reason it did not cross my mind that I don't have it on... sleepless is bad XD

My good friend Doris, who just celebrated her b-day, and who also co-owns the coffee shop I go to everyday... wrote an article about my daily life doing work in the coffee shop. She and her guy, Richard , are really close friends of mine now... lots of photos that they took can be seen hehe... not to mention artworks... : )

This Naginata was a gift from one of my best friends in LA. Douglas Tochioka. Very talented filmmaker, awesome friend! I can't get enough of his stressful stories on the many different jobs he took in his lifetime haha...

A big martial arts and weapon lover.. this guys knows so much about things that are used to bring pain and sufferings to others.. XD

I really don't know what to do with the Naginata.. but I like it a lot!!!

Playing around with the dodge tool in photoshop... not sure if this thing even look a bit decent... my version of the orange lantern... or was it red? XD

More sneak peak from the page I finished today... gawd.. these pages are taking so much out of me everyday!!! Hehe.. but man I love the work though! So can't complain... Greg delivering all the crazy stories definitely made sure I am 200% excited every time I start on it each day XD


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday.. the cleaning goes on -___-

終於可以寫中文了!!!!!!! *高興* ^___^

大家好,我是陳堉林,漫畫家. 作品都於美國漫畫. 曾出書於 Marvel, Image 等公司... 現在正幫DC comics/WarnerBrothers 在畫.

哇....寫那一點就花了十五分鐘... 不好意思, 我還不習慣, 好久沒寫過了... -___-

I can finally write Chinese characters!!!! Ok, wish me luck, I am going to try to get more audience for my projects, in Asia XD... hehe

But the best news I got the whole day, was super inker Jonathan Glapion coming on board officially as my partner on art! Been loving Jonathan's work for a long time, will finally see his take on my stuff!

I think I spent 10min "trying to clean" and 3 hours in front of the computer on other stuff.... sigh..... check out how thick the dusts are around and on my very worn out mouse.... XD

Another of my design stuff... not for a comic, but a lot of fun! Goodlord I don't think I'll want to draw something like that panel after panel in a comic book! ><


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's Monday?... Ok.. maybe not anymore...

A very close friend came by today, haven't seen him for a long while, he had personal problems he had to take care of, glad he pulled through... reminded me of my daily ones .. immediate one being my dirty room ><
Still pretty bad... ok this is going to take forever... not good -___-

I wonder what I can bring to my girl, maybe she'll forget... hmm.. mochi.... mmm... wait, I might finish 'em myself before it gets to my girl's place XD... maybe jello.. since I am not a big fan....

Something I am designing with a very good friend.. what's it for I won't say.. it's tons of fun that's for sure! : ) Unfortunately I can only do maybe 1 of this every 1 or 2 weeks... work comes first... And it's not comic related.. so no pressure at all XD

Sneak peak of today's page....

Man, I am updating blogs early in the morning.. I can't even call this a Monday update anymore.. I will try to get back on time with this hehe...


Monday, April 21, 2008

Dirty Sunday...

My little workspace in my apartment... very dirty place.. got an earful from my girl the whole afternoon.. I guess it is my fault.. man now I do wonder how did I survive all this mess and dirt?! XD ( If you can see the floor you will know what I mean XD goodlord...)

One of the earliest Spectre image I did, a sketch study for Greg to feel how I am approaching Spectre visually... Had lots of fun trying to get the right mood going.. thought about lots of the details and texturing on whether I want to include them or not as I will be drawing them a lot on the book... for the sake of needing to make the deadlines.. I have to painfully let go of many little things that might just better it... but at the end.. NOT WORTH IT if you are going to be late hehe...

This is not a new image I did today.. but I figured it's Sunday so...

Well, yesterday.. it's technically Monday early morning now ><


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday night sketch...

Quick Spectre sketch painting.. well relatively, for me... 40 min since I totally suck with digi painting >< sigh... when will ever get as good as most artist nowadays with photoshop?! XD

Anyway, this is the new Spectre, hope you all like it!


Rock Lee sketch...

My first blog post...

Quick sketch painting of a character from Naruto...

Rock Lee, probobly my favorite character in that series.. too bad I have not seen him active in the latest manga installments and stories -___-

Anyway, I need my bed.. should be back more often with more!


Friday, April 18, 2008

Ok let me try to blog also...

Hello everyone. Philip Tan here, comic book artist... I guess aside from trying to reach out to more people about my work, I really wanted to force myself to do sketches/warmups/doodles everyday so I have something to post... well, that is until I get lazy and start posting existing artworks I do for various jobs.. hehe...

Anyway, I think I am going to have fun... hope you all too : )