Monday, December 27, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Painting en plein air sketches

Here are some paintings I did today. Just practicing with gouache. They each took about an hour to do.
I was just painting around the neighborhood today. The funny thing that happened was a guy came up to see what I was doing. He liked my painting and wondered what it would cost if I could paint his house for him. It was a good thing I had my business card with me...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Some Projects from this Semester

Here are some projects that I made from this semester. The first two are rendering practices and the last is my final illustration. Sorry about the lines in the pictures. Something weird happened during the uploading.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Portfolio Work

It's been a long time since I've posted anything. I passed the portfolio review this semester, and I decided to post some of the work I submitted (with a lot of encouragement from some friends).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Something Different

Recently I've been getting some commissions that are kinda unusual for me. I just finished painting a sign for Elmhurst Learning Center. I really haven't done a lot of signs or large scale paintings like this. It has really taught me a lot during this process.
Maybe in the future I'll be doing more kinds of painting like this...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Day of Caricatures

I just recently had a caricature booth at the Enduring Word Music Festival. It was a great day of doing caricatures. Here are some pictures of the day of the event, and some people who had their pictures done.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Children's Portraits

Here are some commissioned portraits that I just finished. This time I tried to incorporate more of the subject's personality, and I tried telling more of a story with the image.

All of these portraits are done in watercolor or cardstock.
I do these portraits on request. Just send your requests and questions to

Monday, August 9, 2010

Enduring Word Music Festival

Hey all,
I am going to be doing caricatures in a booth at the Enduring Word Music Festival in Castro Valley. It'll be going on this Saturday from 10am till 5pm in the evening. There is going to be lots of vendors, booths, a kid's place, and of course lots of music. You can come out to support the Castro Valley High School, or you can come out to support me. So come out and support somebody!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Horse Sketches

Here are some sketches that I did of horses, posted by the request of Heather. The anatomy of a horse has been a mystery to me, so I decided to study it and draw it in order to get better. In most adventure stories or stories about heroes, there seems to be horses. However, every time I go to draw a horse, I have a very vague idea of what their actual body construction is like.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Walking while dribbling a basketball

Here is the latest pencil test that I've worked on. It was definitely more of a challenge then the last one. First of all, it was not simple trying to figure out how someone walks while bouncing a basketball. Then, on top of that, I am dealing with a more complicated character design than the last one.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, TJ!

Here is a caricature I did for my friend's birthday.

Some other new caricatures that I've done:

So, if you like what you see and you would like to have a caricature done, simply shoot me an email:

Monday, July 5, 2010

New Pencil Test

Here is a new pencil test that I recently completed. I'm trying to practice animation over the summer because I have a lot more free time. So, I decided to practice animating walks. With this one I tried to do some rubber hose animation like in the old 20's and 30's cartoons.

Bouncy walk pencil test from Aaron Soon on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sketching Around

I haven't posted anything in a while, so I thought I'd just share some recent sketches I've done. Over the summer, it has been a great exercise for me to just go out somewhere and draw. It is good to stay in the habit of drawing wherever I am. I have found that drawing is something that I can get rusty at if I don't keep up practice. So here are some drawings I've done to stay in shape!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sketches on the Road

Here are some neat sketches I did while traveling a couple weeks ago. We stopped in a town near Santa Cruz called Capitola. Here are some observations I made of people at the beach.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Latest and Greatest

Here is the most recent caricature I've done for my friend Denise. Happy Birthday, Denise!

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Day at the Zoo

I recently got a chance to go to the Oakland Zoo and do some sketches. Here are some that I'm selling for $15 each. They are all 11"x14" in pencil. Check them out and see if you like any. If you do, just let me know which one you want. All my contact information is to the side.->

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Walk in the Park

Here is a nice little sketch I did on a day off from school.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Basic Walk Animation

Here is the final version of my basic walk cycle for my Maya class. It was hard for me not to put personality in it and just do a "generic" walk.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ariel in wonderland

Here is a portrait I did of my sister. It was supposed to be more personal and communicate who the person is. I used pencil and watercolor for this. I wanted some color for a change.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


This is my reversal project for my 112a class. We started with black and worked away from it with eraser. I spent a lot of time on it, but I'm only slightly satisfied with it. Oh well, it is what it is. Check it out.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Time to set the Table

Here are some more drawings from my sketchbook. This is one of my favorite pages from my sketchbook. I really like how the lines came out with the ballpoint pen.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sketching for sketching's sake

Lately, I have just been doing artwork for my class assignments, but I was able to do some sketches just for fun in the past few days. It was nice to just draw because I felt like drawing instead of having to do it for some class with a due date attached to it. I was just drawing for the sake of drawing. So here are some sketches of locations around San Jose State.