Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year! 2013!

Hi everyone! Just wishing all of my followers a Happy New Year! Felíz Nuevo Año!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sci-Fi mash-up! Star Wars vs. The Matrix

It's been a while! But I finally finished my Star Wars / The Matrix piece! Hope you enjoy it! As I continue to work on my two children's books as well as finishing up the rest of my fan art requests, I'm making plans on starting a new portfolio to knock the socks off anyone who sees it! Look forward to it!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Busy Bee...

Hi all, I know you haven't seen anything for a bit. Still working hard on the two books and preparing for the next CTN-X. I feel that I want to make better stuff than I am making now. So as such I will be doing more personal characters and designs as well as studies for my artistic growth.

Hope to be posting a bit more often once I get a swing on things! until then... TO ART!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hi all! I've been working hard on my 2 other books and getting my work in order! This is something that I was working on for the holiday season! Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Digital Studies- Tom Hanks

Hi! It's been a while hasn't it? Well here is another update- First off, I've been busy with two children's books now. One just starting up while the other is in production as I speak. Recently I've been feeling a bit rusty on my realism because of all the cartoons and cute characters I've been working on. So... Here is a study of Tom Hanks from his role in Cloud Atlas. More studies along with people, I will also be doing Backgrounds and Outside scenes! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Maya Lessons!

Recently I've decided to take the full-on CG plunge and start learning Maya from scratch. After learning some things in Z Brush, I decided to take the other step and start learning the other form of 3D modeling. As I am teaching myself traditional animation, I hope to bring those steps into the CG world.

Here's to learning! More artwork is on it's way! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New book in the works!

I am currently working on another children's book! Look forward to it!
More as it develops...

In other news I am currently working on a personal project of mine and I will reveal the artwork when the time comes!

My comic series is almost complete! I have a few more characters to go then it's all on to personal advancement- Backgrounds, Original Characters, "Stuff design" the works.

I also plan on going outside my comfort zone, so it's all a challenge.. which I humbly accept!
More to come!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Big Eye Thresher Shark- Shark Week!

Shark Week may be over but that's not gonna stop me from making the rest of my sharks!
This is a Big Eyed Thresher making a meal for one of it's favorite fish- Mackerel 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tom Bancroft Workshop- Weight!

Hey all! I recently engaged in a workshop between Mr. Tom Bancroft and his co-host Taylor in the matters of drawing weight and going over some animation techniques/tips. Here is my drawing of weight done for the video feed! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shark Week! Goblin Shark!

Hey again- Now for a weird one... The Japanese Goblin shark! It's mouth actually shoots out to catch it's prey! This guy is attacking his favorite deep sea food... Watasenia Squid!
(I am off by a day...but that won't stop me from making all 7 sharks!)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shark Week! Shortfin Mako Shark

Hey all! Here is number two on the shark week line up! The Shortfin Mako shark eating one of it's favorite fish- Bonito!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Comic Series: Manga Sailor Moon!

As I slowly start to wrap up the comic series, I would also like to announce that I will be starting some original projects soon! Here is Usagi Tsukino from Kodansha Comic's Sailor Moon- Written by Naoko Takeuchi.

Shark Week! First off.. Bull Shark!

Hey all! I decided to join the artist bandwagon and do some Shark week paintings! Here is the first!
Enjoy! (I promise better more lively image next soon!)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Alfonse L'Amour: The Dog Next Door is ON SALE NOW!

Written by Diane Light and Illustrated by me Joshua Otero, is now on sale at our website! Come take a look!  (If there is any issues getting the book you can get it here!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Then and Now- Harasha

Hey guys! I finished my latest piece for Dynamite Cupcake Studios! The theme's simple: take a sketch or drawing from way back and either redesign it or make it look better! So here is my old piece dating pre-2007 to now! Tracking your progress as an artist is important and I'm no different either.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

X-23 of Marvel- Comic Series

Hey all, I know it's been some time since I've been posting. So here is a finished up X-23! enjoy!

Friday, June 22, 2012

My Entry is in!

After focusing on the character sheet, I entered into Tom Bancroft's Character Contest! I hope you can support me by voting for "Theodore's Emotional Poses" or join me in the fun! check it out!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Spins a web anytime.. catches thieves just like flies...

Look Out! Here comes the Spider-Man!

More Comic Series to come:  Deadpool, Ultra the Multi-Alien, X-23,  the demon Etrigan, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Hal Jordan-Green Lantern, Ruroni Kenshin, and Wonder Woman.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Wild Pika Appears!

Yes more fan art. Here is a Pikachu next to his Pokéball.
Pikachu/Pokéball is owned by ©Game Freak & ©Nintendo.

Rock Golem!

Here is a little golem I created while trying out some new techniques taught by artist Chris Oatley.
Golem has a little bit of a moss problem but he'll get over it in another season or two.
©Owned By Joshua Otero.

Monday, June 4, 2012

More Fan Art!

As my children's book is finalizing, I feel that to unwind I must do something different. So I finished my El Tigre Piece! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kat Vance- Sequential Art Fan Art

As the book is nearing it's completion and soon to be released, I figured I can do a little fan work for fun's sake.
Here is more fan art of Phillip M. Jackson's Sequential Art with his female lead Kat Vance.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Children's Book: Alfonse L'Amour- The Dog Next Door

Hi all! I am proud to announce that I've been given the green light to show the front cover of our (my author and I) upcoming book
Alfonse L'Amour: The Dog Next Door
Written By Diane Light
Illustrated by Joshua Otero
Will be available to Amazon soon!

©Copyright 2012 by Diane R. Light. All rights reserved.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written prior permission of the author.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Yup, I am jumping into the traditional areas again. Here is a little area that I did while waiting for kids to arrive for the Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools Day!

Happy April Fools Day! Heard any good lies lately?
Well, I am here to post my current submission to dA's April fools day thing of "Free Fella" Here is my cat whom works for the Major General Whiskers!
More to come!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Update and Art!

Hello all. I know that I haven't posted anything other than St. Patricks day image. So I will give you all a peek on what I've been working on for my "other" blog. Star Wars meets The Matrix. The timeline kind of at a freak moment between Clone Wars(3) and A New Hope(4). A Jedi facing off against a Sentinal "squiddy".

In other news I am finalizing the children's book as we speak. Again, I will be posting the link to get your own once released.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello Everyone! I know it's been some time since I've posted, so here is a St. Patty's day Leprechaun!
I am still hard at work finishing the children's book. But I assure you it's worth the wait! Till then see my sketchblog with the link above!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Congrats Oscar Award Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners at the Oscars! Also a shout out as a Ringling student to congratulate Moonbot for their win for Morris Lessmore.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


For the first time in a long while (since high school) I started up again with my love for animation. It's been a while since I've animated traditionally, so I may be a bit rusty on my approach.
I still like it though. This is of a Dingo character reacting to a noise in the background.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


I've decided to do some quick animal paintings to keep my painting loose.
More to come. Also if anyone is interested in my sketches click above for my sketchbook on tumblr!

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Comic Series begins!

I've been working on two characters for the comic series: Ultra the Multi Alien and Rogue from X-Men.

I've hit a snag on Ultra so I am having to work on him further. Rogue however is done. Enjoy.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Digital Sculpting- Venom

So... suddenly I got the itch to start digitally sculpting again, luckily for me I'm relearning the old techniques from school so it's a great refresher.
I might start doing a series of bust sculpts to get used to the UI of ZBrush again. Here's to hoping I can finish it without crashes of any sort or issues.

More Fan Art of Phillip M. Jackson

Here is Phillip McGraw. from Phillip Jackson's Webcomic Sequential Art. I decided to continue practicing my painting until I gain my health back to full. So here he is to join Scarlet- the squirrel girl I've done earlier (both of them star in Mr. Jackson's webcomic)

Also I am working on the Comic requests- slowly- coming soon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New website look!

Come check out the new design I've created for my website!
Coming soon- Comic Series paintings!