Sunday, May 27, 2007

MMO Icons

Some ingame icons I did


A commission I did. Very fun

Bored, did a sketch.

MMO interfaces

Some interface work I did.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Game Make Stuff

Logo and some artwork I did for an mmo.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Recent Doings

Some recent stuff:
Master Copy - 1 hour - Gouache

This one has taken quite a long time since it's pretty big. Did it in graphite.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


I haven't done much drawing lately since I'm trying to learn actionscript so I can code a Flash game. It's taking some time, but I really want to try to make a basic platformer. I'll get some more artwork done soon though.

Til then, here's some paintings from the school year.

Still life - 1.5 hours - Gouache

Master Copy (heh :P) - 2 hours - Gouache

Kitchen Layout - 2 hours - Watercolour

Scifi Theme (Day & Night) - 4 hours - Gouache

Still Life Study - 40 minutes - Gouache

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Slow week

Pretty dull week.

Some Links I did for a project.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

First Year Demo Reel

Enough slacking off, it's time to do some actual work. But first here's my first year demo reel, set to Earth Wind and Fire's September, a glorious song I gleamed from Elite Beat Agents for the DS. Go play that game, or else you have no soul.

Figure Paintings

My first attempt at figure painting. Most of these are 5-10 minutes. They were done with gouache. Sorry about the shitty quality, I'll get a new scanner soon.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Flour Sack

So here's the final animation project of the year, the flour sack animation. My theme was modern art so I went a little nuts with it.

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Fancy-Pants Chronicles

So I'm making my demo reel right now. This is the cover I have so far:

I haven't finalized the fonts yet, and I'm debating on whether to change it to "prologue" instead of chronicles. Any input would be much appreciated.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Layout Project with two vehicles.



So the school year is winding down, and I'll probably have time to put up some stuff I've been too lazy to scan. For starters, here's some animal character sketches.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Arrested Development development arrested

I'm putting this up since some of you wanted to see this. I keep going overboard with these assignments. Probably should reel it back a bit.

EDIT: This isn't showing up on the blog right, so just click that white bar or something.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Character Rotation and Lip Synch Nightmares

Well here's the rough of my character rotation. I foolishly chose a character that I thought would be 'fun' to do. I didn't get to do everything I wanted but it still turned out okay. I still need to do a clean-up and a coloured version.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Zelda and the like

So I did this for a contest, didn't take that long and was pretty fun. I'm just getting used to using filters in Photoshop and blending crap.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Random Crap

Some random doodles:

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

First steps towards greatness. Aka. First Filler Post

Welcome to The Coughing Dog, the art blog of Di Yao. You may be wondering why I, Di Yao, haven't named this blog after myself. Well you see, there are certain people who have already taken that name with their greedy little paws. This means you Jim Millen, author of, you've become my number 1 enemy. I will crush you.

Oh there'll be art here eventually.

~Di Yao