Sexy Ladies By Chester Ocampo
Manila-based Chester Ocampo is a digital illustrator whose style is rooted in eastern sensibilities yet achieves a global appeal. Previous projects have seen him utilize Conceptualization, Art Direction, and illustration skills on comic books, comic book coves, character design, concept art, promotional pieces and advertising.
When not immersed in various commissioned work and personal projects, Chester loads up on a regular dose of movies, comics, Murakami novels and non-fiction books and exchanges countless stories and conspiracy theories with friends over coffeePersonal illustration I drew a couple months back. A bit loose and relaxed, unlike most of my commercial work where clients prefer a more polished, finished look.
Man, I really miss the halcyon days of free time…
And for that fleeting moment, Immortality.
A battle mage casts a spell in preparation for battle.
Q&A illustration for ImagineFX issue 54, out now.
main illustration for FHM Philippines’ June 2007 issue. since June 2006, i’ve contributed illustrations for FHM, month after month. there was even that one time that i was able to do 11 illustrations for their special issue.
after 12 consecutive monthly illustrations (plus the 11 i did for the special issue), it’s time to move on and pass the reins to a new artist. whoever he/she is, good luck. i don’t pretend that illustrating for a men’s magazine is the most glamorous job in the world, but i’d like to think it was a nice project to work on. it helped me learn a thing or two about my style; and it did garner me some exposure, it being the philippines’ number one magazine, across all genres.
long story short: it was good while it lasted. now onto other things.
pscs2 with a wacom intuos 3, 8 hours.
My rendition of Top Cow’s popular heroine.
it’s basically a free-for-all thing where you get to strut your creative muscles, the only unifying theme being pepper and/or wanda’s red and blue headphone-like thingamajigs.
i you, chun li. thunder thighs and all.
whip out the sun block and tanning oil, ladies. summer’s here.
illustration for FHM Philippines’ April 2007 issue. this month’s topic: how to do it in a public pool! i don’t come up with these topics, i just draw them!
weird thing: the water took longer to render than drawing the girl… water’s such a bitch to render! needless to say, i was satisfied with how it came out.
pscs2 with a wacom intuos 3, 8 hours.
ahh… it’s getting to me… i wanna go to the beach… now…
painted in PS7. the girl is hand drawn but the background’s all photoshop.
dedicated to those who have lost much in 2009.
may 2010 be a year of blessings for us all. no matter how difficult it may get, i pray that we have the strength to overcome and stand tall.
So GamesMaster Philippines, after three years’ worth of magazines, has shut down. it’s game over for this mag. et finit. kaput. for the full story on the how and the why, check out their latest (and last) issue. oh, you’ll recognize it right away. it has that big honkin’ GAME OVER headline plastered all over the cover.
for my part, i’m pretty bummed by the fact that i only got to do a couple of issues with them, the first being Codegirl’s debut and, ironically, this time, her farewell issue.
oh well, you know what they say about all good things…
pscs2 with a wacom intuos 3, around 6 to 8 hours. done two and a half months ago.
Cover for EXALTED: Legacy of the Unconquered Sun | Line Art and Art Direction: me, Colors: Kinsun and ~Jun-k
Cover Illustration for ImagineFX Issue 58, out now in Europe (next month in North America, and the month after in Australia). Oh Yeah!!!
Featured here is the alternate fan-service (oh-no-he-didn’t…!) version. Since it’s the magazine’s Manga Issue, this is my nod to the time-honored, juvenile manga/anime tradition of the panty shot.
Tons of tips, tricks, and workshops inside the magazine, including a walkthrough of how this particular illustration was created.
yeah, i’m doing some commercial art for a local magazine, the Philippine version of UK-native mag GamesMaster. used to be, the GamesMaster CodeGirl was a real live model; now, it’s a character designed by yours truly. CodeGirl is copyright of GamesMaster Philippines and Summit Publishing.
pscs2 with a wacom intuos 3, around 8 hours. done almost three months ago; uploaded just now because it’s finally in print. oh, and i’d like to think i picked up a few more tricks since then
a tribute to one of my most influential artists-cum-idols, shirow masamune.
this is my rendition of major motoko kusanagi, protagonist of shirow masamune’s seminal graphic novel, Ghost in the Shell.
it’s almost ten years to the day since I read an article in Wizard Magazine about the rising influence of manga in american mainstream comics. in that article were colored pieces from shirow masamune’s Intron Depot artbook. in a time when photoshop was hardly as popular an artistic tool as it is now, masamune’s color work was by far superior to his contemporaries… and he drew his artworks with WATER-BASED ACRYLICS!
you can say that i pursued self-studying how to color because of shirow masamune’s work. talk about influence, man!
anyway, i hope i do the major some justice with this one.
pscs2 with a wacom intuos and intuos 3 (worked on it at home AND at work — yeah, i was into it that much!), around 12 hours spread over a few days.
Halo-halo (from Tagalog halo, “mix”) is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice, milk, and sugar, to which is added various sweet beans and fruits, and generally served cold in a tall glass.
There is no specific recipe for this dessert, and a wide variety of ingredients are used. The order in which the ingredients are added varies widely, but generally it is mixed together prior to serving. Primary ingredients include red mungo beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, sugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), andplantains. Other components may include jackfruit (langka), star apple, tapioca or sago, nata de coco, purple yam (ube) or sweet potato (kamote), sweetened corn kernelsor pounded crushed rice (pinipig), flan or custard, and gelatin. Other fruits, such as papayas, avocados, kiwifruit, or cherries, may also be added. Some preparations also include ice cream on top of the halo-halo.
Generally, condensed milk or evaporated milk is used instead of fresh milk, due to the tropical climate of the Philippines.
Chapter illustration for Infinity.
Cover illustration for the rulebook of Corvus Belli’s sci-fi miniatures game, Infinity. Finished this several months ago, along with some chapter illustrations and a few character illustrations.
main illustration for my monthly contribution to FHM Philippines, sans minor illustrations. this month’s topic involves role-playing… in bed
this drawing is around two months old and executed with my ‘fast colors’ style, a style that uses airbrushes for the most part, to cut down on the blending process.
pscs2 with a wacom intuos 3, around 6 to 8 hours
Q & A illustration for Issue 50 of ImagineFX.
it’s kitty and her crew rocking out in one of their earlier gigs, when she had a lot more angst and no time for love. ah, to be young..
Q&A illustration for ImagineFX issue 71, out now.
Pin-up for Sword and Sorcery Illustrated, the best-selling men’s magazine catering to the demographic of males aged 18 to 300 in the Wizard, Barbarian, and Elven classes.
A PRINCESS, A KNIGHT, AND A SORCERER
In the aftermath of the 7-year long Battle of Kazkhan, an all-out war between the kingdoms Abyssinia and Cordonne, Cordonne’s victory is short-lived as their King is found brutally murdered in his bedchamber. What follows is a series of clandestine events that unite a princess, a knight and a sorcerer to solve their King’s mysterious demise…
Goes underground after her father, the King of Cordonne is murdered. The brooch she wears in her hair was a gift from the Monarch of Abyssinia 10 years ago, in an inter-kingdom banquet for the Pact of Peace between Abyssinia and Cordonne. She refuses to let it go, this symbol of a life she once had and a peace her father had once believed achievable. Armed with the Cusp of Monarchs, the sacred sword of the Cordonne Royal Bloodline, she seeks to unravel the mystery of her father’s death.
Served in the Battle of Kazkhan as an Armada Commandant of Cordonne’s Elite Unit. Three years into the Battle of Kazkhan, the Knight is severely wounded. Disillusioned with the War, the Knight turns to skypiracy for several years. During the closing year of the Battle of Kazkhan, the King of Cordonne pleads for the Knight to return to the kingdom, this time as the blossoming Princess’ retainer and mentor. When the King was murdered, the Knight immediately took the Princess underground, fearing that she would be the killer’s next target.
One-time Royal Adviser and long-time friend of the King of Cordonne, the Sorcerer was vehemently against the war between Abyssinia and Cordonne. His stand against the war cost him not only his position as Royal Adviser, but also strained his friendship with the King. Speculators say that the Sorcerer was against the war because the battleground was his homeland of Kazkhan; but the Sorcerer maintains that the conflict might have been averted had the King practiced lenient diplomacy. Now, the day after the King is murdered, the King’s daughter stands on his doorstep, asking for his help to exact vengeance.
Midnight Monarchs © Chester Ocampo
it’s a saturday morning; after a night on the town, the sun wakes you up at 10:00 AM, in someone else’s pad. and the sound system blares the unmistakeable melody of U2 with Bono singing “It’s a beautiful daaaaaaay…”
illustration for FHM Philippines’ Jan 07 issue.
pscs2, around 6 hours, done a couple months back.
it’s mid-december and i’d like to commemorate the upcoming holidays with an artwork i did for fhm philippines’ december issue. i wish i’d uploaded an original illustration (not work-related) but, yeah, haven’t had that much time on my hands lately to work on personal stuff… maybe things’ll be better next year, eh?
holiday cheers to everyone
pscs2 with a wacom intuos 3, around 6 hours, done a couple months back.
Formerly a gunnery sergeant on one of the Alliance’s massive Goliath Siege Walkers, Jessi Bancroft, was well respected among her crew for her unerring accuracy with the enormous mech’s weapon systems. Upon binding with her cypher, Fritz, and the discovery of her knight she was granted dispensation as a special operations agent.
Adopting the moniker, One Shot, she acted as a unique target “sniper” for the UPA military.
It was not long before she was approached by the security firm, Black Diamond. Their promise of wealth proved too irresistible to deny and at the conclusion of her term of service she immediately moved to their employ.
The decision has proven lucrative for both her and Black Diamond; the Guild being more than willing to pay large sums to have their precious ships’ cargos protected by a Relic Knight.
Princess Malya, her cypher Mr. Tomn, and relic Sedaris will be available from Soda Pop Miniatures this November as two, 32mm scale, multipart pewter models in a single blister. Be sure to check out our website for updates on Princess Malya and other Soda Pop Miniatures characters!
main illustration for a section in FHM Philippines. no, she’s not underage, she’s just a model in a high school uniform. oh, what am i saying, she’s a frickin’ drawing! and besides, she’s asian, so it’s hard to tell whether she’s legal or below legal age, right? whatever. anybody who has an issue with this, just don’t look, alright?
it’s been 3 years to the day that i signed up here at deviantart. evaluating my relationship with this art community, i sum it up in two words: s’all good. it’s helped me grow artistically in ways i never expected.
haven’t been uploading much lately as i’ve gone back to my proverbial shaolin mountain to relearn my kung-fu. gearing up for a battle royale hehehehe when it’s time, i’ll share it with you guys.
pscs2 with a wacom intuos 3, around 6 hours. finished a couple months ago, uploaded just now since the issue’s already in print.
now this took a while… i spent the better half of today and yesterday just doing this like i was on crazy pills. and i’ve just found out how frickin’ hard it is to color something without lineart! the contrast between colors should be enough to create the illusion of contour. still, i’m proud how this one turned out
oh, and i can’t write kanji for shit so excuse my chicken-scratch-scribbles-that-i-hope-to-pass-off-as-oriental-calligraphy
pscs2 with a wacom intuos, 12 hours.
finished this a couple of weeks ago. it’s an illustration for a poster of my company’s services. in the final poster, this illustration is cropped and placed on the left side, hence the rigid pose for layout purposes (all i need is half of her, anyway). wasn’t going for an authentic western look, just wanted to give it that kinda vibe
pscs2 with a wacom intuos, a few days, on and off
another Q&A illustration for ImagineFX. this one’s for issue 49 (with a gorgeous cover illustration by the talented )
while not exactly fanart, this drawing alludes to my favorite mecha pilot (i’m looking at you, ms. ayanami).
after a night on the town, nobody says you can’t bring the party back to your place
pscs2 with a wacom intuos, 5 hours
illustration for my regular section in FHM Philippines. this one’s for the march issue.
FEVER…! When you kiss me, fever when you hold me tight…
pscs2 with a wacom intuos 3, 6 hours.
Agent Wanda and Agent Majin of the Pepper Task Force.
Of the clandestine organization known as the Pepper Task Force, little is known. As such, the only credible information available are as follows:
The Pepper Task Force specializes in neutralizing despots, sabotaging the development of WMDs, and generally keeping the world as we know it from crumbling. Armed with operative-recognition arsenal (O.R.A.) blades and handguns, they conduct their missions covertly, with a success rate of 99.9998%. Covert operatives affiliated with said organization are identified by their code names; Agent Wanda, Female, Age Unknown; Agent Majin, Male, Age Unknown. They are headed by a person simply known as Pepper, Gender Unknown, Age Unknown. This Office speculates that there are more unidentified operatives, given the numerous missions in several locations unofficially credited to the Pepper Task Force, and the timing by which these missions took place.Further investigation pending.
–Excerpts from Case File: The Pepper Project by Director S. Lau