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Art guy!

April 30th, 2013



This new piece features a quotation which says “it is difficult to master your passions, and impossible to satisfy them.” It is available in the store.

character design, eye gaze art, gimp, sketchup, tools

Alphonse Mecha

March 25th, 2013


my recently completed eye gaze art, doing my impression of art nouveau poster illustration. basic line art and colors created in sketchup with lots of tweaks and effects in photoshop. as usual, prints available in the store!

eye gaze art, sketchup, tools, Uncategorized


March 9th, 2013

Hey every body here’s a new piece I just finished. Almost abandoned this half way through but decided to stick it out and see what I could salvage from it. Eye gaze, sketchup, a few minutes of gimp and a WHOLE LOTTA Photoshop. Ow my eyes. As always, get your print at the store!

eye gaze art, sketchup, tools

Using GIMP via eye gaze

February 24th, 2013

Short video showing how I apply a filter or two in GIMP.  The image is still in progress and is a reworking of an earlier piece.
Want to thank the nice people at Techsmith for hooking me up with a copy of Camtasia.

character design, eye gaze art, gimp, sketchup, tools

Dedicated to Linda.

February 16th, 2013

Hello every body. Just finished this one. Dedicated to my loving and patient wife Linda! As usual, eye gaze + sketchup, gimp and Photoshop.

18X24 print available in the store.

character design, eye gaze art, sketchup, tools

February 2nd, 2013

Photoshop via eye gaze is NOT FUN. Thanks to my dad for help with the Chinese. The phrase says ADAPT SURVIVE PREVAIL. The smaller text is my name in Chinese and Japanese (I am a mixture of both).

This print is available in the store.


eye gaze art, sketchup, tools

January 26th, 2013




Here are a few more pieces I finished recently using my new tablet pc and tobii eye tracking hardware. Technology is amazing. Prints and tee shirts (and other stuff) are available at the gallery store.



eye gaze art, sketchup, tools

Drawing with my eyes.

December 29th, 2012

Hello everybody. It’s been a while, but I’m back, with some new situations to deal with. I was diagnosed with ALS back in 2010, and have gradually lost the ability to move. There is a bit more info at my facebook page.



What I wanted to share here is some of the drawings I’ve started doing using a Tobii eye gaze controlled computer, with Sketchup and GIMP. These pieces can be purchased at the Francis Tsai GALLERY STORE.

character design, concept art, eye gaze art, sketchup, tools

architectural designs

April 30th, 2011

Designed and rendered in Sketchup, for a canceled game project at a defunct game developer. Hope no one has a problem with this… Good to put my architecture training to use once in a while!


concept art, environment design, sketchup, tools

space ship!

November 21st, 2009

A space ship illustration from my book Extreme Worlds. The book contains a step by step demo on creating this image using a pen and ink line drawing with some rendering in Photoshop.

space fighter

concept art, publications, tools, vehicle design