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Monday, October 26, 2009

Girls play dress up!

I know it's been awhile.....But I have been concentrating on my children's book
I've have other new pieces, and this is my favorite one, I will upload the rest during break.....I hope.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Plein Air Watercolor Finals!!

I know it's been a while since I last posted....
I've just been exhausted trying to balance school, a part-time job and a children's book illustration gig.......which of course is under "confidentiality agreement".

Anyhoo, here are the two pieces I've been working on for my watercolor class:
(both about 14' by 20', watercolor)

this one literally drove me insane! I don't think I'll be doing something as "patterny" anytime soon. I referenced it from a picture I took from the SF zoo. I might touch up the moss at the back.

Got to say....one of my most proud piece yet....I had fun painting it too. If only i had nothing else to do but paint whenever I want...... the reference picture was taken at the farmer's market at the Ferry Building. I still have the tubal-wear and a box of peaches left to do....

I think this is the first time I handed in work "incomplete". The more I do watercolor, it seems the less i have a good estimation on how much time I spend on it.... Maybe I never painted something as complicated and as large as this....or maybe I'm just tired all the time....or my OCD is getting worse....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Some Cloth Figure Painting

Mostly in-class, the bottom 2 were assignments.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Illustration 3 final

This is a double spread illustration for the children's book "Millions of Cats". I didn't know what to do for my "whatever you want" finals for Illustration 3, so I looked around online for children's books and came across this one and remembered I read once before when I was 6 years old! It was not hard to paint since the line did most of the job, but theres just so many cats!
anyways, I hid 8 kitty butts in there, try to find them all, they will make you giggle

Saturday, April 4, 2009


could be purchased at:
But apparently it will take 15 days or more to print plus shipping time......I'm still waiting....

((for orginal watercolor pieces please scroll down))

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


so finally......I tried out the Jessie Willcox Smith method. I first drew it out in charcoal and established all the values. Using charcoal pencil can be a bit difficult to get into any details but it did create a nice texture on the wall. Then I sprayed layers of workable fixative. I was a little worried at first because when I was trying it out before I used hair spray, and with that I cannot lift out any watercolor paint. But to my relief, workable fixative allows me to lift out some mistakes. I really enjoyed this method, I think I'll definitely do this again.

and by the way, how cute are they in tutus?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

goose girl

illustrator! i finally can use you properly!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Children's Book- "Baby Steps"

my 1st children's book
(book cover & back cover)