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Monday, April 30, 2012

Animal Sketches and other random doodles


These 1st 2 images are from the AAU's Big Cat Day. Thanks to all that made this workshop happen and thanks for welcoming alumni! It was such an awesome opportunity to get so close to big cats and see their tender interactions with their wonderful caretakers! They were so fun to draw, though they also move a whole lot! (i'm only posting the decent looking ones)

These are from the SF zoo I went to earlier this month. It was great fun sketching with Arthur Lin and Yuki Yamagata. Must go again! It's free for SF residents every 1st Wednesday of the month you know?

and of course, some chicks ;)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Summer Reds

This couple of weeks, I've sorta been in a rut and felt rather negative about things, and I realized I haven't just paint for fun in a long long time. So, as advised by some peers, here a painting of some juicy red tomatos and peppers. And YES, I finally remembered to take photos throughout the process! 

***I've actually referenced a friends photo for this painting, (I WISH I ate this healthy!)
So here is a big shot out to him: "Thank you Matt Bucholz!!"

I do a lot of "wet-on-wet" initially to create more seamless and spontaneous blends of color. I've always wanted to adapt a looser style, though almost always towards the end, I go back to old habits and render the hell out of everything. Guess I gotta keep practicing!

Ta-Da!! Here is that final scan! I like this orientation much better than the vertical way. Now, it is time to go back to working on my next book. Hope you liked it. :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stanley's Tails of Love

Hello All!
Sorry for not posting for a while, I'm so bad at blogging. I promise to get write more soon!

So so so, I've been busy working on my lastest book, Stanley's Tails of Love by Lori Schineider. It is a book about a young golden retriever named Stanley off on a adventure to be a volunteer for the very first time. This book is designed to share with children the joys of volunteering and the concept of adopting/helping animals in need. This children's book will also raise money for the animal shelter or rescue books for your choice!

On your right is a sample of one of the interior pages.

I am trilled to be working with such a wonderful client like Lori, and to be a part of such a great cause. Her story warms my heart and brings a smile to my face, and I can't wait to finish it and see it published!

To know more about Stanley or Lori, to learn more about volunteering or to reserver a book (available by November)
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