Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Friday, October 5, 2012

A Bedtime Story

One of my small paintings A Bedtime Tale is in this show

Englewood Art Exhibit
Date: Friday- Thursday 10/5 - 10/11
Location: Malley Recreation Center Lobby 3380 S. Lincoln St.
• Friday - 8 am to 5 pm
• Saturday - 9am to 1 pm
• Sunday - 10am to 2 pm.
• Monday – Thursday 8am to 7 pm.

There is no charge for admission.

Monday, July 16, 2012

First Drawing for a Brothers Grimm Story

 First almost complete drawing for a not well known brothers Grimm story that I am going to illustrate called, "The Boy That Learned How Tow Shudder". I wonder how many other people how heard this story before? if you have please leave a comment. I found the story when I was looking up fairytales for an assignment I had in a literature class in college.

 Ever since then I have wanted to illustrate it, whenever I read this story as well as most of the stories I read I see it as animated images. This has make me realize how much watch all the animated movies as a child has influenced my work. I watch disney's Robin Hood again the other while I was working on the drawing, for me it was great inspiration. It is one of my favorite movies from my childhood.

My Five Top Favorite Movies
That Inspire Me to Draw:
1. Robin Hood
2. Spirited Away
3. The Littles (The asian version that just come out this year,
with amazing details in the drawings as well as in the story.)
4. Kiki delivery service, and Howls Moving Castle
5. Up

I draw all the images I need for the story first in mechanical pencil, I wait to color all the drawings in at the sometime because I worry that while I am finishing all the other drawings for that story that I will run out of the colors I am using or that I will no longer remember the color I was using when I first started. But I seem to be most inspirited of what colors everything should be in the image while I am actually drawing the image. I mostly use colored pencils for my coloring, sometimes I use watercolors or acrylic paints.

I think I am going to have to try it out both ways to see which one I would rather do...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chalk Drawing

A chalk drawing I did in Cushing park by the light-rail station, this morning with my dear friend Lori. I wonder how long it will be there for. It was all done with chalk we bought from the dollar store, that only had five colors of chalk in the package. It took surprisingly small amount of chalk to draw it. The chalk would not blend together to make any other colors, like the blue and red would not mix to make purple. I plan on trying this again very soon. I want to try to make my own chalk sometime as well. A page can be found about how to make your own chalk at kidzworld.

I have been working a lot lately on my own projects, but everything is in half states of unfinishedness. Also my camera has been broken but is now fixed. I am trying to work on illustrating some not well known Brothers Grimm stories. I've been having a great deal of artists' anxiety about my work lately. One, that I am so slow to get anything done. Two, of others viewing my work, and especially speaking or writing about the work I have created.  

More work to be posted soon hopefully.