Having a lot of fun putting these doodles into colored pencils. I still get that grain look that I like but now in colors!!! The dog in the picture is my Audrey. She makes me so happy. I'm excited to draw her again. Also at some point I hope to experiment with environments and full Illustrations, but one step at a time.
My friend introduced me to an artist that I absolutely love! Her colored pencil work is so delicate and beautiful (Check out Genevieve Godbout'sblog here: http://rose-a-petits-pois.blogspot.com). I was very inspired to play with my colored pencils, tonight. Recently most of my work is done in pencil and it's about time for a little bit of color. One day I hope to print patterns on fabric and sew them up to wear on a daily basis. Dresses are so fun and it'd be great to be able to use the "May we always grow" logo on them.
I've been slowly working on my personal project. I wrote a short story and gradually developing the world. If you want to see what I have thus far, there is a "Personal Project" tab on the main blog page. Please check it out and I hope you like it.
Here is some process shots of how I go about doing my "Daily Doodlez" I usually start with a messy pencil sketch. At stage 1) I'm trying to figure out how I felt and what I want to remember. There is a lot of erasing and redrawing. Once I figure out that, stage 2) I start to map out how I'd like to render my image and keep working on that till the finish.
I am a huge fan of Pixar movies and super excited for their upcoming film, Monsters University. In anticipation of the movie coming out soon, (June 21st!!!) I wanted to create/design my own Monsters University ID. I would totally LOVE being in that world. Eventually, I'll have this printed out, laminated, and attached to my work badge.
There is also a site where you can make one of your own! (http://disney.go.com/monsters-university/create-a-monster/#customize/share)
As a bridesmaid, I got to help out the bride-to-be with a fun Bridal Shower ticket. Her event is called Jack & Jill. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it, but at least I got to help out. This was very influenced by one of my favorite stationary stores. Check out their website (http://riflepaperco.com). I would love to buy everything they have!!! (Note: the address is not real)
Practice time! It's been a sweet & relaxing Sunday. Spent some of it practicing digital painting. I thought these had neat colors and wanted to try to extend the compositions. Each were done 20-30 mins at a very small scale to keep rough. All of these images were found on Pinterest. I love Pinterest :)
La Grotta Cove, Corfu Island, Greece
Poppy Fields in western Antelope Valley, California
Tuscany, Italy. One of my favorite memories and places I'd like to go back to.
Visited home and got to celebrate many things!!! I arrived May 12, 2013 and celebrated dads homecoming, Mother's day, brother's birthday, and my new sister-in-law! It was very special, and I'm glad I flew home to see everyone. I miss them already! Fortunately I'll have two more chances this year to see them, August and October. Traveling is fun and I'm glad I get to do it a few times this year.
I recently got to display some of my Daily Doodlez at an event called (Re)present. It's a South Bay First Thursday (SBFT) shindig that celebrates Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community. The idea of SBFT is to "inspire, educate, and mobilize the community about API relevant issues by promoting safe and facilitated dialogues. It was a great experience being amongst those that got to share their passion. This happens monthly (www.sbft.org)
I'm starting Daily Doodlez again, and trying something different. These are meant to be quick and done on the train to and from work. My commute to San Francisco everyday takes about maybe an hour and a half? Sometimes there are delays, but as long as I have this to do I'm perfectly content. This is still in dedication to my friend Rachel, and will continue to be a sketchbook documenting my life, and things I love. You can follow my friends and me at: dailydoodlez