WIP (Work in Progress) of a new personal project
blog 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.
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)
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
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)
Life can get rough, so I like to make things to cheer me up!
I found an awesome DIY tutorial online on how to make these beautiful roses
They are so simple, inexpensive, and elegant. I hope to make more!
As for the journals, my dear friend Adam taught me to make them,
and have been making them since! I'll have a small library
of sketch journals soon
Getting into the rhythm of painting and drawing little by little.
It's really hard to stop when I'm focused on my work, but I must go to
bed at a reasonable time.That said, for the past couple weeks I've been
working on this illustration for a couple hours at a time.
Here, three sisters huddle together in a sheet fort, making shadow puppets.
I thought the characters from "Paperman"were breathtaking,
and tried to use that as reference for these characters.
The sketch below is a based on a dream I had in the past.
I was in a flooded high school being sloshed around in the tides and my backpack
was floating open away from me.
Thankfully, my sketch journal was dry inside a ziplock bag.
I remember waking up and thinking, man... If I lost my sketch journal,
I'd be so sad! At the time, my sketches were done in watercolor too!!!
Memories, ideas, and thoughts, would be lost.