Recently, I’ve been fortunate enough to be commissioned a scene from one of my favorite things, Ghibli movie. Well, mixed with awesomeness that is Mickey, Pooh and Snoopy. Just my style. It was so fun I wanted to paint more, then I’ve received 2 more orders similar to this scene. They are all done in different sizes, so you might be able to see some with less detail, and some with more natural spacing, ie. it was done on a larger scale. Continue Reading →
So this time it’s going to be a post about sketches. Sometimes you notice some artists have a pretty different sketching style from their final work, so I personally like looking at different artist’s sketches.
I read recently on some magazine about how great masters of old did lots of monumental looking sketches, and in fact they look like they were drawn in life-size, but in actuality, the size of the sketches are really small. or something like that. So the power of a small drawing can be great… or something? I actually didn’t read the article much, just looked at the pics….. Continue Reading →
So… I’ve been so busy during summer entertaining in-laws visiting from Korea and Japan, so naturally, this blog got totally abandoned…well who am I kidding it actually looks like I didn’t write anything since like February…
Well, fear not! (telling that to myself, mind you) I will get back to updating our blog as usual!!! Not that I did it very often, but I still will okay? Leave me alone (telling that to myself, yeah~~)…
But then again, in between the oils, I’ve managed to squeeze in couple sumi/water combo and a digital painting experiment. Digital painting is something I haven’t done much, and maybe in the past did one or two sporadically here and there. Now I think I’m going to try to get into it more often.
I don’t really know how to paint what I want yet, but for now, I want to experiment on couple concepts, you know, tight, fast, soft, transparent, such and such, etc. Continue Reading →
Sumi/watercolor combos are a nice breathing time in between intense oil sessions. My oil style and sumi/water combo style is totally different. I’m thinking of a way to merge them and bring them together. Continue Reading →
So I’ve been working on some Oils and some usual sumi/watercolor combo. Looks like I have to complete more than 10 oils in a month. THAT will be very busy. I will paint some sumi/water combo here and there to refresh my brush hand though :)
I will upload as they complete.
Other than that, the New Years has come, and I forgot to paint a snake… Yes, I did. I should do a series of paintings for the Chinese Zodiak, so every year I can just whip them up and make a New Years card. Yeah.. Continue Reading →
So basically I lied. The oil painting I mentioned earlier is still on the easel… People visiting, long week of kids staying home because of hurricane, stuff, stuff. The usual excuse. I really need to shape up. On a more positive note, I have done a couple of sumi/watercolor combo paintings though. This time the theme was girls from way back when in Japan. Since I paint lots and lots of male ninja’s and samurai’s and dragons, people tend to get an impression that I might be a guy myself, but in truth, I am not.
So as a service to our neighborhood (and mainly for our own fun) we painted and put out a bunch of pumpkins this year again. Last year we painted the original angry birds, and they looked good and got some nice feedback from the town teenagers, so after careful consideration we came to a conclusion, the new up and coming Star Wars angry birds would be perfect for painting on pumpkins. I seriously considered doing a full-on serious star wars on them, but then again thought it would be hard to fit a serious sci-fi on a circular bumpy pumpkin skin. Continue Reading →
So I did a couple of sumi/watercolor combo once again for the start of the fall season. I’m working on couple of serious oil paintings right now, so I might not be able to paint watercolor for a while unless I have a happy urge to paint with water.
Fall instantly translates into Halloween and I am serious I didn’t even remember that we are gonna go through that all over again until last month when stores started displaying the merchandise. Continue Reading →
I usually never paint fictional/non-fiction characters from books, games, or movies, but I don’t know why this time I was moved to paint one. It’s probably because I was randomly browsing through famous soundtracks on tube, and happened on the Dovahkiin song… And then I looked at some images on the net. They look so cool, inspired something in me. By the way, I did play and beat the game… well can you really beat that endless game? Continue Reading →