October 16, 2013 by | Comments Off on Sketches and more sketches
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~~)…
January 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Pick up lights second version and then some
So I’ve been working on a couple of oil paintings simultaneously. They don’t look good yet, so you know, I can’t upload them yet :P
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 →
November 20, 2012 by | Comments Off on Girls of the Samurai Era Mycks versions
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.
April 5, 2012 by | Comments Off on New Art: Dragon with Samurai. Dragon is No Evil Monster
In the orient, dragons are not typically MONSTERS but more like something holy or a source of power such as water, fire, earth, etc. I think in China, Dragons were basically symbols used by the emperors. Continue Reading →
April 5, 2012 by | Comments Off on New Paintings: Back of a Samurai, Girl wielding Naginata
I feel like I’ve painted this Samurai many times. Even though I’ve never painted his face in particular, I feel like I might know what sort of samurai he might be. I’ll see if I paint more of him…
I just realized I really really enjoy the inking process using the sumi ink. Fast and rough, even better. True, many times lines end up too strong or too weak, not even straight, but that’s all part of fun. :)